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The Other Side (2006)


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



Gregg Bishop’s The Other Side (2006) is a film for people who the writer/director thinks have not seen Dark City.  Just as Sam (Nathan Mobley) is about to reunite with the love of his life, he not only dies, but lands up in some wacky sub-purgatory area called “The Pit” in this new would be supernatural thriller.  Unfortunately, the pits describe the unstable, silly, 95 annoying minutes.


If the camerawork, storyline and editing were not enough of a wreck, the acting is off kilter in the wrong way and the additional cast looks like friends of the makers who were there as much for a party as they were to shoot anything.  That is the attitude of the whole mess.  Alex Proyas has nothing to worry about.


The letterboxed 1.78 X 1 image is lame and awful, as shot by Director of Photography Sherman Johnson, with very bad color, limited detail and aliasing errors that will make you sometimes think you are about to see a remake of The Swarm.  The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix barely has any surrounds, which are not used well to begin with have their share of poor audio choices.  Extras include the director’s “unique” audio commentary, two making of featurettes, trailer and deleted scenes with more commentary.  Needless to say, the latter would not have saved this.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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