Written by: Michael Den Boer on January 29th, 2010
Theatrical Release Date: Denmark, 2009
Director: David Noel Bourke
Writer: David Noel Bourke
Cast: Sira Stampe, Laura Bach, Tao Hildebrand, Lars Lippert, Sami Darr, Flora Nasseri, Mads Koudal, Morten Steensgaard, Kim Sønderholm, Michael René Jensen, Gauthier Bricmont
DVD released: December 22nd, 2009
Approximate running time: 91 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo English
DVD Release: Lono Entertainment
Region Coding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $24.95
No Right Turn is the second feature film directed by David Noel Bourke. From a production standpoint No Right Turn shows an tremendous amount of growth from his previous film The Last Exit.
The visual style and narrative structure for No Right Turn is equal parts Film Noir and British crime thriller, with a pinch of offbeat humor thrown in for good measure. The plot centers around a group of dysfunctional characters that are all wonderfully realized and superbly portrayed.
The film’s opening quickly establishes the tone of the film, as a young woman who plays a key role is this bleak story about deception is playing Russian roulette in the bathtub as she tries to wash away the traumatic events which have just unfolded. The film is primarily told in flashback with the opening and ending sequences featuring this young woman in a bathtub. Ultimately No Right Turn is a engaging and at times daring film that puts a unique twist on familiar themes. From it’s opening moments, right on through to its unforgettable conclusion. The film doesn’t miss a beat.
Lono Entertainment presents No Right Turn in an anamorphic widescreen that preserves its original 2.35:1 scope aspect ratio. This is a solid looking progressive flagged transfer that boasts vivid colors, accurate looking flesh tones, strong black levels and details look sharp throughout.
This release comes with one audio option a Dolby Digital stereo mix in English. This is well rounded track that always sounds clear, balanced and robust during more heavy action moments.
Extras for this release include a trailer for the film, trailers for other films also released by Lono Entertainment, audition and rehearsal footage, a stills gallery, a eight minute Q & A with director David Noel Bourke (the sound quality on this extra is muddle and hearing the questions and his responses is difficult to make out), a seven minute segment about the score with David Noel Bourke and composer Jacob Moth, a sixteen minute behind the scenes featurette, eight deleted scenes and an audio commentary with David Noel Bourke. There is a wealth of extra content that cover the various stages of this film’s production with the audio commentary with David Noel Bourke being the most interesting of the lot, as he goes in to great detail about the various stages of this production. This is an informative track that anyone who is interested in making an independent film are sure to get a lot of mileage out of. Overall No Right Turn gets a fully loaded DVD release from Lono Entertainment that does a superb job presenting the film.