Directed by: Josef Rusnak
Starring: Jon Voight, Teri Polo, Julian Morris, Dermot Mulroney
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Distributed by: Anchor Bay
Release Date: May 22, 2012
Running Time: 90 minutes
Film: 2 out of 5 stars
When a film is listed as “From the producers of “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and the director of “The Thirteenth Floor”, I should have taken the warning. Jon Voight takes the lead on this film but doesn’t really mesh well in a supernatural thriller. Teri Polo’s role is virtually non-existent and Dermot Mulroney can do so much better, been loving his role in Fox’s “New Girl”. This film suffers from not knowing what it is aiming for whether it is kidnapping film or a supernatural film and it definitely fails on both angles.
“Beyond” follows a detective (Voight), who specializes in child abductions and get one last case before retiring. The case leads the detective to form a partnership with a radio psychic in order to find the missing niece of his boss. The film culminates for a very predictable twist ending that won’t surprise even the simplest of viewers.
The Blu-ray presentation looks good with its 1080p transfer. The film is very dark but still looks sharp. The sounds is also good with a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio track, which is clear and works well with the score. If you are looking for special features, look again because “Beyond” comes completely bare bones…not even a trailer. I would skip this film on all account unless you are totally completely bored and looking for something to laugh at…well there is always Syfy films in that case as well though.