Monday 30 April 2012

DVD review: Devil's Bridge (2010)

First I´d like to thank Chris Chow for sending me a copy of his latest film.
Sean (Joseph Millson) takes his two friends into the rural wilds of Wales in search of an underworld specialist who can illegally revive his failing business. Deep in alien, isolated territory, they accidentally cross William Parry (Joshua Richards), a broken and desperate farmer dangerously hateful and paranoid of all around him. The situation spins rapidly out of control, spiraling into a horrific heart of darkness spree of pointless violence and revenge as Parry hunts the three friends across the stark and unforgiving terrain. Devil's Bridge is written and directed by Chris Crow. Good acting from the cast but Joshua Richards is very good. The camera work is.. let´s just say there is frequent use of shaky cam which is irritating. The editing is mostly good but there is one particular scene, won´t go into details, which there are some bad rapid editing which is meant to add to the tension and terror the characters must feel but it just gets tiresome. Excellent use of the setting/locations creates a creepy and nice atmosphere. The film is pretty violent but there is little gore and some violence appear of screen.
This review is based upon the region 2 UK DVD release from Entertainment One.
Rating: 4½ out of 7. The location and the acting is good but the film has one big flaw and that is the god damn shaky cam which drives me nuts. The plot is more or less predictable, let´s be honest we´ve seen it before and although this is not Wolf Creek or Deliverance it does have some really nice moments and is good entertainment.


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