The House That Jack Built is probably one of my favorite art house horror films that at times feels like a bit tedious with its message. Matt Dillion delivers a masterful performance as Jack. Lars Von Trier, however, can be his own worst enemy when it comes to the length of his films. I do think if it was cut down to two hours it could have been way more impactful on multiple viewings.
Scream Factory once again did a fantastic job with the picture transfer on the blu-ray. I wasn’t as impressed with the audio on the transfer on this disc it sounded off at times and the only times the audio transfer really shined was when the song Fame kept playing throughout the movie.
Overall it’s a solid release from Scream Factory and for us in the states we can finally own the directors cut on physical which is more than enough reason to celebrate.
In five episodes, failed architect and vicious sociopath Jack recounts his elaborately orchestrated murders — each, as he views them, a towering work of art that defines his life’s work as a serial killer in the Pacific Northwest.
Movie: 5/5 stars
Blu-Ray release: 3.5/5 stars