May DVD Review
PictureDespite its low budget origins, May
looks pretty impressive on DVD. Sure,
the film's anamorphic 1.85:1 transfer
isn't quite up to the high-gloss
standards you'd expect from the latest
blockbuster, but even so this is still
good stuff. The print exhibits a fine
patina of grain throughout, but this
doesn't detract from the movie, while
flesh tones are spot-on, blacks are
true and colours are rich and warm.
SoundDolby Digital 5.1 it might be, but May
is the kind of dialogue-driven film that
really feels like a movie with nothing
more impressive than a stereo mix.
Still, dialogue is clean and precise and
the score opens up naturally into the
left and right speakers. In addition the
film does make some effective use of
the rear speakers for the moments
when the glass case containing May's
doll Suzie begins to crack and splinter.
Extrassomewhere and it's the lack of extras.
While it's not uncommon for small
independent films to arrive on DVD
with nothing in the way of extras, we're
disappointed with the decision to
include only a trailer since the
American DVD also includes a
VerdictA marvellously creepy little horror film on a
fine disc let down purely by a lack of extra
Suggested retail price when reviewed: £19.99