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...