Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) (Steelbook) (BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEW)

Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) (Steelbook) (BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEW)

Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) (Steelbook) (BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEW)

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Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) (Steelbook) (BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Issa López
Starring: Paola Lara, Juan Ramón López, Nery Arredondo
RATED: UR/REGION O/2.39/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 2
AVAILABLE FROM RLJ Entertainment

A haunting horror fairytale set against the backdrop of Mexico’s devastating drug wars, TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID follows a group of orphaned children armed with three magical wishes, running from the ghosts that haunt them and the cartel that murdered their parents. Filmmaker Issa López creates a world that recalls the early films of Guillermo del Toro, imbued with her own gritty urban spin on magical realism to conjure a wholly unique experience that audiences will not soon forget.

Shudder’s Tigers Are Not Afraid has made its way to Blu-ray and it is here in a very nice looking steelbook release! But if you’ve not seen the movie before you are in for a good time with this one. We are in a place where drugs and gange violence are part of the norm. We even have a group of orphan kids that are dead set on ending a gang in particular. We also have a little girl who has lost her mother and during a shooting that interrupts her class, she is given a good luck token from her teacher and told that she will have three wishes. Of course, like all monkey paw situations, her wishes come with some nasty side effects and we especially see this when she wishes for her dead mom back and she comes back in a way I’m sure our main character didn’t want. So, yes, we have a movie with gangs and ghosts but it all blends in very well here.

I think one of the best things about this one is how well it blends in horror with a typical none horror subject matter like gangs and such. The movie makes great use of a very young cast and it’s so well put together that you don’t really mind that you have to read subtitles with it. There is a lot of tense moments and some pretty creepy moments as well. Shudder has brought some great stuff to their service and this is just one of a great selection of things that they have. Some of their best seem to be coming to Blu-ray with steelbook releases and this one is the first. If you haven’t seen this, then I think you really should. It’s hard to predict and it keeps the motors running from start to finish. It also doesn’t hurt that we have this nice looking package.

Extras

  • Director’s Commentary
  • The Making of Tigers are Not Affraid – Featurette
  • Interview with Guillermo del Toro and Issa López at Toronto International Film Festival
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Casting Sessions
  • Photo Galleries

Quality of Transfer: 97%

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