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Skinwalkers

A Navajo legend tells the story of a boy who will end the curse of the werewolves (skinwalkers) once he reaches the age of 13. Two packs of werewolves see the legend coming true as the moon grows red more and more each night. A small American boy called Timothy has been living with his mother in a small town, surrounded by the relatives of his dead father. What he doesn’t know, however, is that he’s a half-breed and his relatives are protecting him so he can end his curse. Meanwhile, a bunch of skinwalkers who really don’t want to get rid of their dual existence are out looking for him to make sure he doesn’t reach his 13th birthday…

Sound and Vision:
Nothing special to be said in this department. The image quality is decent with bright colors, good contrast and absence of compression errors that spoil the fun. The transformation scenes where we get to see people transforming are blurry but that’s the director’s choice which is probably done due to the low budget.

The sound is decent but nothing special either. All channels are actively used but that’s about all there is to say.

Extras:
None

Conclusion:
Skinwalkers talks about the fight between two werewolf packs and although it might be a nice idea for a movie (a bit like Underworld where werewolves fight vampires), the low budget and very mediocre acting spoilt the fun. And then I haven’t even said anything about the rather stupid camera work which tries to rise the tension by using slow-motion in scenes where there’s nothing happening, or the shootouts that look like they could have been made in the 1950s.

Does that mean this dvd is overall bad? Well, if you’re a fan of the genre you can still watch it to pass some time without being all too bored. However, be sure to set your expectations right or you’ll be disappointed for sure.

Our Score:
5.0

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