Blu-ray Review “The Faculty”

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Starring: Jordana Brewster, Clea Duvall, Laura Harris, Josh Hartnett, Shawn Hatosy
MPAA Rating: R
Distributed by: Echo Bridge Entertainment
Release Date: July 31, 2012
Running Time: 105 minutes

Blu-ray Score: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras Score: N/A

“The Faculty” is one of Robert Rodriguez’s unrecognized successes. I remember seeing this film on Christmas Day in 1998 and dragging along my non-horror fan father, who ended up enjoying the film as well. I mean aliens invading your school…who doesn’t think that is mega cool. While the film has its cliches, it is well shot, features a young hot cast and great special effects.

The film takes place at Herrington High, where the kids start realizing that When very creepy things start happening. The student soon find out their biggest fear that their teachers are in fact from another planet. Though as the mind-controlling aliens start spreading from the faculty to the students’ bodies, it’s up to the few select students, a group of loners, leaders, nerds and jocks to save the world from this pending alien invasion.

This Blu-ray release is actually quite impressive. The video resolution looks great with its 1080p transfer. The aspect ratio is slightly altered within its 1.78:1 but looks good. The audio is also very sharp with its DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. There is also a 5.1 DTS track and a 2.0 Stereo track as well. Very impressive sound options here! Echo Bridge really delivered the good with the presentation for this release. Though the downfall is that there are no special features included.


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