Quarantine’s arrival on Blu-ray represents a clash of medium and message, in which a deliberately lo-fi, horror movie is presented on a format better suited to far slicker productions.The Blu-ray presentation is the mixed bag you’d expect, a product of high-def equipment being used to deliberately produce shakey handheld shots in a horror film darkness that provides some challenging contrast. The result is pictures that provide no cause for complaint, but absolutely nothing to celebrate either. The 5.1 TrueHD audio does a far better job, showcasing Quarantine’s reliance on ambient noise to spooky effect with a creepy, scuttling mix that comes at you from all directions.Quarantine is a methodical, workmanlike zombie horror film that will provide a selection of chills and outright shocks. You can watch a full Quarantine blu-ray review at The Leisure Lab, and if the living dead are your thing, check out our Game reviews channel, where you’ll find reviews of Resident Evil 5 and Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop.
BLU-RAY REVIEW: Quarantine
19th March 2009