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Furnace – Unrated (2007/DVD)


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



Among the many tired Supernatural Horror productions, William Butler’s Furnace (2007) is not Torture Porn, not the worst we have seen and not the dumbest, yet it is still very average, predictable and flat.  However, that the script is actually arranged with some sense of storytelling and those who made it seem to have a love of some kind for this kind of fiction gives this a few good moments.


This time, it is a maximum security prison that is haunted by killer demons and spirits.  A good idea, the film tries to get started up with it, but just cannot find anywhere to go with it despite some ambition and even sincere hopes of working.  Having Michael Paré, Tom Sizemore, Ja Rule and Danny Trejo even helps, but just not enough.  See it as a curio and you might like it, but if this is not your kind of filmmaking, skip it.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.85 X 1 image is not bad, with some of the detail issues it has coming from it stylizing, but others are the transfer.  The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix has clear music, than shows the limits of the dialogue recording on location, revealing the low budget of the production.  Extras include Easter Eggs, three interview segments and six alternate scenes.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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