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Green Room – Blu-Ray Review. Second Sight

Green Room is about a struggling punk rock band who are forced to fight for survival after witnessing a brutal murder at a neo-Nazi bar. Trapped in the green room, the group must use everything at their disposal if they wish to make it through the night.

Made in 2016 Green Room is a tense and atmospheric drama, which pulls no punches when it comes to violence and how it can affect people.

The young people who are trapped in the room are scared about what may happen to them and have to overcome this fear to survive if possible. The film is certainly not for everybody, the nasty deaths will put many off but the acting is solid and it keeps the suspense racked up high through most of its running time.

The cast is great, especially Anton Yelchin who has to battle inner demons and a nasty wound to try and stay alive and escape with his friends.

It’s a real tragedy that the actor died so young at the age of 26 after an accident in his SUV. He will be mostly remembered for his role as Checkov in the movie remakes of Star Trek.

Imogen Poots who plays Amber also shines as the witness to a murder that starts the whole saga. Special mention must also go to veteran actor Patrick Stewart (another Star Trek regular) who is cold and nasty as the leader of the Neo-Nazi gang.

It’s just a shame his character is not more fleshed out, and the actor was given a bit more to do, but he does bring some class to the movie. As mentioned the violence and gore are extreme, and when things do happen it does not hold back.

An intense, visceral and gritty thriller which shows when some people are backed into a corner they will do anything to survive.

The Blu-ray from Second Sight has a solid 1080P transfer with good black levels and colour balance. The audio has a balanced and good sound mix. The extras are as follows –

  • Dual format edition including both UHD and Blu-ray with main feature and bonus features on both discs
  • UHD presented in Dolby Vision HDR
  • New audio commentary by Reyna Cervantes and Prince Jackson
  • Audio commentary by Writer/Director Jeremy Saulnier
  • Going Hardcore: a new interview with Jeremy Saulnier
  • Punk Rock: A New Interview with Actor Callum Turner
  • Rocking Out: A New Interview with Composers Brooke & Will Blair
  • Going Green: A New Interview with Production Designer Ryan Warren Smith
  • Nazi Punks F*ck Off: Thomas Caldwell on Green Room
  • Archive featurette: Into the Pit – Making Green Room

Limited Edition Contents

  • Rigid slipcase with new artwork by Adam Stothard
  • 120-page book with new essays by Eugenio Ercolani and Gian Giacomo Petrone, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Josh Hurtado, Jolene Richardson, Shelagh Rowan-Legg and Thomas Watson
  • 6 collectors’ art cards

FILM – 8 / PICTURE – 8 / AUDIO – 7.5 / EXTRAS – 7


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