DVD Rating: **1/2

Reviewed by: Paul Griffiths

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A slim package to complement the four horror tales on offer here. There’s a theatrical trailer that pretty much sums up the plot of each story - which in hindsight almost gives the reveal of each away - and a cast/crew interview piece. The latter is cursory, but gives the directors a chance to set out their stall.

The transfer is good quality, solidly maintaining the darks that are important throughout the film. However, it does show up some of Tit for Tat’s CGI effects to be a little wanting. The 2.0/5.1 Dolby Digital or 5.1 DTS audios serve the quartet well, especially Happiness’s dialogue-lite setting, even if they do make the Tat’s crash and wallop on a little overwhelming.

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Certainly sufficient for the portmanteau film, but given that it was made in 2008 and its sequel came out in 2009, releasing this disc in 2010 can’t help but make the film look a little dated. While these stories would maybe best be seen as short precursors to features at a horror festival, this is still a fair adjunct to genre completist’s collection.

Reviewed on: 19 May 2010
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Product Code: ICON 10171

Region: 2

Ratio: 16:9

Sound: Dolby Digital 21.0 and 5.1 DTS

Extras: Trailer, interviews

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