Directors Commentary - (82mins) Jonathan Hensleigh presents what is best described as a rather mundane commentary to the movie. He fails to mention anything of Cannibal Holocaust, a film that Welcome to the Jungle clearly has drawn much from. The commentary is dissipated as there are some extended pauses in the commentary. As the film progresses the enthusiasm for the commentary does actually begin to tail off.
Trailer - (1min 57secs) A short theatrical trailer of the movie presented in standard defintion.
Deleted Scenes - (2min22secs) This is simply a short deleted scene of the two couples exploring each others company in Fiji before going on their ill-fated exploration hunt. The scene was meant to highlight Jonathan Hensleigh's style of direction as a pre-cursor to the main body of the movie. The scenes come with or without Director's commentary.
Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust was a disturbing horror film and what Jonathan Hensleigh has done here is an attempt to re-conjure something of a similar nature in the style of The Blair Witch Project. Unfortunately the end result doesn't emulate either movie and falls down on many counts. If you're expecting a horror movie, even in the vague sense of the word, you may well feel short changed by this movie. One of its fundamental flaws is that it could not be best described for the most part as a horror. The horror aspects are limited to an all too brief ending where the gore on offer simply lasts for under a minute.
As a disc package this blu-ray disc is equally disappointing. The handicam approach is quite poorly executed and the low-quality digital camera used for filming simply did not do justice to high definition as a format. The audio mix is a relatively straightforward offering and the extras on the disc are centred round a disappointing and uninspiring commentary.
Jonathan Hensleigh also directed 'The Punisher' so it is quite surprising that he undertook such a low budget project such as this. Those of you have seen The Blair Witch Project or the original Cannibal Holocaust will in all honesty find little to retain your interest on offer here. Those of you that haven't may draw something out of this film but I feel it is ultimately destined for the rental shelves or aimed towards a rather niche audience.
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