- Written by John E. Johnson, Jr.
- Published on 01 July 2010
- Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - July, 2010
- The Book of Eli (Blu-ray)
- The Unborn (Blu-ray)
- Ladybugs (Blu-ray)
- The Man With No Name Trilogy - A Fistful of Dollars (Blu-ray)
- Darkman (Blu-ray)
- 12 Monkeys (Blu-ray)
- The Man With No Name Trilogy â€“ For A Few Dollars More (Blu-ray)
- Coach (SD-DVD)
- The Seventh Seal (Blu-ray)
- Dog City: The Movie (DVD)
- The Man With No Name Trilogy â€“ The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Blu-ray)
- Green Zone (Blu-ray)
- The Illusionist (Blu-ray)
- All Pages
"The Unborn" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by Stephen Hornbrook
Casey Beldon (Megan Fox- err I mean Odette Yustman, seriously they look like twins) is having dreams about a possessed boy, a dog, and an unborn fetus in a jar. While babysitting a boy and his baby sister, the boy hits her in the face with a mirror. The next morning she sees the same little boy standing in the driveway, staring at her. Â Casey then begins to be haunted by an evil spirit telling her, "Jumby wants to be born." Â The following day she learns that she had a twin that died in-utero. The umbilical chord had gotten twisted around her twin brother's throat. Â This leads Casey to investigate further into her family and she comes across an older woman, Sofi, who turns out to be her grandmother. Â She tells Casey that she too is a twin. Her twin brother had died from Nazi experiments during World War II in Auschwitz. Â A dybbuk brought her brother back to life to use as a portal into the world of the living. Sofi killed her twin to stop the spirit, and now it haunts her family for revenge. Sofi tells Casey to seek out Rabbi Sendak (Gary Oldman) for help with an exorcism.
- 2009, Color, Unrated, 1 Hr 29 min
- Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
- Codec: VC-1
- English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
- Starring: Odette Yustman, Gary Oldman
- Directed by David S. Goyer
- Violence: Gore
- Sex: Suggestive
- Language: Mild
Some brilliant performances by Odette and Gary really bring this movie to life. Â There were moments where I felt the dybbuk was real and in my house. Â Well, ok, not quite. The Unborn uses every horror cliche in the book, close camera shots, sudden loud music, dark scenes, creepy kids, you name it and its used in this movie. Â Along for the ride is a tired story that does nothing to save this movie. The Unborn is one of the weakest horror movies I have seen in recent memory.
The VC1 encoded transfer is very good. Deep blacks and crisp details. The audio track is solid too and will keep you on the edge of your seat.
A couple deleted scenes and that's it.