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FIRESTARTER (2022)
Blu-ray review by David Blackwell

DETAILS: 94 minutes, audio commentary, deleted scenes, alternate ending, gag reel, featurettes, digital copy
VIDEO: (Anamorphic Widescreen) 1080p High Definition
AUDIO: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 DTS-HD MA, Spanish 5.1 DTS-HD MA
Subtitles: English SHD, French, Spanish

STUDIO: SDS/ Universal Pictures/ Blumhouse Productions, Weed Road Pictures
RELEASE DATE: 6-28-2022

FIRESTARTER starts out great as a new adaptation of the Stephen King novel until the last half doesn't have enough development to hold together the movie despite the excellent cast and direction. I hate it when the writers of a movie don't take the time to flesh out the characters and their journey. However, the music score by John Carpenter and his son Cody Carpenter is a fantastic score up there with the best scores from the movies that John Carpenter directed (too bad John Carpenter can't come back to direct another movie).

SPECIAL FEATURES:
Audio commentary with the director

The alternate ending is even more underwhelming than the theatrical ending. The deleted and extended scenes include some scenes that should have been left in while others were wisely cut. There is also a two minute gag reel

Featurettes:
A KINETIC ENERGY (6:04)
SPARK A FIRE (3:43)
IGNITING FIRESTARTER (3:38)
POWER STRUGGLE (3:28)

A code for a digital copy of the movie rounds out the extras.

FINAL ANALYSIS: Rent FIRESTARTER or wait until the price on the blu-ray drops because I can't recommend you buying the movie at full price. You might want to check out the first adaptation that starred Drew Barrymore or read the Stephen King novel.

This review is (c)7-22-2022 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission