The Other Side (2006)
Sound: C+ Extras: D Film: D
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.
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.
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