This article was originally published on Ferretbrain. I’ve backdated it to its original Ferretbrain publication date but it may have been edited and amended since its original appearance.
I’ve written on Ferretbrain recently about my love for cheap multi-film box sets, so I thought I would give another one a crack for the site. In terms of price and packaging, the Critters Collection is truly a masterpiece of good value; it presents four discs, comprising the entire Critters series, in a box which is around the size of a standard DVD case, and sells for around £7.
Surely you can’t go wrong with such a package? Surely so long as there is one good film on the set, you’re not wasting your money with it? All it would take would be one above-average movie to justify the price of entry, and then you can treat the rest as simply a bonus, to take or leave as you see fit. That’s how I chose to view the Tremors set, after all, which has one great film, one horrible one, and an above-average film to round out the set.
Surely one of the films here must be good, right?