“UNSPEAKABLE” is one of those kinds of horror films that look like a bad “B” movie. In fact, it’s actually a pretty good “B” movie. Dina Meyer stars as a psychologist with an electronic device that can allow her to see into the mind of its subject, and in this case a serial killer recently admitted to prison. The various subplots revolve around an innocent man on death row, a corrupt governor and more. All have been done before, but this is surprisingly effective and well-crafted. Sure, Dennis Hopper chews the scenery, but it’s intentional and every performance is entertaining. The film, even though predictable in the end, still has some good thrills.
MGM has preserved the film’s 1.85:1 aspect ratio, with 16:9 enhancement. The colors are solid, and there’s fine detail in every scene. Contrast is perfect, offering deep blacks and grays. Fleshtones appear natural throughout.
MGM has provided a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix which is aggressive. There are plenty of effective panning/discrete effects and the music is well complimented throughout. Dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.
MGM has included some extras here, including outtakes and a variety of deleted scenes. Unfortunately, all are in mediocre shape, looking pretty bad. A couple of extended scenes might be of interest to gore fans. Two theatrical trailers and a featurette are also included.