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