We open with Jennifer in the process of taking her own life. Flashback to how this came tobe, as she falls in with the wrong crowd (and extremely rebellious trio) of girls at St. Andrew’sCatholic High School. All sorts of cynical blackness ensues, involving drugs, sex, violence andthe like. Undeniably energetic, the film turns its amp to 11 and keeps it there. This lack of tonalvariation may explain why I found the viewing experience somehow flat.
The mix is certainly powerful enough, though it is also limited to 2.0. The music poundsaway most impressively, and so hogs the rear speakers to itself. There are some environmentalsurround effects that sneak in, but the music is very much front and centre. It does not, however,drown out the dialogue.
Not a pretty sight. The transfer is fullscreen, grainy and soft. Some of this may be due to thesource (I suspect we’re looking at video or 16 mm origins). What is not the fault of the print,however, is a very irritating pulsing in and out of focus. The colours aren’t bad, but the oftenblurry picture is hard to get past.
A trailer, and that’s it. The menu is basic.
This one didn’t work for me, much as I like black humour. It may work for you, however,and it certainly moves at a fair clip.
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