Genre(s): Drama, Suspense/Thriller
Twilight Time | PG – 100 min. – $29.95 | October 8, 2013
Directed by: Robert Mulligan
Writer(s): Thomas Tryon (novel); Thomas Tryon (screenplay)
Cast: Uta Hagen, Diana Muldaur, Chris Udvarnoky, Martin Udvarnoky
Features: Theatrical Trailer, Isolated Score Track
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 1.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 29.0 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
THE MOVIE – 4.0/5
Plot Synopsis: The Other, directed by Robert Mulligan (To Kill a Mockingbird) and adapted by Tom Tryon from his own best-selling novel, is a psychological horror film set in Depression-era New England about a pair of young twins (CHRIS and MARTIN UDVARNOKY) who find themselves at the center of a series of ghastly accidents that may not be so accidental after all.
SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.0/5
The disc includes the Original Theatrical Trailer and an Isolated Score Track of Jerry Goldsmith’s superb score. Also included is 4-page booklet containing an essay written by Julie Kirgo.
VIDEO – 4.5/5
Twilight Time releases The Other on Blu-ray with a 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. The picture looks, for the most part, incredible with excellent detail levels and nicely balanced colors which tend to be on the more natural tones. What’s keeping me from giving this a perfect score is that there are instances of dust marks and scratches throughout. Also, the darker scenes show off a heavy amount of grain rather than being smooth.
AUDIO – 3.75/5
The 1.0 DTS-HD Master Audio track is effective enough with good clarity for dialogue and especially Jerry Goldsmith’s creepy score. Other elements, when we get to some of the more suspense-filled scenes, come across well enough. It’s nothing spectacular but still relatively impressive.
OVERALL – 4.0/5
Overall, The Other is a thoroughly haunting and creepy psychological drama with stand-out performances from Uta Hagen and twin brothers Chris and Martin Udvarnoky. The Blu-ray released by Twilight Time might be a bit much in terms of cost, but its well worth it for a gem that not many people might be aware of. The audio/video transfers are both well done.