After.Life (DVD)

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After a horrific car accident, Anna (Christina Ricci) wakes up to find the local funeral director Eliot Deacon (Liam Neeson) preparing her body for her funeral. Confused, terrified and feeling still very much alive, Anna doesnít believe sheís dead, despite the funeral directorís reassurances that she is merely in transition to the afterlife. Eliot convinces her he has the ability to communicate with the dead and is the only one who can help her. Trapped inside the funeral home, with nobody to turn to except Eliot, Anna is forced to face her deepest fears and accept her own death. But Annaís grief-stricken boyfriend Paul (Justin Long) still canít shake the nagging suspicion that Eliot isnít what he appears to be. As the funeral nears, Paul gets closer to unlocking the disturbing truth, but it could be too late; Anna may have already begun to cross over the other side.

Running Time: 102 mins

Region: 2

Ratio: 2.35:1

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

Special Features: Commentary with Co-writer/Director Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo, Featurette: Delving Into The AFTER.LIFE: The Art Of Making A Thriller, Theatrical trailer.

Certificate: 15

My Opinion:

A great cast ensures that this strong thriller doesn't end up in the funeral parlour. First time feature film director and co-writer, Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo, has produced a solid horror film which will have you guessing until the titles roll (and beyond!). The production values are very good for the film and the three core performers, Liam Neeson (The Haunting), Christina Ricci (Sleepy Hollow) and Justin Long (Drag Me To Hell, Jeepers Creepers) all ensure that the story is believable and the viewer is pulled into the cold slab world of mortuaries. My only concern with the film was the ending, which actually left me feeling disappointed and annoyed, but was obviously a decision to provoke thought. Fortunately, the outstanding DVD extra is the featurette, which helped confirm my thoughts on the outcome. The director commentary, whilst being very detailed in the background to the story, was quite dreary and would have benefited from a cast member or production crew support. The DVD transfer is of excellent quality and, though not blu-ray quality, certainly provides the best that DVD can provide. Thriller fans won't be disappointed.

REVIEW EXTRA: Screenshots - May contain spoilers

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