Don’t Breathe Bluray Movie Review

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Bluray + Digital HD

Release Date: November 29, 2016

Released By: Sony Pictures

Cast: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto

Run Time:  88 Minutes


“Rocky (Jane Levy), Alex and Money are three Detroit thieves who get their kicks by breaking into the houses of wealthy people. Money gets word about a blind veteran who won a major cash settlement following the death of his only child. Figuring he’s an easy target, the trio invades the man’s secluded home in an abandoned neighborhood. Finding themselves trapped inside, the young intruders must fight for their lives after making a shocking discovery about their supposedly helpless victim.”

My Review:

Don’t Breathe is a story that revolves around the characters Rocky, her boyfriend Money, and Alex. They are three thieves who prefer to get their money from wealthy people. While looking for their next victim, they come across an easy target that seems a little too good to be true. They find a house that’s in a nearly abandoned neighborhood, and the person living there happens to be a blind war veteran who recently lost his only child due to an accident. The man recently received a large cash settlement because of that accident, and is keeping it locked away inside of the house. Thinking this will be a simple job, they enter the mans house with very little worry but what they find is the complete opposite. Not only is this man a highly trained ex soldier but because he’s blind, his other senses are heightened. In addition, he has little to live for since his child’s death, making him extremely dangerous with nothing to live for. As the three search for the money, ‘The Blind Man’ wakes up to the sounds of them moving throughout his home. After catching and killing one of the thieves, he locks the others in and cuts the power off. This makes them just as blind as he is, giving him the upper hand because he’s familiar with his surroundings. From this point forward, the remaining two have to feel their way around, and stay quiet so that The Blind Man doesn’t find them and kill them as well. Without giving anything else away, I will say that this movie is both fun and intense. Going into it, I wasn’t really sure what to expect because there haven’t been a lot of good Horror Movies as of late. To my surprise, Don’t Breathe wasn’t just a good Horror Movie but it was very original one as well. When the power was shut off, I felt just as blind as the characters in the movie. The darkness and the quietness of the film had me on the edge of my seat, and I literally found myself holding my breath at times which gave a real meaning to the title. The cast did a fantastic job of portraying the real fear that their characters were going through. With that being said, there were a couple of scenes that I did find overacted and unnecessary. There is one specific scene towards the end that really hurt the film for me. I won’t give it away because it’s important for the movie’s story but let’s just say it was pretty gross. So much in fact that it knocked down my final rating for the film. Overall, Don’t Breathe is a very entertaining movie. It has some down points but what movie doesn’t? It kept me guessing, and as I said before, it had me on the edge of my seat for the majority of the time. If you’re a fan of Horror Movies and/or Thrill Movies and you’re itching for something new, I’d highly recommend giving this one a watch.

Picture & Audio Quality:

Owning this movie on Bluray makes the experience even better and more intense than it was in theaters because there aren’t other people around to comfort you. The Picture Quality was fantastic, even when it was dark. During the lighted scenes, everyone and everything was nice and crisp but during the dark scenes, the Bluray did exactly what it was supposed to do…it kept it dark and creepy. On a lot of occasions, movies have a hard time keeping things completely dark but with this one, the blacks were actually black. This really enhanced the overall creepy tone of the film. The Audio Quality was also great because just like someone who’s blind, in the dark we rely on a lot of different sounds and noises to help us “see”. The sounds that were used in this film were so lifelike on the Bluray, that I needed to turn the lights on at times just to watch it because I was getting creeped out.

Special Features:

Deleted Scenes with Director’s Commentary

Commentary with Director Fede Alvarez, Co-Writer Rodo Sayagues and Actor Stephen Lang

Five Featurettes:

– “No Escape”

– “Creating the Creepy House”

– “Meet the Cast”

– “Man in the Dark”

– “The Sounds of Horror”

Overall Rating:

7.5 Out Of 10 Stars


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