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Do apples in a forest fall far from trees if you can't hear them?

Apparently not.

For his second feature film project, Brandon Cronenberg proves his abilities, with an occasionally confounding, yet
ultimately viable tale of Tasya Vos, a corporate assassin, who takes control of other people's bodies to achieve her goals -
until something goes just a bit amiss.

I had never heard of this film. The reason being, it was set for release right after Sundance - and Covid.

Originally in an expurgated version to allow for an R rating, Wellgo USA's new 4k Blu-ray is annotated Uncut, and
now I understand why.

Possessor is the most seriously violent film I can recall in recent memory - and I'm not referring to comic book violence. Along with some rather graphic sexual sequences, this is a film not for the faint of stomach.

Photographed digitally, as ProRes 4444 in 2.8k, the film is finished as a 4k DI, and looks wonderful. DTS-HD MA positions sound where it's desired.

I seldom use quotes, but here are a couple that I believe actually tell an accurate tale:

"Possessor is at its best when viscerally peeling a soul out of its body." - Indiewire

"With Possessor, Brandon Cronenberg grabs the body-horror baton from his father… and rams it into the audience's collective eye." - Polygon

Beyond Mr. Cronenberg, you’ll also find another Canadian family connection here.

Image – 5

Audio – 5

Pass / Fail – Pass

Recommended

RAH


 
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