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Other than Dahlia herself, I counted a grand total of 3 somewhat redeeming characters in the entire movie. There is an absolute TON of acting talent present in Dark Water : Jennifer Connelly, John C. Reilly, Tim Roth almost totally unrecognizable and Pete Postlethwaite. The acting is great across the board. Actually, its better than this film deserves. If the filmmakers had just tried to tell a simple story, I think we would have had a very interesting psychological drama. Instead, there is so much phony melodrama, forced tension and random paranoia inserted into this film that it just falls completely apart. Dark Water is clearly trying to mine material from the likes of The Shining and even a bit of Poltergeist. As is usually the case, those classics do the job much better than this cobbled together story. All we are left with is a very frustrating and ultimately unrewarding experience. In an effort pump up the disgusting-factor in Dark Water, the entire movie has apparently been based around the color palette most well represented by dirt and mud. This movie is extremely dark. Many scenes are almost sepia-toned and devoid of vibrant colors. While this can be a very effective tool in setting the mood of a film like this, it really doesnt leave one with a Check out how amazing my HD video is type of transfer. With that being said, there were no apparent faults in this Blu-Ray transfer. The print is extremely clean and black levels are outstanding. Macroblocking, which can often be a huge problem in this type of dark photography, was a non-issue. Excessive film grain was never a problem and von ryan s express enhancement was also absent. Depth of field, shadow detail and delineation was excellent as well. While the transfer seems to be about as good as it could ever hope to be in a film this dark, it just doesnt leave you with a particular sense of awe. Then again, I dont think its supposed to. In that respect, Dark Water succeeds wildly at recreating the theatrical experience. Dark Water features a lot of ambient sound effects and minimal use of the surround channels. More often than not, the surrounds are used to simply fill the rear of the soundstage with orchestral effects used to heighten tension. Dialogue is always crisp and perfectly intelligible. The PCM audio feature is clearly more refined than the Dolby Digital track. The soundstage is wider and the large amount of symphonic music in the film is nicely represented. Again, theres nothing wrong with the sound in this movie, per se it just isnt very exciting and I felt that it really could have been in many places. Dark Water gives us a whopping two deleted scenes, an analysis of two shots from the film with von ryan s express and quite possibly the worst extra Ive ever seen: the Movie Showcase. Im not sure what they were trying to accomplish with this feature, but all it does when selected is give the viewer 3 scene options to choose from and then simply plays the scene directly from the movie. No commentary, no storyboards, no explanation! What is the point? The two deleted scenes are really just extensions of scenes from the final cut and add nothing to the plot or feel of the movie. At the end of the day, I just cant recommend Dark Water. While the video is certainly exceptional, the story is just too convoluted and melodramatic. Fine acting and interesting photography will get you part of the way, but story is the key. Unfortunately, in this regard, Dark Water falls far too short. The best Blu-ray deals online. Dont miss out on these great deals. No related news posts for Dark Water Blu-ray yet. We do not share your email and you may unsubscribe at any time. The best Blu-ray deals online. Dont miss out on these great deals. This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.

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