Excerpt: Paramount Home Entertainment have released "The Devil Inside" onto Blu-ray in the United Kingdom, using an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 (with original aspect ratio 1.85:1 according to imdb). The transfer is 1080p and uses an AVC MPEG-4 codec.
Conclusion: 'The Devil Inside' isn't quite enough to kill the "found footage" sub-genre, but it's definitely the worst feature to use this filming method. This is a horror flick without scares. It's all build-up, but no tension, with tons of predictability along the way.
Excerpt: The Devil Inside inside is a triumph… of marketing. Shot for a cool million and busting the box office to the tune of $53 million domestically, people were clearly convinced of something special. All those shots of contortionists in weird positions and the phony haze of realism have a powerful pull.
Conclusion: My rock-bottom expectations may be partly to blame, but I didn't find The Devil Inside all that bad, especially compared to other recent exorcism films (like last year's dreary standardly-budgeted The Rite ).
Excerpt: The Devil Inside is a strange movie that meanders more than follows a directional story arc, which isn’t a huge surprise given that it’s the latest in a long series of found footage pseudo-documentaries.
Excerpt: Buried somewhere within the abysmal new faux-documentary The Devil Inside lies a zany ’80s-style lowbrow comedy about competition between renegade exorcist slobs and hoity-toity rule-following exorcist snobs at the Vatican Exorcism School.
Summary: Despite the palpable air of deja vu that hangs over it like a light fog, "The Devil Inside" generates a fair amount of suspense during sizable swaths of its familiar but serviceable exorcism-centric scenario.