On the same day that Scream Factory released their two blu-ray spe­cial edi­tion of Jeepers Creepers, they also released a sim­i­lar set for Jeepers Creepers 2.  Like its coun­ter­part release, the Jeepers Creepers 2 set offers a nice pre­sen­ta­tion with a com­pre­hen­sive mix­ture of extras new and old.

JeepCr2-bluThe trans­fer used here is the same one from a pri­or MGM dou­ble-fea­ture release of the Jeepers Creepers films.  It offers a solid pre­sen­ta­tion of a film that veers from odd­ly col­ored day­time shots to dark night­time exte­ri­ors, bring­ing qual­i­ty lev­els of detail and depth to all the vari­a­tions.  The 5.1 DTS-HD stereo track is plen­ty of fun for home the­ater afi­ciona­dos, packed with plen­ty of sur­round sound effects and a nice depth to the action-packed orches­tral score.

This set revives the extras that were dropped for the MGM dou­ble-fea­ture blu-ray set and also adds some nice new extras that fans will enjoy.  Here’s a look at what you can expect…

Commentaries: Two are includ­ed. The first fea­tures writer/director Victor Salva with most of the young cast mem­bers.  It’s not as rau­cous group com­men­tary tracks often are. Instead, it’s con­duct­ed more like a group con­ver­sa­tion with Silva invit­ing the cast­mates to dis­cuss their expe­ri­ences and offer­ing up anec­dotes and analy­sis from the film­mak­er per­spec­tive.

The sec­ond is a “Creeper Commentary” that includes Creeper actor Jonathan Breck, FX design­er Brian Penikas and con­cep­tu­al artist Brad Parker.  There’s a lot of detail about how the devel­op­ment of the make­up and the Creeper’s weapons, with Brock defin­ing the expe­ri­ence of enact­ing both the make­up and sev­er­al stunts.

Jeepers Creepers 2: Then And Now (22:34): A ret­ro­spec­tive fea­turet­te returns with Salva, edi­tor Ed Marx, cin­e­matog­ra­pher Don FauntLeRoy and actor/production asso­ciate Tom Tarantini.  Salva reveals how he envi­sioned the film as hav­ing a sub­tle 9/11 the­me and was designed to incor­po­rate all the things they didn’t get to do with the first film.  Production chal­lenges are dis­cussed and Ray Wise is given a nice trib­ute by sev­er­al inter­view sub­jects.

A Father’s Vengeance (15:20):  A solo chat with Wise.  He reflects on the expe­ri­ence with great fond­ness, reveal­ing a long his­to­ry of near-cast­ings on Salva projects that pre­ced­ed his work here and how Salva direct­ed him to mod­el his char­ac­ter­i­za­tion on Captain Ahab from Moby Dick.  He has plen­ty of kind words for cast­mates and the crew and even dis­cuss­es his long-stand­ing fan­dom for Dracula.

DonJeepCr2-03’t Get Off The Bus: an inter­view seg­ment devot­ed to the actor who played the adult mem­bers of the sport entourage in the film.  Tarantini returns here along with Thom Gossom, Jr. and Diane Delano.  They all talk about how Salva is a gen­uine actor’s direc­tor and get into the phys­i­cal chal­lenges of enact­ing the vic­tim side of the film’s mon­ster attacks.  Delano also has a fun­ny tale about a crew prank.

A Day In Hell (26:43): a BTS fea­turet­te devot­ed to a sin­gle day of shoot­ing, a chal­leng­ing occa­sion that involved two units shoot­ing simul­ta­ne­ous­ly on a large sound­stage.  Salva is the defac­to host here and the piece gives a nice insight into the enor­mous tech­ni­cal com­plex­i­ty of cap­tur­ing the film’s effects and action on film.

Lights Camera Creeper (14:23): a more tra­di­tion­al, EPK style fea­turet­te about the mak­ing of Jeepers Creepers 2.  Salva dri­ves the piece with his com­ments, which are fleshed out by cast and crew sound­bites and plen­ty of on-set footage.

Creeper Creation (11:29): This is focused on the design and make­up effects involved in bring­ing the Creeper to life, with actor Jonathan Breck, con­cep­tu­al artist Brad Parker and FX design­er Brian Penikas.  It incor­po­rates lots of cool footage from the FX lab as well as some excel­lent mon­ster sketch­es by Parker.

JeepCr2-04Orphanage Visual Effects Reel (5:23): a quick piece show­ing the devel­op­ment of some key VFX shots.  It gives insight into how CGI effects are built in lay­ers.

Creeper Composer (9:26): a music fea­turet­te that inter­cuts moments of com­poser Bennett Salvay being inter­viewed by Salva with lots of great footage of the score being record­ed by a stu­dio orches­tra.  This offers some inter­est­ing mate­ri­al on the director/composer rela­tion­ship.

Storyboards (5:35): ani­mat­ed sto­ry­boards that inter­est­ing­ly focus on a pair of delet­ed sequences from the script.

Deleted Scenes (15:51): Various snips dropped from the film are woven togeth­er into a mon­tage here.  Much of it is devot­ed to exten­sions of exist­ing sce­nes but there’s an inter­est­ing night­mare-ish vision had by Minxie.

Additional Extras: A cast and crew gallery, a behind-the-sce­nes gallery and the the­atri­cal trail­er.

To read Schlockmania’s film review of Jeepers Creepers 2, click here.