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Spin the Disc: Dark Water




Dark Water

It was Minty ...

St Elmo's Fire

That was bad ...

The 2005 Academy Award Nominated Shorts

Brewster's Millions

Love actually, is all around

$90,000 or 90,000 Donuts

Farewell to Frasier

Hook, Line, and Sinker, and Part of the Dock

Dark Water
It was Minty ...
St Elmo's Fire
That was bad ...
The 2005 Academy Award Nominated Shorts
Brewster's Millions
Love actually, is all around
$90,000 or 90,000 Donuts
Farewell to Frasier
Hook, Line, and Sinker, and Part of the Dock -->







Dark Water
Saturday, August 4th, 2007 6:54 PM

Dark Water is an atmospheric film horror film starring the beautiful Jennifer Connelly playing a downbeaten divorcée who encounters creepy problems when she’s forced to move into a new apartment building. It features the same themes as the Ring: water as a ghostly manifestation, a little girl who needs peace, and it’s no surprise since it was written by the same author. The emotion of the film is surprisingly effective especially at the end, but as a whole, the film leaves your unfulfilled. There are only a few surprise moments along the way (which I don’t care for personally anyway) but there’s a really scary moment near the end featuring a blue robe. It, like the film, is scary more for the atmosphere and the psychology of the scene, but I found it very effective. As for video, the film looks pretty good in 1080p in a 2.35:1 transfer. The image is muted, dark and as expected, the colors don’t pop. I didn’t notice any real problems with the image but it’s not the best image I’ve seen on Blu-Ray. The audio is fine and features a 5.1 uncompressed track as well as regular Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks, including Spanish and French. The supplements are meager as well featuring two deleted scenes and two analysis of scenes by the production crew disappointingly in standard definition. In the latter we see another scene that was cut from the film, the so-called “Wall of Water.” The menus are okay, featuring text that pops up as you select it—nothing mind blowing—which is surprising considering the cool choices the designers could have went with a watery theme. An audio commentary would have been a welcome addition. We also get Buena Vista’s Movie Showcase that supposedly selects demo material from the film. Like all Disney (Buena Vista) Blu-Ray films it features annoying antipiracy commercial with horrendous music, a carryover from their DVDs, which frankly I didn’t think is needed given all the DRM on Blu-Ray discs. Overall, the movie is worthy of a purchase for fans of the film but given the lack of extras, for everyone else, this is a worthy rental.



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