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Neon Demon (2016/Broadgreen Blu-ray)

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

Without a doubt, one of the most impressive visual spectacles of 2016, Neon Demon is the new film by Nicholas Winding Rifn (Drive, Only God Forgives) and is an incredible artistic achievement. Featuring a great cast including Elle Fanning, Keanu Reeves, Jena Malone, and Christina Hendricks and a stunning soundtrack by Cliff Martinez, the film shows the dark side of the Los Angeles modeling scene and carries with it many themes and metaphors, that I'm sure will be looked upon for years to come. Much like filmmakers Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch, Refn isn't afraid to push the boundaries with his artistic sensibilities and craft his own dark style of filmmaking that goes against traditional Hollywood filmmaking tropes.

Jesse (Fanning) has something about her beauty that catches the eye of every photographer she comes across. New to the Los Angeles area and the tender age of sixteen, Jesse gets a series of good fortune with many, including a Fashion Agent (Hendricks) and a Makeup Artist Ruby (Malone), thinking that she has what it takes to make it big. Although that success comes with the price of jealousy amidst her Super Model peers and a host of other seedy characters (including Reeves as a scummy hotel manager) that all are after her blood.

Presented in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.39:1 and a fantastic DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track, the film looks and sounds fantastic on Blu-ray disc. I wouldn't suggest ever seeing a film that looks this visually stunning on any lesser format. There is much detail and texture in the colors that really makes this disc stand out.

Special Features include...

Commentary with Refn and Elle Fanning

BTS of Neon Demon

About the Neon Demon

While it may not be a film for everyone, it is certainly a cinematic triumph and has a finale that will stick with you after the credits roll.

- James Lockhart



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