Death of Me Blu-ray Review
Vacationing on an island off the coast of Thailand, Christine and Neil Oliver awake hungover and with no memory of the previous night. They find footage on Neil’s camera, and watch, horrified, as Neil appears to murder Christine. With twenty-four hours until the next ferry and a typhoon threatening the island, Christine and Neil attempt to reconstruct the night’s events–and are snared in a web of mystery, black magic, and murder.
Release Date: November 17, 2020
Run time: 95 minutes
Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Disc Spec: 1 BD
Very much a confused mixture of ‘Midsommar’, ‘The Wicker Man’, and every other travel horror movie, ‘Death of Me’ is officially my least favorite Darren Lynn Bousman flick (Saw IV coming in a close second!). The writing is the key drawback here. Other than the ravishing Thai locales, there’s not much in Death of Me that sticks. Maggie Q isn’t a bad performer; the material only requires her to be perplexed all the time, just like the audience. Luke Hemsworth doesn’t leave an impression, and it makes no difference to the plot when he suddenly disappears.
Movie Quality: 5/10
The print is presented in 1080p with a 1.85:1 aspect ratio. ‘Death of Me’ is a good looking film on Blu-ray. We’ve had several films over the years that have tried to replicate the success of unique horror movies especially this one that is a mix of horror and mystery and the film on Blu-ray really makes you feel like you are a part of the Thailand horror adventure. The color palette really pops off the screen, and never disappoints one bit. Black levels provide some excellent depth. Scenes up close and when the camera pans away show provide stunning details.
Print Quality: 9/10
The audio is presented in a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix. ‘Death of Me’ will shake the walls in your house with the soundtrack being so aggressive when the kills are occurring on the screen. The soundfield is immersive at all times no matter if it is the special effects or dialogue. I was literally amazed with the amount of action panning from each speaker in the rears. Dialogue is also well placed in the center channel sounding crisp and clear.
Print Quality: 9/10
- Island Magic: Conjuring Death of Me – Featurette
- Optional English SDH and Spanish subtitles for the main feature
Special Features: 4/10
At the end of its 94-minute run-time, Death of Me doesn’t give you any answers. In fact, it fails to ask the right questions through its lead characters. It probably won’t bode well for Thai tourism.
Overall Rating: 5/10