Saturday, March 1, 2008

30 Days Of Night Blu-ray Review

30 Days Of Night is one of many vampire flicks, while this one is better than many, it still remains mediocre. I don’t rate the actual movie, because tastes are all different, therefor I will just give my overall thoughts, flaws, and good things about the movie.
The movie had an extremely creepy feel, the vampire screeches were chilling, but go annoying. It was definitely a fun movie, it just lacked the material of a memorable horror flick. 30 days of night, felt like 30 hours of night. The only way you could really tell time was moving so fast were the days popping up in text when it was a new day. If you liked the Resident Evil trilogy or fun flick similar to it, then you should enjoy this! If not, then just rent.

VIDEO:
30 Days Of Night comes in a nice 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video transfer, and it impresses! While it’s not demo material by any means, simply because the color palette is very limited, it still has that wow factor. The opening scenes were definitely some great high def moments. The detail is great, and it gives the movie a 3D pop shared by the best Blu-ray transfers.
There was some edge enhancement I noticed, but not enough to really knock the transfer much, it still deserves a tier 1 rating. 9/10

AUDIO:
30 Days Of Night comes with an English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround track, and it’s one of the best audio tracks I’ve heard in a long time. The movie roars, and the movie will rock your bass and speakers, they felt like they were ready to explode! The track was chilling, immersive, and totally impressive. Other audio tracks included are French Dolby TrueHD 5.1, and Spanish, Thai, and Portuguese Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks. 10/10

EXTRAS:
Audio Commentary
Documentary: "The Making Of 30 Days Of Night"
Trailers for Steep, The Messengers, Sleuth, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, and Fearnet.com
Exclusive to Blu-ray: Photo Gallery: "30 Images of Night: Graphic Novel-to-Film Comparison"
6/10

OVERALL:
The movie was a fun ride, and a pretty good horror flick, just don’t take it too seriously. The PQ is superb, top notch. The audio quality is some of the best I’ve heard on Blu-ray yet. The Extras are decent, and above average compared to recent releases. RENT IT AT LEAST

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