Audio/Video. The image is 1.78:1 widescreen. It has no studio sheen whatsoever. It is an unapologetically grimy digital video look, which only adds to the authenticity. For what it is worth, the look works, there are no flaws to be noticed. Everything looks real. All right, a couple of the gore effects stand out, but they are minimal to the overall effect. The digital video soaks the blood and gore in reality. You will believe.
The audio is what it is. It captures the sound right off the on camera mic. You here it pan from one side to the other, fading in and out. It is effective in conveying that sense of realism. They clearly were not aiming for this to look or sound like a traditional movie. They set their goals and went for it.
Extras. There are a few extras included here. None of them are particularly special.
- Alternate Ending. This is different from what they used and less effective. I am glad they chose not to use this one. You will see why.
- Trailer. This is essentially just a clip from the movie.
- Storyboard Gallery. This is kind of cool. Storyboards are always interesting to me.
- Making of The Butcher Gallery. A series of stills from the set.
Bottom line. I am still not sure if this is brilliant exploitation or just trash. It is a film that is bound to garner a reaction. It will also be sure to sit with you for a long time, whether you want it to or not. It is definitely an experience. I would not give it up now that I have had it. I guess that means this has to be somewhat recommended. My head hurts.