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SPUTNIK
Blu-ray review by David Blackwell

DETAILS: 114 minutes, audio description track, theatrical trailer
VIDEO: 2.40:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen) 1080p High Defintion
AUDIO: Russian 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English dubbed 5.1 DTS-HD MA, English Audio Descriptive track
Subtitles: English SDH

STUDIO: Scream Factory/ IFC Midenight/ Vodorod/ Art Pictures Studio/ Hype Film/ CTC/ Cinema Fund
RELEASE DATE: 2-9-2021

SPUTNIK is an interesting way to look at how Communism effected decisions in the Russian military during the later days of the USSR. It begins with a pair of cosmonauts who are about to return from orbit in 1983 when they encounter something. The Russian military recruits a young female doctor to examine one of the cosmonauts at a secure military facility when she soon finds out he is host to an alien parasite that lives off human fear and only comes out for a few minutes every night. SPUTNIK is a mystery that unfolds as pieces are revealed as the movie plays on. I dread the fact that there is an American remake already planned where I rather have them do a movie that takes place in the same universe and somehow connects loosely to the events in the Russian movie.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
The theatrical trailer is the only extra besides the English dubbed track and the English Audio Description Track. I wish we had some behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.

FINAL ANALYSIS: SPUTNIK is another fabulous Russian sci-fi movie with elements of horror. It distills what it is like to do things during the days of the USSR and it makes a perfect companion piece to SPACEWALKER if you're looking for a Russian space double feature.

This review is (c)4-12-2021 David Blackwell and This review cannot be reprinted without permission. Send all comments to feedback@enterline-media.com