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S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

(aka "DeadThirsty" )


directed by Jason Winn
USA 2017


It is 1992, three days after the presidential inauguration, and some are fighting Bush Sr.'s "New World Order" with protest and others are toasting it with a rave at an abandoned hospital. Feeling hopelessly smothered by her boyfriend Branson (Jared Sullivan) - one of the "thousand points of light" until Ruby Ridge, and a budding Neo-Nazi since - Rachel (Sara Bess) just wants to enjoy herself. As the rave drones on and on, someone is lurking around in a fox mask and drugging victims (which isn't hard at a rave since everyone who is not on something wants to be just to make the music bearable). After hooking up with Thomas (Pedro Ferreira), Rachel wakes up the next morning in a morgue drawer. Branson wakes up beside a dead body in a stairwell and runs into Clare (Melissa Kunnap), while classical music-loving "weirdo" Phillip (Evan Taylor Williams) gets punched by Thomas for his attempts to interject logic into the group's histrionics. Once the fox-masked lurker's patience wears thin with this quintet, he starts hunting them down one-by-one with an axe. Its hopelessly muddled political backstory to try to set it apart, RAVE PARTY MASSACRE is not even by-the-numbers entertaining as a slasher. Good acting and compelling characterization are rarely the goals of the slasher film, but the combination of performance and the utter stupidity of these characters makes them unbearable (the final girl particularly from her first line of dialogue). The one performer who gives a remotely good performance is also tasked with an unwieldy climactic monologue attempting to explain their motives. Given the budgetary and scheduling limitations conveyed in the commentary, the film looks relatively slick but is otherwise lacking.

Eric Cotenas


Theatrical Release: 2017 (USA)

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DVD Review: Breaking Glass Pictures - Region 1 - NTSC

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Region 1 - NTSC

Runtime 1:17:00

1.85:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.5 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Breaking Glass Pictures

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1

Edition Details:
� Audio Commentary by director Jason Winn and producer Maggie D. Hickman
� Behind the Scenes (2:33)
� Birth of an Idea (3:51)
� The Morgue Drawer (1:10)
� Slide Gallery (5:28)
� Trailer (2:02)
� Previews

DVD Release Date: April 17th, 2018

Chapters 9



Breaking Glass provides a good standard definition progressive, anamorphic encode to this Red-lensed 4K production that works within the limits of the derivative sickly color correction - which makes the film look like anything but its 1990s setting - and the reduced sharpness of the tilt-shift lens effects and overall shallow focus. Clsoed captions are provided for the Dolby Digital 5.1 track and may be less painful to read than to listen to the acting or the awful rave music. An audio commentary and some short extras do not really shed as much light as they think on the backstory but perhaps the revelation of romances that blossomed during the production go a farther way towards explaining the puzzling character relationships within the film than the characterization of the script itself.

  - Eric Cotenas


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