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Wrong Turn 4
Reviewed by: Jennie KermodeRead Jennie Kermode's film review of Wrong Turn 4
With the expansive locations on which some of its scenes depend, Wrong Turn 4 definitely benefits from being seen on a big screen, but doesn't fare too badly on the small one. What's more, the DVD comes with a raft of extras that significantly enhance the viewing experience.
First among these are the director's die-ary's (sic). These are somewhat brief, awkwardly edited and linked together by an annoying logo reminiscent of a Microsoft gimmick, but they have their moments. The whole cast have made themselves available for interview snippets. If you want a more coherent take on events, there's a solid commentary. Short documentary Making Another Wrong Turn rounds out this set of features, looking into the issues that the team faced in expanding the franchise, with a particular focus on its cannibal protagonists. There are also insights into make-up and special effects in this section.
The most intriguing item on the disc is another short doc, Lifestyles Of The Sick And Infamous, which explores the story behind the real abandoned psychiatric hospital used in the film. It would have been interesting to hear more about this, and one certainly suspects that a stronger film could have been made in it, but one can still enjoy exploring with the director, the producer and a couple of the actors, hearing about how working there genuinely gave them the shivers.
Rounding out the picture are a music video (featuring the Blackout City Kids) and a collection of deleted scenes. Some of the latter are truly awful (one suspects only single takes were shot before the filmmakers figured out they couldn't possibly be used), but others fill in gaps in the plot and help to make sense of some of the less coherent moments in the film. One in particular stands out as vital to the character development of Kenia (Jennifer Pudavick), helping to explain why she sudenly comes into focus after having meandered along in the background - so make sure you check them out.Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2012