Cloverfield (Blu-ray) (2008)
|From visionary producer J.J. Abrams (Lost) and director Matt Reeves comes the worldwide sensation of nonstop terror and suspense everyone is talking about.|
Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.
"...Reeves' breathlessly fast-paced Cloverfield is going to resonate with New York audiences in a way no other horror film has. Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"...a surreptitiously subversive, stylistically clever little gem... Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"...intense and original...a pure-blood, grade A, exultantly exhilarating monster movie. Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"A dazzling experiment that paid off immensely, this is cinematic pleasure at its purest. Olly Richards, Empire
"...a thoroughly intense and mostly entertaining movie. Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat
"...far scarier than the big-budget remakes of "Godzilla" and "King Kong," more engaging than "I Am Legend"... Shawn Levy, Portland Oregonian
Editor's NoteDirector Matt Reeves (THE PALLBEARER) and producer J. J. Abrams (LOST, ALIAS) turn a mysterious monster loose in Manhattan in the disaster flick CLOVERFIELD. The movie begins at a party for Rob (Michael Stahl-David), who has accepted a promotion that will send him to Japan. Hud (T. J. Miller) is entrusted with the responsibility of videotaping the party--and as the trouble grows, he holds on to the camera, recording everything that happens. In fact, the entire movie is seen through the lens of his camera, reminiscent of THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT. As terrified people in a post-9/11 New York City take to the streets, Rob decides to head uptown to try to save Beth (Odette Yustman), the woman he loves, though he's afraid to tell her so. Rob is joined by his brother Jason (Mike Vogel), Jason's girlfriend Lily (Jessica Lucas), Lily's friend Marlena (Lizzy Caplan), and Hud, who has a thing for Marlena. Rob is determined not to give up, even after almost being crushed by the Statue of Liberty's head and as the military shows up to force evacuation of the city. Reeves and first-time screenwriter Drew Goddard, who previously has written television episodes of such series as BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL, ALIAS, and LOST, focus in on the central aspect of the story: people trying to survive the monster attack. Very little else is explained, since the story is told completely through the video camera. And there is no additional score to heighten the drama; the only music is that which is picked up by Hud and the camera's microphone, including snippets of songs by Kings of Leon, Parliament Funkadelic, Of Montreal, and others. The anticipation of CLOVERFIELD's release was enhanced by a viral marketing campaign that included Web sites built around the main characters and even the fictional drink Slusho.
Cloverfield - Blu-Ray Review
By: Franck Tabouring Cinema Blend DVD Reviews
Published on: 6/13/2008 4:37 PM
| Cloverfield on Blu-ray is worth the investment if you like the movie or haven't seen it yet. High definition rocks and if you already have a Blu-ray player with an adequate sound system, you'll be able to fully utilize and enjoy those with this release. Trust me, the roaring sound of that beast in HD will haunt you in your sleep.
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|Kevin Stitt - Editor|
|Jeffrey Abrams - Producer|
|Bryan Burk - Producer|
|Guy Riedel - Executive Producer|
|Drew Goddard - Screenwriter|
|Sherryl Clark - Executive Producer|
|Michael Bonvillain - Director of Photography|
|Matt Reeves - Director|