The most surprising film of the year for me so far has been Ready or Not. When I went to see it in theaters, I didn’t know what to expect. The story of a wedding gone wrong and a bride being taken through a physical hell. I knew it was marketed as a horror film, but nothing more than that. I was highly surprised at the next hour and a half of the film. It took dark turns and was funny as hell. So naturally the film has to come out on blu-ray. It releases on December 3rd on Blu-Ray and DVD.
The Cast of Ready or Not Makes It
To start off, Samara Weaving gives a star-making performance as Grace in the film. She was such a revelation as the main character. She completely deserves whatever other accolades and roles she gets from this movie. Grace is the classic “final-girl” in a horror film but turned up to the max. There are scenes of her doing insane things and she’s also incredibly resourceful. Her husband is played by Mark O’Brien, and he gives a double edged performance that you won’t see coming. The rest of the cast includes the Le Domas family: Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, and Andie MacDowell. Brody in particular gives a great performance as Grace’s soon-to-be brother-in-law. The plot takes twists and turns and I don’t want to spoil it. The ensemble cast adds to the overall package of the film being wonderfully dark and it builds to a climax that will leave your jaw dropped.
As for the extras, it has a good selection, especially for a film just coming out. It includes a gag reel that should be hilarious from all the different laughs in the film. Also included is a three part documentary, Let the Games Begin: the Making of Ready or Not. Finally, there are two audio commentary tracks. One with Samara Weaving and the other with the writers, R. Christopher Murphy and Guy Busick.
If there’s one film that you need to see this year, it has to be Ready or Not. You’ll be pleasantly surprised and exhilarated when you get to the finale. Samara Weaving and the rest of the cast are perfect in their roles. I recommend the film wholeheartedly for anyone who likes the horror or dark comedy genres. Buy it when it comes out on Blu-ray on December 3rd. You won’t regret it.
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