Includes five cast audition segments, four deleted scenes, and audio commentary with director Patrick Lussier, screenwriter Joel Soisson, and special makeup effects supervisor Gary Tunnicliffe. There are also some horrifying up front ads.
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a picture that is a visual feast for horror fans. Viewed in a completely blackened room (of course), the expectedly dark picture offers excellent shadow delineation. Colors are nicely balanced, with accurate fleshtones, rich red blood, and deep, endless blacks. At times, contrast can seem just a bit low. Unfortunately, edge enhancement can be a problem with this title, but pixelization is limited. (Suzanne Hodges)
The Dolby Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack offers a powerful, spatially energetic listening experience, as might be anticipated. The audio does get loud at times, and with some characteristic midrange emphasis, can sound somewhat brittle and strident. The dialogue is forward-sounding and can sound a bit harsh. This is one of the less common soundtracks of today that would certainly call for the use of re-equalization, or otherwise significant taming of the master volume control. Otherwise, the soundstage presentation is abundantly immersive, involving and expansive. There
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