Movie Review: THE OSIRIS CHILD (Blu-ray Combo Pack)

THE OSIRIS CHILD: SCIENCE FICTION VOLUME ONE was directed by Shane Abbess who co-wrote the script with Brian Cachia and stars Kellan Lutz, Daniel MacPhersonIsabel Lucas, Luke Ford, Temuera Morrison, Teagan Croft and Rachel Griffiths.

THE OSIRIS CHILD is set in a time of interplanetary colonization. Sy Lombrok (Kellan Lutz), a drifter with a haunted past, forms an unlikely alliance with Kane Sommerville (Daniel MacPherson), a lieutenant who works for off-world military contractor Exor. In a race against time, they set out to rescue Kane’s young daughter Indi (Teagan Croft) amid an impending global crisis created by Exor.

The Osiris Child takes place in the future where Exor, a powerful corporation, is colonizing new planets. What happens is, Kane finds out that the corporation he works for has plans to blow up the planet his daughter Indi is on so he goes rogue and sets off on a rescue mission. During his journey he meets up with Sy who becomes a useful ally as they embarked on this extremely dangerous search together.

The two heroes meet up with all kinds of interesting characters along the way and some of these outcasts even come in handy as they fight off apocalyptic scumbags and monsters along the way. So, not only are Kane and Sy fighting off the dangers that dwell on the surface of this planet but Exor continues to be in the mix so it’s a race against time for Kane to save his young daughter and the clock is ticking. In the end, Indi is saved and the future shows signs of hope but unfortunately it doesn’t come without sacrifice.

Okay, I’m a big fan of indie film and this one right here is one of the best to come along in a long time. The story (that included a big shocker) was really interesting and the movie itself was a whole lot of fast-paced fun. It all plays out in chapters which was also pretty cool. I guess the only flaw to me was the fact that the movie jumps back and forth in some scenes so it could get a little confusing for a few viewers if they’re not paying close enough attention. These scenes are necessary though because they reveal much more about this mysterious hero played by Kellan Lutz.

All of the acting was good and this mostly Aussie cast did their best to pull of American accents. There’s a lot of well choreographed action and stunt work that adrenaline junkies will get a kick out of. The standout scenes included a visually spectacular high-flying dog fight, a violent prison scene and even a gritty cantina scene. There’s also some really cool special effects to go along with this. There’s even a little blood and gore for the bloodhounds out there. Director Shane Abbess did a great job capturing in intensity that this gritty sci-fi action-thriller possesses and it all looked fantastic on screen. The Osiris Child reminded me of fan favorite movies like Mad Max, Judge Dredd and District 9 because it kind of looks like it could be set in the same universe as all three of these classics.

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 list of special features. Each disc also includes its own individual artwork. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for the high-definition disc were crisp and clear. The picture and sound quality for the standard-definition disc were really good. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.

Bottom line is, The Osiris Child was a fantastic sci-fi action-thriller considering it wasn’t made in Hollyweird. This isn’t one of those big budget productions but it sure looks like one. Makes you wonder why it costs so much for the big studios to crank out their blockbusters when an indie film like this can pull it off on a shoe string budget. I don’t know exactly how much it actually cost to make The Osiris Child but I’m pretty sure it was nowhere near what the big boys spend. Anyway, the story was interesting and all of the characters were fun to follow. There was a lot of action and stunts in the movie and to go along with that were the impressive visual effects.  There was also some pretty cool looking creature effects! Sure, the movie has a few flaws but that’s easily forgiven with everything else it has to offer. This ambitious indie production will definitely help put Australian cinema even more on the international map because it’s a well executed sci-fi actioner. The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One arrives on a Blu-ray+DVD Combo Pack on December 5th and is definitely worth checking out.

Distributor: RLJ Entertainment

Run Time: 99 Minutes

Rated: Not Rated

Blu-ray Video: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.66:1)

Blu-ray Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

DVD Video: Widescreen (2.66:1)

DVD Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

Special Features: Good Stuff! The extras include three deleted scenes, visual effects vignette, music video, images, artwork and five behind-the-scenes featurettes.

  • Deleted Scenes (05:27)
  • The Visual Effects( 07:15)
  • Music Video (03:26)
  • Photo Gallery (00:17)
  • Concept Art Gallery (00:20)
  • Five featurettes on “the making of” The Osiris Child (28:56)


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