Nicolas Cage tends to have around two or three new movies a year although due to the current situation that’s likely to mean I’ve no more films to review for a little while. I do have one more further offering in the form of a sci-fi horror from 2019. Color Out of Space is based on the H. P. Lovecraft story and see’s Joely Richardson co-star alongside him. Now I do love a good sci-fi movie but is this for me? Let’s find out, so without further ado here’s my Color Out of Space blu-ray review.
- Color Out of Space (2019)
- Genre: Sci-fi Horror
- Directed by Richard Stanley
- UK Rating 15
- Discs: 1
- Released By Studiocanal
- Blu-ray Released: 6 April 2020
When a meteor crashes into the Gardner family’s farm it brings with it a strange life form. Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) detects a strange smell he simply can’t shake. Meanwhile nearby local official Ward Phillips discovers that the local water supply has become contaminated with an unknown substance.
As the Gardner family continue on with their day to day activities its clear this meteor is beginning to effect them, even changing them but into what?
Style / Direction
The films directed by Richard Stanley whilst Steve Annis is responsible for the cinematography. First off just looking at the bluray box art should give you a fairly good indication of the films visual style. I mean it’s kind of out there and it works rather well.
Music / Audio Effects
The movie’s score comes from Colin Stetson and he really does provide something weird, creepy and definetly inkeeping with the film’s strange visual style. I think he does a good job and overall it works well.
Acting / Characters
I have no issues with the acting everyone plays their roles well and this enable this strange story to play out nicely.
- Nicolas Cage as Nathan Gardner
- Joely Richardson as Theresa Gardner
- Madeleine Arthur as Lavinia Gardner
- Brendan Meyer as Benny Gardner
- Julian Hilliard as Jack Gardner
- Elliot Knight as Ward Phillips
- Q’orianka Kilcher as Mayor Tooma
- Tommy Chong as Ezra
- Josh C. Waller as Sheriff Pierce
Conclusion: Color Out of Space (2019) Film Review
Did I enjoy Color Out of Space (2019)? That’s a tough one, I’m still not sure although I do admire that way it looks and sounds. The acting’s pretty good and the story’s a kind of compelling one and yet I’m still not sure how I feel about.
I would say it’s definitely worth a look if like me your love the sci-fi horror genre.
If you enjoyed my Color Out of Space blu-ray review so far you may want to check out the following films:
- Witchcraft (1988)
- Beyond Darkness (1990)
- Dog Eat Dog (2016)
- Mom and Dad (2017)
- The Humanity Bureau (2017)
- Looking Glass (2018)
- 211 (2018)
- Between Worlds (2018)
- Mandy (2018)
Conclusion: Color Out of Space Blu-ray Review
The movie is from 2019 therefore the picture quality is perfect. There are no extras included but to be fair we are lucky to have this on blu-ray as many of Nicolas Cage’s recent offerings have only had a DVD release. Big thanks to Studiocanal for releasing this in the United Kingdom on blu-ray.
On to my movie rating for Color Out of Space (2019)
- Movie Rating: WELL WORTH A LOOK
- Blu-ray Picture: PERFECT
- Extras: NONE
Amazon UK Links
Color Out of Space (2019) is available now on blu-ray.
For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…
Clip may not be representative of the blu-ray version
That concludes my Color Out of Space blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review more Nicolas Cage movies soon. What’s next? Check back soon…
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Summary: Color Out of Space (2019) Blu-ray Review
Movie title: Color Out of Space (2019)
Movie description: Sci-fi horror based on a H. P. Lovecraft story
Duration: 110 mins
Director(s): Richard Stanley
Actor(s): Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur, Brendan Meyer, Julian Hilliard, Elliot Knight
Genre: Sci-fi, Horror
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
A strange and surreal H. P. Lovecraft story starring Nicolas Cage
- Available On Blu-ray
- No Extras