6.2 C
New York
Monday, November 23, 2020
Advertisement

Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings Blu-ray Review

  • Aspect Ratio: 1:78:1
  • Video Codec: AVC/MPEG-4
  • Resolution: 1080p/24 (23.976Hz)
  • Audio Codec: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish Subtitles
  • Region: A (B? C?)
  • Rating: Unrated
  • Run Time: 93 Mins
  • Discs: 2 (1 x Blu-ray, 1 x DVD)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • Blu-ray Release Date: October 25th, 2011
  • List Price: $29.99

[amazon-product]B005GT3XDQ[/amazon-product]

BestBuy.com:
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings -

Purchase Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings on Blu-ray at CD Universe

Shop for more Blu-ray titles at Amazon.com

Overall
[Rating:2/5]
The Film
[Rating:1/5]
Video Quality
[Rating:4/5]
Audio Quality
[Rating:4/5]
Supplemental Materials
[Rating:1.5/5]

Click thumbnails for high-resolution 1920X1080p screen captures

(All TheaterByte screen captures are lightly compressed with lossy JPEG at 100% quality setting and are meant as a general representation of the content. They do not fully reveal the capabilities of the Blu-ray format)

The Film

[Rating:1/5]

Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings, as the title indicates, is a prequel…of sorts. The year is 1974 and our brothers Sawtooth, One Eye and Three-Finger have just been thrown inside of a mental asylum for good reasons. Clearly earning their names via heinous acts, the three soon escape letting out other members of the prison. We soon flash forward to 2003 where we meet a bunch of random people, many of which won’t mean anything to us. Naturally you have your dumb characters, both male and female, who are seemingly present just to let out a few screams in order to ‘heighten’ the horror. No, but seriously the group of friends decide to go wander through the wilderness where one, yes,  (like the Family Guy joke) actually (yes, I’m NOT joking) says the name of the film (“Ah, he said it..he said it!”). An assortment of other acts occur, obviously with the group of teens running into our three friends…all of whom would love to feast on some young flesh. What results is a truly horrible, boring, forgettable film.

Wrong Turn 4 is the kind of bad film that you sit entirely through (all because you don’t give up on any film), but now just wished you had shut it off after 20-minutes. This film is just so preposterously bad it’s not even funny. There aren’t any real, true scares, the blood splatters endlessly, the screams are fake and the entire film is just one big cliché ripping off countless horror genre bits used numerous times over. If you really must sit through this because you’re curious (for some reason) or better yet like me and you’ve seen the others, avoid making the same mistake I did. There are better horror films out there like Fright Night.

Video Quality

[Rating:4/5]

The 1:78:1 framed, AVC/MPEG-4 encoded transfer is just about as good as I had hoped. While the film may have all the cliches of every bad horror film ever made, the film’s transfer seems to hit all the right notes. The film’s color palette uses colors like reds and blues that all but help to bring out detail. The film’s detail is rock solid throughout, in particular character closeups. It’s here that flesh tones/contrast levels are accurate. There are a few moments where colors can look a bit murky and washed out, but I suppose this may have been a stylistic choice by the film’s director. Darker moments do hold the best detail out of any sequences, especially the exterior moments. Minus the aforementioned style issue, I found this transfer to be quite good.

Audio Quality

[Rating:4/5]

The film’s provided DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is equally as good as the aforementioned video. Dialogue, front-heavy as it is, is well reproduced never dropping out. Dynamics and discrete effects do occasionally appear, thanks in part in your snowmobiles, background screams and the what not. While some of the effects do feel rather forceful at times, I still found the DTS mix to be effective.

Supplemental Materials

[Rating:1.5/5]

The included features are shown in a mix of HD and SD:

  • Director’s Die-ary’s – This runs 7:37 and shows the diaries Director Declan O’Brien kept on a daily basis.
  • Making Another Wrong Turn – Running 12:36, this is your making-of feature that shows behind-the-scenes, production and cast interviews.
  • Lifestyles of the Sick and Infamous – At 5:13, this brief feature deals with the production design and filming inside of a real mental hospital.
  • Wrong Turn 4 Music Video – This track is by The Blackout City Kids and runs 3:24.
  • Deleted Scenes (SD) – 18:14 of deleted scenes are shown, X in total.

The Definitive Word

Overall:

[Rating:2/5]

Wrong Turn 4 fails on every end of the horror cycle. While Fox has put together a solid V/A presentation, the film is so horrendous that I can’t even began to say ‘Rent’ this.

Additional Screen Captures

[amazon-product]B005GT3XDQ[/amazon-product]

BestBuy.com:
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings -

Purchase Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings on Blu-ray at CD Universe

Shop for more Blu-ray titles at Amazon.com

Overall
[Rating:2/5]
The Film
[Rating:1/5]
Video Quality
[Rating:4/5]
Audio Quality
[Rating:4/5]
Supplemental Materials
[Rating:1.5/5]

 

Join the Discussion on Our Forum

Advertisement

Related Articles

Chernobyl (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review)

The account of the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster in Ukraine, Soviet Union, and the subsequent health and political fallout is told in five gripping episodes.

2067 (Blu-ray Review)

With the world deforested and people dying from a deadly disease caused by synthetic oxygen, a quiet tunnel worker receives a message from the future and must save humanity in this uneven but watchable dystopian Aussie indie sci-fi thriller.

The Irishman (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray Review)

Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-nominated (Best Director) late career crime world epic gets the Criterion Collection treatment it deserves.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Stay Connected

299FansLike
0FollowersFollow
0FollowersFollow
- Advertisement -

Notice of Compliance with FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 16 CFR Part 255

In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR part 255 guidelines, this website hereby states that it receives free discs and other theatrical or home entertainment “screeners” and access to screening links from studios and/or PR firms, and is provided with consumer electronics devices on loan from hardware manufacturers and/or PR firms respectively for the purposes of evaluating the products and its content for editorial reviews. We receive no compensation from these companies for our opinions or for the writing of reviews or editorials.
Permission is sometimes granted to companies to quote our work and editorial reviews free of charge. Our website may contain affiliate marketing links, which means we may get paid commission on sales of those products or the services we write about. Our editorial content is not influenced by advertisers or affiliate partnerships. This disclosure is provided in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR § 255.5: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Latest Articles

Chernobyl (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review)

The account of the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster in Ukraine, Soviet Union, and the subsequent health and political fallout is told in five gripping episodes.

2067 (Blu-ray Review)

With the world deforested and people dying from a deadly disease caused by synthetic oxygen, a quiet tunnel worker receives a message from the future and must save humanity in this uneven but watchable dystopian Aussie indie sci-fi thriller.

The Irishman (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray Review)

Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-nominated (Best Director) late career crime world epic gets the Criterion Collection treatment it deserves.

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray Review)

Criterion gives us a brilliant new 4K restoration on Blu-ray of Jim Jarmusch's 1999's indie classic about a loner assassin who follows the way of the samurai.

Westworld: Season Three — The New World (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review)

The third season of HBO's flagship sci-fi series sends the Hosts into the real world for a somewhat disappointing eight episodes but a magnificent 4K Ultra HD release.
%d bloggers like this: