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PREDESTINATION

Blu-ray review by David Blackwell

 

DETAILS: 98 minutes, bloopers, featurtte, documentary, previews 

VIDEO: 2.40:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen) 1080p High Definition

AUDIO: English 5.1 DTS-HD MA, French (PAR) 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 DD

Subtitles: English, English SDH, French

 

STUDIO: Stage 6 Films/ Screen Austalia/ Screen Queensland/ Blacklab Entertainment/ Wolfhound Pictures/ Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

RELEASE DATE: 2-10-2015

PREDESTINATION is a twisty paradoxical time travel movie that sucks you with its screwed up logic and flashbacks within flashbacks in the Spierig Brother’s adaptation of the Robert A. Heinlein short story, All You Zombies.   The movie revolves around a barkeep (Ethan Hawke) who is on his last mission as a Temporal Agent to recruit a man named John (Sarah Snook) who begins to tell a tale about how he started out as a woman named Jane who grew up in the orphanage and trained in the space program.   The barkeep is also hung up with wanting to catch the ever-elusive Fizzle Bomber.

 

This movie has so many ideas and great production design on a small budget.   The Spierig Brothers manage to create full worlds on limited budgets and they make it look more than they spent.   I can’t wait to see what they do next for a movie.  The casting is perfect and you are invested in the two main leads.  Also I love the alternate history stuff and time travel ideas around the paradox loop.

 

SPECIAL EFATURES:

Bloopers

 

A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME featurette

 

ALL YOU ZOMBIES: BRINGING PREDESTINATION TO LIFE is an extensive 76 minute making-of documentary that takes the viewer through the process of making the movie from pre-production, casting, the locations, production design , week by week look at the six week shoot, and post-production that focuses on editing and special effects.

Introduction

Casting

Pre-Production

Photography: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Post Production

 

FINAL ANALYSIS:  PREDISTINATION is a very twisty time travel movie that is full of ideas, story, and great production design.   The making-of documentary is worth watching.

 

This review is 2-16-2014 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission.  Send all comments to feedback@enterline-media.com

 

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