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Digging Up The Marrow (2014/Image Blu-ray)

Picture: B+ Picture: B+ Extras: B Film: C+

Digging Up The Marrow is a mockumentary film by horror filmmaker Adam Green (Frozen, Hatchet) that puts the writer/actor/director in the lead role. The premise is that Green and his film crew begin a documentary exploring genre based monster art that takes an odd turn when the filmmakers are contacted by a man who claims he can prove that monsters are indeed real.

In an attempt to sell the realism of the film, Green acts against his wife and friends as well as we get some big name horror cameos including: Mick Garris, Tony Todd, Kane Hodder, and Lloyd Kaufman. The highlight of the film, however is Ray Wise who plays William Dekker, who is the one who attempts to expose the Monsterous entities and seems to always have a second agenda full of secrets.

The film is convincing and has a pretty startling finish but you can't help of wonder if the film was made up primarily as it went along. The monsters and premise are reminiscent of Clive Barker's Nightbreed in a sense but the real horror director playing himself concept is reminiscent of Wes Craven's New Nightmare. It seems like half of the film, however, is Green trying to convince others (and maybe even himself) that what is happening is real and others doubting him. After a while, it almost becomes redundant.

Sound and Picture on the disc is superb with a 1080p high definition transfer with a Widescreen 1.78:1 aspect ratio and a strong, lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track and subtitles in English SDH. Extras include Extended and Deleted Scenes, Monsters of the Marrow, Audio Commentary by Green and others, and more.

If you are an Adam Green fan then I would definitely suggest watching this. Otherwise, its hit and miss.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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