“The Treatment” was way darker than I was expecting. Serious crime studies about pedophilia creep me out. Especially when they target issues of identity and how we perceive incidents. But, much of the film centers around what its villain makes his victims do. We follow our detective hero, as he finds out that the victims are fathers being forced to rape their sons. The movie doesn’t exploit the interaction, but it doesn’t pull away.
As the film carried on, I didn’t buy why the killer/villain/evil bastard was doing what he did. But, I started to feel that film turned into a long list of gross. I’m not familiar with the work of Hans Herbots, but he feels like a Haneke student trying to go for the throat. This film will be too much for a lot of people, but I recommend giving it a chance.
The Blu-Ray comes with deleted scenes, featurette and a trailer as the special features. The A/V Quality is strong for an HD presentation on a BD-R. The 1080p transfer shows great range. Plus, the DTS-HD master audio track helps with a few scares. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to the interested.
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