Messengers (Blu-ray)

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In The Messengers, a thriller starring Kristen Stewart as Jess, Dylan McDermott and Penelope Ann Miller as Jess' parents Roy and Denise Solomon, and John Corbett as field hand John Burwell, the Solomon family has left the fast paced life of Chicago for the secluded world of a North Dakota farm. Amidst the tranquil sway of the farm's field of sunflowers, Jess, 16, soon realizes how terrifying seclusion can be when she and her brother Ben, 3, begin seeing ominous apparitions invisible to everyone else. When those specters become violent, Jess' sanity is questioned - a double jeopardy for the tormented teen. Her troublesome past comes face to face with the past of those who once lived in the house, a perilous confrontation that leaves her believability in question with those she desperately tries to warn before it is too late.


Studio Sony
SKU 204364749
UPC 043396190610
UPC 14 00043396190610
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 10/5/2010
Rating Rating
Family Life
Psychic Forces
Psychic Powers
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Twin filmmakers Danny and Oxide Pang's creepy 2003 feature THE EYE earned them enough kudos to make the leap to Hollywood, and their first effort is the creepy chiller THE MESSENGERS. A Chicago-based family comprised of Roy (Dylan McDermott), his wife, Denise (Penelope Ann Miller), their teenage daughter, Jess (Kristen Stewart), and young son, Ben (played by twins Evan and Theodore Turner) try to put the hard times behind them with a move to a picturesque farmhouse in North Dakota. Jess quickly becomes convinced that the house is haunted after some peculiar occurrences while she's alone there with young Ben. But Ben can't articulate what he's seen, and Jess's story is met with skepticism by her parents. It soon becomes apparent that past family tensions are slowly boiling to the surface. Meanwhile, the ghosts keep coming, and the Pang brothers never keep their audience waiting for long before another nerve-jangling scene shudders into view. But as the ghosts torment their new residents, Jess does a little research on the old farmhouse and discovers a few secrets that may just hold the key to why this is all happening. Packed full of CGI effects and a few moments that may cause a jump or two, THE MESSENGERS is a horror movie aimed at a young audience and not horror aficionados, as indicated by its PG-13 rating.
Oxide Pang
Danny Pang
John Corbett
Dylan McDermott
Kristen Stewart
Penelope Ann Miller
Cast & Crew
Alicia Keywan - Production Designer
Danny Pang - Director
David Geddes - Cinematographer
Dylan McDermott - Actor
John Axelrad, et. al. - Editor
John Corbett - Actor
Joseph Drake - Executive Producer
Joseph LoDuca - Original Music By
Ken Watkins - Art Director
Kristen Stewart - Actor
Mark Wheaton - Screenplay
Oxide Pang Chun - Director
Penelope Ann Miller - Actor
Sam Raimi - Producer
Todd Farmer - Based On Story By
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2007
Catalog ID 19061
UPC 00043396190610
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 90 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
ReviewSource The Guardian
Review Like Takashi "The Grudge" Shimizu, Hong Kong's cult horror directors Oxide and Danny Pang have been brought inside the Hollywood tent by producer Sam Raimi for their first English-language feature. It's pretty ordinary genre stuff, written by US screenwriters who cut their teeth on the Friday the 13th franchise. The result is a cross between videogame-style American horror and Asian-extreme exotica: gaunt midwest farmhouses infested with horrid imps with black hair and grey skin doing their creepy, creaky heavy breathing.
Reviewer Peter Bradshaw
ReviewRating 7
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, French, Dubbed & Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Stewart,Kristen
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format DVD
Matt Zoller Seitz, The New York Times ...shot for shot, the Pangs might be the most terrifying filmmakers alive.
Scott Tobias, The Onion A.V. Club ...a pastiche of successful horror films past--"The Grudge," "The Sixth Sense," "The Birds," "The Amityville Horror"...

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