THE PLOT THUS FAR
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Bitten” wants to be “True Blood” for werewolves. Well, no one is getting butt slammed in a pick-up truck in this show. So, that might be appealing to those horror fantasy types dwelling in the Bible Belt. So much of the series is based on whether Elena is going to pick one person or another. But, what about her loyalty to the wolf pack? Yeah, it does sound pretty cliche.
Laura Vandervoort is quite an amazing lead when you consider that she’s playing the only female werewolf in the world. If this was the Howling, Robert Picardo would’ve already been all over her ass. Most of the action is cliche, but Vandervoort sells the tension with amazing conviction. Still, there’s so much of this show that feels like it could’ve been B-Reel footage from Haven. That might not be a bad thing for SyFy fans, but it’s trying on the casual viewer.
The Blu-Ray comes with a featurette, deleted scenes, commentary and split screen stunt choreography as the special features. The A/V Quality is quite impressive for a low budget horror show. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track doesn’t get a ton to develop. Still, the 1080p transfer is sharp. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: 08/12/2014