Featured In Issue 261, May/June 2022

WSR Score4
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Lionsgate Home Entertainment
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Strong bloody violence and gore, strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language
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Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-50)
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Ti West
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DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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In "X," a group of actors set out to make an adult film in rural Texas unnder the noses of their reclusive hosts––an elderly couple with a farm and boarding house for rent. But when the coouple catches their young guests in the act, the cast finds themselves in a desperate fight for their lives. (Gary Reber)

Special features include "That X Factor" featurette (HD 11:37), "The Farmer's Daughter" extended scene (HD 04:56), Pearl make up timelapse (HD 01:33), upfront previews and a digital code.

The 1.90:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed digitally using the Sony CineAlta Venice camera system and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The imagery is creatively captured with natural hues that are nicely saturated. In parts the picture is stylized with unique lighting effects, Otherwise the color palette is natural in appearance. Flesh tones are naturally hued. Contrast is generally good though at times black and shadow levels appear a bit crushed. Lighting effects and white levels appear naturally illuminated. Resolution is revealing of realistic detail. Facial and skin features are well resolved, This is a well crafted picture in the horror genre. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1-channel soundtrack features haunting music that effectively creates emotional tension. Atmospherics are realistic throughout. Sound effects are effectively arousing and startling. Dialogue is intelligible throughout with good spatial integration. Surround envelopment is dimensionality effective. Deep bass extends in the music and enhances some of the sound effects. This is a well crafted sound track that delivers the scares. (Gary Reber)