WILDLING Blu-ray Review
Anna spends her entire childhood in a single room under the care of a mysterious man she only knows as Daddy. He makes her fear the ‘Outside’ by telling her of the Wildling, a creature with sharp teeth and claws who roams about eating little children. At age 16, Anna is freed by small-town sheriff Ellen Cooper, but her greatest ordeal is yet to come.
Directed By: Fritz Böhm
Written By: Fritz Böhm & Florian Eder
Starring: Liv Tyler (Ellen Cooper), Brad Dourif (Daddy), Bel Powley (Anna), James Le Gros (The Wolf Man), Troy Ruptash (Roger Fowler), Mike Faist (Lawrence), Frank Deal (Dr. Rooney), Collin Kelly-Sordelet (Ray Cooper), Charlotte Ubben (Jen), Keenan Jolliff (Hugo), and more.
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, & Horror
Runtime: 92 Minutes
- English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & Stereo
- Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
- Resolution: 1080p
- Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
- Subtitles: English SDH & Spanish
- Deleted Scenes
I give the Wildling Blu-ray a B.
One of my favorite movie genres is horror. There’s something about it that I can get lost in and forget the stresses of the day. Though they don’t scare me anymore, there are times that catch me off my guard.
I surprisingly enjoyed this film. I haven’t seen a film like this since Underworld, The Howling, and Silver Bullet. Each of the films I just mentioned, makes werewolves unique in their own way. This film is no different.
This film opens with Daddy (played by Brad Dourif) telling a story about the Wildling to a little girl, Anna who seems to be locked up in a room. Then as soon as the little girl hits puberty, Daddy starts giving her injections. While watching this film you quite don’t know what a Wildling is but you figure it out as the film progresses. Anna’s (played by Bel Powley) true self starts to emerge as she begins to transform into a Wildling.
There are many things I really liked about this film. Bel Powley’s portrayal of Anna. She played this naive girl who accepts who she is. Her piercing blue eyes and just her looks alone added to this character and fit perfectly when she began to transform into the Wildling. I also liked the look of the Wildling. Though it is similar to a werewolf. It was not as terrifying as one. The design of it was very beautiful. She was more like a wolf. I loved her eyes when she transformed. I always love Brad Dourif’s performances in any of the films he has appeared in. In this film, he was sort of like the narrator in the beginning. Not the greatest character he has played but still great to see him on-screen.
Catch Wildling out on Blu-ray August 7th!