Mimic 3: Sentinel

Featured In Issue 167, May/June 2012

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Lionsgate Home Entertainment
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Mimic 3: Sentinel is the third and scariest entry in the unstoppably suspenseful and terrifying Mimic legacy. When residents of his apartment building begin to disappear, Marvin comes to believe the unthinkable: the mutant breed of giant carnivorous insects that once plagued society are back and beginning to revisit their devastation! Though he's confined to his room due to a severe illness, Marvin must rally whatever support he can in order to exterminate these horrifying creatures before he ends up their next victim. Filled with all-new action and incredibly eye-popping special effects, this terror-filled thriller is a must-see for all fans of intense horrific excitement. (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Director J.T. Petty, a behind-the-scenes featurette (HD 14:54), cast auditions (HD 15:54), and trailers.

The 1.85:1 1080p AVC Blu-ray Disc™ picture, as with the previous two films, nicely suits the film's genre with its use of colors and slightly dark appearance. Colors are well balanced with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Images are sharp and detailed, especially during close-ups of facial features, hair, clothing, and object texture. The imagery appears natural, with good shadow delineation, even into the darkest scenes. Wrapping up the trilogy, the picture is solid and pristine throughout. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack delivers, as with the past release, a standout sonic presentation in terms of its far-reaching dimensional scope. However, this is a more refined, quieter track that builds tension and excitement, with less dynamic power. The use of the low end is clean, with good deep bass extension to the sub-25 Hz region in the .1 LFE channel, but with less intensity compared to the previous releases. Still, the soundstage is aggressively engaged, with prominent split surround activity creating a sense of holosonic® spaciousness. Voices are delivered with natural tonality and are nicely integrated spatially. (Gary Reber)