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5.0 out of 5 stars Unjustly cancelled cult piece., 17 Aug 2012
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This review is from: The Fades Series 1 [Blu-ray] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
It's astonishing to think this intelligent witty teen horror series from BBC3 was cancelled in favour of long-past-its-sell-by-date Being Human. This blu-ray release goes some way to making up for that. The picture quality is fantastic and there are sufficient extras to make it worth purchasing. Positives include superb casting (with one glaring exception) - Iain de Caestecker and Daniel Kaluuya are both fantastic with help from a luxury supporting cast - any one of Claire Rushbrook, Tom Ellis, Johnny Harris, Joe Dempsie and Natalie Dormer would give any show class. Unfortunately Sophie Wu as The Girlfriend is not in the same league as everyone else and does drag down every scene she is in, but only marginally. The script is intricate, possibly too much so and the serial is a bit too long but the direction doesn't skimp on the horror and the sense of eerie dread is impressively maintained. The visuals are extremely well-executed for a low-budget show and any youth-market horror series that can reference both Romeo and Juliet AND Cyrano de Bergerac in the same scene gets my vote. There are far far worse shows out there that get renewed year after year so spend your money on this blu-ray and you won't be disappointed.
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