Single White Female 2: The Psycho

January 28, 2012 4 Min Read

Review by: Matt Brighton

Plot: What’s it about?

Holly Parker (Kristen Miller) has just moved into a new apartment, a place she shares with new roommate Tess Kositch (Allison Lange). Holly is thrilled with her new place and new roommate, as Tess is a sweet person who is shy, but kind. Holly has had some personal problems of late, as her boyfriend cheated on her work has hit has bumps as well. So she her spirit is down, but Tess is right there to comfort her and be her friend, although she also has darker motivations. Tess feeds off her friend’s pain and only wants to get closer to Holly, so the pain can be more intense. Her exterior is shy and kind, but inside her mind, Tess is a twisted and sick person, someone who takes pleasure in the pain of others. She also has murderous impulses, but can Holly learn the truth in time, or will Tess end her pain in an unpleasant fashion?

I like femme fatales and I like crazy chicks, so Single White Female was a movie I always enjoyed, even if it wasn’t a flawless masterpiece. As much as I liked it, I never found myself thinking that a sequel was in order, not even once. As with most direct to video sequels these days, Single White Female 2 is not a true sequel, more of a reimagination of sorts. I had my doubts of course, but I love those crazy chicks, so I went into this pseudo sequel with interest. While the filmmakers did try to put some new spins in, but this sequel comes off as a poorly done remake, with less talent involved. I wanted a fun little thriller with crazy chicks and of course, naked chicks, crazy or otherwise. Sadly, Single White Female 2 fails to deliver in the nudity realm, so we’re left with a rather blend, toned down remake. I cannot in good faith recommend Single White Female 2, so if you need a crazy chick fix, then I suggest watching the original again.

Video: How does it look?

Single White Female 2 is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen. This is an above average visual presentation, so while the project was direct to video, the transfer is still solid. The colors look bold and true here, with natural flesh tones and no problems with saturation. Also solid is the contrast, which looks stark and well detailed, no real problems to report here. This doesn’t measure up to the best transfers out there, but it rank pretty high on the overall scale.

Audio: How does it sound?

A basic thriller soundtrack, not too fancy, but more than solid. The Dolby Digital 5.1 option provides a good all around presence, though power isn’t a frequent element. At times, the surrounds kick in and take the tension up a notch or two, but not that often. The surrounds are mainly used for the musical soundtrack, but as I said, in some scenes a little more spark is present. The vocals are clean and well handled also, so while not remarkable, the audio here offers no real flaws.

Supplements: What are the extras?

This disc includes no bonus materials.

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