Perfect Getaway, A
Cliff and Cydney are heading to Hawaii for their honeymoon but once there, they hear another newlywed couple has been murdered. At first they don’t really care about that but when they meet up with other couples, they can’t but wonder whether any of the others may be the killers. After all, the police have released some descriptions of the murderers and they seem to frighteningly fit that of their co-travellers.
Sound and Vision:
Although the image looks a bit artificial, overall we can only say that things look very sharp and detailed, without any compression errors and perfectly supports the atmosphere. Certain scenes are truly breathtaking and it’s a shame this quality isn’t upheld during the entire movie.
The sound underperforms as the focus is almost completely towards the front speakers while there’s plenty of opportunity to show off the surround speakers and subwoofer. The dialogues are crystal clear though but the potential this movie has when it comes to the sound department is completely not used at all. A shame!
David Twohy, known as director from Pitch Black, takes us on a tour through the forest of Hawaii with a small twist: there’s a killer couple around and we don’t know who it is.
The simple “pitch” (get it?) can easily be used by a thousand movies that fail to keep anyone interested but Twohy shows his skill and keeps the tension high, also thanks to the work of the cast who do an excellent job at making sure you’re constantly wondering at who’s telling the truth and who’s not. The subtle changes between tension and comic relief are perfect and show Twohy’s skill when he gets to do his stuff without having to make too many compromises.
As a movie we certainly recommend it to anyone, but unfortunately, as a Blu-ray release this disc underperforms on all aspects with image and sound that don’t reach their potential and absence of extras