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Troll Hunter (2010/MagNet/Magnolia Blu-Ray)

 

Picture: B†††† Sound: B†††† Extras: A+†††† Film: B

 

Many films have fed off of the success of 1999ís The Blair Witch Project, setting up their casts as documentarians seeking the truth and stumbling upon some horror no one ever expected.In many cases, these faux documentaries fail to deliver the goods, but thatís not the case with Troll Hunter. Director Andre Ovredal introduces us to a a group of college filmmakers looking to land a story about bear poachers and killings in the Norwegian wilderness.They soon run into much more than they bargained for as they meet and subsequently follow Hans, a grizzled, modern-day troll hunter.

 

After seeing some strange, but still not unexplainable phenomena, the group trails Hans as he conducts a troll hunt and runs headlong into an encounter with a giant, menacing, two-headed troll!Hereís where the payoff comes in, as the student filmmakers get the entire encounter on film, the audience gets to see the monster, and the solid use of CGI provides excellent visuals.

 

It turns out that vicious encounter caught on film is just another day at the office for the gruff but ultimately amiable Hans. He agrees to allow the crew to follow him on subsequent hunts.They soon find a deeper mystery afoot, as Hans informs them that the trolls are roaming beyond their normally set territories.The rest of the film involves stopping the rampaging trolls and discovering the reasons behind their wanderings.

 

Loaded with deleted scense, bloopers, extended scenes, and featurettes, the Troll Hunter Blu-Ray delivers great value for fans of the film and folks interested in this particular flavor of horror/fantasy thriller.

 

 

-†† Scott Pyle


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