'Black Sheep (Unrated)'
(Nathan Meister, Danielle Mason, et al / DVD / R / (2006) 2007 / Dimension Extreme)
Overview: An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm!
DVD Verdict: I actually saw this with a few people who, like myself, love various types of genres. We had garnered tickets at it's premier at a film festival and wasn't of course expecting Oscar material or even anything close to a Danny Boyles film. Around the 45 minute mark, we leaned over to each other several times wondering what we were doing here, and if we wanted to leave. Any comparison at all in comparing this mess to a George A. Romero film or the 28 series is simply ludicrous and a disgrace to their work.
This film is phony, it's characters are wooden and undeniably lackluster. I understand that the film is supposed to be a farce, but truly it must be for a certain type of film lover. Nobody laughed (hardly) at all in the packed theatre and I am assuming most of them were fanatics of this type of genre, unless they were given tickets and expected something like Out of Africa, but I hardly doubt that.
But, now that the DVD is here I promised myself - and my very same buddies - that we'd watch it again in the privacy of my living room ... just to see if we'd been too harsh back then. Buuuuuuuuuuuuuut ... no! This is still astupid, adolescent cornucopia of absurdity! Remember ... for every great zombie film there are probably at least fifty horrible ones. Welcome to #49!!!! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
The Making of Black Sheep
Early Morning (Surprise Scene Shot Exclusively For DVD)
Commentary by Writer / Director Jonathan King & Actor Nathan Meister