Jul 192014
 

The Human Race is just another cheap direct-to-video horror film which isn’t particularly well made and not something that could even hold my interest thanks to a lackluster script. Still, one can at least see the passion from both cast and crew so it’s not a total waste. The DVD has a couple features to go along with the average transfers.

 

 

 

The Human Race
(2013)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

The Movie
| Special Features | Video Quality | Audio Quality | Overall

Genre(s): Horror, Suspense/Thriller
XLrator | NR – 88 min. – $14.99 | July 22, 2014

MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Paul Hough
Writer(s): Paul Hough (written by)
Cast: Paul McCarthy-Boyington, Eddie McGee, Trista Robinson, T. Arthur Cottam

DISC INFO:
Features:
Commentary, Deleted Scenes, Trailer
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: None
Region(s): 1

 


PLOT SUMMARY

Eighty strangers from all walks of life are ripped out of their daily lives and forced to participate in a brutal race to the death. The rules are simple: follow the arrows or you will die, step on the grass and you will die, get tapped twice and you will die. Only one participant will survive. Race or die. There can only be one winner, but who will survive and for what purpose?

SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.25/5

The only features included are an Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Paul Hough and Actor Eddie McGee which was low-key and technical in nature; some Deleted Scenes (1:41); and the Trailer (1:43).

VIDEO – 3.5/5 | AUDIO – 3.0/5

Gravity drifts through space and finds safety on Blu-ray with a 1080p high-definition and presented in its original 2.40 widescreen aspect ratio. The picture looks beautiful in HD from the stark black in space to the bright, aluminous colors of Earth which is stunning even on the small screen (really wish I had seen it in IMAX). Using the Arri Alexa M camera, the movie has amazing clarity and the detail levels are incredible with no obvious signs of pixilation or artifacting.

 


OVERALL – 2.5/5

Overall, The Human Race is just another cheap direct-to-video horror film which isn’t particularly well made and not something that could even hold my interest thanks to a lackluster script. Still, one can at least see the passion from both cast and crew so it’s not a total waste. The DVD has a couple features to go along with the average transfers.

 

Published: 07/19/2014

 

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