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directed by Eoin Macken
Ireland 2010

 

A "found footage" film with a framing device that functions more to lengthen the running time than explain what more it uncovers in the wraparound, THE INSIDE feels more like a filmmaker experimenting with the sub-genre than a horror film. Actor-turned-writer/director/editor/cinematographer Eion Macken (SIREN) states in the making-of that are a lot of things in Irish history to inspire horror films; and here he eschews banshees, leprechauns, and sídhe in favor of something more abstractly-formed (partly inspired by the worst in man, as well as possibly a paucity of imagination). A man (Macken) picks up a camcorder at a pawn shop and discovers on it the birthday celebration of Corina (Siobhan Cullen, THE CROOKED MILE) with her four friends Louise (Vanessa Matias Fahy, GHOSTWOOD), Sienna (Kellie Blaise), Sian (Natalia Kostrzewa, THE LOOKING GLASS), and Cara (Tereza Srbova, 360). They make the unfortunate - although all-too-common in horror movies - mistake of deciding to celebrate in an abandoned warehouse found by Corina's boyfriend Barry (Sean Stewart, DOROTHY MILLS). Their revelry attracts a trio of derelicts - Eamo (Brian Fortune, WRATH OF THE CROWS), Scat (Karl Argue, WHEN THE SKY FALLS), and Hughie (Emmett Scanlan, COLOUR FROM THE DARK) - who kill Barry and assault the girls; but they have also wakened something else with a voracious appetite for human flesh.

Eric Cotenas

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Theatrical Release: 13 January 2013 (UK)

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DVD Comparison:

Monster Pictures / Eurkea Video - Region 0 - PAL vs. Revolver Entertainment - Region 1 - NTSC

Big thanks to Eric Cotenas for all the Screen Caps!

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Distribution

Monster Pictures / Eurkea Video

Region 0 - PAL

Revolver Entertainment
Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 1:32:12 1:33:00
Video

1.78:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.23 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

1.73:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.6 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.

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Monster Pictures / Eurkea Video

 

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Revolver Entertainment

 

Audio English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo

English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo

Subtitles none none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Monster Pictures / Eurkea Video

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.78:1

Edition Details:
• Picture-in-Picture Commentary by director Eion Macken, actress Vanessa Fahy, and producer Franco Noonan (16:9; 90:27)
• Making-of (16:9; 18:45)
• Theatrical Trailer (16:9; 1:48)
• Teaser 1 (16:9; 1:12)
• Teaser 2 (16:;9 1:06)
• Teaser 3 (16:9; 0:41)
• Start-up trailer for 'The ABCs of Death'

DVD Release Date: 25 March 2013
Amaray

Chapters 12

Release Information:
Studio: Revolver Entertainment

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.73:1

Edition Details:
• Picture-in-Picture Commentary by director Eion Macken, actress Vanessa Fahy, and producer Franco
• Noonan (16:9; 91:24)
• Making-of (16:9; 18:49)
• Trailer (16:9; 1:46)

 

DVD Release Date: 21 October 2014
Amaray

Chapters 12

 

Comments

Although photographed in HD, much of THE INSIDE has been intentionally degraded in various fashions to emulate the look of a consumer DVD camera (further distorted by simulated dropouts and distortions, in addition to some shock flashcuts). Behind the scenes footage in the making-of segment reveals that the film was also significantly darkened and made moodier in post. The UK Eureka and US Revolver discs look similar for the most part (although the 1.73:1 Revolver reveals slivers more information on the top and bottom). Although the running times are close, the NTSC disc does not evince any interlacing artifacts or additional motion problems than the ones that are simulated as part of the damaged "found footage" aesthetic. The 2.0 audio is fine although it too has some artificial artifacts introduced for verisimilitude.

 

On both discs, a separate encode of the film offers picture-in-picture commentary from the director, the producer, and one of the actresses. Among the discussion points are the director's assertion that the monster is summoned or created from the negative energy (although some may take issue with his conflation of the homeless with "the dregs of society") while the producer discusses the location (an actual sprawling warehouse storing antiques - the devilish goat statue is an existing prop rather than a created one - and the caves are actual old servants passages beneath the neighboring Georgian houses). A trailer and three teasers round out the package on the Eureka while the Revolver only has the main trailer.

 - Eric Cotenas

 


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Image:

Draw

Sound:

Draw

Extras: Draw
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Distribution

Monster Pictures / Eurkea Video

Region 0 - PAL

Revolver Entertainment
Region 1 - NTSC

 




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