(2013/Virgil Films DVD)/Camp
(3014 aka Fat
B- Sound: B- Extras: D Film: C-
'found footage' film, An
is a low budget fright with some moments of creepiness but ultimately
feels a little too cheap and far fetched to become anything more than
just another Vatican Tapes-esque Exorcism
flick. Moments of static and screeching sound effects aim to make
the audience jump but once you have some one found footage type film,
then you pretty much know the drill. It reminded me of The
only with a smaller budget.
her final year at school, anthropology student Lorraine decides to
film her final project - the subject of exorcism within the Catholic
Church. Recording interviews with priests from the local diocese,
she stumbles upon Fr. Byrne, an older priest who is currently helping
a young mother whose daughter is apparently possessed by a demonic
force. The curiosity of Lorraine, along with her camera operator,
Cathal, leads them down a dark path of discovering the terrifying
truth, and things go from strange to worse as all involved become
entangled into a frightful journey to save a little girl's life.
film is presented in standard definition with a lossy Dolby Digital
5.1 track and 1.78 X 1/16 X 9 widescreen as it was shot. Nothing
special format-wise and no extras on the disc...
B- Sound: B- Extras: D Film: C-
meets a Fat Camp. It's a clever concept but ultimately falters to
low production design and some pretty lousy acting. Camp
has one of the dumbest slasher villains I have ever seen: a man with
a chicken bucket on his head, and that's just the beginning.
Starring Bree Olson (The
Human Centipede III),
Al Snow (WWE), Scott Tepperman (Sci-Fi Channel's Ghost
Shawn C. Phillips (Grave
and Dick Warlock (The
is a campy throwback to the over-the-top, gross-out slashers of the
'80s. Tossing aside the grim, gritty realism of torture porn and
other modern fads, it prides itself on being a wild rollercoaster
ride from beginning to end. Ten obese men appear on a competitive
reality show geared toward weight-loss. As the competition grows
more intense the contestants realize they are losing more than just
weight; they are losing competitors. Are the contestants dropping
out voluntarily or is something more insidious going on? Will they
survive? Fat chance.
presentation on the disc is nothing to really write home about,
featured in standard definition with a 16 X 9/1.78 X 1 widescreen
aspect ratio and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track. No extras either.
B Sound: B Extras: D Film: C-
Vega and Spencer Grammer star in Roommate
where two pole opposites who move in together and soon wage in an all
out war against each other and battle it out over petty things that
soon become bigger things. Misery seeks company as the tagline
cleverly states, and basically that premise of the short running film
grows tiresome. There are only so many cruel acts that these two can
do to one another before it becomes obvious how one note the story
film also stars Kathryn Morris, Richard Riehle, Bryan Dechart, and
Jennifer Lyons and is directed by Rob Margolies and is his third
polar opposite female roommates whose differences come to a head over
the course of one crazy day. Fabricated lies and jealousy escalate
into competitive revenge, all leading up to an action packed shocking
in standard definition, the film looks fine on disc but nothing to
write home about with a standard def transfer and a 16 X 9 anamorphic
widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1
track. Also included on the release is an Ultraviolet copy that you
can watch on your smartphone or tablet.
only extra is a trailer gallery, which is hardly an extra. Come on,
Lionsgate, we know its DVD but give us something!
James Harland Lockhart V