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directed by Quinn Saunders
USA 2014

 

No to be confused with the Dark Castle film THE APPARITION, APPARITION is a handsomely designed and photographed but not very original take on the mourning protagonist going mad or just vulnerable to haunting forces lurking within a blatantly creepy fixer-upper. After the death of his fiancče Lori (Katrina Law) in a car crash during an argument, former financier Doug (Jody Quigley) retreats from the city to the country farmhouse they were restoring to continue the work in Lori's memory. Despite warnings from local Woody (Thomas Roy) about the legend of an Irish widow who used to torture and kill maids in the house's basement, Doug isolates himself further and resists overtures of friendship from graduate student Jamie (Lili Bordán) who is studying family therapy and getting over her own tragic past of daddy figures and physical abuse. As Doug becomes unnerved by strange sights and sounds in the house, he confides in Jamie who thinks the hauntings are projections of his guilt combined with Woody's stories. As he grows closer to Jamie, however, the haunting presence takes the form of Lori who offers him a second chance at happiness with her and the child she was pregnant with before the accident. When Jamie and Doug's friend Connor (Dave Droxler) separately attempt to draw him back to the land of the living, Lori becomes more possessive and threatening, twisting Doug's perception of reality. Is it really Lori's reproachful spirit, Doug's overwhelming guilt (and possible head trauma from the accident), or the ghostly forces that caused the teenage daughter of the house's previous owner to axe her family before blowing herself away with a shotgun?

Eric Cotenas

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DVD Review: Revolver Entertainment - Region 1 - NTSC

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Revolver Entertainment

Region 1 - NTSC

Runtime 1:35:03
Video

1.85:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.13 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.

Bitrate

Audio English Dolby Digital 5.1; English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Subtitles none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Revolver Entertainment

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1

Edition Details:
� none

DVD Release Date: May 5th 2015
Amaray

Chapters 10

 

 

 

Comments

Revolver's single-layer, progressive, anamorphic DVD features a serviceable encode of this handsomely-shot high definition feature. The Dolby Digital 5.1 track is in keeping with the style of these latter day "subtle" supernatural films which trade in just as many music stings as objects rush past camera in the background or foreground. Atmospheric effects are more subdued - appropriate given the closed-off nature of the protagonist - with music getting most of the surround treatment (a 2.0 downmix is also included). There are absolutely no extras or any other content.

  - Eric Cotenas

 


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