The Lighthouse (2019) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Robert Eggers
STARRING: Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman
RATED: R/REGION A/1:19/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 1
AVAILABLE FROM Lionsgate Films
From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind the modern horror masterpiece The Witch, comes this hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. As an approaching storm threatens to sweep them from the rock and strange apparitions emerge from the fog, each man begins to suspect that the other has become dangerously unmoored.
From the director of The Witch comes something equally as strange in The Lighthouse. A story about two guys stuck together keeping things running at a Lighthouse. But the problem is after some time then things start to get stranger and stranger building up dread and bad vibes not just for the people in the movie but the people watching as well. The movie then slowly descends into a fever dream that mixes some very strange visuals and makes it to where you are never too sure just what the heck is going on. And also along the way, the characters learn more about each other and not all of what they learn is pleasant. This all goes until the film reaches its strange ending and I’m sure most will have more questions than answers, after all, is said and done and the credits roll.
This is a movie that is shot in a very old style. We have the black and white and we have the old ratio as well. This makes for a very cool and creepy atmosphere when watching. I’d say that mood and atmosphere goes a very long way in making this one what it is. This is a movie that got a lot of praise and I can see why. But the thing is, even with me enjoying it for what it is, I don’t think that this is a movie that the average joe watching will enjoy. So, you might want to make sure you are a big fan of the more artsy side of the horror world before you give this one a watch.
– “The Lighthouse: A Dark & Stormy Tale” Featurette
– Audio Commentary with Co-Writer & Director Robert Eggers
– Deleted Scenes
– Optional English SDH and Spanish subtitles for the main feature
QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 98%