Sunday, October 22, 2017

Dave Made a Maze DVD Review

Dave Made a Maze
DAVE MADE A MAZE – Specifications
Format – DVD and Blu-Ray
Running Time – 80 minutes
Rated – NR
Street Date – October 24, 2017
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 (DC 2.0)
SRP: $19.99 (DVD), $24.99 (Blu-Ray)
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Special Features: Behind-the-Scenes Featurette, Deleted Scenes, Filmmaker Commentary, Slamdance Preview, Slamdance Teaser

Gravitas Ventures has announced the DVD and Blu-Ray release of Bill Watterson’s critically acclaimed DAVE MADE A MAZE, which took home this year’s Audience Award for “Best Narrative” at the Slamdance Film Festival.

Dave (Thune), an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls and critters of his own creation. Ignoring his warnings, Dave’s girlfriend Annie (Kumbhani) leads a band of oddball explorers on a rescue mission. Once inside, they also find themselves trapped in an ever-changing supernatural world, threatened by booby traps and pursued by a bloodthirsty Minotaur.

"We wanted to re-imagine classic 80s adventure films with a comedic edge and a higher body count. To reignite that tactile sense of wonder triggered by those films, we played in the sandbox of old-school practical effects – puppetry, miniatures, stop motion animation, and in-camera optical illusions,” said Director Bill Watterson.

Dave Made a Maze comes from the minds of first-time director Bill Watterson and his co-writer Steven Sears. John Charles Meyer and John Chuldenko produced; Carlos Cusco and Emerson Machtus (The Little Hours) are Executive Producers.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- First of all not family friendly and it may actually scare your kids.  It is laced with humor and the actors tried, I guess.  All around I think that with maybe a real budget and some rewrites this could have been something better.  As far as enjoying it, I did not.  I also did not share this with my children.   Sure some people will fall in love with the concept and movie overall but for me it was more of a time waster than entertainment. 

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