Monday, May 4, 2009
Dog Soldiers on Blu-Ray
One of my favorite, though little known outside horror fan circles, werewolf movies is coming out tomorrow (May 5th) on Blu-Ray disc. Dog Soldiers, by the same director who did the claustrophobic mayhem of The Descent and the derivative but fun Doomsday, is an early Neil Marshall film full of surprises and scares. Right up front, it's gory (but not in the same vein [no pun intended] of torture porn or the recent 70's remakes). But, it does successfully channel the same tense atmosphere of such great films like Romero's Night of the Living Dead and Hawks' Rio Bravo--just through the different, but very kinetic werewolf genre. And, there's something to be said for such monster films that are situated in the cold bleak exteriors of the Scottish highlands. No worries if you don't have Blu-ray--the standard definition DVD version is more than enough to keep you pinned down (under the covers) out of fright ;-).