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Movie Renter's Guide Number 153 - December, 2007 - Part I

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"I Know Who Killed Me"  (Blu-ray)

I Know Who Killed MeSynopsis

Aubrey Fleming was living the small town life, until the day she was abducted by a sadistic killer. After a frantic search, Aubrey turns up alive, but changed. She is missing limbs, but has gained a new personality - that of bad girl Dakota Moss. Her parents and the FBI think she's suffering from delusions, but if "Dakota" is just a trick of her mind, why do strange wounds keep appearing on her body? Desperate and alone, Aubrey must now unlock family secrets to unmask a mysterious killer with a deadly obsession. 

Specifications

    • Tristar Pictures
      2007, Color, Rated R, 1 hour 46 min
    • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
    • 1080p
    • English PCM 5.1
    • English/French Dolby TrueHD 5.1
    • Directed by Chris Sivertson
    • Starring Lindsay Lohan, Julia Ormond, Neal McDonough, Brina Geraghty
Rating
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  • Violence: Grisly
  • Sex: Yes
  • Language: Yes

Commentary

I had never even heard of this film before getting it in for review. Lohan has been all over the tabloid media lately with her antics, but she's been out of the limelight a bit on the big screen. Despite her reputation in the media I've always thought she was an above average actress for her age and I've usually been impressed with her performances whether I've liked the films or not. This is another solid effort by her in a so-so film. The story is interesting enough, but it isn't anything we haven't seen before in one fashion or another. It's a gory ride though and some of the thrills get pretty intense.

Technical

This is a REALLY detailed transfer from Sony. The amount of fine detail and dimension can be staggering at times. This film was shot digitally using the Genesis camera (the same one used in some of Apocalypto and Superman Returns) and you can tell at times. Some of the motion has a slight blur to it and all of the film elements are void. What you're left with is amazing color rendition and LOTS of detail and depth. Colors have been pumped quite a bit, especially reds and blues, which has some adverse affects on the image. Skin tones are the biggest distraction. Most people are just WAY too red. Aside from that though, the saturation of colors really makes the image pop in a way that many would probably use some of this film for color demonstrations. Contrast is also exceptional, even in low light segments. If it wasn't for the skin tones, I probably would have given this a five.

The audio is also quite impressive. This has one of the most realistic surround soundstages I've heard in quite sometime, with exceptional use of discrete sound effects in the rear soundstage. It freaked my wife out quite a few times, she could have sworn some of the sounds were from our house. Dynamics are excellent. The club scenes feature some great synth rock mixes that really sound great and filled the room up with low and tight bass and great mid range presence. Dialogue is the only thing keeping this soundtrack from a perfect score. The balance isn't very natural. The presence of people's voices changes dramatically as their tone changes with the lower end of their voice being louder than the higher end. I noticed this a few times and thought it was distracting. Overall though, this is a very engaging mix and a lot of fun. Kudos to Sony for including an uncompressed soundtrack as well. Gotta love two lossless soundtracks on top of an uncompressed one. Says a lot about the bandwidth available to the Blu-ray format.

Extras

Extras are a bit light. There is an alternate ending and opening, both in 1080p60 with varying video quality. You also get the sexy striptease sequence in extended form for those who like watching Lohan dance around a pole. A blooper reel is also included.