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The Rental is a home invasion thriller starring Dan Stevens, Alison Brie, Sheila Vand and Jeremy Allen White and is the directorial debut for Dave Franco.



The Rental

Genre(s): Suspense/Thriller, Horror
Shout Factory | R – 88 min. – $22.98 | December 1, 2020

Date Published: 12/11/2020 | Author: The Movieman

Director: Dave Franco
Writer(s): Dave Franco & Joe Swanberg & Mike Demski (story), Dave Franco & Joe Swanberg (screenplay)
Cast: Dan Stevens, Alison Brie, Sheila Vand, Jeremy Allen White

Features: Featurette
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.39
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 33.41 GB
Total Bitrate: 44.94 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

Shout Factory provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


Two couples (DAN STEVES/ALISON BRIE, JEREMY ALLEN WHITE/SHEILA VAND) on an Oceanside getaway find that their celebratory weekend trip has turned into something sinister as an imminent threat forces them to expose well-kept secrets and they come to see each other in a whole new light.



This release comes with a matted slip cover and the inner cover is reversible. The only bonus included is a Behind-the-Scenes Featurette.


VIDEO – 4/5

The Rental arrives on Blu-ray from Shout Factory and shown with a 2.39 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. There’s nothing noteworthy about the video, especially for a new release, even for a low budget film like this. Even so, detail at least is well defined, most notably the close-ups with focus becoming softer with the more distant shots. Colors are decent but not entirely vibrant however the beautiful Oregon (my home state) coastal setting does come across quite nicely.

AUDIO – 4/5

The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is basic but effective. Dialogue comes across with good clarity and there’s some nice depth for the locale and once the terror starts inside the home. Nothing that wow you, but is efficient enough for the kind of movie this is.


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