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Midsommar
« on: October 24, 2019, 12:07:58 PM »
Midsommar

Studio: Lionsgate Films 
Release Date: Oct 08, 2019 
Rating:R 
Film:4/5 

Plot - A young woman, recovering from a family tragedy,  joins her boyfriend and several friends on a trip to Sweden for a rare summer celebration.


My Thoughts – this is a slow burn, horror / thriller. I’m not familiar with this director, but the story and atmosphere were very disturbing ( and entertaining ). Not for the squeamish. Some blood / gore and nudity / drug use. I have not seen a movie quite like this. I’m watching it again next week with friends, so I’ll add some thought after a 2nd viewing ( and more audience reaction ).


Video: 5/5  This Blu-ray is one of the best ones I’ve seen. Sharp, crisp, beautifully shot. Shot in up to 8K with digital cameras, and apparently finished in 4K. Too bad there is no 4K Blu-ray. 2.00:1 aspect ratio. The picture has a stylized look at times – no doubt intentional.

Audio: 4/5  The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix sounds quite good. There are quite a few times the surround channels got used very effectively.




Conclusion: If you like slow burn off beat modern horror films, you might like this. I did. It’s a bit long ( probably could have used about 20 minutes of trimming ), but it’s a fun creepy ride with a great ( disturbing ) ending !

 

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Re: Midsommar
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2019, 01:04:54 PM »
4K Blu-ray should be released in 3 weeks, on November 13th :)
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2019, 01:22:38 PM »
4K Blu-ray should be released in 3 weeks, on November 13th :)
It's one of those " hard to see how this could look much better " Blu-rays. So, I'll be interested to see the 4K reviews. :o
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2019, 01:41:40 PM »
Apparently the 4K Blu-ray is only available in Italy in 3 weeks. 
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2019, 03:53:57 PM »
BTW, thanks Dave - I sort of stole your movie review template. :)
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Re: Midsommar
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2019, 05:10:39 PM »
BTW, thanks Dave - I sort of stole your movie review template. :)
No worries Craig. Imitation is the best form of flattery :)
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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2019, 08:28:29 AM »
No worries Craig. Imitation is the best form of flattery :)
I'd have to say this film won't be your cup of tea. Slow burn - like " Hostiles " or " Phantom Thread ". And horror - it's shocking at times. :-X
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2019, 10:31:30 AM »
I'd have to say this film won't be your cup of tea. Slow burn - like " Hostiles " or " Phantom Thread ". And horror - it's shocking at times. :-X
Definitely not my cup of tea.
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