As a child, Nancy (Linda Blair, who played “Regan” in the original — get it?) was possessedby the devil, but was saved by Father Leslie Nielsen. But now she has been repossessed, and thebattle begins anew. Repossessed adopts the approach of the Airplane andNaked Gun films, but has none of their skill. There are a couple of okay chuckles, butmost of this plays like a bad high school sketch show. Writer/director Bob Logan forgot thatwhat made Niel…en so funny in the other films was his dead straight approach to the material.Here he mugs like Jerry Lewis. But then, so does everybody else. Mortifying.
The sound is clear, and the dialogue is free of distortion. The left-right separation is good,and the music (bad 80s-style pop) has a good mix. The sound is limited to 2.0, however, andthere is the occasional gurgle. All of this is not bad if you don’t have surround. With surround,the sound is awful, with the music wavering nonsensically from speaker to speaker, and all kindsof inappropriate surround effects (such as dialogue) popping up. Was someone twisting knobsat random?
The picture has been shrunk to fullframe, but that is the least of the problems. For most ofthe film, the image pulses in and out of focus. The colours are okay, if a little drab, but the pulseis what makes the DVD all but unwatchable. Only a terrific comedy would make watching thispoor transfer worthwhile, and this isn’t even an okay comedy.
None. The menu has an animated pitchfork.
Not only is the film pretty sad, but you feel embarrassed for the performers. And then thepicture quality is dire. Avoid.