Vacancy (BLU-RAY)


On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Running Time: 
85 minutes

I never saw this movie in theatres but I heard the complaints of the darkness of the picture.  A few weeks ago, the lead singer of Slayer informed me that this was his favorite movie that he has seen in recent memory, which went against everything I heard about it.  Despite it’s many faults, Vacancy ends up being a decent thriller.

Kate Beckinsale in high definition?  Shouldn’t that be enough said?  If not, the picture is good and even the darkest parts have the clarity of looking through a window.

Bonus Features:
The disturbing snuff films find their way, in length, onto the bonus features along with some deleted scenes and a making-of featurette.

A better rental than purchase but, since it’s hard to find anyone renting out Blu-Ray titles, a purchase may be your only option.  Normally, a movie of this caliber, I would say for you to wait for it on HD cable, but there is something disturbingly pulling about this movie.  In the latest wave of torture porn, Vacancy stands slightly above with a little more brain.

Peter Oberth
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