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No Sunscreen Needed: Ryan Spends 30 Days of Night

Published March 3, 2008 in DVD News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Columbia Pictures.
30 Days of Night Poster 30 Days of Night
I never got to see 30 Days of Night while in theaters and was therefore stoked on the idea of catching it early on DVD. Though I can't say I'm necessarily a fan of the vampire genre -- unless you include Blade II and Interview With Yada Yada -- 30 Days of Night looked like it provided over thirty minutes of bloody goodness.

30 Days of Night on DVD

And so it did! Though I can see why some people won't like this film, if you go in expecting blood, darkness, jump-worthy scares and an unrelenting plot, this film should fit your agenda.

The DVD comes with special features including your usual array of audio commentary and a whopping collection of behind the scenes featurettes. With my sick sense of humor I was hoping for a gag reel, but have yet to find one.

Since Toshiba has abandoned me with my HD DVD player, the only use the drive will have in the future is upconverting the standard DVD. Even with all the gritty darkness, 30 Days of Night upconverts to high-definition (1080i) with surprising results. I don't know what made me happier, high-contrast blood or the idea that there is still use in my HD DVD player.

Excuse me while I weep.

In the end, 30 Days of Night should make a great contribution to any DVD collector with a vampire section.

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