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Monday, September 20, 2010

Seven Blu-Ray Book Review (Se7en)

Seven Blu-Ray Book Review (Se7en)

Synopsis: Gluttony. Greed. Sloth. Wrath. Pride. Lust. Envy. Two cops (Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman) track a brilliant and elusive killer who orchestrates a string of horrific murders, each kill targeting a practitioner of one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Gwyneth Paltrow also stars in this acclaimed thriller set in a dour, drizzly city sick with pain and blight. David Fincher (Fight Club, Zodiac, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) guides the action – physical, mental and spiritual – with a sure understanding of what terrifies us, right up to a stunning denouement that will rip the scar tissue off the most hardened soul.

Review: Any film that is sandwiched in by musical tracks from Nine Inch Nails and David Bowie should garner instant attention!  Seven (or Se7en as its known) was a much needed film that really hit audiences at exactly the right time.  It was the mid 1990s and Industrial music had taken over with its darker tone and bands like Nine Inch Nails were on regular radio-play, while Marilyn Manson was just emerging as the next shock rocker.  It was post-grunge and there was a large interest in all things dark, especially serial killers. 

The blu-ray book release of this film is absolutely epic.  The package presentation is beautiful and the accompanying book is fun to flip through.  Its the blu-ray transfer that is the real story here, though.  The color palet on Se7en is rather dark with heavy amounts of shadow and black, but the transfer into high-definition really makes the picture pop!  The gritty details are all there and crystal clear for the first time.  There is a complete lack of grain and noise on the image..its smooth and clean and clear.  This is a beautiful transfer.  This one is a must-own!

Note - be warned..I saw a version of this at wal-mart that did not include the booklet, so be careful what you purchase!

Interest Range: Mystery, Suspense, Cult Classics