Aug 302014
 

The Possession of Michael King is the latest in the “found footage” flicks that have permeated theaters and store shelves over the past decade or so and it’s frankly kind of dull and not at all scary. The Blu-ray released by Anchor Bay is pretty basic with no features, a digital copy (in case you need to see this on your tablet) and the audio and video are not exactly remarkable.

 

 

The Possession of Michael King
(2014)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

The Movie
| Special Features | Video Quality | Audio Quality | Overall

Genre(s): Horror, Supernatural
Anchor Bay | R – 83 min. – $30.99 | August 26, 2014

MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
David Jung
Writer(s): David Jung and Tedi Sarafian (story), David Jung (screenplay)
Cast: Shane Johnson, Julie McNiven, Jed Rees, Ella Anderson

DISC INFO:
Features:
None
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (Dolby TrueHD 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Disc Size: 19.8 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS

Michael King (SHANE JOHNSON) doesn’t believe in God or The Devil. Following the sudden death of his wife, the documentary filmmaker decides to make his next film about the search for the existence of the supernatural. Michael decides to make himself the center of the experiment – allowing demonologists, necromancers, and various practitioners of the occult to try the deepest and darkest spells and rituals they can find on him – in the hopes that when they fail, he’ll once and for all have proof that religion, spiritualism, and the paranormal are nothing more than myth. But something does happen. An evil and horrifying force has taken over Michael King. And it will not let him go.

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5

Outside of a DVD Copy and a redemption code for the Digital Copy, there were no features included.


VIDEO – 3.75/5

The Possession of Michael King comes to Blu-ray presented with a 1080p high-definition transfer and 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio. Given this is in the “found footage” subgenre, the picture isn’t great but does have OK detail and colors appear to be bright. That said, it’s made to look amateurish so you do get some artifacts but it’s on purpose than with the transfer itself.

AUDIO – 3.0/5

The Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track is fairly weak where dialogue is on the lower spectrum and the few action (or jump scare) scenes are quite limited in scope and depth. I suppose it’s a serviceable track but hardly anything noteworthy and in keeping with the source material.



OVERALL – 2.0/5

Overall, The Possession of Michael King is the latest in the “found footage” flicks that have permeated theaters and store shelves over the past decade or so and it’s frankly kind of dull and not at all scary. The Blu-ray released by Anchor Bay is pretty basic with no features, a digital copy (in case you need to see this on your tablet) and the audio and video are not exactly remarkable.

 

Published: 08/30/2014

 

 

 

 

Check out some more screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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