Friday, May 9, 2014
Blu-ray Review: NURSE 3D (2013)
Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski
Distributed by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
I finally got around to watching NURSE 3D the other night. I am so backed up on screeners, I am trying to review them in the order I got them, but someone should have told me how good this movie was so I could have moved it to the top of the pile!! I had a feeling this movie was going to be good based on the trailer, but I had no clue it would be as good as it was. Actually, using the word good does not do this film justice. This film is great. It's wonderful. It's amazing! Ok, enough of that.....here is the plot synopsis from the Lionsgate website:
Paz de la Huerta (HBO’s "Boardwalk Empire") turns up the body heat in this wickedly entertaining story of a fatal attraction. By day, nurse Abby Russell (de la Huerta) lovingly attends to the patients at All Saints Memorial Hospital; by night, Abby prowls nightclubs, luring unfaithful men into dangerous liaisons. After Danni, a young, sensitive nurse, joins the hospital staff, Abby pursues her friendship. But when the friendship turns to obsession, Danni spurns Abby, unleashing Abby’s fury and a rampage of terror.
My one thought that kept going through my head the entire time I was watching this movie was "how has this movie not got more notoriety than it has"? This film should be being talked about on all the horror websites and forums, but I rarely see anything about it. This film was one of the best films I have seen in a while. I loved every second of it.
First off, lets just get this out of the way right now. I know most people will say I liked it just because lead actress Paz De La Huerta is naked in this movie...a lot. She has the most amazing, close to perfect body you will probably ever see. While that aspect of the film was enjoyable, she could have been covered from head to toe in layers and layers of clothing and I still would have loved this movie. It was one of the most well written films I have seen in a while. I haven't seen a good psychological thriller in ages, but this one is among the top. The story is great with some awesome plot twists and turns. There is also some pretty good gore for all your gore fans out there (like me!), although most of the gore is pretty crappy CGI. Even so, that didn't take away from the enjoyment of this film because the gore plays a very minor part in the film as a whole. The real substance of this film was the fatal attraction style relationship between Abby and Danni. It's amazing the way Abby manipulates Danni and everyone else around here with her sweet, sexy demeanor. As sweet as she is on the outside, she is equally evil on the inside.
If you have not seen NURSE 3D, do yourself a favor and see it asap! Everything about this movie was great to me, even the music which I admit I don't normally pay attention to in most films. If this film has a CD soundtrack, I will be buying it for sure. Now, if you are trying to decide whether to get the DVD which is in 2D, or the Blu-ray which is in 3D and 2D, I would go ahead and get the Blu-ray since it has both versions. I will say though, that the 3D aspect of this film is pretty lame from what I could tell. I have no clue why they even bothered to put this movie in 3D. The film does not need a gimmick like that. I watched this film in 2D and was amazed by it. I only saw 2 or 3 scenes I could tell were made for the 3D aspect and they seemed cheesy and corny when watching it in 2D. That being said, though, I still LOVED this movie and consider it a must have film for any horror fan. I know this is one I will be watching again very soon!
NURSE 3D is available now on DVD and Blu-ray and contains the following special features:
* BAD MEDICINE: THE MAKING OF NURSE featurette
* Director Commentary
* Video Diaries
CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD
CLICK HERE to purchase the Blu-ray