Friday, June 4, 2021

Baphomet – Cleopatra Entertainment (Blu-ray)

Theatrical Release Date: USA, 2021
Director: Matthan Harris
Writer: Matthan Harris
Cast: Colin Ward, Rebecca Weaver, Matthan Harris, Ivy Opdyke, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Charlotte Bjornbak, Gerardo Davila, Dani Filth, Stephen Brodie, Nick Principe, Larry Jack Dotson

Release Date: June 8th, 2021
Approximate Running Time: 71 Minutes 56 seconds
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Widescreen / 1080 Progressive / MPEG-2 AVC
Rating: R
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 English, Dolby Digital Stereo English
Subtitles: N/A
Region Coding: Region Free
Retail Price: $20.95

"BAPHOMET tells the tale of an American family (the Richardsons) celebrating their daughter's pregnancy, but things begin to go awry when Satanic cult leader, Henrik Brandr unexpectedly visits their ranch. Henrik offers to pay the family a large sum for ownership of their land, claiming it is sacred to his congregation. Jacob Richardson, the father, rejects the offer due to the sentimental value of his ranch. Henrik, displeased, begins to put curses on the Richardsons, trying to force them off of their own land - even if it means murdering them. After suffering unexplainable tragedies created by the curses, the Richardsons seek help from Marybeth, a white witch high priestess. They soon discover a terrible secret about their house, revealing why their land is so scared to the cult. They realize that they must protect their house from the cult at all costs, and a violent battle between good and evil ensues." - synopsis provided by the distributor

Video: 3.5/5

Baphomet comes on a 25 GB single layer Blu-ray.

Disc Size: 22.4 GB

Feature: 14 GB

This transfer looks clean, the image looks crisp, colors look correct and black levels are serviceable.

Audio: 4/5

This release comes with two audio options, a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix in English and a Dolby Digital stereo mix in English. Both audio mixes sound clear, balanced and robust when they need too. This release comes with no subtitles.

Extras:

Extras for this release include teaser trailer for Baphomet (1 minute 7 seconds, Dolby Digital stereo English, no subtitles), deleted and extended scenes (13 minute 17 seconds, Dolby Digital stereo English, no subtitles), outtakes (6 minutes 43 seconds, Dolby Digital stereo English, no subtitles), Dani Filth backstage interview (9 minutes 10 seconds, Dolby Digital stereo English, no subtitles), Tank featuring Dani Filth Shellshock music video (2 minutes 50 seconds, Dolby Digital stereo English, no subtitles), behind the scenes image gallery, character art, storyboards and seven unrelated trailers for films also released by Cleopatra Entertainment.

Summary:

Content wise Baphomet covers familiar ground. The premise revolves around a satanic cult who puts a curse on a family that refuses to sell their land to the satanic cult. And though the opening setup is well-executed and there’s an ample amount of gory moments. The result is a film that gets bogged down in predictability.








Written by Michael Den Boer

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