Sunday, April 6, 2008

DVD Easter Eggs - Monsters

Hidden through out the DVD are single-frame stills from classic monster movies, including King Kong, Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, and Them! See if you can find them yourself, but if you need help the answers are hidden below.

King Kong (1:06.55)
Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (00:45.29)
Them! (00:24.08)

* Thanks to Davide V, Fructose HairSlik, Chris F, and Michael F for emailing these in!


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  2. Sorry for the off-topic post, and sorry if this has already been mentioned, but the file name for the sword symbol on the Tagruato main page is "index_grad_head"
    not sure how that adds or takes away from the t543w theories..

  3. i wonder if these images were in the theatrical version as well...

  4. What, are the frames in the movie itself? Thats kind of intrusive, don't you think?

  5. dj, that image is the whole header image for the main page. They just added the sword to that image.

  6. I want to say that they were in the theatrical version because I remember seeing the permissions listed during the credits and wondering "When did those show up in the movie?"

  7. A video showing each of the main 3 secrets in cloverfield in detail.
    You should definitely check this out!

  8. "What, are the frames in the movie itself? Thats kind of intrusive, don't you think?"

    I believe that they are in the film itself, as I remember seeing the stills mentioned in the end least now I know what they were referring to:)

  9. an amazing film.. but it just failed at the end, i think..
    what about the rest of them!? did they survive!?
    what is the "Monster"? from where he came!??

  10. Haha, so that’s where those images come in, I also remember them being mentioned in the end credits of the theatrical release and wondering where the heck they came in, I figured they were on a TV in the electronics shop or something. But no, we’re getting subliminal messages or something like that.
    I don’t think the movie ended badly, it just left your mind wondering what your eyes and ears didn’t get, and I think that’s the beauty of the film. But then again, like the saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, isn’t it?

  11. Don't get me wrong.

    I do remember seeing those stills during the film in the theater.

    My first thought was that Rob had somehow recorded some of the "classic American monster" films on the tape, previous to his and Beth's excursion to Coney Island, then erased over each of them. And, of course, Hud erased all the rest. Only a few frames remained when the camera was either paused/rewound/ or jarred.

  12. I like how they are all turned to their right.

  13. "What, are the frames in the movie itself? Thats kind of intrusive, don't you think?" so? They're quick frames that you can't even see with the naked eye. They're meant to be homages to the American Monster films that came before Cloverfield, as well as adding an Easter Egg for fans to find. Intrusive? Not at all.

  14. @midgard, 1/30 (or 1/25 in PAL) of a second is perfectly visible with the naked eye. :)

    What I meant was, if they've inserted frames for the DVD release, it's kind of "intrusive". Maybe it's not the right word, but however minimal, they have have changed the movie itself for the sake of an easter egg... It's not new scenes or anything to do with the movie itself, which makes it not all ok, in my book at least.

    However, it seems the frames was in the theatrical release as well, then it's a whole other thing. Nothing's been changed then - good.

    Now, move along - nothing to see here. :)

  15. how did you all get the dvd already?