Monday 15 April 2013
DVD review: The Vanisher (2012)
Professor Larry Melba a scientist, invents a very special and unique teleportation device, with the help of his nephew Jeff Melba, a student in Martial Arts. Mr. Thorn, an old acquaintance finds out about this creation and he wants to steal it for his own personal vendetta. Now it's up to Jeff to reclaim the teleportation device by stopping Mr. Thorn and his henchmen using his Martial Arts to bring justice back in order. The Vanisher is written, edited and directed by Paolo Carascon who also stars as Jeff Melba. He´s also executive producer besides being involved in almost all parts of the production. The acting is decent, the camerawork and editing is pretty good. The pacing is pretty nice but it takes awhile for the action to get going. The soundtrack is pretty horrible. The visual fx consists of pretty bad computer rendered fx being used to show the teleportations. It isn´t hard to imagine the potential the concept does have but due to the limited budget it isn´t utlilized to its full effect. The fight choreography is decent, Paolo Carascon gets to show of some nice moves but sadly the fightscenes aren´t very well shot so they don´t high light his proficiency in Martial Arts. There no gore in this and there´s no T & A in this.
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This review is based upon the region all (Region 0) DVD release from P.D.C Productions.
Rating: 1½ out of 7. I know I mentioned a lot of flaws but I do admire the ambition of the filmmaker/-makers. Too bad about the fight scenes being badly staged as I think that if they´ve been better shot it would have resulted in a better rating. Later this week I´ll be reviewing another flick from P.D.C Productions called Night of Redemption (2010) and judging from the trailer is looks like it will features more and better fightscenes.