Mothman Prophecies

Directed By: Mark Pellington Starring: Laura Linney Richard Gere

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Mothman Prophecies tells the tale of strange things that actually occured in the late 1960's in Point Pleaseant, West Virginia. It is a great story based on the book of the same name by John Keel. The people of Point Pleasant, over the course of a year or so, report hearing voices and sightings of a large moth-like man. Suspenseful and spine-chilling at times, it is also emotional and dramatic as Richard Gere follows a quest for truth and understanding about the so-called Mothman and a connection with his wife's death. Although it can be criticized as being X-Files-ish, the fact that these things actually happened make it very unsettling. At the end of the movie, you will question your belief in the supernatural. However, the DVD has almost nothing in the way of special features. There's the original trailer (big deal) and some uninteresting music video. I would have thought they'd at least have some kind of documentary about Point Pleasant or something. Anyway, the movie gets a 5 out of 5, but the DVD gets a 2 out of 5.

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I really liked the movie because it's very creepy. The good acting makes the film even scarier. You feel like you're part of the movie!

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Great Movie, Lame DVD

by Matt Gai on 6/5/2002

Mothman Prophecies tells the tale of strange things that actually occured in the late 1960's in Point Pleaseant, West Virginia. It is a great story based on the book of the same name by John Keel. The people of Point Pleasant, over the course of a year or so, report hearing voices and sightings of a large moth-like man. Suspenseful and spine-chilling at times, it is also emotional and dramatic as Richard Gere follows a quest for truth and understanding about the so-called Mothman and a connection with his wife's death. Although it can be criticized as being X-Files-ish, the fact that these things actually happened make it very unsettling. At the end of the movie, you will question your belief in the supernatural. However, the DVD has almost nothing in the way of special features. There's the original trailer (big deal) and some uninteresting music video. I would have thought they'd at least have some kind of documentary about Point Pleasant or something. Anyway, the movie gets a 5 out of 5, but the DVD gets a 2 out of 5. Read More

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Product Overview

A reporter is drawn to a small west virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities.

Specifications

Studio Sony
SKU 40167865
UPC 043396078086
UPC 14 00043396078086
Format DVD
Release Date 5/4/2004
Rating Rating
Keywords
1970s
Aliens
Reporters
Science-Fiction
Spaceships
Theatrical Release
Thriller
UFOs
Editors Note
Note Driving South to Richmond, Washington Post reporter John Klein (Richard Gere) finds himself unexpectedly way off course--in the small town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia--knocking on the door of Gordon and Denise Smallwood (Tom Patton and Lucinda Jenney). Gordon is irate. This is the third night in a row that Klein has knocked on his door at 2 a.m. When Sgt. Connie Parker (Laura Linney) arrives to investigate, Klein discovers this is just one of many strange events occurring in the town. With Parker's help, Klein investigates. Soon, he becomes convinced that some catastrophe is about to occur.^In THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES, scriptwriter Richard Hatem and director Mark Pellington play upon the strange events that reportedly occurred in Point Pleasant in the mid-1960s. As in ARLINGTON ROAD, Pellington makes great use of a restless, prowling camera and ominous sound effects provided by sound editor Kelly Cabral, sound mixer Pud Cusack (she also worked on ARLINGTON ROAD), and sound designer Claude Letessier. Pellington gets fine performances from Gere, Linney, Patton, Alan Bates as a paranormal investigator, and Debra Messing--striking in the too-small role of Klein's wife--before he produces a spectacular final sequence.
Reviews
Box Office "...THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES is sure to cause much leaping from seats, just as any good thriller should..." 03/01/2002 p.59
Sight and Sound "...Pellington's portrait of the bewildered Klein is well drawn....Pellington has a feel for those on the periphery of US society..." 03/01/2002 p.51-2
Total Film "...It remains an odd and unsetting achievement. Its strangeness alone is going to spark more than a few nightmares..." 04/01/2002 p.98
Entertainment Weekly "...Pellington's camera expertly creates a bone-chilling atmosphere of doom..." 06/07/2002 p.54
Directors
Mark Pellington
Actors
Laura Linney
Richard Gere
Cast & Crew
Bob Tracy - Actor
David Eigenberg - Actor
Debra Messing - Actor
Laura Linney - Actor
Richard Gere - Actor
Will Patton - Actor
John A. Keel - Based On Novel By
Mark Pellington - Director
Fred Murphy - Director of Photography
Brian Berdan - Editor
Jeff Rona - Musical Score
Jason Free, et al. - Producer
Richard Hoover - Production Designer
Richard Hatem - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2002
Catalog ID 07808
UPC 00043396078086
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 119 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Chinese
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1
Features
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Spanish, Subtitled, French, Dubbed & Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Gere,Richard
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly A superior spirit-world chiller!
Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post ...one truly, madly, deeply satisfying creep-out...
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