Blu-ray Review “247°F”

Starring: Scout Taylor-Compton, Travis Van Winkle, Michael Copon, Tyler Mane
Directors: Levan Bakhia and Beqa Jguburia
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Release Date: October 23, 2012
Run Time: 90 minutes

Film: 3 out of 5 stars
Extras: 1.5 out of 5 stars

I have been following this film for quite a while and I was glad to finally see that Anchory Bay is giving this film its release. It also marks the reunion of Scout Taylor-Compton and Tyler Mane for the first time since “Rob Zombie’s Halloween” series. The film also features Travis Van Winkle from “Friday the 13th” remake. So the horror genre is represented very well here. The film is decent and have some good tension through. It leans more on the thriller than horror side but still leaves you feeling rather claustrophobic.

Official Premise: Jenna (Scout Taylor-Compton) is traumatized when she is trapped in a small vehicle after a car accident, forced to observe the mangled corpse of her fiancée in the driver’s seat until help arrives. Fast forward three years, Jenna and her three friends travel to a lakeside cabin for a carefree weekend. The fun quickly becomes a nightmare when three of them end up locked in a compact, hot sauna. As fear sets in and Jenna reconnects with the horror of “the incident,” every minute counts and every degree matters as they fight for their lives in heat that is quickly approaching 247°F – the temperature when the human body expires.

The Blu-ray presentation is sharp as always for Anchor Bay, they rarely disappoint. The 1080p transfer is very crisp and sharp, along with an amazing Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio track, really captures David Laurie’s music. The special features though are not as decent as the film. There is an audio commentary with writer/producer/director Levan Bakhia, nothing special really. Then there are a few short deleted scenes, almost completely missable. Overall if you are looking for something to heat your Saturday night and are a genre fans, this could be the ticket.

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