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Review: Estranged (Well Go USA)

Estranged
Estranged
4 stars

Starring: Amy Manson, James Cosmo, Craig Conway

Directed: Adam Levins

Release Date: February 16, 2016

Run Time: 92 Minutes

Format: Blu-Ray Color: Color

Audio: English Subtitles:

Distributor: Well Go USA

Synopsis

After years of partying abroad, a terrible accident has January (Amy Manson, “Atlantis,” “Being Human”) confined to a wheelchair, with no memory of her past, her family, or the stately manor that was once her home.

 
But something isn’t right. They say she ran away, but won’t tell her why. Her sister wishes she’d never come home. They’re locking her in at night. And the way her brother looks at her..
 
From the Producers of INSIDIOUS and THE DEVIL INSIDE, ESTRANGED is a modern Gothic tale of dark secrets, shocking motives, and a reminder: Blood is thicker than water, and some stains never come out. – Well Go USA
Audio/Video

Audio

Audio Language: English
Dubbed:
Subtitles: 

The Sound Quality is pretty good with no distortions. The DB Level is Higher than normal so I didn’t have to turn the Volume up a bunch and the Sound effects sounded good.

Rating: 4.5 stars

 

Picture Quality

Disc Format: Blu-Ray

The Picture Quality Look really good, Sharp detail Great colors and good black levels. The tone was gritty and dark and it looked pretty good.

Rating: 4.5 stars

Note: Equipment used to watch the film can be found below

Theatrical release Date: August 29, 2015 (UK)
Disc release Date: February 16, 2016 (USA)
Extras
  • Making of
  • Trailer
My Thoughts

Estranged is a psychological thriller horror with mystery and a great gory ending I was waiting for. The Horror side of things is the overall tone of the film as its dark and gritty like it could be a Ghost story but it’s not. The Mystery and thriller portions kick in when a Psycho Family gets involved as the plot turns you in a few directions and makes you think while you r take the ride through the film.

The film is dark and gritty with a Nice backdrop of an old mansion that houses a family that just doesn’t seem right when the leading lady enters the picture with amnesia. The mystery kicks in as you try figure out whats going on along with January are leading Lady. The family seemed off as we try to find out why she left the house in the first place to get away.

Not going in to more details and I have to say it was a great view. Not scary but dark, gritty with elements of beauty that makes the film even more crazy. An hour in is when the whole script gets flipped and we find out what the hell is up with these people and the ended turns out to be gory and I have to say I was waiting for it. When it hit I was happy because if I didn’t see a whole being blown out of the back of someones head I would have been disappointed.

Overall the film is Was a fun watch. Creepy story-line and even at the end every one even January is just crazy. If you’re looking for a dark creepy film that hits with a good gore ending twisted in mystery then pick this up and check it out.

With that said I give the film a 4 out of 5. Add a boob or two, more dirt and grit, make the twists deeper, add some scary elements and we would have had a crazier ride. But hey it’s still a good film, Check it out.

 

 

Rating – 5 Star System

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4 stars
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4.5 stars
Trailer

 

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This Film was Played on the listed Equipment below

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TV

Samsung (UN46C6900) 46-Inch 1080p LED HDTV

DVD/Blu-Ray Player

OPPO BDP – 103 (Highly Recommended)

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Stereo Receiver

Pioneer VSX-516-K 7.1-Channel

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(1) Center Speaker

Pioneer S-HF 11C

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(2) Front Speaker

KLH 9250B Floor – 350 watts

(4) Surround sound Speakers

KLH 100 watt Bookshelf

(1) Subwoofer

Sony SA-W3000 180 Watt 12″ sub

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Note: I Know my speakers are way outdated. OPPO Blu-Ray Player is one of the best around and used in most home theaters. The Receiver is pretty good but on the line of out dated. Subwoofer is good with tons of bass but not the theater quality from a $400 Sub. Front speakers are fun with tons of power and are good for standalone’s but higher end sound (Hz) is lower quality. Overall I need to update on all speakers granted I do get decent sound out of them just the higher end falls short.

 

My Setup

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