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May DVD Review

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by Phil Hinton Oct 1, 2003

    May DVD Review
    SRP: £19.99

    Picture

    Despite 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.

    Sound

    Dolby 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.

    Extras

    somewhere 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
    director's commentary.

    Verdict

    A marvellously creepy little horror film on a
    fine disc let down purely by a lack of extra
    features.

    The Rundown

    Movie

    8

    Picture Quality

    7

    Sound Quality

    7

    Extras

    1

    Overall

    6

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