THE PLOT THUS FAR
Rebecca is suspicious of Ernessa, the new arrival at her boarding school. But is Rebecca just jealous of Ernessa’s bond with Lucie, or does the new girl truly possess a dark secret?
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Rebecca is the new girl in school. While her private boarding school might seem like “The Facts of Life” gone to hell, she makes a few friends. One happens to be a freaky vampire, so we can guess what happens next. Sexual overtones, gothic trappings and meaningful stares become the name of the game. However, nothing steps into that terrible “Twilight” territory.
Lily Cole outshines everybody here. Although her role is nothing new in the horror/vampire genre, her embodiment of this classic character was flawless. She plays up the brooding aspects without becoming hammy, and at times comes across as charming and sweet— just like a vampire. Physically speaking, she’s intimidating on screen; the camera-work accentuates her height, and her raven hair and doll-like face add to her character’s overall eeriness.
The Blu-Ray comes with featurettes, video diaries and trailer. The A/V Quality is pretty impressive with a DTS-HD 5.1 track and robust 1080p transfer. I haven’t seen an MPI transfer play with deep blacks so well. Which is good, since half of this film looks like it was shot Barry Lyndon style. In the end, I’d recommend a rental.
RELEASE DATE: 08/28/2012