has an average rating of 3.7 on IMDb
1080p in AVC MPEG-4 on a 25gb disc
Dobly TrueHD 5.1 and PCM 5.1
include nothing of any worth
– 105 minutes
Overall Verdict – Avoid at ALL Costs
— Review written by: Brendan Surpless —
The Movie Itself was Directed by Chris Sivertson. Aubrey Felming (Lindsey Lohan) is seemingly your typical high school student. She enjoys writing, going out and hanging out with her friends. Life seems good until Aubrey is suddenly abducted by a killer. Now naturally the whole town goes on a search for her eventually locating her….luckily alive. After a few days back home something seems out of place. Aubrey is certainly back but she’s missing limbs and keeps referring to herself as Dakota Moss, apparently a dramatically opposite girl form good old Aubrey. It’s now up to Aubrey to figure out exactly what is happening in a film that is just so damn bad that I honestly feel like asking not for my money back but for my time back that I wasted investing myself into this one.
What’s really sad is actor Lohan. Before she fell into the whole Hilton phase she wasn’t a solid actor but wasn’t as bad as one she has since become. I still feel that “Mean Girls” is a highly entertaining and funny movie. This one is just purely dumb never, ever scaring the audience or even keeping their entertainment. In fact a mere 20 minutes into this film I wanted to turn this dull piece of garbage off but I guess in the reviewing business you have to sit through even terrible movies like this.
The most offensive aspect is that a majority of the early torture sequences tend to go toward that ‘gross-out’ path literally showing us blood, flesh and skin. What has the world become that shit of this nature is deemed scary and terrifying. Not wanting to go too far off a tangent I blame that ass of a director Eli Roth who has developed this ‘torture porn’ type of horror that seemingly so many enjoy. Why do studios continuously think that audiences love seeing characters flesh burn off?
Not wanting to just talk about the negatives I will say there is one aspect that saves this one from a complete zero. Actor Neal McDonough is the only redeeming part of this otherwise terrible piece of film making. Even though he has made better movies (mostly “Flags of Our Fathers” and “The Guardian“), he’s somewhat enjoyable here offering a slight glimpse of hope. Perhaps the movie should have been made about him instead of Lohan.
Movies of the “Killed Me” are a complete waste of everything and I mean everything that stands for filmmaking. Why do studios keep letting these movies be made? God someone help us!
Video Quality on this release is 1080p in AVC MPEG-4 on a BD-25 — 25 gigabyte Single-Layered Blu-ray Disc. Something interesting I noticed was that it seemed like most of the movie’s characters (regardless of younger or older) looked like they were set on th highest bright level. Take a look at the opening sequence where Aubrey is reading to her class. Most of the students had a very pale feel to them. Fleshtones were also a problematic area here. On the color palette front, blacks were solid and deep giving us a solid image. No dark sequence was hard to make out due to notices of grain or EE. Having never seen the film in theaters (like most people) I’m not sure if there was any grain or Sony used a DNR filter. Considering this is only on a 25gb disc I didn’t expect much here and I ended up with a slightly decent transfer.
Audio Quality on this release is in Dolby TrueHD 5.1 and English PCM 5.1 Uncompressed. A terrible film like this has been given not one but two lossless tracks. Why exactly? No one knows but I guess we can’t complain. I decided to listen using the TrueHD option instead of the PCM Uncompressed option. I will admit that the film’s audio is pretty good with solid, deep bass. Dialogue was fine for the most part but somewhat of an annoyance was that a majority of the film’s rock song selections were typically played over the any of the dialogue making the viewer pretty much raise the dialogue if they want to understand the movie. But I guess the film is doing us a favor as the dialogue really isn’t anything to write home about. This is a good enough effort, far more than the movie ever deserved.
Bonus Materials are presented in Standard Definition (480i/p) video and Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo sound.
- Alternate Opening/Ending: 11 minutes of scenes are presented here including the below scene. Like the movie none of these do anything slightly rewarding for the film.
- Extended Strip Dance Scene: I can just begin to imagine why this was put here. Perhaps to capitalize on Lohan’s famous night activities?
- Blooper Reel: Standard laughs and silly moments from the shoot. Funny thing is no one was laughing at how ridiculous of a film this was.
- Trailers: Here we get a host of theatrical trailers from Sony including “Spider-Man 3” and “Superbad” to name a few.
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