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TV show review: CONTINUUM season 4


DVD Review by David Blackwell


DETAILS:  97 minutes, two audio commentaries, behind-the-scenes featurette, complete storyboards, teaser poster, theatrical trailer

VIDEO:  1.85:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)

AUDIO:  English 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles:  English SDH, Spanish


STUDIO:  IFC Midnight/ IFC Films/ Copperheart Entertainment/ Entertainment One/ the Movie Network/ Movie Central/ mpi Home Video

RELEASE DATE: 2-11-2014

Lisa (Abigail Breslin) and her family were murdered in 1986 on the day before Lisa’s 16th birthday.   Lisa and her family have been living the last day of their lives for a long time until Lisa wakes up and realizes that she died.   She starts to connect with her living counterpart Olivia and must help Olivia (and Olivia’s family) befall the same sinister fate that has claimed so many including Lisa.  


HAUNTER is a unique take on the haunted house tale where the script provides some fresh twists like having it start out as a mystery for a dead person to figure out and having her be able to connect through objects of the dead.   Olivia finds a way to connect with Lisa through Lisa’s necklace.   Also it is interesting to see ghosts haunt other ghosts as this movie unfolds like a mystery.   Director Vincenzo Natali directs another unique movie (he directed other movies like SPLICE and CUBE).  



Audio commentary with Director Vincenzo Natali

Audio commentary with Writer Brain King


The Behind The Scenes featurette on HAUNTER features interviews with the cast, the director, and writer in what comes out to be a well made and informative 20 minute making-of featurette on HAUNTER.


The Complete Storyboards by Vincenzo Natali shows every storyboard that the director did for the film alongside the shooting script in this 54 minute storyboard sacroll of the script.


Also included on the disc are the teaser poster, theatrical trailer for HAUNTER, and previews for other movies from IFC like DEVIL’S PASS, BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO, and CONTRACTED.


FINAL ANALYSIS:  HAUNTER offers a new spin on the haunted house movie with deft direction from Vincenzo Natali.


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