REVIEW: DRAG ME TO HELL
Celebrated director Sam Raimi (Spiderman, The Evil Dead) returns to the horror genre with a vengeance with the critically acclaimed Drag Me to Hell, starring Alison Lohman (Beowulf, Matchstick Men), Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard), Lorna Raver (“Eli Stone”), David Paymer (Ocean’s Thirteen), Adriana Barraza (Babel) and Dileep Rao (“Brothers and Sisters”). A nerve-rattling expedition guaranteed to elicit the most unimaginable fright, Drag Me to Hell is the spine-tingling tale of a young woman’s desperate quest to break an evil curse and save her soul from eternal damnation.
Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) is on her way to having it all: a devoted boyfriend (Justin Long), a hard-earned job position, and a bright future. But when she’s forced to make a tough decision that evicts an elderly woman from her house, Christine becomes the victim of an evil curse. Now she has only three days to dissuade a dark spirit from stealing her soul before she is dragged to hell for an eternity of unthinkable torment. Director Sam Raimi (Spider-Man and the Evil Dead trilogy) returns to the horror genre with a vengeance in the film that critics rave is “the most crazy, fun and terrifying horror movie in years!” (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly)
BLU-RAY: The film is
presented in 1080P widescreen with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio preserving
the film's theatrical
format. The transfer looks very clean, it was hard for me to
find major color saturations. The picture is just flawless, giving the film the clarity that
only high definition can provide. Universal Home
Entertainment has done it again with this transfer. Not only the picture looks
excellent in this release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1
Dolby DTS-HD in English that provides a nice complement to the
picture. It also includes 5.1 Dolby Digital language tracks
in Spanish and Francais, as well as subtitles in Spanish and
In terms of Special Features,
the Blu-ray Disc includes over 30 minutes of behind the
scenes footage as well as DB Live and a digital copy. I'm very disappointed
with the shortest in the special features department in this
This is a film that has all the
ingredients to be a horror classic. Ones again Sam Raimi brings
new ideas into a very difficult genre. Overall the Blu-ray looks great
and should not be missing in anybody's collection. It was
also good to see that this release includes a digital copy of
the film, which is a plus this days.
1080P Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Spanish and French DTS Surround 5.1, English DTS Audio 2.0
Subtitles - English, Spanish, French
Production Video Diaries —
Over 30 minutes of behind-the-scenes scares, secrets and
surprises featuring stars Justin Long and Alison Lohman.
BD-LIVE – Allows viewers to connect to the Internet
and access new and exciting exclusive online and interactive
features, including My Scenes Sharing and My Chat.
Digital Copy – Transfer Drag
Me To Hell Unrated Director’s Cut to your iPod®, Mac® or PC
and experience it anywhere, anytime!
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