"Death At A Funeral (2007/Blu-Ray)" Review

Synopsis: Daniel is a decent young man, married to Jane, still living at his father’s home. When his father dies, it is up to him to organize his funeral. On this painful morning, the suitable grave expression on his face, Daniel is ready to welcome his father’s friends and relatives. But preserving the dignity inherent in such circumstances will be a hard task. Particularly with an undertaker who botches his work, the return from the USA of his famous but selfish brother, his cousin’s fiancĂ© who has accidentally ingested drugs, the presence a moron who takes advantage of the sad event to win back the heart (or rather the body) of a woman who is about to marry another, of a handicapped old uncle who is also the most unbearable pain in the neck. To cap it all, Daniel notices the presence among the mourners of a mysterious dwarf nobody else seems to know…

Review: This is one of those films that I have heard so much about and seen it in about every store that I visit and I never seemed to ever get a chance to view it or pick it up, and now at long last I have had a chance to do so on Blu-ray none the less. Was it worth the wait to see this film? Well I have to say yes it was! The film starts off pretty strong with a scene where the wrong body is brought to the funeral and from there it quite steady with the humor without getting too dull at times or being too silly or childish. The overall film is more of a dark comedy which means you will get humor that is a little more offbeat and also parts where you do get some seriousness. I must add though that you do get a few moments of crude humor especially in a scene where one of the relatives is helping an old crippled man get onto the toilet and he gets crap on his hand then his face which makes to a hilarious scene.

Now as far as the cast goes there is some actors that I am familiar with but at the same time there are a few which I am not. Overall the casting and acting are excellent. Also not all the actors are made out to be funny so it does have an equal balance. Now the shining point of this release is the picture quality and audio quality, the picture quality is absolutely beautiful and very cleaned up without being destroyed with DNR or edge enhancement so yes you do get all the grain still intact. All specifications will be listed below this review. Overall this is a very good comedy that works well and provides the laughs flawlessly!

-Daniel "Damnation" Lee

Director: Frank Oz
Genre: Dark Comedy
Blu-Ray Release Year: 2011
Theatrical Release Year: 2007
Time Length: 91 mins.
Company: MGM Home Video
Website: www.mgm.com
Blu-Ray Tech Aspects:
Video Codec: AVC @ 38 MBPS
Audio: English:English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio/Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital/French 5.1 Dolby Digital
Video Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1