I remember seeing Drag Me to Hell in the cinema… 15 years ago.

Oh damn I am old.  All I remember from it was some great funny moments, some surprisingly tense moments, and some great acting. Well now 15 years later, I figured I would revisit it on blu-ray and see if it holds up…15 years… what even is time?

Drag Me to Hell follows Christine, who is working in her job as a loan officer. She wants to get a sweet promotion but is told that she is too soft and needs to make some hard decisions.

Unfortunately and old woman comes in needing another extension on her loan.  Normally Christine would allow this, but she decides to get tough and declines this one. The poor old woman is offended so she drops a curse on Christine. You know, normal dispute tribunal type punishment.

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Christine very quickly realises the curse is real, and so she decided to go to try get it removed from the old lady. Unfortunately, the old lady died before she could get to her and the curse gets even more intense.

I won’t touch the plot too much more, but I will say the ending is exceptional, unexpected, and in hindsight very funny.

So for the most part the movie is a paint by numbers horror movie.

What makes it unique is the damn excellent humour involved.  Everything from insane violence, to a goat bite, it made me chuckle out loud more than horror comedies normally do.

Drag Me to Hell

Time hasn’t been kind on the CGI which is pretty below average at times, but fortunately it doesn’t massively affect the movie. If anything it kinda adds a bit to the tone of the silly humour. Fortunately the acting is really solid, which also makes the silly moments that much funnier.

This Special Edition includes the theatrical release and an unrated cut.

Since this is a horror comedy, the unrated cut adds a whole lot.  Heaps of gore is added and some great longer scenes which easily makes it the better version of the movie. Then there are heaps of really solid bonus features going into the films process.

On the whole, Drag Me to Hell: Special Edition Bluray is a fantastic addition to any horror lovers Blu-ray shelf. The bulk of it holds up, and what doesn’t adds some fun charm.  The unrated edition adds some real value for someone who hasn’t watched in a while.

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Drag Me to Hell: Special Edition (Bluray) Review
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