DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'The Cabin in the Woods'

The Cabin in the Woods Blu-ray (R)

Movie: 3 and 1/2 stars out of 4

Disc: 3 stars out of 4

The big twist toward the end of "The Cabin in the Woods" is good but not nearly as earth-shattering as some have proclaimed. Produced and co-written by "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator Joss Whedon (also the director of "The Avengers"), "Cabin" is nonetheless an extremely rare find. It's a horror film that is smart, challenging and irreverent and acts as both genre homage and parody. Three guys and two girls (jock, bimbo, intellectual, stoner and level-headed "normal" type) head off for a weekend retreat to a desolate cabin while a band of programmers literally underneath them guide their fates.

Technical specs: aspect ratio: Widescreen (2.40:1/1080p), audio: English (Dolby DTS-HD MA 7.1,), subtitles: English and Spanish.

Special Features include:

-- Four featurettes

-- Filmmaker commentary


-- BonusView Mode option

-- Digital Copy & Ultraviolet options

(Lionsgate, $34.99)