Blu-ray Review “Would You Rather”

wouldyouratherActors: Brittany Snow, Jeffrey Combs, Sasha Grey
Rated: Unrated
Studio: MPI HOME VIDEO
Release Date: July 9, 2013
Run Time: 93 minutes

Film: 2 out of 5 stars
Extras: 1.5 out of 5 stars

Horror films recently have become more about grossing you out than actually scaring you. “Would You Rather” fits a into that mold but where the gore would be the film cuts away, which blows by mind. What this film does have is a good cast (with the exception of porn star Sasha Grey, who thinks that she is an actress now but reality check…she is not!). Jeffrey Combs is always brillant in anything he does and he was the main draw for me. John Heard , aka the dad from “Home Alone” pops in but does not stick along very long. Eddie Steeples from “My Name Is Earl” does a good job of crossing over from comedy. I found myself very bored with the rest of the film.  The idea starts off right but then gets repetitive, especially with 95% of the film takes place at a table. Definitely do not recommend for any horror fan.

Official Premise: What would you do if a millionaire offered you a chance to solve all your life’s problems? After the tragic death of her parents, Iris (Brittany Snow, Pitch Perfect, John Tucker Must Die) is desperate to make ends meet while caring for her terminally ill younger brother. When seemingly philanthropic aristocrat Shepard Lambrick (Jeffrey Combs, Re-Animator, Masters of Horror) expresses an interest in helping her by inviting her to an exclusive dinner party that offers the chance at untold riches, Iris finds herself in a group of similarly desperate individuals all looking to make some easy money. But the guests soon find themselves trapped in Lambrick’s mansion and forced to play a sadistic parlor game of Would You Rather, where one is faced with two grim, violent choices and where only the winner will get out alive. As the game progresses, Iris must decide how far she will go to save her brother – and herself.

“Would You Rather” looks good enough on Blu-ray.  It’s 1080p transfer goes break any new ground but delivers the film clear and sharp. This would work either way on DVD or Blu-ray. The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track works with the dialogue and the screaming, which there is a bit of. There is not much in the way of special features included.  There is a commentary track with the director David Guy Levy and writer Stefften Schlachtenhaufen (what a name). Lastly there is a poster gallery and trailer included.

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