|6 Souls (2013)|
Filmed in 2009 and only now, in 2013, seeing a U.S. release, "6 Souls" has "troubled production" written all over it. Julianne Moore gives it her all but is above this scattered material as forensic psychologist Cara Harding, a woman who views multiple personality disorder as pure fiction until she comes across a severely troubled young man (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) hiding a fast-escalating number of murder victims inside himself. "6 Souls" is dark and moody as most supernatural thrillers of this ilk are, but the film grows more convoluted and silly by the minute, boiling down to a clumsy, preachy cautionary tale for anyone who doesn't believe in God.
The 1080p high-definition transfer for Starz's/Anchor Bay's "6 Souls" is well-resolved and grainy in a perfectly filmic way, an accurate representation of exactly what was intended. Especially strong are the establishing shots, both of Philadelphia and rural, woodsy Pennsylvania. to be sure, this isn't eye-popping material, but it doesn't need to be. The 5.1 DTS-HD Audio Master demonstrates a certain oomph whenever the movie's horror elements rear their head, while dialogue and score are standard but always clear.
No special features are included.
With no special features and an only so-so film, the solid high-def video and audio are ultimately not quite enough to recommend "6 Souls." Only for die-hard supernatural thriller fans who enjoy watching even the lesser ones.