Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Uninvited Blu-ray Review

The Uninvited Blu-ray Review
Written by Loys JohnsonDisc Size: 28.9 GB
Film Size: 23.5 GB
Film Rating: PG-13
Region: Free

Video
The Uninvited comes to Blu-ray with a 1080p AVC/MPEG-4 video presentation. The film looks great in high-def.. I was quite impressed with the rich colors featured in the film, and Blu-ray only enhanced the look. Black levels stayed solid throughout, and detail reached very impressive levels as well. The video presentation is not up there with the best, but it is certainly very good. 8/10.

Audio
A 5.1 Dolby TrueHD audio track is included, and is very fitting to the film. Dialogue stays front and center, but was very clear at all times. The film's effects stayed within the front left and right speakers, while the film's creepy score expanded into the surround area. The track isn't demo material, but it certainly enhances the viewing experience. 8/10.

Extras

Unlocking the Uninvited (19:00) (HD)
By far the most entertaining feature. It includes interviews with the crew and cast on their work in remaking A Tale Of Two Sisters. The featurette was very informative, and featured quite a bit of behind-the-scenes footage. I completely forgot Emily Browning played Violet Baudelaire in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, especially since she dropped the English accent for The Uninvited. Fans of the film should definitely enjoy this feature, as it covers many different stages in making the film.

Deleted Scenes (5:37) (HD)
Four deleted scenes are included, and it's pretty clear why they were deleted.

Alternate Ending (:50) (HD)
The alternate ending still features the same shocking ending from the film, but they changed Anna's reaction. I could say much more, but it would spoil the film's ending.

Blu-news Summary
The Uninvited was a nice little surprise, that I'm sure many people will enjoy more than they anticipate to. Yes this is another remake, but unlike many remakes, this one is only based on the original, but given a shocking new twist that works very well. The film is more of a thriller film, and not so much a horror film, but fans of either genre should enjoy it. I have to admit I wasn't expecting much from the film, but was left very satisfied with The Uninvited.

The Blu-ray release is great, featuring a good video presentation, and a nice audio track. Extras are a bit weak, but no less than what is included on the DVD. The Uninvited on Blu-ray is 'Worth A Look.'

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