The Ordeal

The Ordeal

DVD Rating: **

Reviewed by: John Gallagher

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The movie comes with the barest of extras.

There's the trailer - which I would definitely recommend watching before the movie.

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In addition, there is an interview with the director in which he tries to explain why he created the movie and what he was hoping to achieve. Unfortunately, he is continually interrupted by someone behind the camera so he only gets to answer pieces of questions.

There is also a short movie which the director made before Calvaire - if you want to see exactly what you're about to let yourself in for with the movie then you should watch this short first. It's as sick as the actual movie.

On the back of the cover it tells us that there is a making of featurette but there isn't really. Some would think this a bad thing but in the case of this movie I am quite glad that I don't need to sit through the director telling us in a detailed description why that man is performing those acts with that pig or why he felt that Marc should be bent over a table by another man. Again I say that this is definitely not a horribly funny movie.

Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2006
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A passing crooner is kidnapped by a loony in the woods.
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Product Code: TVD3611

Region: 2

Ratio: 2.35 Anamorphic Wide Screen

Sound: DTS 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Extras: Directors interview, trailer, short film

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