It's fair to say that The Collector is not your typical horror film, there is no two words to describe the movie, which centres on handyman and ex-con Arkin (played by Josh Stewart from Law Abiding Citizen). Arkin's ex wife has a debt and so Arkin tries to obtain a rare gem from the inside of the house of a family whom he has been doing work for. Unfortunately though inside the house is a box, that contains "bait".
The owners of the house are dead and this leaves teenage daughter and eight year old Hannah to survive in a creepy house full of bait and a collector. So Arkin teams up with the two and becomes a reluctant hero as the collector tries to add Arkin and the two siblings to his collection.
Unfortunately though, while The Collector may not be a prequel to Saw it may as well be. The R18+ rating is no under exaggeration, the film contains torture porn horror that just about always comes off as over the top. The film is riddled with poor factual errors that will make you question the ending. We're not going to give it away, but you'll be asking questions about exactly how something happened and questioning whether it even makes sense.
If you're after a cheap horror film for a Saturday night with a few friends then The Collector will probably satisfy your urges, however those expecting a clever horror film are best off ironically leaving this film out of your collection.
The video quality in The Collector is good, during the evening scenes (and of course, being a horror film there are a few) there is quite a bit of noticeable grain, but overall the transfer is solid and little details (and disgustingly zoomed in close ups) are all there for you to feast your eyes on. The 1080p AVC MPEG-4 encoded 2:35:1 transfer is solid and should impress most people. This isn't a reference quality film, but it's certainly much better than DVD.
Beast by Nico Vega Music Video (2:56/HD): This is a music video of the song Beast, by Nico Vega.
Audio Commentary: he Audio commentary is decent and features commentary by director Dunstan and co-writer Patrick Melton.
Extra Trailers (5:18/HD): There are three other trailers for Frozen (1:46), The Girl Who Played with Fire (1:24) and Solomon Kane (2:08).
Review By: Luke Van Leuveren