May 152018
 

Desolation isn’t a great indie thriller but has a few moments of actual suspense and I did mostly like the cast, otherwise it’s a forgettable film destined to be deeply discounted at some point.

 

 

Desolation
(2017)

Genre(s): Suspense/Thriller, Horror
Shout Factory | NR – 76 min. – $22.97 | May 1, 2018

Date Published: 05/15/2018 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Sam Patton
Writer(s): Matt Anderon & Michael Larson-Kangas (written by)
Cast: Jaimi Paige, Alyshia Ochse, Claude Duhamel, Toby Nichols
DISC INFO:
Features: Trailer
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Disc Size: NA
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

Shout Factory provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


PLOT SYNOPSIS


Following her husband’s death, grieving widow Abby (JAIMIN PAIGE) journeys into the forest he loved to scatter his ashes, accompanied by her teenaged son (TOBY NICHOLS) and her best friend Jen (ALYSHIA OCHSE). As they wander the wilderness and reminisce, they’re struck by a rising feeling of dread: they are not alone. A mysterious, silent stranger in sunglasses — The Hiker (CLAUDE DUHAMEL) — is stalking their every move. Suddenly, they find themselves the hunted prey in a deranged killer’s terrifying game.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0.5/5


This release comes with a matted slip cover and reversible inner cover. The only feature is the trailer.

 


VIDEO – 3.75/5, AUDIO – 3.75/5


Desolation comes to Blu-ray through Shout Factory’s Scream line and is presented with a 16×9 enhanced 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio. This is pretty standard fare for a movie of this ilk, the video is generally bright and detail was at least decent, especially for the close-ups while the more distant shots to lose its focus.

The disc includes a basic but effective DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track which does output the nature elements through the front and rear channels while dialogue levels are crisp and clean via the center speaker.


OVERALL – 2.5/5


Overall, Desolation isn’t a great indie thriller but has a few moments of actual suspense and I did mostly like the cast, otherwise it’s a forgettable film destined to be deeply discounted at some point. The Blu-ray release has good video and audio transfers while the feature is pretty poor.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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