Yes, I know, I recently reviewed this movie when it was released on VOD, but now it has been released on DVD & Blu-Ray and it has an "Unseen" cut as well as the Theatrical. For the purposes of this review, I'll be watching said Unseen cut. Now, let's get on with the review!
When the Blu-Ray of Blumhouse's Fantasy Island dropped on my desk recently I have to say I was wondering if the Unseen version of this movie was actually going to be any better...after watching the Theatrical cut and thinking that was yet another movie that ruined my childhood (well, made it worse than it already was...), could this be better? I guess there is only one way to find out....let's give it a watch!!
In Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island, the enigmatic Mr. Roarke makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort. But when these fantasies suddenly turn into nightmares, the guests have to solve the island’s mystery in order to escape with their lives.
I wanted to like this movie. I was hoping that the Unseen cut would be better, but sadly it didn't seem to be any different to the Theatrical cut at all. I have to admit that was a great pity, I thought it would have been quite different, but I guess that you can't always get what you want. If like me, you are a fan of the original series then you are going to be disappointed. I don't know what it is about remakes of TV shows in movies (CHiPS, Starsky & Hutch, The Banana Splits, etc)
The extras were...um...not very extra. there's a bunch of deleted scenes and the unrated cut has commentary...but the thing that got me was the "extras menu" where the extras are just shown on the screen regardless...and then you have to click on the Extras button to actually access them, which really makes no sense and just looks like lazy designing.
I guess if you're a Blumhouse collector you'll want this you'll be grabbing this, it's average, but don't expect anything totally awesome.
Blumhouse's Fantasy Island is rated 15 and available on VOD now and will be on DVD and Blu-Ray on 13th July 2020 from all entertainment outlets.