Eye For Film >> Movies >> The Backwoods (2006) DVD Review
Reviewed by: Leanne McGrathRead Anton Bitel's film review of The Backwoods
This indie movie is a pretty good thriller and worth watching - which is just as well since you get absolutely nothing else for your cash when you shell out for the DVD. A trailer for the movie itself and a scene selection. Pretty dreadful really. This disc would really have benefitted from a directors' commentary to explain some of the intracacies of the plot.
The film is presented in its original 2.35:1 theatrical ratio but the picture quality is poor with a severe lack of brightness and the odd crack. Considering the film is only two years old, this is unforgivable, although perhaps it is intended since the film is set in the 70s. The sound – Dolby Digital 5.1 – is better. A good track is needed to build tension and the high-quality, thumping bass used throughout achieves this well.Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2008