Written by: Michael Den Boer on July 18th, 2017
BluRay released: June 27th, 2017
Approximate running time: 81 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen / 1080 Progressive / MPEG-4 AVC
Sound: LPCM Stereo Swedish
BluRay Release: Intervision Picture Corp.
Region Coding: Region Free
Retail Price: $24.95
Synopsis: A woman looking for her missing daughter, gets a job at the place where her daughter was last seen. Will she find her missing daughter or is something more lurking in the shadows prevent her from achieving her goal?
Though many have attempted to adapted H.P. Lovecraft’s stories intro features films and to a lesser extent for television. The majority of these adaptations have come up short, when it comes to capturing the spirits of the original source. With the strongest adaptions being more rooted in inspiration of the source, instead of being direct adaptions of the source. This brings us to Feed the Light, a film that falls into the former category.
The narrative is well constructed and right from the get go, things move along at a brisk momentum that culminates with a very satisfying conclusion. The characters have just the right amount of back-story and the cast are all very good in their respective roles. Without a doubt, this film’s greatest asset is its atmospheric visuals. And nowhere is more evident, then how the visuals reinforce the protagonists state of mind.
Feed the Light comes on a 25 GB single layer BluRay. The film is presented in a 1080 progressive widescreen. This transfer does a superb job retaining the look of the film. There are no issues with compression, black and contrast levels remain strong throughout.
This release comes with one audio option, a LPCM stereo mix in Swedish and included with this release are removable English subtitles. The audio sounds, clean, clear, balanced and robust when it needs too.
Extras for this release include, a trailer for the film (2 minutes 24 seconds, in Swedish with English subtitles), a featurette titled Making of Feed the Light (15 minutes 24 seconds, in Swedish with English subtitles) and an interview with co-writer / director Henrik Möller titled The Lovecraft Influence (3 minutes 25 seconds, in Swedish with English subtitles).
Topics discussed in the interview with Henrik Möller include, H.P. Lovecraft, The Color Out of Space and the origins of the film, how there was a lengthy treatment for the film and why they trimmed in down and audience reaction to the film.
Overall Feed the Light gets a solid release from Intervision Picture Corp., highly recommended.
Note: Intervision Picture Corp. are also releasing this film on DVD.