A copy of the brand spanking new Cloverfield DVD (which hits shelves on April 22) arrived in the mail late last week, and after only watching the special features, I have to say I was pretty pleased with it. The two alternate endings (which we posted earlier today) weren't that mind-blowing, but the behind-the-scenes featurettes are fun to watch. Out of the deleted scenes and bloopers, my favorite part was watching how they shot the party scene in the beginning. There's no music in the background (that was all added later on), and so you have this packed apartment with kids, and Hud is shouting, but the entire room is silent, pretending to talk and dance. Very comical to watch. (You also get previously-released trailers for Star Trek and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.)
Anyway, as we approach the DVD release date, a ton more viral material is starting to hit the web. To be completely honest with you, I get lost in this stuff and don't have the time or patience to spend hours sifting through it all. For those interested, check out posts over at Bloody Disgusting and Slashfilm to get caught up. Reaction was certainly mixed after Cloverfield finally debuted back in January, and after an initial surge at the box office, numbers dropped off significantly. But that won't stop folks from pumping out a sequel, which may or may not focus on the Cloverfield monster's mother. (On the DVD, a special effects dude does clarify that the monster is an infant and scared. Oh, and another guy refers to the monster as "Clover." Unfortunately, no one mentioned a thing about the satellite that falls into the water at the very end. However, I did not listen to Reeves' full commentary on the film; only on the endings.)
I was one of those that really enjoyed Cloverfield for what it was -- a creepy, original monster flick designed for the YouTube generation. That said, I'm not sure they could deliver another completely unique experience in a sequel. But what do you think?