Dec 222016

it’s not hard to see why The Disappointments Room had trouble getting released until Rogue Pictures eventually dumped it to theaters with a loud thud grabbing a mere $2.4 million. Unfortunately this wasn’t some ignored gem and instead a mess of a supernatural horror film.



The Disappointments Room

Genre(s): Horror, Supernatural
Fox | R – 85 min. – $29.98 | December 20, 2016

Date Published: 12/22/2016 | Author: The Movieman


Directed by:
D.J. Caruso
Writer(s): Wentworth Miller and D.J. Caruso (written by)
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Mel Raido, Gerald McCraney, Lucas Till
Featurette, Theatrical Trailer
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: DVD
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.39
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Region(s): 1



Looking for a fresh start, Dana (KATE BECKINSALE), David (MELRAIDO) and their five-year-old son move from the big city to a rural Southern mansion in need of restoration. But the young family’s dream home quickly becomes a chilling nightmare when Dana discovers a hidden room in the attic, unleashing unexplainable events that test her sanity and slowly reveal shocking secrets from the past.



Unwanted: Inside The Disappointments Room (4:38) is a featurette on the making of the movie instead of what audiences thought of it… Anyway, this includes some run-of-the-mill on-location interviews with the cast and crew.

Theatrical Trailer (2:02)


VIDEO — 4.0/5, AUDIO — 4.0/5

Fox releases The Disappointments Room onto DVD (and only DVD, no Blu-ray) presented with a 16×9 enhanced 2.39 widescreen aspect ratio and although this is a very darkly lit movie, with little color, still don’t look too bad for standard def.

The disc includes a basic Dolby Digital 5.1 track which is effective but nothing outstanding. At least there is some modest depth for the “atmospheric” scenes.

OVERALL – 2.0/5

Overall, No Escape is an all around entertaining film perfect for a Saturday movie night. No, it doesn’t make you think or have any profound performances but the acting isn’t bad with Owen Wilson serving as a fine everyman type of character and Pierce Brosnan in his small part is a lot of fun. This is probably worthy of a rental or, if under $10, purchase. The Blu-ray released by Lionsgate offers so-so video, good audio and an OK selection of bonus material.

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