Sorority Row (Blu-Ray)
The Blu-Ray says:
When five sorority girls inadvertently cause the murder of one of their sisters in a prank gone wrong, they agree to keep the matter to themselves and never speak of it again, so they can get on with their lives. This proves to be easier said than done, when after graduation a mysterious killer goes after the five of them and anyone who knows their secret...
Running Time: 101 mins
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Special Features: PIP Director & Cast Commentary, Making of Featurette, Killer 101, Kill Switch (Jump to Kill Scenes), Deleted Scenes, Outtakes, Shower Scene Rehearsal (Easter Egg).
The classic sorority house slasher movie with a big splash of 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' - That's probably how I'd best describe this enjoyable horror flick. A great cameo by Carrie Fisher as the sorority mother with attitude and a shotgun, and a thumping bass soundtrack that just makes you want to turn up your sound system (sorry neighbours!). The film isn't without it's issues though, the Blu-Ray provides a fantastic picture in any well lit scenes, but as soon as it moves to the darker scenes the picture is extremely grainy. This is obviously due to the filming and didn't detract too much from watching the film. What really annoyed me was the very shakey hand held shots that make up a large portion of the movie. They are everywhere and were so extreme that it kept removing me from the story. I wasn't surprised when the director mentioned in the commentary that the picture had to be digitally stabilised in places (obviously it must have been terribly bad beforehand). One other slight annoyance was the over the shoulder, over the head & over the furniture shots that littered any dialogue scenes. It was just a little too excessive for my liking and detracted from what is generally a good modern film. If you can forgive the 'experimental' photography then you will enjoy this murderous romp. There's plenty of cool death scenes and an obvious obsession with killings involving the mouth or neck! The DVD extras consist of a good selection of featurettes including the now commonplace Deleted Scenes and Outtakes. The Picture In Picture commentary with the Director and some of the main cast is particularly funny and entertaining - I always find it so much better when there is some banter between the commentary participants! The 'Kill Switch' extra is probably the least interesting, just providing the ability to jump to each death scene and there is a 'hidden' easter egg extra of some of the Shower Scene rehearsals. I'll leave you to find out how to access it!
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