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The Martha Stewart Holiday Collection: Martha's Halloween Ideas

Warner Bros. // 2006 // 116 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // October 4th, 2006

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All Rise...

If Judge David Johnson admits to finding Martha Stewart somewhat hot in her Gothic get-up, will that result in an awkward moment?

The Charge


The Case

These "best of" Martha Stewart Living collections are just pouring out of Warner Brothers. This installment has been timed to release with the autumn/Halloween season and, I gotta tell you, Martha has some pretty good ideas here. As is the playbook with these releases, clips from Living are culled to fit into the theme, then distributed to different categories within the DVD.

• "Pumpkins"
Pumpkin Carving
Pumpkin Creatures
Pumpkin Owls

• "Costumes"
Supermarket Costumes
Fleece Costumes
Baby Chicken Costume
Fish Head Costume
Pirate Costume

• "Decorations"
Clothespin Bats
Spider Cone Lanterns
Window Silhouettes
Glow Stick Spider
Specimen Bottles
Shrunken Heads

• "Treats"
Halloween Cupcakes
White Chocolate Ghosts Popcorn Balls

• "Trick-or-Treat Bags"
Pillowcase Treat Bags
Animal Treat Bags
Reflective Bags

• "Makeup"
Scary Makeup
Bruises and Scars
Special Effects Makeup

Lots and lots of stuff here, and Stewart goes into detail for each project, mapping out the step-by-step creative process. She's often accompanied by a fellow craftsperson. Look, I'm about as far from a quaint homemaker as you'll find, but there's some clever things here. Anyone with a DVD player, a nearby Wal-Mart, and semblance of gross motor skill should be able to turn his or her house/window sill/front lawn/child into a bastion of Halloween craziness.

Full frame, 2.0 stereo all around, but it's suitable for the content. The extras cabinet is bare, though the included Internet link for printable recipes and instructions is a convenient addition.

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 90

Perp Profile

Studio: Warner Bros.
Video Formats:
• Full Frame
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
• French
• Spanish
Running Time: 116 Minutes
Release Year: 2006
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
• Instructional
• Interactive
• Television

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• Printable Materials


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