Wild Things: Foursome (2010) - Unrated Edition [Blu-ray]
|Sony || Unrated - 92 minutes - $30.95 || June 1, 2010|
|Reviewer: Brian Oliver || Posted On: 2010-05-21|
Writer(s): Howard Zemski & Monty Featherstone (written by)
Cast: Jillian Murray, Marnette Patterson, Ashley Parker Angel, John Schneider
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I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise that the 1998 erotic thriller with some big names would become a pseudo-franchise, but it’s happened. The latest Wild Things direct-to-video sequel aptly titled Wild Things: Foursome is once again just a rehash of the original with some moderate changes to the plot and new characters that are more one-dimensional than ever before, I can say that since I have seen the other two sequels.
Foursome follows a few yuppies who dream of millions in cash and the easy life. The rich guy at the center is Carson (ASHLEY PARKER ANGEL) who has been slumming off his daddies self-made millions. His girlfriend, Rachel (MARNETTE PATTERSON), is a hot blonde has her claws into her man but becomes jealous when Carson’s attentions go towards a trailer-trash chick named Brandi (JILLIAN MURRAY).
When Carson’s dad gets killed during a car race, he expects to reap daddy’s piggy bank worth upwards of $150 million if not more. Unfortunately Carson discovers that his father had amended his will which states that the money will remain in trust until Carson turns 30 and only some would be doled out for housing and insurance, otherwise he will have to make money on his own if you wants to support his partying lifestyle. Another unfortunate thing happens when Detective Frank Walker (JOHN SCHNEIDER) discovers that the race accident may not have been an accident. Wuh woh!
That’s where the story really begins. Stop me if you’ve heard this before: After his father’s death and discovering he won’t get the millions right away as expected, Brandi accuses Carson of raping her after which Det. Walker arrests him. Rather than going through a trial, despite his innocence, Carson and his lawyer meets with Brandi and her attorney to discuss a settlement in which a sum of $5 million is agreed upon plus $100,000 in cash up front. Not sure how the rape charges were just dropped like that as I’m sure an assistant D.A. wouldn’t merely just walk away, but whatever, it is a Wild Things sequel after all.
Long story short, it’s a con/scam to get some of the money early. The other part of the plot involves Rachel as one of the stipulations of getting some of daddy’s money is to get married and after some hesitation, Carson agrees. You can guess where it goes from there, including the most memorable scene involving one shower, one dude and three hot chicks getting’ naked. I haven’t seen the original Wild Things, but I think there was something similar (ditto on a motel room scene as well).
The problem with Foursome isn’t so much with the fact, outside of a few changes here and there, that it’s a copy of the original (and the other direct-to-video sequels) but the cast is by in large laughably bad with only the C-level actor John Schneider able to bring at least some credibility while the others read their tepid lines with little emotion.
There is the standard twists which I’ve also remember seeing in the previous films in one fashion and also includes footage to fill in the missing pieces during the credits like the original did quite effectively.
It’s been years since I’ve any of the Wild Things movies but I can’t imagine they’re much different from this soft core porn (and I use that word very loosely as there are only a couple scenes) from the others.
The only extras here are some previews for other Sony projects and a BD-Live portal.
.::AUDIO & VIDEO::.
Wild Things: Foursome makes its way onto Blu-ray with a 1.85 aspect ratio and in 1080p high-definition. Unfortunately, the picture isn’t very pretty as the film has plenty of film grain but behind the grain is a soft picture throughout. Skin tones seemed to be alright but the detail levels are disappointing, though I guess not unexpected given the direct-to-video budget and all.
Meanwhile, the DTS-HD MA 5.1 track manages to be somewhat impressive from the get-go when the movie opens up at a party with some bass-inducing soundtrack and some good dialogue levels as well. The subwoofer would continue to get a workout throughout the film for some music as well as the “thrilling” score by one Steven Stern (D.E.B.S. and Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough).
Stay far away from this one and if you’re going to spend money on a featureless Blu-ray, might as well shell out for the original and best of the Wild Things series. Regardless of how bad or horrible Foursome may be, the video ranks among the worst that I’ve witnessed.