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S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

(aka "The Sublet" )


directed by John Ainslie
Canada 2015


Actor Jeff (Mark Matechuk, ALMOST ADULTS), his fiancée Joanna (Tianna Nori, BITE), and their new baby Porter are looking for digs in a very wintry, very Canadian downtown L.A. and end up subletting a spacious apartment from an unseen tenant who leaves a note for them. While Jeff is out all day with bit parts in movies and hoping to land a new TV series, Joanna starts noticing strange things about the apartment and the building. She smells the neighbors cooking, hears their footsteps, hears knocking on the walls and the door but she never sees anyone else in the building. When Porter's crying bring incessant banging on the wall from the unseen neighbors, she discovers that the baby is attracted to a closed-off room in which she discovers the diary of the previous resident, a woman who experienced a tragedy with her husband and newborn son. As the days wear on, Joanna starts suffering from nightmares, hallucinations, and starts to lose time. After she dreams of murdering Jeff's glamorous ex-girlfriend (Rachel Sellan), the woman ends up missing in real life, but it is Joanna's disappearance that the police are investigating, refusing to believe that Joanna is who she claims to be. Joanna's behavior becomes more erratic, causing Jeff to start doubting her sanity as she comes to believe that they are being driven to repeat the past tragedy by a jealous ghost. Not to be confused with the 2011 Hammer production, THE RESIDENT - originally titled THE SUBLET - is business as usual in every respect with only the conviction of Nori holding viewer attention as the film fails to fully explore the potential of its scenario in favor of blue-tinted nightmares, darting shadows, and jump scares.

Eric Cotenas


Theatrical Release: 11 April 2016 (USA)

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DVD Review: Second Sight - Region 2 - PAL

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Runtime 1:17:54 (4% PAL speedup)

2.35:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.93 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 stereo
Subtitles none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Second Sight

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1

Edition Details:
� none

DVD Release Date: May 22nd, 2017

Chapters 16





Second Sight's barebones disc is single-layer, but the relatively brief running time allows for a mid-to-high bitrate encode that does what it can with the heavily color-corrected moody look of the film. Audio options include Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 but it is not an adventurous mix so even the 2.0 downmix gets the job done. There are no extras.

  - Eric Cotenas

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