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Product: The Faculty
Company: Buena Vista
Review By: Byron Hinson

Aspect Ratio Regional Information DVD Disc Details
1.85 : 1

1 : USA
Closed Captioning: CC

Master format: Film
Sides: 1 (SS-SL)
Chapter stops: 31


Sound: English English


2.0 Surround



Director Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn, Desperado) teams up with Screenwriter Kevin Williamson (Scream, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer) on this teen Sci-Fi, Action, Horror flick.

The storyline is basically Invasion Of The Body Snatchers set in the 90's, in a US high school. The Faculty teachers (Robert Patrick, Famke Janssen and Rodriguez's and my favorite, Salma Hayek) are the ones from another planet, (Although some of the kids in the school looked like they were even before anything happened) needing water to survive they start to spread to the students bodies hoping to take over the whole school and ultimately the world. It is left to a small group teenagers (The usual Kevin Williamson teens) to save the students, the world and themselves from the alien domination that is happening around them.

The movie is surprisingly good, the first 40+ minutes went by fast but then there was a slight 10-15 minute boredom factor in the middle with very little happening but the ending is exciting, the cast does a good job and the directing isn't bad. The screenplay from Williamson is of his usual high quality and he managed to steer clear of may "Slasher" moments that could so easily have cropped up in the movie.

How It Grades
Picture Quality: B+
Sound: A
Special Features: E
Movie Overall: B+
DVD Overall: B-

The quality of the DVD picture is very good with vivid colors and very little grain cropping up. The sound is also excellent, there does have to be a bad point on the DVD though after all of this, and unfortunately it is a big one...There are no extras, ok we have a trailer, but can you really call that an extra these days? No you can't. The lack of extras is a major disappointment for such a good movie and it lets down the rest of the DVD's high quality.

Well if you haven't seen the film and you are a fan of either Rodriguez or Williamson then I recommend it just because of the quality picture and the fact that the film is good, but if you are looking for a movie filled with extras, give it a miss. A Body Snatchers for the nineties.


Release Date Out Now
Special Features Theatrical Trailer
Reviewers PC Setup Pentium II 450
Windows 98 Second Edition
128 Meg SD-Ram
Voodoo 2 - 8mb
DirectX 6.1a
SoundBlaster Live! Value
17" LG Electronics Monitor
ATI 8mb XPert AGP Graphics Card
Microsoft Force Feedback Pro
Microsoft Freestyle Pro (USB)

DVD Setup: Toshiba SD-1202 DVD-ROM - 32x
DVD TV Player - Samsung 807


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