Amityville Horror (Blu-ray)

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Product Overview

Specifications

Studio Mgm Entertainment
SKU 216792823
UPC 883904220053
UPC 14 00883904220053
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Haunted Houses
Murder
Mysteries
Remake
Supernatural
Theatrical Release
True Story
Editors Note
Note This frightening remake of the 1979 horror classic from producer Michael Bay (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE) delves deeper into the supposedly true story of supernatural events that occurred in a Long Island, New York home in the '70s. When George and Kathy Lutz (Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George) come across a beautiful river-front colonial home being sold for a steal, they suspect a catch. Once informed that the home was the site of a grisly mass murder, they decide to buy the house anyway and eagerly move in, bringing with them Kathy's three children from a previous marriage. While no one can deny that the house is rife with spooky sounds, the family members try to put their fears at bay. But over time, strange occurrences start happening, becoming more and more frequent, and these events start to have a transformative effect on several family members. Kathy's daughter starts to act bizarrely, ending up in a variety of life-threatening situations, led by her new, not-so-imaginary friend Jody (one of the children slaughtered in the house years before by her older brother). Likewise, something strange seems to be happening to George. His usually sweet demeanor is replaced with a hostile one, and he starts cruelly taking out his aggression on Kathy's children. Kathy's original assumption that a house cannot be evil is challenged as she watches her husband transform into the sort of man that just might be capable of murdering his family. Faster-paced than the original, THE AMITYVILLE HORROR keeps viewers on the edge of their seats with quick editing, suspenseful music, and moderately graphic violence. The two leads give quality performances, and seem to inhabit the decade in which the story is set despite the film's slick, contemporary production.
Reviews
New York Times "[T]he new AMITYVILLE stars an effective Ryan Reynolds..." 04/15/2005 p.E13
Los Angeles Times "[D]ecidedly superior to the original....The film is a terrific scare show, fast and furious, made with a lot of style and energy, packing plenty of jolts yet never lingering morbidly over horrific images. " 04/15/2005 p.E4
Directors
Michael Bay
Actors
Melissa George
Ryan Reynolds
Cast & Crew
Melissa George - Star
Jimmy Bennett - Star
Chloe Grace Moretz - Star
Jesse James - Star
Philip Baker Hall - Star
Ryan Reynolds - Star
Ted Field - Executive Producer
Brad Fuller - Producer
Steve Jablonsky - Music
David Crockett - Executive Producer
Andrew Form - Producer
Michael Bay - Producer
Scott Kosar - Screenwriter
Sandor Stern - Screenwriter
Michael Bay - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2005
UPC 00883904220053
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 178 minutes
Color Color
Features
DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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