The Strain

The Strain

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2014
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When a freak virus kills all but four passengers on an airplane at JFK, Ephraim Goodweather, head of the Center for Disease Control's "Canary Team," is immediately called to the scene. With help from a mysterious Holocaust survivor, "Eph" and his colleague uncover the outbreak's ties to vampirism. Now, the only way to stop the terrifying disease from wiping out mankind is to face its source, a sinister supernatural creature known as "The Master."
Publisher: [Los Angeles, California] :, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment,, [2014]
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (622 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Mar 21, 2018

To be sure - "The Strain" is insane. And, it is a pain in the brain.

Yes. Indeed. TV's "The Strain" certainly does contain lotsa gross-out gore and equally grotesque make-up effects, too. It sure does.

But, what "The Strain" doesn't contain is a whole lotta sense or plausible coherency, either. That I guarantee you.

And, because we're dealing here with the likes of modern-day vampires (infesting NYC) - Each episode's storyline (as expected) gets progressively more & more over-the-top and downright preposterous in a lame attempt to try to hold onto the viewer's attention for more than just a few measly minutes.

I mean - The Strain's implausibility-factor is so off the radar at times that it actually has certain city politicians protecting the rights of these rampaging vampire-varmints on the grounds that they are (get this!) "American citizens".... Oooh! Spare me!

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gurujr
Nov 14, 2016

If it takes too long to rent "Walking Dead" the "Strain" is similar only with a virus that creates vampires. Some great vampire horror and human dog eat dog drama.

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lukasevansherman
May 22, 2015

Based on a series of books by Chuck Hogan and Guillermo del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth," "Pacific Rim), who also created and produced the series, this mixes disaster plague film with vampire horror. Fans of del Toro will recognize his dark wit and creative visuals. A great cast, including Corey Stoll ("House of Cards"), Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, and the old caretaker from "Harry Potter" keep it grounded in reality. Now that "Walking Dead" has run out of steam and "True Blood" is off the air, this is the best, smartest horror show going. Season 2 is coming.

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carldog
May 07, 2015

Liked the book a lot. Very disappointed in the dvd. Like a bad Stephen King t.v. movie

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