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directed by Christopher Lawrence Chapman
USA 2017


When Amy Barrett (Danielle Harris, HALLOWEEN 4) wakes up in a Florida Keys hospital, she discovers it empty as emergency broadcasts and loudspeaker announcements call for an evacuation of the hospital and the island. As she searches for an exit, she finds the staff members and patients who carry on as if things are normal appear to be unable to see or hear her. The ones who do, on the other hand, seem intent on violence, and she witnesses unethical and unhygenic surgical procedures carried out on innocent victims. The only other people who seem "normal" are sheriff's deputy Ryan (Jeff Denton, FRANKENSTEIN REBORN) and Jennifer (Katie Keene), a party girl in protective custody, both of whom were also involved in the same freeway pile up as Amy as people were fleeing the island. As the other two are captured and dragged off by the hospital's less than compassionate staff, Amy wakes up again in her hospital bed in the same shape as before, in the first of a series of "cycles" as the hospital in the eye of the hurricane seems to have stirred something up that is thoroghly malevolent. As Amy tries and fails to escape the hospital with Ryan and Jennifer, they come to realize that if they do not escape the hospital before the hurricane passes, they may never leave it at all. Starting out like the usual she's-really-dead-and-in-limbo-or-in-a-coma-and-out-of-body, especially with the opening sequence in which she seems to have been deemed a hopeless case by the attending nurse and physician who apparently abandon her in the hospital evacutation followed by her waking up without any apparent injuries only to seem to suffer them progressively as she runs the hospital corridors, INOPERABLE goes from TWILIGHT ZONE-ish vignette to THE OUTER LIMITS-type sci-fi goosed with some gory practical effects - by the new company of former KNB Efx Group head Robert Kurtzman (THE WISHMASTER) - and plenty of the usual threats of unnecessary surgery and shock therapy. Although the novel concept may not be explored quite to the satisfaction of the more cerebral viewer, the film remains an entertaining diversion with good central performances. Sadly, the film is let down in the last ten minutes or so by seemingly not knowing when to quit with the twists.

Eric Cotenas


Theatrical Release: 1 December 2017 (USA)

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DVD Review: ITN Distribution/Cinedigm - Region 1 - NTSC

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ITN Distribution/Cinedigm

Region 1 - NTSC

Runtime 1:25:15

1.85:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.51 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
Subtitles none
Features Release Information:
Studio: ITN Distribution/Cinedigm

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1

Edition Details:
� Audio Commentary by writer/producer Jeff Miller, director Christopher Chapman, and actors Katie Keene & Jeff Denton
� Trailer (16:9; 2:22)

DVD Release Date: February 6th, 2018

Chapters 9



ITN's single-layer DVD provides a good progressive, anamorphic encode of this digitally-lensed feature with a 5.1 track that is not as adventurous as one would expect in terms of storm effects, instead utilizing the rears conservatively for music, some jolts, and some occasional running footfalls rushing up the corridors towards the protagonist. English closed captioning is provided for those who can access them. Extras consist of the trailer and an audio commentary in which the writer and actors discuss their desire to do another horror film together after CLOWNTOWN (writer Jeff Miller and actor Jeff Denton are veterans of various DTV horror offerings from The Asylum), and Chapman and Miller discuss combining their separate ideas for a hospital-set horror into the final product.

  - Eric Cotenas


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