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A married couple (Cumberbatch, Foy) move back to his childhood village to start a family but a surprise visit from the husband's brother (Evans) ignites sibling rivalry and exposes the lies embedded in the couple's relationship. An evocative, beautifully shot drama that examines the fragile relationship between truth, intimacy and betrayal.
A married couple move back to his childhood village to start a
family but a surprise visit from the husband's brother ignites sibling rivalry
and exposes the lies embedded in the couple’s relationship.
Theatrical Release: December 16th, 2011
DVD Review: Artificial Eye - Region 2 - PAL
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|Distribution||Artificial Eye - Region 2 - PAL|
|Runtime||1:21:00 (4% PAL Speedup)|
Average Bitrate: 6.48 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 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)|
with the director D R Hood
Interesting, cerebral look at a relationship and trust with an underlying mysterious, suspense, angle. Wreckers is a relatively short film and deliberately paced. Connecting early - or simply allowing yourself to - is paramount to appreciation. I enjoyed it but can see how it might be an acquired taste - as some may see it as having 'student film' characteristics.
Artificial Eye supply a dual-layered transfer that holds some texture. I imagine this looks fairly accurate to the original. The disc is anamorphic and has a high bitrate. Any softer shots are inherent in the production. Style is quite pleasing with a fearless approach to close-ups. Audio gives options for a superfluous surround or 2.0 channel stereo. Sound is clean but optional subtitles might have been appropriate for those less familiar with the accents. The disc is coded for region 2 in the PAL standard.
AE have included two interesting D.R. Hood shorts - Journey Man (2002) and The Other Man (2006) which showcase signature similarities to the main feature. There is also an interview with D. R. Hood - which had some revealing elements and there is a trailer.
As I stated - Wreckers is not for everyone - but I enjoyed the presentation and look forward to more from the director. There is a lot of good here with some individualistic spirit to the film realization.