This one has been a long time coming to my little home theater. I've read so muich about it, and with the remake about to hit our screens, it seemed a good time to visit the film that packs quite a reputation. Things I've read? It's shocking, it challenges the audience and asks what their limits to screen violence is and how they react to it, it's dark.... blah blah. Time to go in and see for myself. And so, I came, I saw, and I sighed a huge disapointing breath. This is it? Shocking? Challenging? Who for, a mainstream audience too intimidated by Aje but ready for something more edgy than Scream? I can imagine people are going to argument that the fact that all the violence is off screen speaks of how good the movie is - your imagination and all that - but it just didn't work for me. Jaded? I wouldn't use the word "jaded", it's simply that I've seen things far worse/challenging than this. Yes the ladies performance is good. And the scene played in almost real time after... you know what, was nicely done. But I'm stuggling to mention anything other of significant note. I just wasn't feeling this film. Maybe it's a mood thing, if you're feeling particularly open to being shocked. I found the references to the screen, and the remote control thing, utterly laughable to be honest. It's not working in 1997, mate. I wouldn't say it's bad, but man, I'm very disapointed. The one highlight that stuck with me was the thrash music. Because I happen to own the CD they took it from. Other than that - I'm not sure I should have bothered after all.