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Uncanny (2015/Image DVD)

Picture: B- Sound: B- Extras: D Film: D

A low budget A.I. thriller, Matthew Leutwyler's Uncanny (2015) is green-tinted low budget movie (seriously, who color corrected this thing? Anyone know? Anyone did it?) with unknown actors (with the exception of an appearance by Rainn Wilson) and some of the same ideas that have been explored in stronger films of the genre; namely the recent Ex Machina, Blade Runner and even Spielberg's A.I.: Artificial Intelligence.

For ten years, Inventor David Kressen has lived in seclusion with his inventions, including an A.I. named Adam who is very lifelike. When reporter Joy Andrews is given access to the facility, she becomes enthralled with the Scientist and Adam. Soon the A.I. begins to omit angry behavior and jealously towards her and she ends up in a fight for her life.

Presented in standard definition with an anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1 and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track, the film looks and sounds fine on DVD with the exception of lousy color correction. The only extras are Deleted Scenes.

Bottom line is that this is a dialogue heavy low budget thriller that should have had a bigger budget and better actors to pull off its ambitious screenplay.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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