Jennifer’s Body (Blu-ray)

January 28, 2012 5 Min Read

Review by: Fusion3600

Plot: What’s it about?

Jennifer (Megan Fox) is the most popular girl in school, a beautiful vixen who loves to have fun. Needy (Amanda Seyfried) is quiet and introverted, not the kind of girl who stands out. The two seem like polar opposites, but they’ve been friends since childhood and the bond is undeniable. Jennifer is the alpha however, as Needy does whatever Jennifer wants. When the two travel to a rock show, Needy is suspicious of the band, but Jennifer wants to meet the lead singer. But things turn lethal when a fire breaks out and the venue burns down, killing almost everyone inside. In the chaos, Jennifer winds up in the band’s van while Needy goes home, worried about her friend. But when Jennifer shows up at Needy’s house, covered in blood and vomiting sick black bile, things really start to get weird…

If you’ve ever wanted to see Megan Fox devour human flesh and projectile vomit blood, then Jennifer’s Body is a movie you won’t want to miss. This release includes both the theatrical and unrated versions, with the latter having only a few minutes added in. Even so, its nice to have the option. This is actually a solid movie that supplies good horror with some dark humor, not to mention Megan Fox as a vicious succubus. There is fun gore galore, as Fox feeds on entrails, gashes open wounds, and as I said, throws up some horrendous content. Amanda Seyfried is also here and fun to watch, as she slowly burns into madness. Diablo Cody of Juno fame wrote the movie and while the dialogue is sometimes unnatural, the premise is good and the one-liners are potent. The mixture of horror and humor is just right also, which isn’t a common occurrence in films of this kind. So if you’re into horror, femme fatales, or Fox, check out Jennifer’s Body.

Video: How does it look?

Jennifer’s Body is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen. This is an excellent transfer, which is good news, as this dark kind of material can often lose its visual luster. But this treatment delivers, thanks to spot on contrast that allows all the detail to shine through, even in the darkest of sequences. The blacks are rich and consistent, while colors are also well handled. I found detail to be great too, a significant upgrade over the DVD. In short, this is a terrific visual effort that is a pleasure to watch.

Audio: How does it sound?

This DTS HD 5.1 option provides a great soundtrack, one that has a much fuller sound than I expected. A lot of the movie is all about dialogue, which sounds excellent and never wavers. But even in those talky segments, there is usually some atmospheric type presence, which really helps immerse you in the experience. Then in the more intense or suspenseful times, the surrounds really deliver the goods. The music also kicks in some presence, so this is quite an active soundtrack. This release also includes Spanish, French, and Portuguese language tracks, as well as subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Thai.

Supplements: What are the extras?

Hands down, the creepiest extra of all time is on this release. The piece is titled “Megan Fox is Hot” and provides about a minute of Fox’s sexier moments, which really feels sleazy. But she is indeed hot, though this extra kind of clashes with the film’s tone all together. On the theatrical version, director Karyn Kusama and writer Diablo Cody provide comments, while Kusama is solo on the unrated cut. The unrated session has a lot of silent pauses, but provides all the differences and changes made to the alternate cut, which is nice. The main session is quite informative and has less silence, so it would be the first choice to sample. This release also includes a couple featurettes, a gag reel, some deleted scenes, and a Megan Fox “PSA” about peer pressure. The second disc is home to a digital copy, to throw on your portable devices.

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