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The Id Blu-ray Review

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“The Id” brings nothing new to the table.

The Plot: Meredith is a lonely woman who has no life due to the fact that she takes care of her ailing, awful, and controlling father. The only contact she has with the outside world is a delivery girl named Tricia. One day out of the blue Meredith receives a phone call from her high school sweetheart (Ted) who wants to meet up. She hopes to reconnect with him but her father interferes. Suffice to say, the already strained relationship only worsens from here on out.

The entire time I was watching “The Id” the great “Father’s Day” segment from “Creepshow” kept coming to mind. Not only was “The Id” essentially a less interesting and more tedious/drawn out version of that story, bu it also proved that “The Id” was little more than a knock-off of countless thrillers and horror films that have come before. Had the psychological thriller gone a different route as it explored concepts about sanity, guilt, and family, it might have been more successful. As is, it’s a standard “character going mad” story that has little in the way of surprises.

“The Id” does have two things going for it in actors Amanda Wyss (Meredith) and Patrick Peduto (the Father). The two actors go above and beyond with what they are given here. Patrick Peduto in particular really sells his despicable character.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 2.35:1 1080p. How does it look? The bland visual style looks as best as it possibly can in hi-def.

Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 and LPCM 2.0. How do they sound? The 5.1 track is a bit on the flat side. You really have to crank the sound for it to be effective. Surprisingly, the 2.0 actually sounded better to me.

Extras:
* Hutson Ranch Media/Panic Ventures trailers and a trailer for “The Id.”
* A photo gallery
* 10 deleted/alternate scenes.
* Audition clips of Patrick Peduto, Jamye Grant, Malcolm Matthews, Brent Witt and Stefanie Guarino.
* “Behind The Scenes”- A 9 minute collection of behind the scenes footage.
* The 25 minute “Needs, Wants and Desires” contains interviews and discussions about casting, story, how the project came about, characters, and more.
* Commentary by Thommy Hutson and Amanda Wyss. It’s not the most exciting track but there’s some interesting behind-the-scenes info. here.

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January 29, 2017 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | ,

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