The Entity (1982) (Umbrella Entertainment Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Sidney J. Furie
Starring: Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver, David Labiosa
Rated: M/Region: B/2:35/1080p/Number of disc: 1
Available from Umbrella Entertainment
Carla Moran awakens one night to find herself being beaten and raped by an unseen presence. Terrified of what’s happening to her, and shunned by friends and family who think she’s lost her mind, she seeks help from parapsychologists. The researchers soon discover that evil spiritual force has been drawn to Carla and is responsible for the violent attacks. The question now, however, is how do they stop it? Based on a supposedly true story.
In 1982’s The Entity we follow the true accounts of a lady who is raped by an invisible force over and over. She’s a single mother of three and at first, even they have trouble believing it as the attacks get worse and worse. She tries to stay other places, she tries to seek help, but soon enough whatever it is follows her around doesn’t just limit the attacks to the home. So as things roll along we watch to see just who will finally believe her and if she can get any help from this entity. Honestly, this movie is one of the more freaky 80’s horror films you’ll find. This entity is never seen but the sure thought of it and what it is doing is more than enough for most people to be shaken by the film. This is a movie that uses atmosphere and tone to help make things all the more creepier and the end results are a very solid and spooky horror film.
The lady in question that is tortured here is played by Barbara Hershey and she is outstanding in this film. She acts often against a force that is invisible and you will truly believe she’s having these horrible things happen to her. If the movie had anything going against it I’d say that it could be the two-hour running time and the ending might not be as rewarding as what we might hope. But the rest of the film is pretty darn good in my opinion and worthy of checking out. Transfer wise, the movie looks to be the same as the transfer that was on the old Anchor Bay version of the film, just a little brighter perhaps. It looks nice regardless. It also comes with some extras that weren’t there that are exclusive to this release and listed below.
– Finding a Voice: A Conversation with composer Charles Bernstein
– Robert McNaughton Remembers The Entity
– Theatrical trailer
– Poster and Stills gallery
– Reversible Blu-ray sleeve
Quality of Transfer: 97%