Mr. Jones

Featured In Issue 187, June 2014

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Anchor Bay Entertainment
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Terror, frightening images, a scene of sexuality and brief language
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Karl Mueller
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Who is Mr. Jones? To some, he is an enigmatic artist, with a unique vision of humanity and our place in the spiritual universe. To others, his very name conjures unimaginable primal fears. But for two young people, he will become their worst nightmare. Scott (Foster) and Penny (Jones) just moved to a remote cabin to escape the pressures of the world and breathe new life into their art. But they'll soon discover they are not alone: an infamously reclusive artist—known only as "Mr. Jones" (Steger)—lives nearby. He doesn't like to be disturbed and only comes out at night when he drags his strange, sinister sculptures deep into the woods. When Scott and Penny's curiosity leads them too close for Mr. Jones' comfort, he plunges the young couple into a nightmare world of mayhem, madness, and mind-bending terror. (Gary Reber)

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The 1.78:1 1080p AVC picture is amateurish, with a home movie flare due to the obsessive use of hand-help camera work. The picture was photographed digitally in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio. There is nothing really distinguished about this low-budget production. The imagery jumps all over the place and is often disconnected. Colors are generally naturally hued but black levels are weak as well as shadow delineation. This is distracting collage of jump cut images, with mediocre quality. (Gary Reber)

The Dolby® TrueHD 5.1-channel soundtrack is mediocre as well, with a focus on dialogue that is not particularly well integrated spatially. Atmospherics and sound effects are frontal focused, with some surround envelopment, enhanced with deep .1 LFE bass. Toward the end, the sonic intensifies with music and atmospherics that are aggressively enveloping and directional. (Gary Reber)