Sunday, 23 October 2011

DVD review: Sella Turcica (2010)

Sgt. Bradley Adam Roback (Damien A. Maruscak) returns partially paralyzed from the Iraq war. There is nothing physically wrong with him causing his paralysis, but he remains wheelchair bound. As time goes by so begins his symptoms get worse. His head is hurting like hell every time he hears a high pitched tone, he becomes more and more gray in the skin, he can not eat and he is bleeding black liquid from all orifices. But to his family's fear, it's just the beginning of his ailment as his behaviour becomes more and more erratic.
The vast majority of this movie is about drama and setup, the film has a slow pace, something that some viewers may find frustrating but I like it as it provides an opportunity to get to know the characters. Thanks to the slow pace we come to really care about everyone in this film. In the last act things reach a bloody climax featuring lots of gore and gruesome special fx. The acting mostly ranges from good to decent but Damien A. Maruscak is excellent as the mysteriously diseased, broken and disabled Brad.
Rating: 7 out of 7. I really liked this flick a lot. I think that if you just want to see blood n' guts you probably will be disappointed and I can imagine that some may consider that the film is a bit slow but I liked the pace, building up to the total destruction at the end. All in all good effort from the actors and the effects are fantastic! Director Fred Vogel is definitively a director to watch.


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