You're Next (Blu-ray) (2011)

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Released 3-Jan-2014

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Horror None
Rating Rated MA
Year Of Production 2011
Running Time 94:00
RSDL / Flipper Dual Layered Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 1,2,3,4,5,6 Directed By Adam Wingard
Simon Barrett
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Icon Entertainment Starring None Given
Case Standard Blu-ray
RPI ? Music None Given


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 1080p
Original Aspect Ratio 2.35:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles English for the Hearing Impaired Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

   When a gang of masked, axe wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped. The body count mounts and all hope seems lost… But unfortunately for the killers, they picked the wrong family to target - one of their victims has a lethal talent for fighting back.

Promo blurb for You're Next

You're Next belongs to a long tradition of home invasion/slasher films. Nothing more than Agatha Christie updated via Friday the 13th and Halloween we have a series of potential victims whittled down through acts of carnage. In fact, director Adam Wingard's film is probably a combination of the home invasion film mixed with Home Alone. In this version of the story one of the victims just happens to have survivalist training. Erin, played by Australian Sharni Vinson (last seen battling sharks in Bait) is not what she seems, and in fact is a dangerous fighter capable of laying sophisticated traps and planning the downfall of the invaders.

There isn't much to be said for the plot of the film. The Davison family gathers at an old, large and isolated house and before too long they are assaulted by strangers. The strangers don masks featuring animals and as the film progresses we see some of the method in their madness.

You're Next is nothing else if not an entertaining film with some decent scares and a thread of comedy underpinning some of the frights. It doesn't attempt to be a psychologically damaging affair like The Strangers or Funny Games but instead provides some pizza night entertainment for fans of the genre.

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Transfer Quality

Video

You're Next comes to Blu-ray in a 2.35:1 transfer consistent with the original aspect ratio.

The film is mostly played out in the dark and the blacks are suitably inky. It is not a ravishing transfer by any means but is perfectly serviceable.

The colours are clear and well defined. The blood is velvety red!

The image quality is reasonably crisp. The flesh tones are accurate.

There are subtitles in English for the Hearing Impaired.

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Audio

  

The Blu-ray of You're Next features an English DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track.

The dialogue is clear and easy to understand.

The surrounds are used fairly well to convey the horror aspect with directed sounds making things extra scary.

The sub woofer is occasionally used to good effect.

The song Looking for the Magic by The Dwight Twilley Band features prominently and frighteningly in the film.

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Extras

There are no extras.

R4 vs R1

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This Blu-ray is described as All Region but has not yet been released in other regions. Buy Local.

Summary

    You're Next is a decent/home invasion film with just enough going on to keep those who are not mainstream fans of the genre interested. It is good to see Sharni Vinson getting another role although it would be good to see her in something where she is not being chased!

Ratings (out of 5)

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© Trevor Darge (read my bio)
Monday, January 13, 2014
Review Equipment
DVDCambridge 650BD (All Regions), using HDMI output
DisplaySony VPL-VW80 Projector on 110" Screen. Calibrated with Video Essentials. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.
Audio DecoderBuilt in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.
AmplificationPioneer SC-LX 81 7.1
SpeakersAaron ATS-5 7.1

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