Blu-ray, DVD Release: Insidious Chapter 2

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 24, 2013
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $40.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Insidious: Chapter 2The Lambert family haunting continues in Insidious: Chapter 2, once again coming from the team behind the Saw franchise, director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell.

In the second movie in this horror franchise, Patrick Wilson (Young Adult) and Rose Byrne (X-Men: First Class) are still getting visits from beyond. So they dig deep in their family history to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them connected with the spirit world.

Barbara Hershey (Black Swan), Lin Shaye (Take Me Home) and young Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3) also reprise their roles for the film.

Although the original got high praise from critics and moviegoers alike, Insidious: Chapter 2 got much less love. Village Voice critic Nick Schager called it “unintentionally hilarious.” Not good for a straight horror film. The R-rated movie still grossed a tidy $83 million at the box office, though.

Both the Blu-ray/DVD Combo and DVD carry two featurettes:

  • “Peripheral Vision: Behind the Scenes”
  • “Ghostly Transformation” about the film’s make-up effects
  • downloadable digital copy via UltraViolet.

The Blu-ray adds these exclusives:

  • three featurettes:
    • “Haunted Hospital: On Location” with the cast and crew talking about their filming in a haunted location
    • “Leigh Whannell’s Insidious Journal”
    • “Work in Progress: On Set Q&A” with Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson, James Wan, Leigh Whannell and others talking about their experiences filming
  • “Insidious: Spectral Sightings” three-part webisodes, with Specs (Whannell) and Tucker (Angus Sampson, TV’s Spirited) finding an unexpected ally in their early days as paranormal investigators.
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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.