Wild Things: Foursome Blu-ray Review

Rich boy Carson Wheetly (Ashley Parker Angel) is up to his usual antics of partying and drinking without disregard. During the party Carson meets a young beautiful woman, Brandy Cox (Jillian Murray), who beats him at a boat race and he quickly becomes interested in her. Carson’s girlfriend Rachel (Marnette Patterson) becomes visibly jealous because of this new woman Carson has set his eyes on. The following day, Carson is informed that his dad, Ted Wheetly (Cameron Daddo), had passed away in a car accident during a car race. All the sudden Carson had become the 9th richest man in Florida until George (Ethan S. Smith) informs him the will has a lock on the fortune until Carson is 30. But Ted’s death isn’t exactly considered an accident and detective Frank Walker is out to find the culprit. Lies and deceit are all part of this story, but was Ted’s death really a murder? Who did it? Only time will show the truth.

I remember watching the original erotic thriller Wild Things which had an excellent cast that made the film popular. So part of me wanted to see what this new sequel had to offer, but there is always a certain degree of uncertainty and skepticism over direct to home video releases. Rarely do you find a film that comes directly to video to contain good material especially a fourth direct sequel. Anyway, I had a hard time finishing this film the first time I sat to watch it. There were just so many more negatives than positives in the first 20 minutes of the film. I finally sat down and watched the entire film in order to write this review.

The plot had some potential, but that quickly all went down south. There were some obvious problems that really kept bugging me throughout the film. The dialog was just bad the majority of the film featured some of the worst conversations I have ever heard in a film. At first I thought that maybe the cast was at fault, but as the film progressed it just did not improve much. Which comes to next point the acting was not good for the most part and the best performance was probably coming from John Schneider who plays Frank Walker and is not one of the lead actors. That probably tells you a lot. There were a few erotic scenes that felt more shoved in the screen than anything else. I guess is just Hollywood trying to sell sex as some may say or it may just be that those films before this had a certain level of sex that this film need to have as well. Whatever the case is it wasn’t really amusing.

Sure some of the film was somewhat entertaining, but there wasn’t enough for anyone to sit through it or even left with the feeling of wanting to watch it again. I am not sure how all these problems got through to the production portion.

Wild Things: Foursome arrives on Blu-ray with a 1080p MPEG-4 AVC encode framed at 1.85:1. I can’t believe how a film can make it to video looking the way Wild Things: Foursome does. The quality was sub-par what we have been getting from Sony. The image was fuzzy, soft and not a tiny bit detailed. The skin tone was over done taking a red tone for most of the film. There was a thick layer of grain that just didn’t help the movie at all. I was expecting much better quality having the beautiful views in Florida, but boy was I disappointed. I seriously don’t know how many of these problems made it all the way without anyone noticing them.

Wild Things: Foursome arrives on Blu-ray with a 5.1 English DTS-HD Master Audio lossless track. While the video quality has plenty of issues the audio isn’t much better. The track has absolutely no problems reproducing the dialog at all times. Some atmospherics and ambiance are heard from time to time to make the track more livelier. The score of the film is made up of mainly audio without lyrics to keep the viewers in suspense. The audio isn’t as bad as the video, but it could of been better.

Thankfully there are no supplements except a few movie trailers.

Wild Things: Foursome doesn’t make anything new with the plot from the previous films in the franchise, in fact it only adds the foursome scene. The Blu-ray was less than stellar and has not met the previous high bar that Sony had been providing for its release for quite some time now. The video quality is rather bad, the audio is sub-par, and no supplements other than movie trailers have been included. This is one of those direct to video films that truly re-enforces the believe that direct to video films are often bad. If the Wild Things franchise is your cup of tea then by all means watch this, otherwise stay away.

The screen captures are only a small representation of what the Blu-ray looks like and are not representative of Blu-ray’s true quality.