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Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines Blu-ray Review

“Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines” is better than the third and fourth installments, but that’s not saying much

The plot: 5 college kids head to the town of Fairlake, West Virginia for the Mountain Man Music Festival only to be preyed upon by 4 backwoods inbred cannibals. Can the local law enforcement help the college kids slay these psychos or is everyone who encounters them doomed?

When I first saw that “Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines” was being released, I had to wonder how this franchise keeps continuing. While the first 2 films are genuinely enjoyable, you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone who liked 3 and 4. Thankfully, the fifth is better than the last 2, but that’s not exactly high praise.

If you love sex, over-the-top gore, bad acting, and bad puns in your horror film, you might find ‘Bloodlines’ enjoyable. For other horror fans, you might find it to be a rather repetitive, gory, “Assault On Precinct 13” wannabe bore like I did. It’s a pretty formulaic, empty horror film with little surprises and very little scares. There’s just gore and more gore.

There is one saving grace here in actor Doug Bradley who portrayed Pinhead in most of the “Hellraiser” films. He gives the film’s only good performance despite being given bland dialogue where he more or less talks about how he and his boys are going to kill everyone non-stop.

Note: This Blu-ray disc contains the Unrated edition of “Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines.”

Video/Audio:

From the night scenes to the blood red gory scenes, the film looks noticeably sharp in 1.78:1 1080p.

The 5.1 DTS-HD audio track does a fine job with the music, dialogue, and the scream filled death scenes.

Extras:
* DVD Copy and Digital Copy.
* Fox trailers.
* “A Day In The Death”- A behind-the-scenes featurette that chronicles actor Paul Luebke and actress Amy Lennox filming their death scenes.
* “Hillbilly Kills”- Declan O’Brien talks about the various creative death scenes in the film and how they used animal intestines and practical f/x for them.
* “Director’s Die-Aries”- On set video diaries filmed and commented by Declan O’Brien.
* A passionate commentary by Declan O’Brien and Brett Levinson. The two chat about the script, soundstages, set stories, production design, etc.

October 24, 2012 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | ,

1 Comment »

  1. You are exactly right about how this movie doesn’t have anything really going for it besides the ample amounts of fake looking gore. This total focus on gore gives us a movie that never messes with your mind in the way that a good horror move has to do and just tries to disgust us. I heard about this movie from a coworker at DISH who recommended it for Halloween. It seemed appropriate so I added it to my Blockbuster @Home queue, and it came in the mail today. I am really glad that I can take it back to the store and exchange it for something else because this would just be embarrassing to show at my Halloween party. I hope that we don’t see any more of these Wrong Turn movies come out because they are a perfect example of brainless stereotype associated with the horror genre.

    Comment by chrisbaron42 | October 28, 2012 | Reply


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