BLU-RAY REVIEW

Afflicted

Featured In Issue 191, November 2014

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(Studio/Distributor):
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
44297
(MPAA Rating):
R
(Rating Reason):
Disturbing bloody violence and language
(Retail Price):
$30.99
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Single Layer (BD-25)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
No
(Running Time In Minutes):
85
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
A
(Theatrical Year):
2013
(Theatrical Release):
Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
07/01/14
(THX® Digitally Mastered):
No
(Director):
Clif Prowse & Derek Lee
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Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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"Afflicted" tells the chilling tale of two best friends whose documented journey around the world takes a horrifying turn after an encounter with a beautiful woman in Paris leaves one of them mysteriously afflicted. (Gary Reber)

Special features include three deleted scenes (HD 07:57), the featurettes "Afflicted: Behind The Scenes" (HD 03:51) and "Anatomy Of A Scene: The Window Jump" (HD 02:30), upfront previews, and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 1080p AVC picture is a low-budget, amateurish, hand-held digital production that has the feel of a home movie. If you are a fan of this genre of filmmaking, then you might appreciate the low-production values. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audioô 5.1-channel soundtrack is dialogue centric with undistinguished spatial integration. There is a well-recorded music score that sounds enveloping within the soundfield. Atmospherics and sound effects are essentially limited to a monaural presence. This is an undistinguished soundtrack. (Gary Reber)