Now that we’ve barraged you with information in regards to The Innkeepers, which is being released to DVD/Blu Ray tomorrow, we wanted to let you know about another DVD being released on the same day.
Darren Lynn Bousman’s 11-11-11, now subtitled The Prophecy, will be released on DVD tomorrow, the 24th of April. We’ve discussed the film in the past. We had a group discussion on the podcast, as well as a written review from Jesse Bartel. The consensus seems to be that 11-11-11: The Prophecy is one of the weaker films in Bousman’s body of work, but perhaps you’ll enjoy it more than we did. Below is an excerpt from Jesse’s review. Pick a copy up for yourself, if you’d like, and let us know if you disagree.
So what makes 11-11-11 so bad? Well, for one, it is boring and lacks spark in just about every part of the script. It is a shame because the director, Darren Lynn Bousman, is talented enough and I enjoyed his remake of Mother’s Day. 11-11-11 relies almost entirely on jump scares; these jump scares mostly deal with people just appearing out of nowhere. The dialogue consists of the main character denouncing god and having the other characters try to “win” him over. Over and over again, that is all you hear. It doesn’t help that the main character is a cliché writer who pops pills and is TORMENTED by his past. You thought seeing 23 everywhere in 23 was bad, wait till you see all the 11’s densely inserting themselves into this film, it’s just annoying. The acting is laughable and plot holes abound. The ending will have you ripping you hair out at its stupidity, not to mention the preachy pseudo-Christian message.
Check out some bonus features from the DVD below: