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directed by Biray Dalkiran
USA 2018


Terrorized by vivid nightmares since she was a child involving a woman violated by a demon, Amy (Angela Durazo) develops misgivings about her own pregnancy to twins. Without realizing that her boyfriend John (Nathan Schellerup) has inadvertenly learned about her pregnancy and is looking forward to becoming a father, Amy procures an abortion with the help of best friend Rose (Katy Bentz). When religious Amy and skeptic John are assigned to look into rumors that a remote village once was populated with "crossbreeds" - half-human, half-demon spawn carrying the combined DNA of Adam, his first wife Lilith, and the devil - Amy starts to feel even guiltier about her decision when she learns that these mythical always gave birth to twins: one a child of Adam, and the other of the devil. Arriving in the town and posing as a married couple of doctors, the pair find local priest Paul (Danny Winn) and his sister Maria (Malinda Farrington) too welcoming and accomdating. While John suspects that Paul is captalizing on religious tourism, and may even be behind the pagan symbols that have vandalized the woods, Amy seeks religious comfort from Paul. When the couple discover a tape recorded diary by a man who tried to stop the birth of another crossbreed in the village in 1994, orphaned Amy starts to wonder if her abortion happened for another reason and if she may be in line to birth the next crossbreed. An American horror film from Turkish music video and commerical director Biray Dalkiran, THE CROSSBREED is competently shot, but that's about all that can be said about it in a positive light. The story is convoluted, the performances range from stiff to poor - as much because of the direction as the awkward dialogue - the CGI visualizations of the "devil baby" are laughable, and the director's habit of cutting away to montages as scene transitions or nightmares (with inexplicable film damage and video dropoouts one would expect to see fabricated in a found footage film) is simply dull; but what is actually most offputting about the film is that it is so emphatic on its stance on abortion as to be propoganda (Dalkiran's first horror film ARAF is about a woman who is haunted by the malevolent spirit of her aborted child.)

Eric Cotenas


Theatrical Release: 13 April 2018 (USA)

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DVD Review: Breaking Glass Pictures - Region 1 - NTSC

Big thanks to Eric Cotenas for the Review!

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Breaking Glass Pictures

Region 1 - NTSC

Runtime 1:25:06

2.25:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.47 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; English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Subtitles none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Breaking Glass Pictures

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.25:1

Edition Details:
� Behind the Scenes (1:08)
� Interview with director Biray Dalkiran (3:25)
� Director Biray dalkiran's 2017 Showreel (1:00)
� Trailer (2:14)
� Previews

DVD Release Date: 6 March 2018

Chapters 12



Breaking Glass' progressive, anamorphic widescreen probably represents this film as well as can be expected with the identikit genre desaturated photography while the video glitches are digital effects rather than compression errors. A Dolby Digital 2.0 track is the default but a more active 5.1 track can be selected from the extras menu. The extras are more EPK than analytical but actually contain very little about the film itself and more about lauding the director. Although Turkish genre cinema has a cult in English-speaking countries, it is interesting to hear the director talk about perceptions of the genre in his native land and how he came up with a way to make his horro debut by guaranteeing the crew a steady stream of projects (music video and television) if they also worked on his film.

  - Eric Cotenas


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