Starry Eyes which the fine line between art and Perversion- delicate and perfect moves - convinced as unique malicious movie experience trains consisting of a Cronenberg, Fincher together in conjunction with the shallow allusions of "Mullholand Drive" ..... in dark, mild to severe and sometimes disturbing turn seductive-looking images, is the audience in a sense Optics & noise - as well as the great main character Sarah, which is terrific embodied by the (actually quite) unknown Alex Essoe. She is stuck in a dead end job, accomplishing nothing in life. Her real dream is to become an actress, however she appears to have a lot of issues and self confident issues with herself, even going to point where she finds herself pulling out her hair. She appears to be stuck in a state of depression because her life is going no where, she also suffers from extreme anxiety; which sounds like nearly every female in their early to mid 20's now days.
We take as a spectator not only the role as a Sarah who takes delight in the decay and the torture and the figure on the couch at home feels safe - No! We are a victim of it and may by the opulent imagery, the depressing realism, the extreme but occurring only in the finale to pile escalation of violence and the evil atmosphere .... sympathize everything even painful. The film becomes very difficult to watch as we slowly begin to watch Sarah's change into a 'star'. So what is this film trying to say, it looks like the Hollywood system is pure evil and the only way to become famous will require extreme measures. She is willing to give her body to this evil and surrender herself. It becomes apparent to her that her friends are only holding her back in life. I won't spoil it but if you like gore, the last 30 minutes is complete blood and guts. Now not in the fun popcorn Peter Jackson style, but a surreal dark and sick way.
The soundtrack which some lovely classic and the context is extremely disturbing again - contributes a lot to the overall unique atmosphere. Similarly, the real part, but a little self-purposive force moments can end up a real turn the stomach around! - Starry Eyes is a magnificent trip through a sick world of manipulation of the occult and the fragility! Imagine if David Lynch directed a splatter gore fest and you get this film. - A great movie - which, although in the end some questions leaves - but I think just so special and just is disturbingly entertaining.
Monster pictures presentation looks very nice, presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Shot digitally, the film has a great level of clarity with detail really popping in the image. The film also has very vibrant colours and they are rich thought. Consistent black level are also present, even in the screen grab above you can see there are no signs of digital grain, a common issue with films shot in this digital format. The movie is extremely colourful with blue neon Hughes popping out to us the viewers. It does look soft in certain parts, presumably intentional.
You actually get a tonne of extras on this blu ray; interestingly enough Monster don't advertise these extras on their site, so you wouldn't even know they are there.