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Nocturna DVD Review

Nocturna DVD

“Nocturna” is a not so exciting vampire flick.

“Nocturna” (not to be confused with the animated 2007 film of the same name) is the story of a New Orleans Detective (Harry) and his young new partner (Roy) who are drawn into another world (so to speak) upon investigating a murder and a runaway child. The two are led to a vampire Parish (owned by Brisbane) where they encounter the evil Moldero clan. We soon learn that Brisbane and his “crew” want the Molderos dead, but they need Harry and Roy’s help first.

Aside from a few interesting character moments with Harry and a twist involving the vampire character Lydia, “Nocturna” is a strangely sleepy and uninspired vampire film. Not only is it extremely slow paced, but it’s also light on action. What little action there is feels like rehearsal footage. The cheap F/X (namely the wirework and sped up vampires) doesn’t exactly help the “intensity” of the action either. Story wise, it’s all very predictable stuff. You’ve seen this type of material before whether it be in “Forever Knight” or “Buffy The Vampire Slayer.”

On the character front, there’s not much character to speak of. Although actors Estella Warren and Johnathon Schaech seem to be enjoying themselves in their vampire roles, the two lead cops are as bland as can be. The remaining vampire characters look and act like 80’s goths and or extras from a vampire cosplay party.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: Widescreen. How does it look? It looks better than the average indie film.

Audio Track: 5.1 Surround. How does it sound? It’s a so-so track that has some obvious issues (you’ll know them when you hear them).

The only extras are Alchemy trailers.

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September 29, 2015 - Posted by | DVD review |

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