Decoys 2: Alien Seduction (2006)

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Released 2-Apr-2007

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Science Fiction None
Rating Rated M
Year Of Production 2006
Running Time 94:00
RSDL / Flipper No/No Cast & Crew
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Region Coding 4 Directed By Jeffery Scott Lando
Studio
Distributor
SONY Pictures
Sony Pictures Home Entertain
Starring Corey Sevier
Tyler Johnston
Kailin See
Kim Poirier
Dina Meyer
Tobin Bell
Reamonn Joshee
Ryan Ash
Brad Goddard
Michelle Molineux
Lindsay Maxwell
Natalie McFetridge
Sam Easton
Case Amaray-Transparent
RPI $34.95 Music Steve London


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.78:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles None Smoking Yes
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits Yes

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Plot Synopsis

    Five male college students have decided to start a contest where the object of the game is to have sex with as many girls as possible within a short period of time. Unfortunately for the libido challenged group Constance and her seductive alien friends decide to join in on the fun. Luke Callahan, the only surviving member of the original Decoys is on to them, but will he be able to kill them once and for all, or will the decoys finally win the battle? Welcome to Decoys 2: The Alien Seduction.

The original Decoys was a fairly decent little horror flick, however its sequel is a poorly constructed clichéd mess that ultimately has little in common with its predecessor. The screenplay by Miguel Tejada-Flores emphasises the American Pie-esque college shenanigans to the detriment of the science fiction elements of the story. The central characters sexual quest becomes tiresome almost immediately, and there's just no overlooking the feeling that the film's more horrific elements have been grudgingly thrown in as an afterthought. The cast only exacerbates the film's various problems with wooden amateurish performances that continually alienate the viewer and make it impossible to empathise with these characters. The sole exception is the great Tobin Bell who's cameo's unfortunately lasts for all of 5 minutes.

On the plus side Decoys 2 does contain some nifty effects sequences and the creature design work is more than adequate. Of course the big question for B grade sci-fi junkies is answered in the first scene - Yes, there are scantily clad nubile college girls in various states of undress throughout the film. Rent at your peril.

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Transfer Quality

Video

    I get tired of complimenting Columbia Tristar on their presentations so I'll keep it short.

   The film is presented in anamorphic widescreen with an aspect ratio of 1:77:1.

    The films transfer is sharp without obvious edge enhancement or aliasing effects. Shadow detail and black levels are strong with no Low Level Noise issues.

    Colours are vibrant with no image bleeding.

    The transfer is devoid of dirt or other Film or Video Artefacts.

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Audio

    Decoys 2 has been given a solitary English 5.1 Dolby Digital surround track.

    Dialogue is clear with no obvious audio sync problems.

  The films traditional score is a cut above the usual B grade fodder and remains unobtrusive throughout the story.

    The 5.1 Surround audio track is also well defined with abundant directional sound effects that make solid use of the rear channels.

    The Subwoofer supports the audio with solid bass and reverberation effects.

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Extras

No extras.

R4 vs R1

NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.

    All versions of this title currently available appear the same.

Summary

    Decoys 2: The Alien Seduction is a poor follow up to the original alien college invasion opus, but is blessed with a better than average transfer.

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© Greg Morfoot (if interested here is my bio)
Thursday, May 10, 2007
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