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Time Lapse Blu-ray Review

Time Lapse Blu-ray

“Time Lapse” is a flawed, but attention grabbing sci-fi tale.

“Time Lapse” centers around a painter/building manager (Finn), his girlfriend Callie (played by “The Flash” star Danielle Panabaker), and Finn’s friend Jasper (all of whom live together). While going about their day, they learn that their adjacent neighbor (Mr. Bezzerides) has been suspiciously quiet as of late. Since Finn is the building manager, he tries to search for his neighbor and discovers that his home houses hundreds of Polaroid pictures and a weird giant camera aimed right at the window of Finn, Jasper, and Callie’s home. As if that wasn’t weird enough, the camera apparently takes picture of future events in Finn’s home. Stranger still, the trio eventually discovers the dead body of Mr. Bezzerides. Rather than report the death of Mr. Bezzerides and his alleged invention, Finn and company decide to take advantage of the camera’s power for personal gain. Alas, this camera leads the trio down a dark and dangerous path that they might not be able to escape from.

“Time Lapse” plays like a cross between “Rear Window” and episodes from “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” and “The Twilight Zone,” but it’s still a thought provoking sci-fi indie film that really captures your attention. Despite having some frustrating and convenient story elements (ala the window never being covered) and and an underwhelming ending, there’s a lot to admire about the film’s ideas involving fate, human fragility, and becoming a slave to the future. Granted, the more you think about Bradley King and BC Cooper’s script the more holes you see, but the main point of screwing up your life by knowing your future proves to be an engaging one.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: Widescreen 1080p. How does it look? This indie feature film is supremely well shot and the hi-def transfer really shines here.

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? While not a sound heavy movie, this DTS track handles everything well.

Extras:
* XLRator Media trailers and a theatrical trailer for “Time Lapse.”
* 2 deleted scenes with optional commentary.
* “Behind The Scenes”- A great series of behind-the-scenes video diaries that look the pre-production, production, post-production phases and festival screenings.
* Two commentary tracks. One is a filmmaking 101 commentary by Bradley King and BP Cooper which gives insightful details as to how they made the film. The other track is a standard film commentary by King and Cooper that features behind-the-scenes information.

Overall Thoughts: “Time Lapse”  is worth seeing to see how the story plays out even if it’s a little rough around the edges.

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June 19, 2015 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | ,

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