Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Face of The Devil – Jinga Films Ltd (DVD)

Theatrical Release Date: Peru, 2014
Director: Frank Perez-Garland
Writer: Vanessa Saba
Cast: Vania Accinelli, Sergio Gjurinovic, Vanessa Saba, Alexa Centurion, Maria Fernanda Valera, Nicolás Galindo, Carla Arriola, Guillermo Castañeda, Javier Valdez, Ismael Contreras

Release Date: June 8th, 2021
Approximate Running Time: 80 Minutes 36 seconds
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: NR
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Spanish, Dolby Digital Stereo Spanish
Subtitles: English (Non-Removable)
Region Coding: Region Free NTSC
Retail Price: $19.95

"Seven lively backpackers travel to the Peruvian Amazon, where they learn about the Tunche - a primeval spirit whose shrill whistle is an omen of impending death. The lush, exotic idyll becomes oppressive after sundown, and the doomed delinquents begin to wonder whether the Tunche is more than a creepy campfire yarn. Is there something nasty in the jungle - and if so, did sweet-natured Lucero and her rowdy friends bring it with them?" - synopsis provided by the distributor

Video: 3.5/5

Face of The Devil comes of a single layer DVD.

Disc Size: 3.6 GB

This transfer generally looks crisp, colors and flesh tones look correct and black levels are serviceable.

Audio: 4/5

This release comes with two audio options, a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix in Spanish and a Dolby Digital stereo mix in Spanish. Both audio mixes sound clear and balanced, and range wise ambient sounds are well-presented. Included with this release are non-removable English subtitles.


Extras for this release include a trailer for Face of the Devil (1 minute 27 seconds, Dolby Digital stereo Spanish with English subtitles) and three trailers for other films also released by Jinga Films Ltd. 


Content wise Face of The Devil has all the ingredients that have become synonymous with slasher films. Most notably an isolated place and an attractive cast. Though Face of The Devil has many slasher film elements. The result is a film that leans heavily into the realm of the supernatural. From a production standpoint, though Face of the Devil has a solid premise it is ultimately undermined by a meandering narrative. That said, Face of The Devil gets a strong audio/video presentation from Jinga Films Ltd.

Written by Michael Den Boer 

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