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V/H/S/2 (2012/Magnolia/MagNet Blu-ray)

Picture: C Sound: B Extras: A- Film: B+

Two private detectives are hired to find a missing student, but when they break into his house, they find an oddly placed collection of VHS tapes. As they search for clues, they watch the tape to look for clues, but each of the tapes has some horrific scenes, stories, is it fake or for real? As they watch further, a dark matter begins to dawn on them... will they share the fate of those on the tapes?

With multiple directors covering separate storylines in the continuation of the worst anthology series we have seen in decades, the tapes turn out to be more and more snuff films. What was the boy trying to accomplish? All the tapes seem like personal recordings which only the tape survived, they find tapes from supernatural, zombies, occult devil worshipers, to alien abduction. That somehow by recording the violent, blood, and graphic films the horror lives on IN the films and who ever watches them. By the time they realize the films aren't fake... Well, you'll have to see it.

This film was more like 4 short stories of horror films not integrating well; each one a different type of horror, ghost, zombies, devils, and aliens. The ghost was the most scary because you never knew when they would show up, the zombies were typical, the devil just had everyone sacrificing themselves to them and the aliens look fake with all the strobe lights. In the end, you could see where the film was going, anyone who watched the film would end in a horror death. My only other major complaint is if you want to make film look like VHS quality why bother with Blu-ray?

Thus, the 1080p HD image is far from it and never looks like real VHS anyhow (!?!) and the DTS lossless sound is a good 5.1 mix, but nothing great. Extras include Tape 49 rewind, dissecting Phase I Clinical Trials, inside Safe Haven, Slumber Party Alien Abduction: Behind the Lights, A Ride in the Park: I Dare You, look at V/H/S/2, behind the scenes photo gallery, commentary track and trailers.

For more on the horrid first release, see our coverage of the Blu-ray version at this link:


- Ricky Chiang


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