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DVD Review by David Blackwell
DETAILS: 115 minutes, deleted scenes, photo galley, theatrical poster gallery, theatrical trailer, and behind-the-scenes featurette
VIDEO: 2.35:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)
AUDIO: English 5.1 and 2.0, Swedish 5.1 and 2.0
Subtitles: English, Spanish
STUDIO:  Magnolia Home Entertainment/ Magnet releasing/ Six Shooter Film Series/ Bavaria Film International/ Efti
RELEASE DATE: 3-10-2009

Oskar is a 12 year old boy bullied at school in Sweden. His life changes when a new mysterious girl, Eli, moves into his apartment building. Eli carries a secret- she's a vampire. The guy with her kills people so she can have blood to survive. Eli is stuck in the body of a 12 year old girl. She must always move. Oskar and Eli form a bond that is put ot the test when he finds out who she is. A series of events sets the stage for one of the best and most original vampire films in years called LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (based on a novel). It is liek PAN'S LABYRINTH- just better and without the oversentimentality that haunts the films of Guillermo del Toro. Director Thomas Alfredson knows how to balance the character relationships and the horror (whether it is a kid being bullied or Eli attacking).  LET THE RIGHT ONE IN sucks you in and doesn't let go. This disturbing fairy tale will haunt you.

AUDIO TRACKS:  Stick with the original Swedish.   The voices for the English dub aren't the best.

Three deleted scenes are included on the disc (I wish the third one stayed in). The Behind-The-Scenes featurette is brief and runs eight minutes while it shows behind-he-scenes footage mixed in the interview with the director (he speaks English). Rounding out the extras is the Theatrical poster gallery which features a poster that should have been the cover instead of the DVD cover, a photo gallery, trailers for all films in the Six Shooter Film Series (including this one).

FINAL ANALYSIS: LET THE RIGHT ONE IN is a haunting tale that happens to be one of the best vampire films in ages. I wish more extras were incldued on the DVD like an audio commentary and a featurette on how the novel came to be adapted.

this DVD review is (c)3-6-2009 David Blackwell and acnnot be reprinted without permission. send all comments to lord_pragmagtic@hotmail.com