'Sublime - Unrated'
(Thomas Cavanagh, Paget Brewster, et al / DVD / NR / 2007 / Raw Feed - Warner Bros.)
Overview: Admitted to Mt. Abaddon Hospital for a routine procedure, George Grieves discovers that his condition is much more serious and complicated than originally expected; and as his own fears begin to manifest around him, he learns that Mt. Abaddon is not a place where people come to get better... it is a place where people come to die.
DVD Verdict: Warner Bros. is realizing that sometimes there isn't too much of a bloody good thing! In this second story from the people at Raw Feed, 'Sublime' follows a man admitted to a hospital for a routine procedure, only to discover that he's landed in a ward of horror where patients come not to get better but to die. Directed by '24' executive producer Tony Krantz, the frightening parts are more psychological than 'Rest Stop’s large gore factor. But the distinction serves 'Sublime' well and will definitely help build a strong Raw Feed brand after just one viewing. It is a very provocative film that was obviously made for the small screen but would have played equally well on the big screen for sure. Indeed, more than just a horror film or psychological thriller, 'Sublime' is an opportunity to make a socio-political allegory and commentary on principally white upper-middle-class fear in our culture. A lot of people live in fear, of one thing or another and this film is about what happens when all these fears manifest. Sure 'Sublime' may be an independent, direct-to-video film, but it is also fantastic, independent, direct-to-video filmmaking at its horror/thriller genre finest. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Commentary by director Tony Krantz and writer Erik Jendresen
Interview with Tony Krantz
Interview with Erik Jendresen
Surgical Exorcism: cultural anthropologist Dr. Falk's webcast of a live surgical exorcism in the mountains of Peru