(2017/Well Go Blu-ray)/Tomb
remake/Warner 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray w/Blu-ray)/Twilight
Ultra HD Picture: A- Picture: A-/B+/B- Sound: B+/A/B & B-
Extras: C/C+/C+ Films: B+/B/C+
set of genre films deal with creepy creatures and other horror twists
Korean family moves to the countryside to help take care of their
aging grandmother and to move on after the loss of their son, but
only to face a new horror ...the ghost of lost child. After discover
a little girl in red dress in the woods they take 'her' home... only
to start hearing voices calling them to a cave in the woods. They
begin to wonder, is the child they saved even human at all?
Jung Huh's The Mimic
(2017), an evil has been recently awakened, an evil
spirit that mimics the voices of loved ones and those they lost,
tempting people to enter the 'tigers cave'. While the mother still
grieves for her lost son she comes to care for the mysterious little
girl they found ...but is she only a temptation, a trick to tempt
them to enter the caves? As they discover who the little girl is and
her tragic past, they discover there are two spirits, one of an
innocent girl and another of her evil father's possessed by a man
eating tiger. Can they save themselves much less the spirit of a
is a horror story, can anyone resist the cry of a young child?
Specially of child calling for it's mother? The Koreans know how to
tell a good horror/ghost story, it is not about what you can see
...it is about what you can't see and how suddenly it is behind you.
1080p 1.85 X 1 digital High Definition image transfer is another rare
HD shoot that looks god and as good as it can on regular Blu-ray,
DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) Korean 5.1 lossless sound mix often matches
it, if not always. Too bad there aren't more tracks here.
include behind the scenes with actors and trailers.
we are all still recovering from those hideous Angelina Jolie Tomb
Raider movies from a decade ago, Warner cleans the slate with
the new film starring the gorgeous Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)
in the role of Laura Croft. Based more on the new video game
series, this new Tomb Raider
(2018) film is a bit darker and has more of a female Indiana
Jones vibe, which was kind of the point all along. This new Lara
Croft also isn't an unstoppable superhuman like the Jolie version was
and does get hurt and face her own series of challenges. A bit soft
in the box office upon its initial release, hopefully this new Tomb
Raider film will get some love on home video and warrant a
film also stars Dominic West (300), Walton Goggins (The
Hateful Eight, Django Unchained), Daniel Wu (TV's Into
the Badlands) and Oscar nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (The
mourning from the disappearance of her adventurer Dad, Laura Croft
(Vikander) finds herself in her adult life still looking for him.
When she gets a clue of his final destination, a mythical Japanese
island, she finds herself on an adventure that will force her to risk
in 2160p HECV/H.265, Dolby
Vision/HDR (10; Ultra HD Premium)-enhanced Ultra High Definition
image on the 4K UHD disc, the film looks incredible in this
clean and very detailed transfer. Presented in the original
widescreen aspect ratio of 2.40:1 and with both an 11.1 Dolby Atmos
lossless track and a DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless track,
this is a demo disc worthy presentation that is truly eye popping.
Also included is a lesser quality 1080p Blu-ray edition with similar
but slightly more compressed features. A digital UV copy is also
Features (as the press release goes)...
Raider: Uncovered - The cast and crew reveal the challenges - and
the fun - of bringing Lara Croft's thrilling adventures of life for a
Training - Enter the gym with Award winning actress Alicia
Vikander as she prepares for the most physically demanding role of
her career and transforms into the iconic action hero Lara Croft.
Down the Rapids - Join Director Roar Uthaug as he and other
members of the cast and crew break down the film's most exciting
action set piece.
Croft: Evolution of an Icon - Explore the revolutionary Tomb
Raider saga from video games to movies, and discover how Lara Croft
became one of the most popular and successful female characters of
is definitely a film worth checking out and one of the better film
adaptations of a video game maybe ever.
Movie Auteur Eddie Romero (The BLOOD trilogy) and Roger Corman
teamed up for Twilight People aka Island of the Twilight
People (1972) which stars a young Pam Grier. Shot in the
Philippines, this wildly imaginative film is B movie cheese at its
best. Similar to The Island of Dr. Moreau (aka Island Of
Lost Souls) and Planet of the Apes, the film features an
exotic island full of genetic animalistic humanoids which are all the
experiments of a mad scientist.
film also stars John Ashley (a frequent collaborator of George
Romero), Pat Woodell, Jan Merlin, and Charles Macaulay.
flying bat people to furry faces, the inhabitants of the island are
fun and groundbreaking for the time and budget. One character is a
man-bat with wings and there are plenty of funny shots of him flying
around and avoiding gunfire.
in 1080p high definition with a 1.78:1 widescreen aspect ratio (this
is the first time the film has been released on disc in widescreen)
and an English 2.0 LPCM Mono track. I wish I could report that the
transfer was flawless but it is in fact not. Color timing seems a
little off in some scenes and some film artifacting is seen,
especially in some of the film's earlier scenes. The sound mix is
clear and fine, however. Also included is an anamorphically
enhanced standard definition DVD version with similar (but
Interview with director Eddie Romero
commentary by film historian Toby Roan
you like B-movies with decent plots and cheesy action, then Twilight
People is a must see.
Ricky Chiang (The Mimic) & James Lockhart