The Seventh Sign Blu-ray Review
Demi Moore stars as Abby Quinn, a young woman who discovers that she and her unborn child play a terrifying part in the chain of events destined to end the world. Already troubled with a difficult pregnancy, Abby grows more distraught once she and her husband (Michael Biehn, The Terminator) rent their studio apartment to David (Jürgen Prochnow, In The Mouth Of Madness), an enigmatic drifter. As Abby becomes ensnared in a series of otherworldly experiences, it becomes apparent that David is carrying out the mythical prophecies of Judgment Day … and that she has been chosen as the instrument of the Seventh Sign. But can Abby — or anyone — stand between the wrath of God and the future of humanity?
Studio: Shout Factory
Release Date: Sep 11, 2018
Run time: 97 minutes
Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo mix
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Disc Spec: 1 BD50
David Bannon (Jürgen Prochnow) breaks a seal and there’s a sea life die-off. In the Middle East, terrorists escape into a town formerly Sodom which is then frozen. Father Lucci (Peter Friedman) is certain of the supernatural but he assures the Vatican that they are explainable. Abby Quinn (Demi Moore) is non-religious and had attempted suicide. She is sure that this pregnancy will take after previous failures but her husband Russell (Michael Biehn) is more concerned. Russell is a lawyer defending mentally-slow Jimmy Szaragosa who killed his parents following the word of God because they’re siblings. David rents a room from the Quinns. Young Avi is convinced of impending doom.
There is not much action. The leads aren’t actually doing much. It’s not really a thriller or even a horror. What I like is the spooky mystery. It’s piecing together this simple story. Often Apocalypse is something epic. This makes it something much smaller and personal. The ending is touching and poetic.
Movie Quality: 8/10
The print is presented in 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio. Color me impressed with the print quality of ‘The Seventh Seal’ considering that the film is 27 years old and what Shout Factory has been able to accomplish this second time around. Colors are bright with a nice pop to them. The picture looks almost pristine from beginning to end, that you can tell Shout took the time to really make this release top notch. If I found one issue with the print, it was during the beginning of the film during the snow storm takes a hit as the image is a little hazy. Skin tones had excellent color with some impressive details. Details are excellent throughout the entire presentation. Up close scenes with Demi Moore are impressive.
Video Quality: 9/10
The audio is presented in DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo mix. This is a dialogue driven film, so this is a front heavy experience. The dialogue was clear and crisp with no apparent issues. The mix is well balanced with the low usage of the surrounds. The rears do get some use with the score, but do not offer the excellent depth. I would say that this mix was sufficient enough for this type of film.
Audio Quality: 8/10
- NEW Interview with Actor Michael Biehn
- NEW Interview with Director Carl Schultz
- NEW Interview with Actor Peter Friedman
- NEW Interview with Actor John Taylor
- NEW Interviews with Screenwriters W.W. Wicket and George Kaplan
- TV Spots
Special Features: 9/10
“The Seventh Sign” is an original film about Apocalypse, with a complex story. There are flaws that should have been explained, such as Abby let a stranger in her house when she was alone, but it seems that she has already discussed with him the rental.
Overall Rating: 9/10