DVD Review: THE DRONE

The Drone, was written and directed by Jordan Rubin alongside co-writers Al Kaplan and Jon Kaplan and stars John Brotherton, Alex Essoe, Rex Linn, Anita Briem, and Simon Rex.

It runs on batteries and blood. This terrifying, outrageous tale takes flight as a serial killer is struck by lightning while holding his precious drone. Weeks later, the drone shows up at the home of newlywed couple Chris (John Brotherton) and Rachel (Alex Essoe). Without them realizing it, the drone films the couple and takes control of their TV, computer, security system, and car. Soon Chris and Rachel fear that the device may be connected to them… and is out for horrific, hovering revenge.

The story for this high-tech psycho-thriller with a twisted sense of humor follows Chris and Rachel who move into their new home where Chris finds this mysterious drone in the trash. The thing about this drone is that it has an electrifying mind of its own plus it has a thirst for blood. Things get way out of control for the couple when they discover that this drone is a killer but their story is kind of hard to believe so they’re kind of trapped in an akward situation.

As the unbelievable insanity in the movie plays out, things get even deadlier for the couple and anyone around them as this mysterious drone continues its path of destruction as the shocking secrets of its origins are revealed. Oh yeah, there’s a connection between this flying killer and this couple! Chris and Rachel try to fight back, and just when they think they’ve defeated this unstoppable airborne menace, it gets a terrifying upgrade.

The front of the packaging features the artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes movie details, an image and specs. The DVD disc is flat grey and features the movie logo. 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, The Drone ended up being more fun than it probably should’ve been with just the right amount of horror and comedy to drive it home. I went in with low expectations but this cheesy good satirical horror creeper ended up being a lot of crazy fun. It’s a high-tech thriller with a twisted sense of humor but the movie also pays homage to some 80’s classics like Deadly Friend and Chopping Mall. It also has a retro cool keyboard and synthesizer score to go with the insanity. The story was interesting and I thought the cast did a really good job with their characters. The scene stealer ended up being this psychopathic drone that has a thirst for blood. There’s also a little of the red stuff to go along with these kills! All in all, I thought Jordan Rubin (Zombeavers) did a great job telling this wild and crazy story and bringing it to life on screen. I had a twisted good time with this outlandish cheesefest! The Drone takes flight and lands on DVD on October 15th.

Distributor: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Run Time: 82

Rated: R

DVD Video: 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

DVD Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish

Special Features: The extras include a making of featurette, audio commentary with some of the cast and crew and a trailer gallery.

  • Making The Drone
  • Audio Commentary with Director-Co-Writer Jordan Rubin, Actor Alex Essoe, Cinematographer Jonathan Hall and Drone Operator Travis Geske.
  • Trailer Gallery

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