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Sleep Tight (Blu Ray) [Blu-ray]
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Spanish psychological horror from director Jaume Balagueró. The film follows César (Luis Tosar), the concierge to the residents at a wealthy apartment building. César seems extraordinarily helpful and polite and is consequently adored by the residents, but little do they know that he is in fact a man so incapable of happiness and human feeling that he makes it his goal in life to make others as miserable as he is. He focuses much of his attention on Clara (Martra Etura), a beautiful young woman whose vivacity and spontaneous sense of happiness make her his opposite in almost every way. With his usual blend of underhand tricks, which include sneaking into her apartment to rig unpleasant surprises and even hiding beneath her bed, César begins to unnerve Clara. When her boyfriend Marcos (Alberto San Juan) unexpectedly returns the situation quickly escalates towards a point of no return...
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Sadly the UK Blu-ray and DVD releases have no extras - the US Blu-ray includes a 107-minute making of documentary, twelve minutes of deleted scenes and trailer - but has a good 2.35:1 widescreen transfer with burned-in unremoveable English subtitles.
Cesar is an appartment block maintenance guy/doorman. He hates his job, and has utter contempt for those living there. As far as all of the tenants are concerned, he is polite, courteous, respectful. Nothing is too much trouble for him, from dealing with blocked sinks, fumigating flats or just helping them out, with day-to-day activities and tasks.
Unfortunately, this normal everyday everyman, has a sick secret. I won't reveal it here, but once you know what it is, it'll send tingles down your spine. Moreso, when you see what he does, and why he does it. One person discovers this secret, and proceeds to blackmail him, but it isn't long before the tables get turned, and the predator becomes the prey!
Luis Tosar as Cesar gives a perfect performance in the role of this sociopathic everyman. The other cast members are also very good too. At a short 97 minutes, the film belts along, and gets creepier the further in you get, and it's all the more deliciously twisted for it.
If you want a really creepy film, that doesn't rely on gory or explicit violence, then this film delivers in spades. A really clever and innovative twist on the well-worn theme of the psychopath-next-door.
With that said, what really lets this film down, is the UK Blu-Ray release.
The picture and sound are all universally excellent, but there are no extras of any kind. Not even a trailer. In-and-of itself, that wouldn't be a bad thing. However, what will annoy you, is that every other country's release, does include extras! And the extras are massive and worthwhile having!
If you live in France, Spain, Holland or the USA, your country not only gives you the film, but a massive 107-minute long Making Of documentary as well, that details all of the behind-the-scenes action, the film's inception, creation and production, as well as featuring interviews with the cast and crew.
The Spanish Blu-Ray release, also includes a further hour of extras on top of this too, including more featurettes, extended interviews with the cast and crew, almost 15 minutes of deleted scenes, plus trailers and promos. Unfortunately, these are not English friendly, so unless you are fluent in Spanish, that release won't be of much use to you.
But if every other country can include the 107-minute Making Of, why can't the UK?
It is this kind of action, that really annoys large numbers of UK film fans. We get inferior releases, whilst other English-speaking countries get Bonus Material added on to their versions of films, that we don't. This smacks of laziness, on the part of the distributors! This happened on DVD releases, but with the advent of Blu-Ray, the excuse of lack-of-space on the actual disc, is no longer a valid reason to exclude this Bonus Material!
All-in-all, four-stars for the film itself, but considering the US release can be imported for £15, and the UK version is currently around £11, Metrodome's UK Blu-Ray release is a massive disappointment, and thus it only gets one star from me!
If you can, and you have access to a multi-region Blu-Ray player/Blu-Ray drive/PS3, then pay the extra money, and get the US Blu-Ray release instead, so you can enjoy the extra, additional documentary. This can be easily ordered from Amazon UK or Amazon USA!
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