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The Autopsy Of Jane Doe Blu-ray Review

Jane doe

Don’t believe the hype.

After the body of an unidentified woman is found buried in a basement near a mysterious homicide, a coroner (Tommy) and his medical technician son (Austin) have to pull an all nighter to determine the cause of death of the Jane Doe. As the autopsy progresses, not only are strange injuries and conditions present on the body, but strange happenings begin to occur all around the father and son in the morgue.

The indie horror film “The Autopsy Of Jane Doe” starts off well enough as the the mystery of the Jane Doe corpse unravels. Unfortunately, as is the case with many horror films, the more that is revealed, the less scary and interesting the film becomes. What you think you are initially watching isn’t the case and, as a result, the movie shifts takes an unfortunate huge tonal and genre shift. I say unfortunate as the promising first half of the film soon devolves into standard jump scares and other horror mumbo jumbo (I’m being purposefully vague here). By the time the end rolls around, the movie completely loses steam making the entire movie watching journey a rather fruitless effort.

Even though the writing leaves much to be desired, the cast is certainly not to blame for the film’s shortcomings. Brian Cox is excellent as per usual as the coroner and the underrated Emile Hirsch also shines as his son. The two essentially carry the film on their backs and do the best they can with the weaker material from Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing’s script.


Presentation: 2.40:1 1080p. How does it look? A sharp hi-def transfer.

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? The DTS track does the job especially when the moody score is concerned.

* DVD copy.
* IFC Midnight trailers.
* TV spots, teasers and a theatrical trailer for “The Autopsy Of Jane Doe.”


April 23, 2017 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , ,

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