REVIEW: 30 Days of Night Dark Days
OVERVIEW: The bloodthirsty vampires are back October 5th when 30 Days of Night: Dark Days -- the action-packed sequel to the globally successful franchise -- arrives on DVD and in a Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo pack from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The cast features Kiele Sanchez (TV’s “Lost”, A Perfect Getaway), Harold Perrineau (Felon, TV’s “Lost”), Mia Kirshner (The Black Dahlia, Not Another Teen Movie), Diora Baird (My Best Friend’s Girl, Wedding Crashers) and Rhys Coiro (TV’s “24”, TV’s “Entourage”). From production company Ghost House Pictures, 30 Days of Night: Dark Days was co-written by Steve Niles, the creator of the original graphic novels, along with director Ben Ketai.
It’s been almost a year since the Alaskan town of Barrow’s population was decimated by
vampires during its annual month-long sunset. Riddled with grief over the death of her husband, bound by nightmares and void of all emotions beyond hate and sorrow, Stella (Sanchez) has spent the past months traveling the world, trying to convince others that vampires exist. Met with skepticism and laughter, Stella is ready to throw in the towel when a group of lost souls (Coiro, Baird and Perrineau) offers an incredible opportunity: the chance to exact revenge upon Lilith (Kirshner), the vampire queen responsible for the assault on Stella’s sleepy Alaskan town. With nothing remaining to live for, and nothing left to fear, Stella joins their mission and ventures into the uncharted underbelly of Los Angeles where she pushes herself to the most extreme limits to stop the evil from striking again.
DVD: The film is presented in widescreen with a
1.85:1 aspect ration enhanced for 16x9
television sets. The film looks clean, images without any types of color
saturation. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has done pretty
good job with this transfer. Not only the picture looks
good in this version of the film, also the sound it is
good. A 5.1 Dolby Digital English, French
, Spanish , Portuguese and Thai 5.1, providing a nice complement to the picture. It also includes
Chinese (Mandarin Traditional), English (US), French (Parisian), Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish (Latin Am), Thai.
In terms of special features
the DVD doesn't include much. It includes a filmmaker commentary
and a small behind-the-scenes called "The Gritty Realism of Dark Days"
which provides a decent inside look on how the film was
Overall 30 Days of Night Dark Days is
another direct to DVD release destine to please only fans of the
series. If you really enjoy the first one, you will provably
find this film acceptable otherwise don't even bother.
Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)
English 5.1, French (Parisian) 5.1, Spanish (Latin Am) 5.1, Portuguese (Brazil) 5.1, Thai 5.1
Subtitles - Chinese (Mandarin Traditional), English (US), French (Parisian), Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish (Latin Am), Thai
Featurette: The Gritty Realism of Dark Days
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