This week’s Friday night horror film is the 2016 film Don’t Breathe which is a story about three friends that decide to rob a blind man’s house and get way more than they bargained for. So without further ado here’s my Don’t Breathe Blu-ray Review.
- Don’t Breathe (2016)
- Running Time: 89 Mins
- UK Rating 15
- Discs: 1
- Released By Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- Blu-ray Released: 16 January 2016
When three friends decide to rob a blind man little do they know that it is they who will become the real victims.
Style / Direction
The film is pretty well shot giving off a distinctly disturbing vibe. The house is generally dark and sometimes is pitch black as is the case with the cellar scene which plays to the advantage to the blind man. This scene works very well with light only coming from gunfire. This creates an incredibly claustrophobic atmosphere but doesn’t over do it by dragging on too long.
Overall director Fede Álvarez succeeds in creating a visually and audibly disturbing film.
The cinematography is handled by Pedro Luque.
Music / Audio Effects
The film consists mainly of creepy and disturbing sound effects for its score, which for the most part works rather well. The music is provided by Roque Baños
Acting / Characters
There is really only one character whom you feel any sympathy for which I won’t reveal so not to spoil the story. Rocky, Alex, and Money are three friends who go around breaking into houses and stealing whatever they can lay their hands on.
Rocky played by Jane Levy is planning to leave town after this last burglary due to family problems. Her boyfriend Money played by Daniel Zovatto is the leader of the gang and the one who doesn’t seem to have any real conscious.
The third member of the gang is Alex played by Dylan Minnette, he clearly fancies Rocky and wants badly to win her over and goes along on the robberies simply to impress her. Rocky however seems way more interested in the financial rewards than anything else.
The fourth main character is the blind man the three decide to steal from, he is played by Stephen Lang. He isn’t a nice person either, in fact he has his own dark secret locked down in the cellar.
To be fair all the performances are pretty good so much so I felt somewhat drawn into Rocky and Alex’s plight.
Conclusion: Don’t Breathe Film Review
Don’t Breathe is a deeply dark and disturbing film that has very few if any sympathetic characters so you really have no one that you are rooting for. Most of them are nasty individuals out for what they can take. Some are after money whilst another is out for revenge. This all adds up to a very well made film that is certainly worth watching even if it is more than a little uncomfortable.
If you like my Don’t Breathe Blu-ray Review you may want to check out these films:
- It Follows (2014)
- Countess Dracula (1971)
- Other Halves (2015)
- Phantasm Blu-ray (1979)
- Psycho II (1983)
- The Awakening (2011)
- The Innkeepers (2011)
- The Uninvited (2009)
Conclusion: Don’t Breathe Blu-ray Review
Clearly the picture quality is not an issue being a 2016 released film so I’ll move on to the extras.
The extras give a brief insight into most aspects of the film, so we hear from the director and cast giving their feelings and interpretations of the story and character.
Overall the extras are more than enough to give you a little looking into the making of the film.
- Commentary with Director Fed Alvarez
- No Escape (3 mins)
- Creating the Creepy House (4 mins)
- Meet The Cast (4 mins)
- Man In The Dark (3 mins)
- The Sounds of Horror (2 mins)
- 8 Deleted Scenes with Director Commentary (15 mins)
- Movie Rating: WELL WORTH WATCHING
- Blu-ray Picture: PERFECT
- Extras: GOOD
Don’t Breathe (2016) is available now on Blu-ray.
Amazon UK Links
- Blu-ray: https://amzn.to/2XmQd9s
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
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Summary: Don't Breathe Blu-ray Review (2016)
Director(s): Fede Álvarez
Actor(s): Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, Stephen Lang
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
A deeply dark and disturbing film that well worth your time.