Rent The Transfiguration (2016)

3.0 of 5 from 138 ratings
1h 33min
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Synopsis:
A chilling take on the modern vampire movie from first-time filmmaker Michael O'Shea. Set in Queens, New York City, "The Transfiguration" is an atmospheric horror that focuses on 14-year-old Milo (Eric Ruffin), a troubled outsider who takes refuge in the vampire mythology he studies to the point of obsession. When a chance encounter with neighbour Sophie (Chloe Levine) leads him to develop new, romantic feelings, Milo begins struggling to suppress his dark urges - and a terrible secret.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Susan Leber
Writers:
Michael O'Shea
Studio:
Thunderbird Releasing
Genres:
Horror, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/08/2017
Run Time:
93 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Filmmakers' Commentary
  • Making Of
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/08/2017
Run Time:
97 minutes
Languages:
English DTS 2.0, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Filmmakers' Commentary
  • Making Of
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Trailer

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Reviews (2) of The Transfiguration

Fantastic take on the vampire genre - The Transfiguration review by Koppert79

Spoiler Alert
09/01/2018

The Transfiguration will be marmite to viewers. In a way thi is the manifestation of the vampire mythology superimposed on American impoverished ghetto culture.

Smart indie flick that stays with you. A gem of independent cinema, many hate it, I thought it was genius

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

So-so African-American Gheto take on the vampire genre with massive plot hole + tired ending - The Transfiguration review by PV

Spoiler Alert
18/10/2018

The first thing to say about this movie is that it has a MASSIVE plot hole. No spoilers, just 2 words to ponder: "DNA TESTING".

But if you can look beyond that, this is a slow but clever movie, not a horror really more a psychological case study which is what made it interesting.

I appreciate inter-racial relationships are still deeply controversial in the USA, way more than the UK; and also the US has 12 or 13% blacks who have lived there for centuries; the UK has 4% blacks mostly here from 1950s on (16% total ethnic but half that is south Asian, 1% Chinese, the rest Mixed Race etc). I get very annoyed when Brits and diversity campaigners demand more black faces on screen because, well, they're now over-represented! Remember, the UK is only 4% black as a whole.

Anyway, this is a neat little film, showing the awful ghetto culture of the largely black projects in the USA - this time New York; it was Baltimore in The Wire. More a TV film than a cinematic movie.

I particularly liked the retro 1970s-style synthy soundtrack.

The ending is unnecessary - the film could and should have ended sooner.

But that DNA TESTING plot hole really niggles. So 3 stars.

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