SADAKO 3D (BLU-RAY)
Reviewed by: Andre Manseau
What's it about
The cursed video has now gone viral and is available to watch on the internet. Anyone with laptops and cellphones, beware, if you watch it you will die.
Is it good movie?
Sadako 3D is about a teacher named Akane whose students are watching
the video and killing themselves afterwards, the 7 days later rule
doesn't apply here. She takes it upon herself to seek out the
cause of the deaths and becomes haunted by the girl in the video all
the while the police try to link the suicides to the video. It's
not too different from what we've seen from the past movies although
the curse being available to such a large group of people is a nice
twist on the story. And hey, I'll give the flick this- the visual style
is pretty impressive.
I felt this movie was the Scream 4 of the franchise. It's a lot
like the others but updating the franchise into the modern age.
It'd seem really weird for someone to watch a VHS tape these days
(collectors aside) so instead of dusting off a VCR, people are able to
access the video online. It's a necessary change for the series
to make and freshens it up a bit though the filmmakers don't try too
hard to be much different from previous installments. There's
still a long-haired girl coming out of the screen, but now
she's everywhere in 3D! Of course by "everywhere", I mean you get lots
and lots of shots of Sadako's hand starting to come out of things, just
over and over again. Of course, things take a strange turn for the
bizarre when Sadako inexplicably splits herself into many weird CGI
spiders to wreak havoc as the movie nears its end. What the heck
The 3D doesn't work overly well for a flick with 3D in the title. it
just isn't effectively used in the movie and the times it does show up,
it fails to add anything significant to the scares the movie is trying
to induce. I say "trying" because the movie can't possibly be
very scary to anyone over 12. The effects are a little hokey and
might make you giggle at them rather than quiver in fear. The
whole thing is just such a shame, because the Sadako character used to
be novel, or at least somewhat interesting and at this point the
franchise has launched over the shark. Hey, at least the ending is
really, really weird, but that doesn't really redeem anything.
If you're a diehard Ring fan, maybe you'll get something out of it but
I've got a pretty sure feeling that you'll be more disappointed in it
than anyone else. There's just nothing here for any real fan of the
franchise, besides saying that you've actually seen it (so that you can
be a completist).
Video / Audio
Video: Sadako offers a 1:78:1 widescreen picture in full
1080p resolution. The 3D is pretty okay in terms of technical
presentation, but the whole feel of the movie is a bit ho-hum and
lacking depth overall. The movie looks better when not trying to
frighten you in the third dimension.
Audio: The 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio track is
probably the best part of the movie, everything sounds very good, it's
a tightly mixed audio presentation that can be described as vibrant and
It's got the Trailer!
And how about some lovely scene
Already got them on!
A 3D version of The Ring might sound like fun, but it's just so goofy, silly, and inconsistent that it fails in almost every way.