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Monday, September 17, 2012

The Cabin in the Woods Blu-Ray Review



The Cabin in the Woods is one of the best films I've seen this year. Co-written by Joss Whedon (The Avengers, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") and Drew Goddard (Cloverfield), it is a unique, unpredictable journey that breaks down genre barriers.

A stereotypical group of college friends head out to a mysterious cabin for the weekend, when mysterious events begin to happen. Behind the bloodshed is a group of technicians operating from the safety of a control room. And that's just the beginning...

The cast is great! It stars Kristen Connolly ("As the World Turns"), Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers), Anna Hutchison ("Go Girls"), Fran Kranz ("Dollhouse"), Jesse Williams ("Grey's Anatomy"), Richard Jenkins (Step Brothers), and Bradley Whitford ("The West Wing").

My major complaint with this Blu-Ray is the outer packaging. The front of the outer slipcase has a hologram that shows the theatrical poster, but when it is turned it reveals something else, which somewhat ruins the actual events of the movie. I'm really not sure why they would do that. If you're planning on buying it, avoid looking at the cover until after you watch it.

The Blu-Ray has a bunch of great special features:
-Audio commentary with Writer/Director Drew Goddard and Writer/Producer Joss Whedon
-"We Are Not Who We Are: Making The Cabin in the Woods" Featurette
-"The Secret Secret Stash" Featurette
-Wonder-Con Q&A with Joss and Drew
-"An Army of Nightmares: Make-Up and Animatronic Effects" Featurette
-"Primal Terror: Visual Effects" Featurette
-"It's Not What You Think: The Cabin in the Woods" Bonus View Mode (Blu-Ray Exclusive)
-Obligatory Digital Copy of the film

If you're sick of the standard horror movie fare, definitely check out this amazing, genre-bending film!

The Cabin in the Woods Blu-Ray deserves a 9 out of 10 Cabins!!


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