‘Double Walker’ Blu-Ray Review – Independent Ghost Film Is Given Life By An Unsettling Lead Performance

In the chilling Double Walker, a young Ghost (producer/co-writer Sylvie Mix) haunts her cold Midwestern hometown, trying to piece together the horrific flashes of memories from her past. One by one she kills the men she believes were responsible for her death, though her plan is derailed when she meets Jack (Jacob Rice), a kind movie theater usher who inadvertently intercedes as she’s stalking her next victim. While Jack takes her in and offers her a glimpse at a normal life, her desire to avenge her own murder lingers on.

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Video Quality

Double Walker debuts on Blu-Ray with a 1080p presentation in 2.35:1 from a high definition master that mostly captures the film well. With this being an independent affair, it is quite impressive how sleek the film looks even with the occasional variances in aesthetics from the different locations. The project has a muted color palette that was never going to make this a disc you show off, but there is a great amount of detail and clarity. There is slight banding in certain shots, but it is not pervasive throughout. Black levels hold up nicely as they appear more inky than milky. Objects hold up pretty well in the shadows and retain their depth. The special effects are really well executed considering the limited budget they had to pull it off. The bright whites of the wintery landscape border on blooming without inching quite into that territory. Overall, this is a really solid disc that showcases the work well. 

Audio Quality

Kino Lorber delivers this new Blu-Ray disc with both a DTS-HD 5.1 and 2.0 Master Audio track that gives nice life to the production. The dialogue holds up quite nicely, coming though clearly without being stepped on by the music or sound effects. The environmental effects are delineated nicely with some steady gusts of wind and various mechanical noises like trains on display. This movie thrives when it is spotlighting the sparseness of the environment. The music maintains a strong fidelity and comes through the room really purposefully. This is a track that represents the film in a very satisfying way. Optional English (SDH) subtitles are provided on this disc.

Special Features

  • Trailers: The minute-long trailer is provided here. There are also trailers provided for 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Bigfoot, Lucky Grandman, Ma Belle My Beauty, Summertime and Survival Skills

 

Final Thoughts

Double Walker is an engaging independent picture which does not deliver anything too terrifying but crafts an unsettling experience overall. The lead performance from Sylvie Mix is understated yet effective as this spirit traversing the earth trying to find balance. The film is not perfect, but it is very well done for the low budget with which it is working and shows a promise for even greater efforts in the future. The brief runtime is a godsend as you are able to fall into this story without it overstaying its welcome. Kino Lorber and Cranked Up Films have released a Blu-Ray featuring a terrific A/V presentation but next to nothing in the way of special features. If you are looking for something small and a bit creepy, this one is worth checking out. Recommended 

Double Walker is currently available to purchase on Blu-Ray and Digital. 

Note: Images presented in this review are not reflective of the image quality of the Blu-Ray.

Disclaimer: Kino Lorber and Cranked Up Films have supplied a copy of this disc free of charge for review purposes. All opinions in this review are the honest reactions of the author.