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November 15, 2010
Autopsy Blu-Ray Movie Review
Cinema Release Blu-Ray Release Distributor Director
None6/10/2010UniversalAdam Gierasch
Video Codec Sound Format OFLC Rating Star(s)
VC-1DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1R18+Robert Patrick

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Horror movie Autopsy (2008) is on Blu-Ray now.

With a title like Autopsy it's pretty clear that the type of film we're reviewing here is a horror title, and not one suitable for youngsters. In recent years horror films such as Quarantine and Paranormal Activity have succeeded by going back to basics, with Cloverfield style handicam 'footage' that gives the film a little bit more authenticity.

Autopsy is centered around a group of friends who go to the New Orleans Mardi Gras. On the way home from the Mardi Gras the friends realise that they have hit a man. Before there is an opportunity for the friends to call for help an ambulance arrives and the friends are taken to a strange hospital to be examined.

In this sick and twisted hospital experiments are done by a head doctor, his wife has a terminal disease and he is conducting these horrible experiments to try and save his wife's life.

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Robert Patrick stars in Autopsy (2008).
In the end Autopsy is a decent movie. It's eery, has got a lot of blood and gore and it is genuinely scary. Mercy Hospital may not be a place you would like to go if you were in any pain, but Autopsy is definitely a film watching if you're a horror buff.

Presented using the VC-1 codec the video quality in Autopsy is brilliant. The transfer is clear, the lighting is fantastic and there is very little grain. There is some grainy footage at the beginning of the film when 'home recordings' are shown, but this is intentional. Creepy details added by the director such as little details in Mercy Hospital show up clearly and are a constant reminder that Autopsy is a budget film with a bit of a difference.

Autopsy is presented on Blu-Ray with a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track and while this audio seems to be a little bit quiet compared to some releases, once you adjust the audio it's you're set to go. The music (or lack of at times) is very cleverly done and certainly helps to set the tone quite well.

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What's around the corner? Be careful!
There are only English subtitles included on the disk and we sampled them and they remained accurate during the sections we looked at.

Unfortunately this Blu-Ray disc for Autopsy has no special features at all, from the menu you can only choose which scene to select, which is a shame. A film like this really could have done with an insight into the creative process.

Anyone who is a horror movie fan will be very impressed with Autopsy. It's a cleverly done horror film that will have you feeling just a little bit uneasy for the rest of the evening.

Review By: Luke Van Leuveran


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