DVD Review: THE NINTH PASSENGER

THE NINTH PASSENGER was directed by Corey William Large from a screenplay he co-wrote with Steve M. Albert and stars Jesse Metcalfe, Alexia Fast, Veronica Dunne, Tom Maden, Timothy V. Murphy and Cinta Laura Kiehl.

When eight students set out on a spontaneous sea voyage aboard a luxury yacht and encounter engine trouble, their adventure turns horrific as they are hunted one by one by a mysterious passenger…but is it a passenger? In this chilling horror-thriller, a gang of lusty, partying college kids hijacks a billionaire’s yacht for a midnight cruise. Onboard, sensible Jess (Alexia Fast) meets hunky Brady (Jesse Metcalfe), a corporate spy posing as a mechanic. Near a mysterious island, an evil “ninth passenger” slips aboard and starts slaughtering the party crowd. Jess and Brady find evidence of the gruesome scheme behind the killings…but are they already in over their heads?

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, there’s a reason why it took so long for The Ninth Passenger to get released and that’s because the movie is freaking terrible. The concept was interesting but everything else about this movie was a complete disaster. It just drags and drags along while we’re forced to watch this group of uninteresting characters waste time on this yacht while Jesse Metcalfe second thinks his decision of taking the paycheck for this train wreck. The demogorgon-looking creatures look like a complete ripoff from a popular television series do finally show up close to the end but the rubber suits looks so bad that the camera and lighting has to cover it all up. It’s aggreavating because this one had so much potential to be good but it just fell flat in so many ways. The Ninth Passenger will be available on DVD on August 21st but watch it at your own risk.

Distributor: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Run Time: 76 Minutes

Rated: R

DVD Video: 16×9 Widescreen (2.35:1)

DVD Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles: English and Spanish

Special Features: N/A

 

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