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4.0 out of 5 stars Actually Very Good, 2 Jan 2012
This review is from: Troll Hunter [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Don't be put off by the first 10 or 15 minutes of this film, or the Cloverfield/Blair Witch "reality style" Steadicam presentation. This is actually a fascinating and absorbing story which gets its hooks into you, once the student (?) investigative reporters hook up with the eponymous "Troll Hunter". The special effects are excellent, the trolls being a combination of what you might remember from childhood fairy tales and real animals - without giving anything away they do save the best for last, utterly awesome.

The Blu-ray transfer shows off the stunning Norwegian landscapes in all their glory. The sound mix is there when it matters, though being presented in documentary style there is no music score to accompany the action.

The UK disc comes with a choice of Norwegian with English subtitles or English dubbed DTD HD Master. Unfortunately the dubbing is a bit poor in terms of synching and largely consists of American voices, a shame really the film was shot in Norwegian rather than English and given 95% of Norwegians speak English, they could have got the cast to do their own dub.

However thoroughly enjoyable and after watching the rental version, defimitely one to buy.
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Initial post: 23 Jan 2012 11:12:39 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Jan 2012 11:12:47 GMT
Mr D.K Lind says:
They're in Norway, they investigate different Norwegian localities. It would frankly be daft and stupid to have them all speak English. I've always hated WWII movies where everyone, including the Germans, speak English.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2012 15:21:37 GMT
My point being, as the movie was made with at least one eye on the international market, it wouldn't have hurt to do it in English. (Not many people outside Norway speak Norwegian ;) ....

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2012 16:21:51 GMT
Mr D.K Lind says:
They DO have an eye on the English market by including English subtitles and even dubbing for those who don't want/are too lazy to read. There's also an American remake coming up.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2012 18:02:47 GMT
I bet the American version won't be as good though!
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