Devil’s Domain (2016) (Blu-ray Review)

Devil’s Domain (2016) (Blu-ray Review)

Devil’s Domain (2016) (Blu-ray Review)

📅11 November 2017, 02:42

Devil’s Domain (2016) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Jared Cohn
Starring: Michael Madsen, Madi Vodane, Linda Bella
Rated: UR/Region: A/2:39/1080p/Number of disc: 1
Available From Cleopatra

Devil’s Domain tells the story of Lisa Pomson, a troubled, social media obsessed teen, conflicted with her sexuality and her parents misunderstanding of her. When Lisa gets secretly filmed binging, purging, and masturbating the video goes viral and she suffers extreme cyber-bullying. Suicidal, and on the brink of insanity, a beautiful, mysterious stranger (the Devil) strikes up an online relationship with her. They grow close and meet and the stranger offers to help in exchange for a favor. The devil will rid her of the bullies and give Lisa fame and fortune in exchange for a baby. Lisa agrees and as the bullies die one by one, Lisa’s conscience kicks in and she regrets doing the deal. To keep Lisa in line, the Devil threatens eternal suffering and the death of her loved ones until she finally succumbs to give the devil a baby that will grow to reign terror upon the world.

Recently I ran across Jared Cohn’s Halloween Pussy Trap (Kill! Kill!) movie and I wasn’t that blow away by it, but did see some potential there. Now I’m reviewing a film he had out before that one called The Devil’s Domain and I have to admit that this one, while not perfect, did impress me a whole lot. We do have a girl here that would never have been picked on and bullied at school based on her looks in a million years being picked on and bullied at school for her looks, but that’s okay because she makes us believe it anyway. She’s suffering from an eating disorder and some kids at school just did something to take things way too far but that’s okay because our leading lady has just made a deal with the devil and they are all about to pay. The story here is good and I dug it. It is a very good movie that probably would have been a great one if there weren’t some scenes where the actors just got a bit too awkward on. I think our leading lady, Madi Vodane, is great 90% of the time, but times like when her character first sees the devil and awkward reaction that follows is what does bring this one down a bit.

I’m not just blaming her as everyone in this movie seems to be off in a scene or two, but still, the movie is good enough as is. Michael Madsen is even here playing our leads stepfather and it is a role I’m not used to seeing him play, but I think he does great and comes across as very likable. The plot in general here deals with a lot of really big issued that goes on for teens today if you take the whole devil stuff out of it. Which that is a fun part here but we got some serious issues beneath the surface of this thing and I think that is what helps this one end up being as solid as it ends up being regardless of any flaws it might have here and there. If you only see one Jared Cohn film out of the two recent ones he’s released, it should easily be this one.

Extras

– The Devil Made Me Do It
– Red Carpet Premiere
– Slide Show
– Trailer
– Commentary with Writer-Director Jared Cohn

Quality of Transfer: 95%

 

 

 

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