Blu-ray Review “Don’t Breathe”

dontbreatheActors: Dylan Minnette, Jane Levy, Stephen Lang, Daniel Zovatto
Directors: Fede Alvarez
Rated: R
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Release Date: November 29, 2016

Film: 3 out of 5 stars
Blu-ray: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3 out of 5 stars

I had really solid expectations for the film “Don’t Breathe”. The director Fede Alvarez blew me away with his remake of “Evil Dead” and because a director to watch out for. This film is definitely creative and shows off his style but overall, I got bored really quick with this one. The pay off/twist for me didn’t wow me either. I thought it was very stretched out and after a while I found mind wandering waiting for something new to happen. Stephen Lang was definitely a force to be reckoned with and shows off his amazing acting chops again but he wasn’t enough to save this movie for me.

Official Premise: “Don’t Breathe” follows a group of thieves who break into a blind man’s home thinking they’ll get away with the perfect crime. When the blind man reveals a dark side, the trio quickly discovers they were dead wrong. Stars Jane Levy (Evil Dead), Dylan Minnette (Goosebumps), Daniel Zovatto (It Follows) and Stephen Lang (Avatar).

The Blu-ray of Don’t Breathe comes with a solid 1080p which works well since most of the film is quite dark. The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track works with the suspense scenes. The special features are decent, especially the audio commentary with Director Fede Alvarez, Co-Writer Rodo Sayagues and Actor Stephen Lang. I enjoy this actually cause it has great insight. They had some deleted scenes includes along with the director’s commentary, which I feel like some of these could have worked well in the film. Lastly there are five short featurettes looking at the behind-the-scenes with cast/crew.

 

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