Monday, December 28, 2009

Paranormal Activity: Blu-Ray and DVD

At Walmart, you can pickup a copy of Paranormal Activity as its been released early via said ginormously large retail super store (FYI--it will be released to other retail outlets tomorrow, Dec. 29th). The only thing you will not find? The original, non-theatrically released version with a different ending (of which, has been floating around the interwebs for a few months now). What you will find in addition to the theatrical release, is a version with an alternate ending to the Spielberg'd, tinkered one. The verdict? Not nearly as shocking and frightening as the one that scared me and a ton of other underwear soiled movie goers.

Needless to say, I feel a little cheated. In addition to not including the original version, no commentaries, director or cast interviews or theatrical trailers were provided whatsoever. What you do get are just the two versions of the film as described. Inevitably, it will probably see another release with all the goodies that people actually want and care about. Seriously, this is getting old hat. Just give people what they want the first time dammit!

Regardless, the Blu-Ray version I bought was beautifully rendered and the sound effects in the film worked startlingly well with my surround sound. Needless to say, it still scared the beejesus out of me.

Anywhos, just thought I would forewarn you folks before you rush out to pick up your copy.

Cortez The Killer

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Chuck Conry said...

I'm betting they've held all the cool stuff back for a special edition down the road. I have yet to see this so I'll probably pick this one up soon.

the jaded viewer said...

So no deleted scenes either of what other horror bloggers have been describing during festival run?

B-Sol said...

I'm very surprised by this. I wonder what's the cause of this bare-bones treatment. They certainly got their money's worth out of it!

Cortez The Killer said...

Jaded- Zero. Nada.

B-Sol- Certainly, they've seen good returns. Spielberg maybe taking a page out of the George Lucas playbook of releasing variable versions to sucker all us fanboys?