DVD Review: DEADSIGHT

DEADSIGHT was directed by Jesse Thomas Cook and written by Liv Collins and Kevin Revie, the film stars Collins, Adam Seybold and Ry Barrett.

In DEADSIGHT, Mara Madigan (Liv Collins) is a pregnant police officer about to go on maternity leave. But on her last day on the job, she wakes up to a world ravaged by a nightmarish and bloody plague of the living dead. Amidst the chaos and violence, she finds Ben Neilson (Adam Seybold), a man who is virtually blind, helpless, and has a mystery shrouding his past. Somehow these two must put their heads together and find a way to safety to escape this living hell.

Welcome to the zombie apocalypse! Ben wakes up in an abandoned ambulance with his eyes bandaged up and he immediately begins fighting for his life because there are some zombies on the outside. Needless to say, the man is blind and he’s having to fight for his life as these things attack him. There’s also Mara, a pregnant cop who ends up meeting Ben and even though these two don’t know anything about each other, they try to stick together as they make their way through this undead obstacle course.

There’s also some mystery to Ben because Mara doesn’t really know how much she can trust him but they seem to work well together and be there for each other when the time calls for it. They make their way through numbers of the undead and find temporary safe havens that allow them to rest for brief periods of time and then they hit the road again. The two do get separated for some time so they have to fight off several flesh eaters alone but fate brings the two back together and in the end Mara discovers what kind of man Ben actually is.

The packaging comes with a slipcover/o-card. The front features the artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes movie details, some images and special features. The DVD disc also includes some artwork that matches the front cover. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this standard-definition release were really good. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.

Bottom line is, Deadsight ended up being something a little new and different for the already oversaturated sub-genre of zombie movies. This one focuses more of the human and survival element of the two main characters than just going for gruesome killer after kill by hoardes of the undead. The fact that there’s a blind guy fighting to stay alive in it is a unique approach and there’s some mystery to him because we don’t really know much about him. The same goes for the female because there’s a little more to her than just a girl with a gun. To describe it, I’d say that Deadsight is similar to movies like 28 Days Later if that helps any. I thought the small cast did a good job with their characters and Jesse Thomas Cook captured the dread that he was going for in this unsafe world. It’s all about these two characters and their fight for survival with the zombies adding to the intensity of the film. Deadsight will be available on DVD on July 2nd.

Distributor: RLJE Films

Run Time: 82 Minutes

Rated: Not Rated

DVD Video: 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

DVD Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish

Special Features: N/A

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