American Guinea Pig: Sacrifice (2017) (Blu-ray Review)

American Guinea Pig: Sacrifice (2017) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Poison Rouge
Starring: Roberto Scorza, Flora Giannattasio
Rated: UR/Region O/1:85/1080p/Number of Discs 1
Available from Unearthed Films

Haunted by the death of his father and other psychological traumas, Daniel (Roberto Scorza) returns to the home where he was raised. Faced with intense emotional scars, as well as physical — which are realized by the years of self-harm depicted by the cuttings adorning his body — he enters the bathroom to begin a journey of self-exploration, self-mutilation and quite possibly, self-enlightenment. Prepared only with three white candles and some crude instruments, Daniel attempts to beckon the embrace of the Goddess Ishtar (Flora Giannattasio) to assist him on his self-illumination.

American Guinea Pig: Sacrifice is a grand display of gore effects, but it does seem to lack a little when it comes to a plot. If you were spoiled by the story-driven aspects of Bloodshock and Song of Solomon, you might feel the story side of this one a little lacking. Our lead basically walks around his childhood home where he is hearing voices of things that have happened there in the past. He then decides he needs to offer up sacrifices in the form of self-mutilation to a Goddess we see glimpses of from time to time. This basically sets the table for a very gruesome display of self-violence mixed in with some cool shots. I’ve seen a lot of ultra-gore films so I’m somewhat numb to it, but we still have stuff here that makes me flinch and the average person might find it unbearable in some scenes.

 

I love gore and natural effects, so Sacrifice does offer that up if nothing else. I don’t think this will be for everyone out there, but odds are if you are buying an American Guinea Pig movie you probably have a good idea of what you are getting yourself into. And if you loved the gore you got in the first American Guinea Pig film you’ll probably like this, but even with that I still consider this one probably the least of the series thus far, but that isn’t saying the artsy side of things isn’t a good driving force behind this one, because that aspect of it stands out also.

Extras

– Interview Video with Cast & Crew
– Location Scouting Video
– Photo Gallery Video
– Deleted Scene and behind the scenes
– Sacrifice’s Reference Video to Classical Paintings

QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 90%