Monsters(Blu-ray)

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When robert, an inanimate tire, discovers his destructive telepathic powers, he soon sets his sights on a desert town, in particular, a mysterious woman becomes his obsession.

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Studio Magnolia Pictures
SKU 218410677
UPC 876964003612
UPC 14 00876964003612
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Alien Life Forms
Aliens
America
Disaster
Extraterrestrials
Mexico
Monsters
NASA
Post-Apocalypse
Science-Fiction
Self-Discovery
Editors Note
Note Two people who barely know one another are thrown into otherworldly danger in this independent thriller. Andrew Kaulder (Scoot McNairy) is an American photojournalist on assignment in Mexico at a time when working there has become unusually dangerous -- after a NASA space probe crash-landed not far from the American border, alien creatures that made their way into the satellite were released, and have since thrived in Northern Mexico. Now the area is regarded as an "infected zone," where the aliens (who resemble giant squids) have been contained but move about freely, sometimes attacking humans who cross their paths. While working on a project, Kaulder's publisher contacts him to ask a big favor; his daughter Samantha (Whitney Able) has been traveling outside the United States, and would appreciate an escort from Southern Mexico to California. Not wanting to anger his boss, Kaulder agrees and books passage on a ferry that travels through a safe zone. But bad timing, bad luck, and some foolish choices by Kaulder prevent him and Samantha from catching the ship, and now they have to travel through alien territory with the help of some armed guards, hoping to avoid contact with the bloodthirsty creatures. MONSTERS was the first feature film from special effects artist-turned-director Gareth Edwards.
Reviews
Chicago Sun-Times 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "MONSTERS holds our attention ever more deeply as we realize it's not a casual exploitation picture....Edwards is brilliant at evoking the awe and beauty he has been building toward..." 11/17/2010
Entertainment Weekly "The result impresses thanks to the lead actors' performances and Edwards' skilled efforts." -- Grade: B 11/17/2010
Empire 5 stars out of 5 -- "Edwards creatures are astonishingly rendered: pylon-sized hybrids of octopus, giraffe and jellyfish, balletically staking through the night, their bioluminescent tentacles seemingly as capable of tenderness as they are devastation. They are perfectly alien..." 12/03/2010
Sight and Sound "What Edwards achieves here is in the grand tradition of fantasy literature and cinema....MONSTERS is a radical parable for an alienated age." 01/01/2011
Uncut 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he visual elements are consistently attractive, and the whole affair deserves credit for simply doing something different..." 01/01/2011
Total Film 5 stars out of 5 -- "[Y]ou'll leave with no doubt of Edwards' capacity for empathy. He proves his stones as a showman too." 12/02/2010
Actors
Scoot McNairy
Whitney Able
Cast & Crew
Scoot McNairy - Star
Whitney Able - Star
Lol Hammond - Music Director
Gareth Edwards - Screenwriter
Gareth Edwards - Director of Photography
Jon Hopkins - Composer
Gareth Edwards - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2010
UPC 00876964003612
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 94 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
Aspect Ratio
  
Reviews
ReviewSource Salon.com
Review ...However you slice it, Monsters is a dynamite little film, loaded with atmosphere, intelligence, beauty and courage...
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Reviewer Andrew O'Hehir
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Entertainment Weekly
Review ...Monsters is really a road-movie romance that tracks the burgeoning relationship between two strangers as they travel through the "infected" zone...
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Reviewer Clark Collis
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review ...Monsters holds our attention ever more deeply as we realize it's not a casual exploitation picture...
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
Features
Widescreen, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune ...A stunning piece of work...
Dan Jolin, Empire ...jaw-dropping effects...
James Berardinelli, Reelviews ...a remarkable achievement...
Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle ...startlingly original and haunting...

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