Thursday, August 27, 2015

Inside (2007) - DVD Review - Dimension Home Video

A brilliant and brutal horror film from France.

Inside 2007 DVD À l'intérieur Review

Released by: Dimension Home Video
Release Date: April 15, 2008
Production Year: 2007
Region Code: 1 
Running Time: 1:22:19
Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1 / French Dolby Digital 5.1
Video: 480i Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1 Aspect Ratio)
Subtitles: English, English SDH, Spanish


Four months after pregnant Sarah loses her husband in a horrific car accident, she is visited on Christmas Eve by a mysterious madwoman. Alone and desperate to save her unborn child, Sarah fights to stay alive as each of her potential rescuers die at the woman's sadistic hands. With scene after scene of shocking carnage, "Inside" delivers unbelievably realistic gore that dares you not to look away.

I love the film. Plain and simple. I have loved "Inside" after watching it for the first time. The film shocked, surprised and in the end, left me in awe of the carnage I had witnessed. I have watched this a number of times over the years and thought it appropriate that I give the DVD a review. Yes, I wish there was a suitable English friendly Blu-ray, but that's another story.

Beatrice Dalle and Alysson Paradis are fantastic in this film. They carry most of the acting workload and they so such a great job in their respective roles. Gorehounds rejoice. "Inside" has its fair share of gore and plenty of blood to go around. I've come to enjoy the work of directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo. This was the first film of theirs I had watched and I have enjoyed their films that followed ("Livide" and "Among the Living"). Frankly, not much else really needs to be said about the film. Pop in the DVD, then sit back and enjoy the ride. 

Inside 2007 DVD À l'intérieur Review


There are two audio option on this DVD. You can watch the film in English via a Dolby Digital 5.1 track or in its original language with the French Dolby Digital 5.1 track. There are English, English SDH and Spanish subtitles includes as well. I prefer the original language option, which sounded great. "Inside" is not a dialogue-heavy film. The balance between the different elements in the audio were well balanced. I did not encounter any problems with the French audio in the form of pops, dropouts, hisses and so forth.

Inside 2007 DVD À l'intérieur Review


"Inside" slashes its way on to DVD from Dimension Home Video. The film is presented in 480i Anamorphic Widescreen with a 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio. Colors looks good in the film with reds of the blood looking amazing against the white bathroom. The film has a fair amount of fine detail with the overall quality of the video looking very good. Black levels look excellent and contrast levels are great. 

Inside 2007 DVD À l'intérieur Review


An In-Depth Look at the Making of Inside (51:56) - A great behind the scenes look at the making of the film. Viewers are treated to numerous interesting parts of the film making process. You get to see such things as molds being cast of the lead actresses, make-up special effects and the car accident. Members of the cast and crew talk about the film throughout the documentary. It was nice to be able to see how so many of the special effects shots were accomplished. (In French with English subtitles)

Theatrical Trailer (1:44)


An awesome movie and a great DVD with a really good 'making of' documentary. The DVD can be tough to locate now but if you check different online retailers, you're bound to find at least a used copy at a reasonable price. Watch the film. It's a bloody good time. Yes, pun intended. If you are new to the great horror films that have come out of France, you are in for a treat cause there are some really good films in your future.

OVERALL: 4 / 5