A group of researchers, while studying an abandoned church, finds an unusual vessel. Using X-rays, they manage to determine that the vessel is about 7 million years old and, most interestingly, it can only be opened from the inside. It contains some incomprehensible substance: liquid diamond, created by some mysterious force.
An ancient manuscript says that Satan himself or his spirit rests in this diamond. As a result of the experiments, the devilish force, freed from the vessel and scattered in space, begins to infiltrate the researchers, turning them into slaves of Satan.
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Before watching (revising), you need to tune in (again) to the fact that logic and screen material are polar concepts, if this is not done, then you will ask yourself unnecessary questions, and, quite often, because there are enough strange episodes on the meter …
The action from the very beginning is painfully unhurried (almost a third of the film is not very exciting, there are a lot of talking houses and preparations for the study of the vessel, the general lethargy is interrupted by the raids of the character of Alice Cooper (appears, kills someone and again dissolves in the darkness), in fairness, it should be noted, that the bike frame scene is good from start to finish, damn it …
In general, despite the flaws and the fact that the picture is not particularly popular with passionate reverence, it is worth noting that it is pleasant to watch in its own way. Carpenter’s music, as in most cases, is simple and sound, consists of a drone with breathing and ringing, if he had worked on the script so well, hiding under the pseudonym Martin Kuothermass, and initially added more actions, it would have been a high quality product; and so, the film is gaining momentum only towards the finale, like a locomotive rushing from the mountain – here you and a man disintegrate into beetles and a woman’s transformation into a continuous ulcer, impeccably embodied on the screen; the degree of tension and drama is growing: a suffering black man with an infernal laugh, turning into whining in front of the mirror, self-sacrifice, for the sake of the future of humanity, by one of the participants; in the place of the Chinese, besieged in a closet, I would not wish to be anyone. Wishlist would have liked that along with the liquid that all the slain want to share with others, there was more “exchange of fluids” between a man and a woman, but Carpenter is quite chaste here.
The film is worthy of at least one viewing, but from the tapes of the conditional “apocalyptic trilogy”, it is rather weak and good, in comparison with two gold medalists –
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
English: Dolby Atmos
English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1