Blu-ray | Horror | 06 May 2020
Blu-ray | Horror | 06 May 2020
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A cosmic nightmare from the minds of H.P. Lovecraft (Re-Animator) and cult director, Richard Stanley (Hardware), Color Out Of Space follows Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage, Face/Off), Theresa Gardner (Joely Richardson, The Patriot) and their three children, whose recent retreat to rural life quickly crumbles when a meteorite crashes into their front yard. The mysterious aerolite seems to melt into the earth, infecting both the land and the properties of space-time. Mutant forms of technicolor flora start sprouting, while local animals begin to display bizarre deformities. Soon, the Gardners realize that they too are susceptible to the extraterrestrial pathogen, and must escape the contagious cloud that has consumed their farm. With the help of a friendly hydrologist (Elliot Knight) and eccentric neighbour (Tommy Chong), the family attempts to battle a nebulous entity that they can barely begin to understand. What chance can a few humans have against a force capable of traversing the gulf between worlds, a nightmarish being that exists beyond the limits of the human spectrum?
Review of Color Out Of Space by Peter Walkden
Based on a short story written by the famous H.P. Lovecraft. Color Out of Space follows the Gardner family. The family live on an isolated farm living a quiet life since leaving the noisy city lifestyle.
Soon a large meteorite lands right in front of their home. At 1st the meteorite seems exciting and somewhat odd, but little do they know, this meteorite is something to be concerned about. Soon the family begin to suffer life-changing and horrific consequences. Surrounding the home shows unusual activity. Such colour shining bright in the sky, bright, colourful plants begins to appear, and the list goes on.
I must advise fans before continuing that I am personally not familiar with H.P Lovecraft novel/stories nor have I ever read the books. Going into this film, I was blind without any understanding of what I was getting myself into.
Color Out of Space is a horror movie, but it is also so much more than that. The film is filled with uncomfortable moments and added horrific elements along the way. As a film, I found it to be genuinely unsettling as we witness an innocent family beginning to fall into complete madness and horror.
The visuals of this film are incredible to the point I would state some shots are truly a work of art when it comes to filmmaking. The film audio track is also brilliant as we hear an 80’s type synth track during the unusual activity surround the family. Performance was also solid. I am particularly surprised to see the actor Nicolas Cage provide an applaud worthy performance and it feels like this is a performance fans have been missing for some time now. The actor seems hugely passionate about this film. Another exciting face is the man behind the camera. The director of this film is Richard Stanley who hasn’t directed a movie since he was fired while working on “The Island of Dr Moreau” (1996).
Overall, Colour Out of Space has left me speechless. Because I enjoyed many elements in the film, it’s an unsettling horror film with artwork filming style and a stand out soundtrack.
Peter has written this review for Sanity. You can see more from Peter here
Title: Color Out Of Space
Release Date: 06 May 2020
Actor(s): Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur, Elliot Knight, Tommy Chong, Brendan Meyer, Julian Hilliard, Josh C. Waller, Q'orianka Kilcher, Melissa Nearman, Amanda Booth, Keith Harle, Brett W. Bachman
Catalogue No: DAVID4137
Disc Count: 1
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
OFLC Rating: MA15+
Run Time: 111
Transfer Format: 16:9 Enhanced, Widescreen, 1080P HD, Full Height Anamorphic
Video Format: PAL
Primary Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Language: English, Dolby Digital 5.1
Region Code: A,B,C
OFLC Advice: Bloody Violence, Strong Supernatural Themes
Director(s): Richard Stanley
Genre: Horror/Sci-Fi, Science Fiction