Snowmageddon is your typical SyFy Original Movie with average visual effects (showing how far the industry has come), a lame story and shoddy acting. Even so, the movie isn’t terrible and might be fun for some, though I won’t be revisiting it any time soon.
The Movie | Special Features | Video Quality | Audio Quality | Overall
Genre(s): Adventure, Fantasy
Anchor Bay | NR – 89 min. – $24.99 | November 13, 2012
Directed by: Sheldon Wilson
Writer(s): Rudy Thauberger
Cast: David Cubitt, Laura Harris, Dylan Matzke, Michael Hogan, Magda Apanowicz
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (Dolby TrueHD 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Disc Size: 20.1 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Plot Outline: It’s Christmas Eve in Normal, Alaska, and not a flake of snow has fallen yet. But when mysterious earthquakes, explosive fires, ice meteors and underground spikes suddenly strike the quaint mountain village, the local sheriff (DAVID CUBITT), his helicopter pilot wife (LAURA HARRIS) and their two kids must figure out why nature hates the holidays. Could a supernatural snow globe be triggering this season of destruction, or will a massive volcano roast Earth’s chestnuts forever?
SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5
No features were included.
VIDEO – 4.5/5
Snowmageddon unleashes hell on earth visa vie a finely detailed 1080p HD transfer. The film is presented with a 1.78 aspect ratio and surprisingly, this is a stunningly good-looking film with excellent detail levels, crisp and clear picture with a modest amount of noise that only adds to the quality.
AUDIO – 4.0/5
The Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track included is more than effective for this type of movie. There’s a fair amount of action allowing the surrounds to come to life including the LFE channel which kicks on if only minimally. Dialogue levels also sound nice and clear primarily from the center speaker.
OVERALL – 3.25/5
Overall, Snowmageddon is your typical SyFy Original Movie with average visual effects (showing how far the industry has come), a lame story and shoddy acting. Even so, the movie isn’t terrible and might be fun for some, though I won’t be revisiting it any time soon. The Blu-ray doesn’t come with any features but the video and audio transfers are quite good especially considering the source.