REVIEW: GOODNIGHT MOMMY
OVERVIEW: “Unsettling.” “Terrifying.” “Sinister.” The most talked about movie of summer and one of the most critically-acclaimed films of the year, Goodnight Mommy arrives on Blu-ray and DVD December 1st from Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS. The “masterful and artfully unsettling” film, which is generating strong Oscar buzz as Austria’s official 2016 entry for Best Foreign Language Film, is written and directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala and stars Susanne Wuest (Antares, Judas Goat, Thank You Mr. President), and brothers Elias Schwarz and Lukas Schwarz in their feature film debut.
In a lonesome house in the countryside in the heat of mid-summer, nine-year-old twin brothers await their mother’s return from the hospital. When she comes home with her face obscured by bandages, nothing is like before, and the children start to doubt whether this woman is actually who she says she is. What ensues is a terrifying struggle with fatal consequences on par with The Shining and Dead Ringers in what The Daily Beast calls “the most terrifying film of the year.”
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.39:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.39:1) 16x9
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles - English Spanish
A Conversation with Filmmakers Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala