The Resident—Image Entertainment/Hammer Films

Video: 4/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 0/5

Juliet, a beautiful doctor, has found the perfect New York apartment to start a new life after separating from her husband. It's got spacious rooms, a spectacular view, and a handy, handsome landlord. But there are secrets behind every wall and terror in every room as Juliet gets the unnerving feeling that she is not alone. She is being watched. She is being stalked. And no one is safe when she discovers the relentless horror on her doorstep. But how do you stop an evil that you can't see... until it's too late?

Image delivers a pretty solid HD presentation for this one. The film uses some pretty strong color tones at times that give the actors a somewhat fake tan look, but this is only in the more dimly lit sequences that have some obvious tinting applied. Daytime sequences have a much more balanced sense of color rendition and retain some pretty incredible looking fine detail. Contrast is strong throughout with good definition and shadow detail in the darker images. The 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio mix is energetic with decent low-end response and surround activity. The track helps the mood of the film and adds a bit of atmosphere without being gimmicky or distracting.

Image has some trailers on the disc but that is about it for extras.

While not as pulse pounding as some other great thrillers lately, The Resident is decent fare for the genre. The cast is better than the material though. Image does a fantastic job with the presentation making this a pretty easy recommendation for a rental.

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