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Review: The Treatment (Artsploitation Films)

The Treatment
The Treatment
4.5 stars

Starring: Geert Van Rampelberg, Ina Geerts, Johan van Assche, Laura Verlinden, Dominique Van Malder

Directed: Hans Herbots

Release Date: July 7, 2015

Run Time: 125 Minutes

Format: Blu-Ray Color: Color

Dutch Subtitles: English

Distributor: Artsploitation Films


THE TREATMENT is an unsettling Belgian murder mystery that gets under your skin and stays there. A nail-biting suspense yarn based on one of a series of best-selling novels by British crime writer Mo Hayder, the film is not an old-fashioned Agatha Christie-type whodunit, but its gritty themes of sexual violence and pedophilia give it a raw, contemporary intensity that places it in the same company as the GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO book and film series. Police inspector Nick Cafmeyer is investigating a case where a mother and father have been bound and beaten, and their young son is missing. An obsessive loner, Cafmeyer discovers that there are other similar cases tragedies where the parents were forced by a psychopath to harm their own children, who then vanish. For the inspector, this triggers memories of his own brother s abduction as a child, and the possibility that he may still be alive somewhere. Grim and wholly engrossing, THE TREATMENT is a thriller with an edge. Dutch language with English subtitles.- Artsploitation Films



Audio Language: Dutch
Subtitles: English

The Sound Quality is pretty good with no distortions on loud scenes. Dialogue is full sounding with a bassy tone.

Rating: 4.5 stars


Picture Quality

Disc Format: Blu-Ray

The Picture Quality is pretty good but not as good as some. Its sharp but also smooth feeling when it comes to faces meaning sometimes pores aren’t visible until we hit a certain lite or closer up. Colors pop but not many colors as the film is more dark in tone but we do get some well-lit scenes.

Rating: 4 stars

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

Theatrical release Date: January 29, 2014 (Belgium)
Blu-Ray Disc release Date: July 7, 2015 (USA)


  • Premiere featurette
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailer


My Thoughts

The Treatment is mystery, drama, thriller that kind of has that True Detective feel. We follow a detective while he try’s to solves a case involving a child. Which we get flashback to when he was young and he brother being taken. The crazy thing about that is the guy who took his brother is still around and drops buy this detectives house and on his birthday drops a bag full of bones in yard. Makes you think is that his brothers bones.

Throughout the film you fill like a detective as you are trying solve this crime as the film takes a break and start to follow other people that makes you go…ooo yea that guys the one, he did it. On the other side most of the kids in the film talk about a troll. No one scene a body is high in the trees and made feel like, maybe we are watching a horror film and there are trolls here, but that isn’t the case.

Overall the film was a good watch. Pretty good mystery thriller that gets you involved Sickens you at the same time. The film is also dark and gritty with the second half getting even darker and sicker. Yet it does run a tad slow, but I didn’t mind as every portion feels like we need to see to solve whats going on a Side-note: Yes Little kids are getting killed and raped but the worst part …. A dog is killed. Lol why is it that I have more sad feelings towards the dog. Maybe it’s because the sound it was making when it was getting beat to death. Also don’t ask but Piss is thrown around a lot here….The Killer is just effing sick.

With that said I give this film a 4.5 out of 5. I say pick it up check it out and don’t be afraid of Dutch language you lazy bastard and read the subtitles. Get ready for a sick and crazy ride in True Detective Style.


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This Film was Played on the listed Equipment below

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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.


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