Wrong Turn appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.39:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. The movie offered a pretty strong transfer.
Overall definition seemed positive. A smidgen of softness hit some wider shots, but most of the movie showed nice delineation.
I witnessed no issued with shimmering or jagged edges, and edge haloes remained absent. No print flaws cropped up along the way.
Like virtually all modern horror tales, Turn opted for a stylized palette. It tended toward a low-key, semi-desaturated vibe that emphasized a chilly green/teal feel, with some amber as well. The hues worked fine for the material.
Blacks seemed dark, while shadows showed positive clarity most of the time, though a few interiors felt a little dim. This became a quality presentation.
Similar thoughts greeted the film’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack. It went for a fairly atmospheric air, as the mix gave us logical accompaniment for the creepy visuals.
This meant music popped up around the room and became somewhat dominant while effects remained mostly in the environmental realm. Violent scenes – especially those that involved attacks on the hikers – used the five channels in an active manner, though, and those added pizzazz to the proceedings. Some thunderstorms kicked it up a notch as well.
Audio quality was good. Dialogue appeared natural and concise, while music showed nice range and impact.
Effects boasted positive punch and dimensionality, with deep low-end when necessary. Though not a killer mix, the audio fit the story.
A few extras appear here, and we open with an audio commentary from director Mike P. Nelson. He provides a running, screen-specific look at story and characters, what attracted him to the project, sets and locations, cast and performances, music, editing, effects, stunts, and related domains.
Overall, Nelson provides a fairly good commentary, and he maintains a nice level of enthusiasm throughout the film. While I wouldn’t call this the most informative track I’ve heard, Nelson makes it engaging and useful.
Monsters Among Us runs 27 minutes, 25 seconds and brings notes from Nelson, screenwriter Alan McElroy, director of photography Nick Junkersfeld, and actors Charlotte Vega, Adain Bradley, Vardaan Arora, Emma Dumont, Adrian Favela, Dylan McTee, and Bill Sage.
“Monsters” look at the updating of the reboot, story/characters, cast and performances, locations and set design, stunts and photography. This never becomes a deep view of the production, but it includes enough useful material to merit a look.
Six Deleted/Extended Scenes span a total of seven minutes, nine seconds. These tend to offer minor character embellishments, though one that shows a little more of Darius late in the story adds intrigue.
Finally, we get a Promotional Trailer. Created during production in 2019, this differs from a standard advertisement in that it mixes movie clips with comments from Nelson. While out of the ordinary, it’s not especially interesting.
As a franchise reboot, Wrong Turn shows potential, mainly because it doesn’t simply remake the original. However, the film lacks much more than gore and cheap plot devices, so it doesn’t capitalize on its possible strengths. The Blu-ray offers good picture and audio along with a mix of bonus materials. Turn becomes a spotty restart to a horror series.