Part 1, as the sequel is in post production, should be out end 2011
Picture and sound pretty sharp, though the night scenes are white washy in the helicopter aerial fly by around the LA buildings at the beginning. The bluray version has been edited with some gory scenes missing from the theatrical version I saw last year in the multiplex.
This is more or less a rework of cheesy 1950's B-movie of the Alien UFO invasion theme with classic body snatching & brain sucking!
The effects are similar to 'Battle LA' because the same company did the effects 'Hydraulx' owned by the Strause Brothers who directed this movie on a budget of 300,000 pounds (Dr Who costs over 1 million pounds per episode) with final post production of effects costing a further 6 million quid, overall the film was half the money that get Tom Cruise out of bed to make the more serious 'War of the Worlds', with his Top Gun buddy Tim Robbins as the psycho axe weilding survivalist!
The visuals are identical to a PS3 computer game 'Resistence 2' the fall of man series with the city water scape full of floating beomoth sized alien mother ships with lots of little neon illuminated small ships flying around like insects.
'Cloverfield' (Alien Godzilla in NY had a $30 million budget) worked better in the dark cinema for its Blairwitch project shaky camcorder cinematography but not so good on bluray as you notice the effects, this film works better as a home cinema demonstrator with great sound similar to the shrill of the Decepticons from the first 'Transformers' movie.