Directed by Robert Kurtzman
Written by Robert Kurtzman & John Bisson
Cinematography by Robert Kurtzman
Cast: Andrew Divoff, Erin Brown, Reggie Bannister, Ryan Hooks, Rachel Scheer, Sean Serino, Anthony Clark
2007/86 mins/Color/Dolby Digital 5.1
1.78:1/English/US/NTSC Region 1
Review from the Screen Media Films / Universal Studios DVD
Hidden in a secluded laboratory in the forest, a mad scientist (Divoff) experiments on a deadly virus. Unfortunately for him, things don't go as planned and he becomes another victim of his demonic plan. Soon enough, the deadly virus infects everyone and anything it meets as no one will be safe from the Rage.
Renowned make-up fx artist, Robert Kurtzman is back with a new horror film that most have praised as a new classic. Sorry but for me it takes more then great gore fx to make a film a classic. Sure I understand that this was a pretty low budget production but one things that some have yet to learn is that if you can't do computer generated fx well, simply don't do it. THE RAGE suffers from some of the absolute worst CG fx I've seen in a long time. Like most independant horror film out there, the acting is below average (apart from Brown who ends up kicking ass at the end). Still the film features some amazingly bloody and well created gore fx and its actually kinda fun.
The film is presented in a 1.78:1 aspect rato. The colors are rich and nicely saturated. For a low budget horror film that looks surprisingly good. In the audio department we get a good Dolby Digital 5.1. Nothing exceptional about it but it does the job.
The disc I received wasn't the final edition so none of the extras were available. Here's a list of what to expect with the final full version: 'The Making of The Rage' documentary, FX Stills Gallery, Behind-the-Scenes Stills Gallery, two music videos from the band Mushroomhead, and more importantly a commentary track with Kurtzman and John Bisson (which I would have loved to listen to). The film is separated in 11 chapters, features animated menus and comes in a keep case without a booklet or inlay card.
There was no extras on the edition I got.
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Review by Kim Dubuisson. All Right Reserved. 2008. ©
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