'Static' (3D BD+DVD Combo Blu Ray)
(Milo Ventimiglia, Sarah Shahi, William Mapother, Sara Paxton, et al / Blu ray+DVD+3D / R / 2012 / New Video Group)
Overview: While coping with the tragic death of their child, a young novelist (Milo Ventimiglia, Heroes) and his wife (Sarah Shahi, The L Word) are struggling just to keep their marriage alive. Their broken romance is put to the test when a mysterious girl (Sara Paxton, Teeth) shows up at their door in the middle of the night claiming masked prowlers are stalking her.
Blu ray Verdict In a game of old-fashioned cat and mouse, this time though with a twist, 'Static' unveils a storyline where a young couple are in the throes of a strained, bad relationship. This is, sadly due to the recent death of their son.
The one night a young woman shows up at their doorstep looking for help after a car accident and claims someone is after her. Shortly after the masked men arrive and the chase begins; so to speak.
So yeah, we've all seen this kind of thing play out a hundred times in a hundred different movies ie: people in secluded homes being terrorized by masked assailants, but trust me when I say this one's different.
Indeed, without giving anything away, it's not as fast paced as 'The Strangers' or even that violent, but it does feature some of the very same characteristics.
So, if you're looking for a bit of action and some gore you might be disappointed with 'Static,' sorry. 'Static' is more of a slow burn with more of a focus on the couple's personal problems - which at the end you see why it remains such a focus during the entire film.
Indeed, in the opening scene you think you know how things are going to turn up but there's a nice twist at the ending which separates it from being just another generic home invasion thriller!
A little dark in the middle, quite literally as the power goes off, the overall acting and the storyline is good making this an enjoyable movie to watch. Like I said earlier if you've read the description for the movie and think you're in for something like 'The Strangers' you might want to rent it first before you buy it. Either way it's definitely worth a viewing! Oh and for those with them, it (needlessly) comes in a 3D format (disc) too! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.77:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.