Conclusion: 'The Collection' is the sequel to a 2009 horror movie that's slowly gaining a cult following. Unfortunately, despite the added violence and gruesome displays of gory mayhem, this torture-porn follow-up delivers very little in terms of entertainment and becomes a tedious chore to finish. The Blu-ray comes with a shockingly excellent audio and video presentation, which makes it somewhat easy to sit through.
Conclusion: As stated above, genre fans are probably going to love this release, though my hunch is some of the more forthcoming fans might be willing to admit that this film is a pretty rote rehash of at least some elements in the Saw franchise. There are undeniable scares to be found in The Collection , and this Blu-ray looks and sounds spectacular.
Excerpt: Like its predecessor, 2009's The Collector , The Collection is a brutal, indulgent bloodbath. Rather than developing its characters or slowly building tension, it slashes forward at a depraved rate, killing off both familiar faces and random people with video game-like aggression. It’s entirely possible the film’s body count actually reaches three digits by the end, all in an effort to up the previous installment in every way possible.
Excerpt: Delivered with the efficiency of a fast-food value meal, The Collection —a sequel to the largely forgotten 2009 horror film The Collector , and like its predecessor, the work of the writing-directing team behind some of the later Saw sequels—doesn’t waste much time. Clocking in at a swift 82 minutes, counting the languorous opening and closing credits, the film almost immediately starts setting up its plot by letting a TV news broadcast recount the horrific efforts of a...
Summary: Strictly for auds who enjoy the grisly Grand Guignol spectacle of the "Saw" franchise but could do without the moral lectures and melodramatic mythology, "The Collection" is an energetic but utterly weightless exercise in slice-and-dice cinema.