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THE STUDIO GATE
How come movies like this continue to be made?

"The Univited" is now available on Blu-ray.

More trying to be spooky when it isn't, "The Univited" is a movie meant for gullible teens. This is one of those low budget movies that has teenage girls screaming, "OMG!" They fall for the inept plot of bodies-in-trashbags premise and spooky ghosts walking on all fours. Haven't we seen this already in "The Ring?"

"The Univited" does give you a few jolts, but there not from the story. They're on the soundtrack when the sound mixers decided to crank up shock effects to past 11. They'll probably make you jump out of your chair. The filmmakers probably thought they made a scary movie, but they didn't. Sound effects and the sight of teenage moppets doesn't make for a memorable movie. The movie features actors who are unknown to me.

The Blu-ray picture quality is excellent. The cinematography is well done and the 1.85:1 frame is composed with percision. Images are mostly sharp, but since the movie takes place in dark places, there isn't going to be an emphasis on sharpness anyway.

The Dolby TrueHD soundtrack gives some real genuine "Jack-in-the-Box" audio jolts. The audio is very clean and should please most home theater enthusiasts. No real complaints on this aspect of the movie.

This isn't one of those films I could get into, therefore it's difficult to find much about it that's worth recommending.  
 
Bill Kallay

Special thanks to Click Communications

Photos: DreamWorks. All rights reserved.
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MOVIE

Not very scary

TALENT
Director: The Guard Brothers  

Cast: Emily Browning, Elizabeth Banks

FEATURES
"Unlocking The Uninvited," deleted scenes

RATING
PG-13

BLU-RAY
Picture: Excellent
Sound: Excellent

GEEK OUT
Moody apperence to the whole movie, but that's about it

TECH SPECS
Aspect Ratio (1.85:1)

Dolby TrueHD 5.1

BLU-RAY
RELEASE DATE
April 28, 2009
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