The front cover for Bait might make it look like another generic poorly CGI’d director-to-video monster flick, but I enjoyed this; it’s a mixture of Jaws meets The Poseidon Adventure with some adequate visual effects (better than anything on SyFy), fun thrills and just an all around enjoyable film.
Genre(s): Suspense, Thriller
Anchor Bay | R – 93 min. – $29.99 | September 18, 2012
Directed by: Kimble Rendall
Writer(s): Russell Mulcahy & John Kim (written by)
Cast: Xavier Samuel, Phoebe Tonkin, Sharni Vinson, Adrian Pang, Julian McMahon
Features: Storyboard Gallery, DVD Copy
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: English (Dolby TrueHD 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Disc Size: 34.6 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
THE MOVIE – 3.25/5
Plot Synopsis: When a monstrous freak tsunami hits a sleepy beach community, a group of survivors from different walks of life find themselves trapped inside a submerged grocery store. As they try to escape to safety, they soon discover that there is a predator among them more deadly than the threat of drowning: vicious great white sharks lurking in the water, starved for fresh meat. As the bloodthirsty sharks begin to pick the survivors off one by one, the group realizes that they must work together to find a way out without being eaten alive.
SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.0/5
The only feature is a Storyboard Gallery. This release also comes with a standard DVD Copy.
VIDEO – 4.0/5
Bait bites and snaps onto Blu-ray with a nice, clean looking 1080p high-definition transfer. The 1.78 widescreen picture was shot digitally so it’s there’s not going to be obvious flaws like dust marks and there isn’t an abundant amount of noise or grain either. The colors seem nice while the black levels are mostly impressive.
AUDIO – 4.25/5
The Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track shines especially during the action scenes (well, the one: tsunami) but dialogue levels were solid and clear while the front and rear channels show life with many water sounds. It might not be a “wow”-filled lossless track, but it’s more than effective.
OVERALL – 2.5/5
Overall, the front cover for Bait might make it look like another generic poorly CGI’d director-to-video monster flick, but I enjoyed this; it’s a mixture of Jaws meets The Poseidon Adventure with some adequate visual effects (better than anything on SyFy), fun thrills and just an all around enjoyable film.