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Sheitan (Tartan/DTS)


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



Though not a part of the current cycle of torture films not so cleverly disguised as Horror product, Kim Chapironís Sheitan (2006) is an attempt to do a psychotic Satanic thriller that is ultimately more laughable than effective, is loaded with missed opportunities and is no match whatsoever for its U.S. counterparts; particularly from the 1960s and 1970s.


A bunch of teens at a bar go to a mysterious house with two sexy young gals (will these kids ever learn?) headed by a strange man (Vincent Cassel playing to type) who is up to no good, has sick obsessions and loves Satan.Chapiron co-wrote the screenplay with his father and Cassel co-produced the project, which is ultimately a vanity project that actually backfires.Bizarre aspects of animals, meat and human flesh are suggested but also go nowhere.All in all, it is not even an interesting failure, but Cassel has talent and will hopefully do better next time.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is not always color consistent, lacks detail and has Video Black issues.The Dolby and DTS French 5.1 mixes are odd, with a very rough start that has breakup and inconsistent surrounds and fidelity throughout.Extras include the original trailer and a making of featurette, but that is all.



-†† Nicholas Sheffo


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