A serial killer (whose methods, though gruesome, resemble in no way the atmospheric casefor this disc) is carving up women. Ron Perlman slowly investigates, but the main plot concernsignored housewife Claudia Christian. When her husband hares off again on another trip, she hasa torrid one-nighter with a pick-up at her tennis club. This is a bad move, since the toyboy is akiller, and he begins to stalk Christian Fatal Attraction-style, while the police begin tosuspect her hus…and is the killer they want.
Things look bad right form the start, as the credits play over a song that sounds like it wasburped up from the darkest recesses of the 1980s. Things don’t pick up noticeably from there, asthe plot proceeds down tired plot paths, and does so sluggishly. Boring.
The left-right separation on this 2.0 mix is solid, but the dialogue suffers from noticeablesibilance. As well, there is no surround effect whatsoever, even when the music is playing (whichmay, in fact, be something of a mercy). All in all a pedestrian effort, then, so a fair match for thefilm.
The image is sharp, and the colours are good, with some appropriately hellish reds in themurder scenes. The rest of the film screams direct-to-video, with adequate but uninterestingcolour and camerawork. The aspect ratio, no surprise, is fullscreen.
Nothing but trailers for Dark Heaven, Diamond Hunters and One EyedKing. The menu is basic.
Yawn. Professional in just about every respect, but a boring exercises in going through themotions, dosed with heavy cheese.
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