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Written by Chris Mayo   
Wednesday, 09 June 2010
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Directed by: Declan O'Brien
Written by: Connor James Delaney
Produced by: Jeffery Beach, Phillip Roth
Cinematography by: Lorenzo Senatore
Editing by: Raúl Dávalos
Music by: Claude Foisy
Cast: Tom Frederic, Janet Montgomery, Gil Kolirin
Year: 2009
Country: USA
Language: English
Color: Color
Runtime: 1 h 32 min

Studio: 20th Century Fox

We commence with a group of campers.  One of the girls in the group promptly disrobes, exposing exquisite breasts.  The boyfriend fondles her fun-bags, but the fun is disrupted by an arrow shot straight through her tit.  Another arrow follows through the poor girl's eye.  The rest of the campers ultimately meet their demise as well.  This was when the viewer might find a glimmer of hope with the third instalment of the Wrong Turn trilogy.  Unfortunately what follows is a shoddy CGI-laden mess.

With Wrong Turn 3: Left For Dead, the storyline is altogether different than the film's predecessors.  Yes, people are still murdered in the woods, but this time around, a bunch of prisoners are left to fend off the family of inbred cannibals.  After a prison bus is overturned, transporting criminals to another jail facility, a group of cons manage to escape into the woods.  This leaves a unique situation to be explored -- cons versus cannibals.  This conundrum however, fails to the highest degree.  I'm not saying this plot couldn't work as an effective horror film, I'm just saying that this director, Declan O'Brien (unknown for his filmmaking forays into made-for-TV flicks like Cyclops) is unsuccessful on all levels of making this film enjoyable.

It's hard to say who is to blame for such a film when you're dealing with a straight to video sequel.  Perhaps the writer (Connor James Delaney).  Perhaps the Producers (Jeffery Beach, Phillip Roth).  Perhaps the Director (Declan O'Brien).  Either way, no matter who is to blame for this mess of a film, it's a pile of vomit ferociously sprayed over a steaming mound of corn-riddled shit.  The film itself, and its director Declan O'Brien, doesn't know whether it wants to be a shitty action film, or a shitty horror movie.  There are a bunch of derivative action sequences of "bad-ass" convicts arguing with each other, juxtaposed with an assortment of sloppily constructed CGI death scenes.  I swear, I recall more than one scene involving people being vertically sliced in half, poorly executed with rinky-dink computer graphics.  This seems to be the filmmaker's obsessions.  Surely the makers aren't horror fans?

Aside from those vertical slicing CGI scenes, there are some other unmemorable gore scenes, such as heads being speared, legs hacked off and necks stabbed.  Most of which are of course prepared with CGI.  Everything isn't bad here, it's just that there is far too much bad to even make the good worth talking about.  There was a cool set-up with a naked girl strung up with barbed wire that was memorable, however.  But wait, I'm veering off track here.  There is more folly to discuss.  Not only does Wrong Turn 3: Left For Dead have terrible gore scenes and a bored director, Declan O'Brien, there is even a scene that can top those blunders.  There's a scene where a chick gets knocked out by one of the cons.  She hits the ground, unconscious.  Then when the group needs to obey the script and exit the scene, she magically gets up as if suddenly unscathed by the previous brutal blow that occurred 30 seconds earlier.  It's as if, off camera the director beckoned, "it's time to get up from your unconscious state now and continue on with this travesty."  It has to be seen to be believed.

Wrong Turn 3: Left For Dead is certainly not recommended but if you are a self-loathing psychopath that has the jam to sit through this drivel, then watch the opening sequence and fast forward to 00:40:15 to see the magical knock-out scene (specifically at the 00:40:50 mark).  The film does one thing right, it does have an appropriate title -- the film itself is best Left For Dead.

Fox leaves the film left for dead on Blu-Ray with the video 1080p, 1.78:1 aspect ratio, with AVC @ 22 MBPS.  While the video presentation is far better than the previous two Wrong Turn Blu-Ray's, it still contains the dredged digital noise. The audio is English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, with Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and French 5.1 Dolby Digital options.  The special features contain the featurette's 'Action, Gore and Chaos!', 'Brothers in Blood', and 'Three Finger's Fight Night'.  Additionally, there are deleted scenes.


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 Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 16x9 1080p AVC @ 22 MBPS
 Region: A
 Audio: 5.1, DTS-HD Master Audio

 - Action, Gore and Chaos Featurette
 - Brothers in Blood Featurette
 - Three Finger's Fight Night Featurette
 - Deleted Scenes


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