Katie Wright is an English art student studying in San Francisco. She is a bit of an odd duck,and after being disturbed by her inability to see a first date through, she avoids the boy who askedher out. She is having problems in class too, as she keeps sculpting not the model before her, butthe faces of the man we know is her neighbour: insane actor Jeff Fahey. Things get even worsewhen Wright winds up sculpting one of Fahey’s victims.
Having the heroine unintentionally pro…ucing psychic art isn’t a bad hook, and the art schoolsetting is a bit of a change. Psychotic actors ranting Shakespeare, however, we have seen plentyof times before, and the plot takes far too long to throw itself into gear.
The case boasts 5.1 sound, but what we have here is actually 2.0, and at that a 2.0 prone towavering sound, with the music’s presence coming and going from the rear speakers withinsufficient consistency. The environmental effects, on the other hand, are constant, giving themovie a fairly big sound.
More errors in the packaging. This is not a fullscreen presentation, but widescreen (1.85:1at a guess). Though the picture isn’t anamorphic, at least the error was in this direction ratherthan the other way around. The image is soft and the colours are a bit pale, so with one thing andanother, this isn’t the most spectacular of transfers.
And still more errors. “Behind-the-Scenes cast interviews on location”????? I could find nosuch thing. The only feature-related extra I could find was brief filmographies for Wright, Faheyand Patrick Bauchau. When the movie starts, trailers for The Surge, Rock MyWorld and The Fraternity load up. None are particularly enticing. The menu’s mainscreen is animated and scored.
A horror film that does its best, but is undone by a sluggish pace. The case is a welter ofmistakes concerning the DVD’s specs and extras.
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