Just look at the cover for this disc, a sexy nurse riding a large syringe. With the film available in 3D there was little chance I would pass up the opportunity to review this disc. So what's Nurse 3D about then...
By day Abby Russell (Paz De La Huerta) is a dedicated nurse, someone you wouldn't hesitate to trust your life with. But by night, her real work begins... using her smoldering sexuality she lures cheating men to their brutal deaths and exposes them for who they really are. When a younger nurse starts to suspect Abby's actions and compromises her master plan, Abby must find a way to outsmart her long enough to bring the cheater you'd least expect to justice.
In terms of actors the lead in the film, Paz De La Huerta, has the starring role, but she's as wooden and unemotional as Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator - but with much less style, and humour. Perhaps that's intentional, but it makes her seem like a serial killer and how other characters don't realise something is "off" with Abby continues to linger.
For us the star of the film is actually Katrina Bowden as Danni who many would know from the great dark comedy Tucker & Dale Vs Evil. The only other actor of note is Judd Nelson as Dr. Morris who is decent in his limited screen time. When we saw the credits for this film we were keen to see Kathleen Turner who plays Head Nurse Betty Watson but her screen time is limited to probably under a minute - such a wasted opportunity. Perhaps her scenes were cut, but we expected to see much more from her in this film.
Much like the video presentation the audio on the Nurse 3D Blu-Ray is pretty decent with a lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track which provides a clear audio experience with decent sound prioritization and some good use of surround sound channels. As we mentioned above there isn't as much action in this film as we expected - there's no car chases or shootouts to make this demo worthy, but it gets the job done. The only disappointment is that, apparently, the American release features a 7.1 audio track - but it's not such a big budget film that we would expect anything dramatically better then what we have.
As well as the English DTS-HD track this Blu-Ray does include an English Descriptive Narration for the Vision Impaired track which is disappointingly encoded in Dolby Digital 2.0 at 192kbps while there is a single English Subtitle track which is pretty accurate to the on-screen dialogue.
While the American release of Nurse includes a Directors Commentary by Doug Aarniokoski, "Making of" doco which runs for 8 minutes and some video diaries running for 6 minutes this Australian release is devoid of any extras. It's such a shame the commentary is missing as it's supposedly pretty solid.
Review By: Dave Warner