Scar (DVD)

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In the small town of Ovid, Colorado, Joan Burrows (Angela Bettis) manages to escape from the evil clutches of Ernie Bishop, the local undertaker who had a penchant for the torture, mutilation and murder of teenage girls. As the sole survivor of Bishop’s sadistic reign of terror Joan becomes the local hero. Sixteen years later, still carrying the scars of her ordeal, Joan returns to her hometown for the first time to see her niece, Olympia (Kirby Bliss Blanton), crowned Prom Queen. Soon after her arrival, strange murders begin to take place, with teenagers - specifically Olympia's friends - being abducted and gory 'clues' are being left behind. At first, Joan fears that Bishop has somehow returned from the grave and fears for her own sanity. This vicious and unrelenting serial killer goads one victim into ordering the torture and execution of another in order to reduce their own suffering. Packed with gruesome and blood chilling torture methods, as teeth are wrenched out and tongues removed, the victims are subject to both physical and mental agony. As the police begin to piece together the bloody clues, Olympia suddenly disappears and Joan is forced to confront her deepest fears and once again go after this brutal and barbaric maniac herself.

Running Time: 79 mins

Region: 2

Ratio: 16:9

Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0

Special Features: None.

Certificate: 18

My Opinion:

Scar was originally filmed in 3D which is obvious when you start watching it. There are the usual blocked scenes specifically designed to show off the 3D effects as well as a 3D focused title sequence. But don't get me wrong, the 3D effects in Scar are some of the best I've experienced. When I donned the 3D specs I didn't expect much as my previous experience with 3D horror titles was far from good, but this title actually showed how to do it right. The picture really did stand out which added extra thrills to the gory scenes of torture. The 2D picture is a disappointment as it looks drained of colour (and I'm not just talking about the flashbacks with are in black and white) and you start to notice the scenes that were designed to show of the 3D ability. Of course, having 2 versions of the film on one disc means that there are no extras, but the DVD transfer and sound quality are good considering the limited space. The movie itself has some great scenes which will have you squirming in your seat praying for someone to save the poor victims being cut, stapled and receiving some cheap dentistry. It seems gruesome in places, but if you go back and watch it more closely you'll find that you don't get to see too much and that it's clever use of sound and camera angles make you believe you're seeing more than you are. So overall it's a good film and a definitely a great addition to anyone interested in 3D titles.

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