Thursday, 3 May 2012
DVD review: Photographic (2012)
A group of twisted photographers in LA lure, manipulate, rape and kill a series of up and coming models while photographing and recording the events on video for their own amusement. But when one survives and returns to give them a taste of their own medicine, it turns out they were not nearly as violent as she is pushed into being. Photographic is written and directed by Timothy Whitfield. This was not what I expected after reading the cover, the plot has much more depth than you might expect and there are more "predators" than the twisted photographers even though they use their power and influence to get what they want from young aspiring actresses but in essence this is a rape/revenge flick. Good acting and special praise to Jill Evyn is not only very nice to look at, she proves to be a good actress as she portays the main character Amanda, showing several layers of her character. Professionally shot and edited and a nice soundtrack. With a running time of 81 minutes the pacing is pretty high. There are several violent scenes and it has a couple of nasty killings but there is very little gore to speak of but you do get a lot of sexual violence, abuse, rape and degradation. I actually thought one scene was very unsettling but as usual I won´t go into details as I do try too keep my reviews free from spoilers. For fans of T & A there is lot of beautiful actresses in this film and there is a fair amount female nudity and sex.
This review is based upon the region 1 DVD release from Timberwolf Entertainment.
Rating: 6 out of 7. Photographic is a unexpectedly dark and gritty film, I liked it a lot!