Where’d You Go, Bernadette Blu-ray Review

  • Actors: Billy Crudup, Cate Blanchett
  • Director: Richard Linklater
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English (DTS 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: 
     Parents Strongly Cautioned
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • Release Date: November 26, 2019

        These days I usually have to avoid trailers and other promotional materials for new film releases, as the marketing departments are more interested in selling tickets than preserving the integrity of the storytelling. As a result, I often find plot points and narrative twists spoiled long before I have even entered the theater. However, despite having watched the trailer for Where’d You Go, Bernadette, I still had little idea what to expect from the film. Was it a comedy? Was it a drama? Was it a thriller? It ends up being all of these things, and also none of them.

The Divine Fury Blu-ray Review

  • Actors: Park Seo-jun, Ahn Sung-ki, Woo Do-hwan
  • Director: Jason Kim
  • Disc Format: Dolby, Subtitled, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: Korean (DTS 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Studio: Well Go Usa
  • Release Date: November 19, 2019
  • Run Time: 129 minutes

        The idea of combining action with a demon possession narrative is not exactly original, although this is the first time I have seen an MMA-fighting character punch the demon-possessed in the face as a way of combating the evil. At the same time, although the possession narrative may have added action elements, this never removes the dramatic core of the story in the South Korean horror film, The Divine Fury, which fittingly deals with issues of faith lost and regained. William Friedkin has long said that he considers The Exorcist to be more of a film about faith than horror, and The Divine Fury follows in that tradition. It just adds some enjoyable fight choreography along the way.