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Red Hill Blu-ray Review

“Red Hill” suffers from a ridiculous script.

The premise: A Constable’s first day on the job in a small Australian town becomes a living hell when a escaped killer returns to town seeking revenge against those who imprisoned him. Why does the supposed killer want revenge? Are the townspeople hiding a dark secret? Will you care what happens by the time the end rolls around?

“Red Hill” starts out promising with an engaging story told through the eyes of a young fish-out-of-water Constable (played by “True Blood” star Ryan Kwanten), but the film quickly falls apart once the so-called killer arrives in town. To say this film has plot problems is an understatement. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a film in which EVERY character has a chance to stop the “killer,” but fails miserably to do so. Was the writer trying to portray every character as an imbecile? He succeeded if that was the case. However, I doubt that was the case and that the writer was trying to build suspese. He also failed in that regard as the only real thing the writer managed to accomplish was to create unbelievable character actions.

Summary: Don’t bother with this one.

The 2.40:1 1080p picture quality is easily the best thing about the movie. The cinematography is flat-out stunning. This is the type of film that deserves to be on Blu-ray (despite the film’s quality).

The 5.1 DTS-HD is a little on the soft side (aside from the music).

The only extras are Sony trailers and BD-Live functions.

February 3, 2011 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | ,

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