While not perfect, Odd Thomas is still a well done fantasy-thriller filled with great performances by Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin and Willem Dafoe and a wonderfully laid out story that, thanks to its limited box office, will probably never get completed outside of perhaps a TV series on ABC, NBC or TNT.
Genre(s): Fantasy, Drama, Comedy
RLJ Entertainment | NR – 96 min. – $24.97 | March 25, 2014
Plot Outline: Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas is about small-town fry cook named, oddly enough, Odd (ANTON YELCHIN) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows up with an entourage of ghostly “bodachs” – predators who feed on pain and portend mess destruction – Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart, Stormy (ADDISON TIMLIN), and the local sheriff (WILLEM DAFOE), Odd will plunge into an epic battle of good vs. evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions.
SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5
Other than a weak lenticular slip cover, no features were included in this release. Oh, well, there is a retail DVD Copy, so not completely empty…
VIDEO – 4.5/5
Odd Thomas arrives on Blu-ray presented with a 2.35 widescreen aspect ratio and in 1080p high-definition. The film is mostly bright showcasing lots of color during the lighter moments while the darker scenes don’t show off any obvious signs of artifacts or other flaws. Detail levels are good and relatively sharp.
AUDIO – 4.25/5
The 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track included here is effective from the quieter, more dialogue-driven scenes to those with a bit more action such as those at the mall, which is robust and packs a bit of a punch. It might not be reference quality but it’s a fine lossless track.
OVERALL – 3.0/5
Overall, while not perfect, Odd Thomas is still a well done fantasy-thriller filled with great performances by Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin and Willem Dafoe and a wonderfully laid out story that, thanks to its limited box office, will probably never get completed outside of perhaps a TV series on ABC, NBC or TNT. The Blu-ray released by RLJ Entertainment is pretty limited with no features and adequate audio/video transfers.
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