Malevolence 2: Bereavement (2010) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

Malevolence 2: Bereavement (2010) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

Malevolence 2: Bereavement (2010) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

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Malevolence 2: Bereavement (2010) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)
DIRECTED BY: Stevan Mena
STARRING: Alexandra Daddario, Michael Biehn, Brett Rickaby
RATED: R/REGION A/2:40/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 2
AVAILABLE FROM Mena Films

In 1989, six year old Martin Bristoll was kidnapped from his backyard swing in Minersville, Pennsylvania. Graham Sutter, a psychotic recluse, kept Martin imprisoned on his derelict pig farm, forcing him to witness and participate in unspeakable horrors. Chosen at random, his victim’s screams were drowned out by the rural countryside. For years, Martin’s whereabouts have remained a mystery, until 17 year old Allison Miller (Alexandra Daddario/Baywatch, San Andreas, Percy Jackson) comes to live with her Uncle, Jonathan (Michael Biehn/The Terminator, Aliens) and his 9 year old daughter, Wendy (Peyton List/Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jessie). While exploring her new surroundings, Allison discovers things aren’t quite right at the farmhouse down the road. Her curiosity disturbs a hornet’s nest of evil and despair that once torn open, can never be closed. John Savage (The Deer Hunter), Nolan Funk (Riddick) and Spencer List co-star in this acclaimed shocker from writer/director Stevan Mena about family, torment, and the nightmare absolution that is Bereavement.

Malevolence 2: Bereavement is easily the most brutal and crushing film in the Malevolence trilogy or at least it is from an emotional level. The blood does seem to be upped this time around but this is a take no prisoners style of movie making and that could be an issue for some if you can’t handle the stuff that comes with it. We’re stepping back a bit from the straight-up slasher style and adding a backstory to the killer from the first film. Sure, from the first movie we knew the killer was a boy that had been kidnapped but now we see what made him what he is and why he is like he is. I’m more of a slasher guy so I won’t say it’s better than Malevolence overall but I enjoyed both about the same and can see where people might actually like this one the best.

This one also has one of my favorite actresses Alexandra Daddario here in the leading role so that’s about all it takes for me to get emotionally attached in this case to a character. That being said, I won’t try to say she doesn’t do some very silly stuff from the character side of the table here. That’s the only real issue I have with the movie. A lot of bad things happen to some people who probably could have had it avoided. That being said, it is still a very solid movie and as far as Blu-rays go, it does look really good and easily tops the old DVD transfer as it should. Toss in a cool making-of extra and a few other extras and we have a very good release of a movie that holds up pretty well even today.

Extras

– NEW DIRECTOR’S CUT OF THE FILM WITH ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE
– Audio Commentary with Stevan Mena
– The Making of Bereavement Featurette
– First Look: On Set Featurette
– Deleted Scenes
– Stills Gallery
– Theatrical Trailer

Quality of Transfer: 96%

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