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The Vatican Tapes (2015/Lionsgate Blu-ray)

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

The Vatican Tapes (2015) is a PG-13 rated exorcism tale is a well-made film from a production stance but ultimately feels very unoriginal with some scenes that are too over the top to appease fans of more realistic supernatural horror fair like The Omen or The Exorcist. In many ways, this film reminds me of the recent film The Lazarus Tapes, only that film didn't have the religious angle but did have a young woman becoming possesses and ultimately inheriting super powers that seem to take a page from the X-Men films.

The Mark Neveldine-directed release stars Michael Pena, Dougray Scott, Djimon Hounsou, and Olivia Taylor Dudley.

After a young woman (Dudley) begins to express increasingly erratic and strange behaviors, her father (Scott) and boyfriend (John Patrick Amedori), along with a priest (Pena) and two Vatican exorcists (Hounsou and Peter Andersson), come to realize that she's been taken over by an ancient satanic force.

Presented in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and a lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 track, the film looks and sounds great on disc. There is also a digital copy included for your portable device.

Extras include a feature-length audio commentary track, Tale of the Tapes featurette, Deleted and Extended Scenes.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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