Messengers

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Product Overview

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 farms 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.

Specifications

Studio Sony
SKU 204364750
UPC 043396148505
UPC 14 00043396148505
Format DVD
Release Date 9/23/2008
Rating Rating
Keywords
Family Life
Farms
Ghosts
Psychic Forces
Psychic Powers
Supernatural
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.
Directors
Oxide Pang
Danny Pang
Actors
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 14850
UPC 00043396148505
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 90 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Reviews
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.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Peter Bradshaw
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, French, Dubbed & Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Stewart,Kristen
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
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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