30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.85:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. The transfer looked quite good.
Colors came across well, as the movie offered nicely delineated and bright hues when appropriate. The use of “found footage” brought a lot of blue tint, and those elements worked fine.
Blacks felt dark and full, while shadows were reasonably smooth. Some interiors came across as a bit dense, but those instances weren’t problematic.
Sharpness seemed fine. A few slight examples of softness cropped up through the film, but these were minor, so overall definition looked solid.
I noticed no shimmering or jaggies, and edge enhancement was minor. No source flaws marred the presentation. This was an appealing presentation.
I thought the DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack of 30 Nights was fairly positive as well. As a comedy, the mix didn’t have a ton of ambition, but the horror elements occasionally allowed it to open up a bit more than usual.
Those scenes added a bit of activity in the side/rear channels. Don’t expect tons from those areas, though, as this usually remained a pretty standard comedy mix with an emphasis on ambience and music.
Audio seemed fine. Speech was concise and distinctive, without edginess or other concerns.
Music came across as rich and full, while effects showed good clarity and accuracy. While nothing here stood out as memorable, this became a “B-“ soundtrack.
How did the Blu-ray compare to the DVD version? The lossless audio felt a bit warmer, but the scope of the soundscape remained similar.
Visuals demonstrated the usual format improvements. This meant the Blu-ray looked firmer and more natural than the DVD.
A featurette called Behind the Scenes of 30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo runs eight minutes, seven seconds and includes comments from writer/director Craig Moss, and actors Kathryn Fiore, Flip Schultz, Olivia Alexander, Ben Morrison, Arturo Del Puerto, and French Stewart.
The show looks at story/character areas, cast and performances, and Moss’s influence on the production. This is a puff piece with little information on display.
The disc opens with ads for The League Season 3, The Do-Deca-Pentathalon and Wrong Turn 5. These also appear under Sneak Peek along with promos for The Watch and 10 Years. No trailer for 30 Nights shows up here.
I went into 30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo with very low expectations, and it lived down to them. Despite a few talented actors who work overtime to sell the material, the film’s consistent focus on cheap, easy, uncreative humor makes it a chore to watch. The Blu-ray provides pretty good picture and audio but lacks substantial bonus materials. This isn’t the worst parody I’ve seen, but it’s still pretty awful.
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