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Below (2002)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 220702470
UPC: 096009761998
UPC 14: 00096009761998
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Editor's Note
In 1943, the crew of the U.S.S. Tiger Shark, an American submarine in the Atlantic, rescues three survivors of a British hospital ship that came under German attack. One of the survivors, a nurse (Olivia Williams), raises tensions among the all-male crew from the moment she steps aboard. Commanding Officer Lieutenant Brice (Bruce Greenwood) does his best to keep the unruly crew in line, but after suffering damage from a barrage of Nazi depth charges (in a spectacular sequence) a series of increasingly spooky occurrences begin to rattle everybody aboard. A mysterious face that appears in the windows, a ghostly phonograph that plays a Benny Goodman record, and a corpse that seems to talk are just the beginning. Soon it is discovered that Captain Brice has not been entirely truthful regarding an accident that previously happened on the boat.

David Twohy's (PITCH BLACK) unique submarine thriller skillfully combines the conventions of the War and Haunted House genres, using a keen eye for detail to create a very believable and claustrophobic world. Based on a script by Darren Aronofsky and Lucas Sussman (rewritten by Twohy), BELOW doesn't rely on cheap scares. Its supernatural element is secondary to a forceful tale of danger at sea.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Echo Bridge Home Ent
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/3/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 106 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2002
Video UPC UPC: 00096009761998
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Olivia Williams
Video Cast Info Matt Davis
Video Cast Info Bruce Greenwood
Video Cast Info Zach Galifianakis
Video Cast Info Scott Foley
Video Cast Info Jason Flemyng
Video Cast Info Holt McCallany
Video Cast Info Susan Baden-Powell - Producer
Video Cast Info Ian Wilson - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Michael Zoumas - Producer
Video Cast Info Graeme Revell - Composer
Video Cast Info Darren Aronofsky - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info David Twohy - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Lucas Sussman - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info David Twohy - Director

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...This is film of great technical precision, in which every shot has been thoughtfully selected for maximum expressiveness and the crisp, creative editing propels the story along..." 10/11/2002 p.E28

Los Angeles Times
"...BELOW has a slamming first hour..." 10/11/2002 p.C25

"...There is some cleverness and technical skill at work here in the sorting out of the story's little puzzles as well as in formulating a different approach to shooting a submarine picture..." 10/07/2002 p.22-9

Entertainment Weekly
"...Every camera shot looks good....[Greenwood's] performance is an above-average pleasure..." 10/18/2002 p.91

"...BELOW's got class and visual creativity to spare..." 06/01/2003 p.106-7

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Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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