Feb 122015
 

Poker Night isn’t a terrible movie but it really doesn’t offer anything new to the genre as it delves into every cliché in the horror book. That said, the acting wasn’t half bad and I can’t complain seeing more work from the venerable Titus Welliver in a supporting role. The Blu-ray released by XLrator Media is very basic with good audio/video transfers but the bonus material is almost non-existent save for the trailer.

 

 

Poker Night
(2014)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

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

Genre(s): Horror
XLrator Media | NR – 105 min. – $20.99 | February 10, 2015

MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Greg Francis
Writer(s): Greg Francis (written by)
Cast: Beau Mirchoff, Titus Welliver, Michael Eklund, Ron Eldard, Corey Large, Giancarlo Esposito, Ron Perlman

DISC INFO:
Features:
Trailer
Digital Copy: No
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.35
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: NA
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A


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THE MOVIE

A young detective, Jeter (BEAU MIRCHOFF), becomes an unwilling participant in a sadistic game of cat-and-mouse when he is kidnapped by a masked serial killer. In order to survive, Jeter must use the wisdom imparted to him by senior detectives on their regular poker night.

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0.5/5

The only feature included is the Trailer (1:41; HD).


VIDEO – 4.5/5

Presented with a 2.35 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer, Poker Night looks pretty darn good. Colors are a bit muted since a good portion takes place either at night or in darkly lit rooms but those shots are stark and show no signs of artifacts or other imperfections and detail levels on the whole are sharp and well defined.

AUDIO – 3.75/5

The accompanied 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track is suitable for the movie but limited. Dialogue levels weren’t bad though I did notice it topped out a few times however I think that’s more to the flaws in the production than the quality of the transfer work. Still, the score comes through well enough while rear speakers were mostly used for ambient noises.



OVERALL – 3.75/5

Overall, Poker Night isn’t a terrible movie but it really doesn’t offer anything new to the genre as it delves into every cliché in the horror book. That said, the acting wasn’t half bad and I can’t complain seeing more work from the venerable Titus Welliver in a supporting role. The Blu-ray released by XLrator Media is very basic with good audio/video transfers but the bonus material is almost non-existent save for the trailer.

 

Published: 02/12/2015

 

 

 

 

 

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