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Bodies Bodies Bodies 4K UHD Review

Don’t believe the hype on “Bodies Bodies Bodies.”

Based on a story by Kristen Roupenian and scripted by Sarah DeLappe, “Bodies Bodies Bodies” is a horror comedy slasher with a heavy Agatha Christie influence. The story finds Sophie and her girlfriend Bee venturing to a mansion for a party before a hurricane hits the area. The mansion belongs to Sophie’s pal David (well, his parents) and other guests include David’s girlfriend Emma, Jordan, Alice and her older boyfriend Greg. The party starts off like any other with drinking, drugs, dancing, and other shenanigans before the group decides to play a party game called Bodies Bodies Bodies. Let’s just say the game takes a deadly turn and someone winds up dead just as the hurricane begins to hit. Worse still, all of the “friends” secrets, lies, resentments, and paranoia begin to come out and they slowly begin to turn on one another.

A24 is a usually reliable company, but the praise heaped upon “Bodies Bodies Bodies” is puzzling. This Halina Rejn film thinks it’s more clever than it is. It feels more like Sarah DeLappe and Kristen Roupenian read toxic Gen Z tweets and built characters and a twisty plot around them. The concept and setting is sound, but the scathing satirical story falls flat due to cheap stereotypes and tropes about this modern generation (self-absorbed, entitled, contradictory, etc.). Creating characters that you won’t care about turns out to be rather detrimental to the film too because you certainly won’t care about anything happening on screen either. Talk about a backfire…

Cast wise, there’s a lot of talent here with Lee Pace, Pete Davidson, Amandla Stenberg, and Maria Bakalova of “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” fame. Everyone commits to their parts, but Lee Pace and Maria Bakalova (the only character with any real depth) stand-out here. 

Note: The 4K release is a Best Buy exclusive. 


Presentation: 2.39:1 2160p. How does it look? A nice pristine transfer.

Audio Track: Dolby Atmos. How does it sound? Atmos seems like overkill for this movie but it sure is an effective track (especially when the music is pumping and when the hurricane lands).

Extras include a Blu-ray copy, Digital copy, commentary by director Halina Reijn, 2 ½ minutes of deleted scenes, A24 title trailers and a featurette titled “Who Wants To Play? Making Bodies Bodies Bodies” which contains set footage, interviews, story and character discussions, and film clips.


October 15, 2022 - Posted by | 4K UHD Review | , , , , , ,

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