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Automaton Transfusion (Dimension Extreme DVD)


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



The zombie film is played out and yet, after Romero did his fifth, Will Smith had a huge hit with his and 28 Weeks Later the only one that worked throughout, one cannot ever expect a low budget film with them to work.  However, Steven C. Miller’s Automaton Transfusion (2007) is among the very worst ever made and makes every mistake in the zombie cycle and filmmaking in general.


Every few minutes brings a surprise attack that is no surprise and might seem like a skit TV sketch if it were not so very badly done.  Inept is the best word to describe this mess, so bad that how it made it to any major DVD release is just pumping tired product down the line.  Avoid this one big time.


The letterboxed 2.35 X 1 image (NOT anamorphically enhanced as the box states) is a disaster with motion blur issues, every few frames noticeably missing as a transfer error and major detail issues that, added with softness and aliasing errors is a mess.  The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix cannot hide the poorness of the production audio and dialogue in particular suffers.  Extras include a making of piece, audio commentary, two disposable Music Videos, lame deleted scenes with more “hamburger helper” commentary (no pun intended) and older short film by the director (Suffer or Sacrifice) that is not very memorable.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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