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Dead Shadows [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)

John Fallon , Fabian Wolfrom , David Cholewa    Unrated   Blu-ray
2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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A young man’s parents were murdered on the same day the Halley's Comet was visible from Earth. Eleven years later, a new comet lights up the Parisian sky, but as the night goes on, people begin to transform into horrible creatures. He strikes out on his own to face the monsters and discover what connection he has to the horrible events.

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2.0 out of 5 stars One big pile of bad July 24 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I don't know what to say other than Dead Shadows is one big mess. I was so excited that I pre-ordered this movie, but was ultimately let down by the terrible editing, horrible CGI, dreadful writing and subpar acting. I normally love foreign horror but this is not the case for Dead Shadows. Stay away unless you find it VERY cheap and have time to waste.
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Amazon.com: 3.1 out of 5 stars  14 reviews
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Scream Factory Brings Sci-Fi Horror Indie 'Dead Shadows' to Blu-ray March 29 2014
By ERSInk . com - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Blu-ray
Scream Factory is branching out in a very big and positive way. Once known as the king of horror movie re-issues, they're starting to grab up some fine new material and broaden their horizons. If you count the Chiller Original Movies, then you know they've been heading this way for a while now. French sci-fi/ horror gem "Dead Shadows" can now be added to the list. Imagine "Night of the Comet" blended together with "The Thing" and you get an idea of what to expect from this creepy little flick.

Chris has been a recluse ever since seeing his parents die eleven years earlier on the eve of Halley's Comet's fly-over of the Earth. Deathly afraid of the dark, he keeps to himself and doesn't leave his flat very often. He decides to break his own rules to celebrate the appearance of another comet at a party with his beautiful neighbor. As the comet passes by our planet, the people around him become increasingly violent. He soon discovers there's more behind their erratic behavior than just a gravitational change or ingesting too much alcohol.

"Dead Shadows" is presented in 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1). Most of the film takes place at night, but you can still see everything fairly well. The clarity of the picture does show some of the limitations in CGI, but it's not enough to be too distracting and pull you out of the film.

The audio for "Dead Shadows" features a DTS-HD Master 5.1 mix. All the freaky slithering sounds, screams, and other chilling atmospheric noises will give you the shivers. You'll find yourself looking over your shoulder for a tentacle or two trying to grab you.

"Dead Shadows" is considered to be not rated. If put before the MPAA, it would easily earn an R rating. There are plenty of gory and disturbing sequences of violence and alien transformations. I found myself even cringing at some points. The movie contains some sexual content, nudity, and language as well.

As usual, Scream Factory packs the Blu-ray version of "Dead Shadows" full of bonus material. There's a "Making of" featurette and a video interview with Producer/Director David Cholewa. Theatrical and teaser trailers are included as well.

"Dead Shadows" is one of those great "straight-and-to-the-point" movies. It doesn't take thirty minutes of your valuable time gearing up and going through the motions. It establishes characters quickly and gets to the meat, potatoes, and gore. The movie is such a thrill-ride that when the credits roll you're left begging for more. That's how you know you've just seen something unique and different. How often are you left feeling like that these days?
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2.0 out of 5 stars DON'T LOOK AT ME June 15 2014
By The Movie Guy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Blu-ray
The film opens with some nice special effects and scenes from outer space as an object breaks off of some dark matter and enters the blue planet...the one covered with water and called "Earth." The story centers around Chris (Fabian Wolfrom) who had some sort of alien encounter as a child and is afraid of the dark. Ten years later a comet arrives and aliens once again occupy Paris. Chris goes to a party and drinks some drink laced with....who knows and then starts seeing faces melt like he took too much acid. But wait! It seems this dumb stuff is somehow real as aliens do whatever it is evil aliens do.

The film started great until someone opened their mouth then it was Oh oh. This is not dubbed very well. I don't mean 60's Italian film bad, but it was noticeable. The plot was not well developed. You had some idea about aliens, but the invading alien horde wasn't really explained and the night time scenes peaked your interest, but not excitement level. Not as entertaining as that Hitler/Nazi thing at the center of the earth, but more realistic.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, sex, nudity (Caterina Perazzi )
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ... have put some more into it but it was better than a lot of stuff out there Sept. 6 2014
By J. Dar - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
there was a lot of potential that they did not follow up on as far as what they could have done with the plot and at just a little over an hour you would think they could have put some more into it but it was better than a lot of stuff out there. just short of being a great movie. 5 stars for the seller who got it to me in the 2 day prime shipping.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I AGREE WITH THE FIRST REVIEW 110%*** May 10 2014
By THE GHOSTSTAR ORIGINAL - Published on Amazon.com
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The movie is solid ....everthing about it is well done...it could have had a better ending ,...but good scify thriller!! I ENJOYED IT.
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice, fresh horror Sept. 22 2014
By Jack Skellington - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Blu-ray
This flick was good. I'm not sure what the budget was, however some of the visuals are not well done - yet overall it doesn't detract from the movie. This was an awesome body modification movie, and at times the visuals are great. Overall, I say if you enjoy horror, you will enjoy this flick. It's a fresh story in a genre overrun with duplicates and copies.
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