Automaton Transfusion (Dimension Extreme DVD)
C- Sound: C+ Extras: D Feature: D
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.
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.
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