Rite (Blu-ray)

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Product Overview

An american seminary student at the vatican is recruited to join a newly created school of exorcism and ultimately finds his faith through encounters with demonic forces.


Studio New Line
SKU 220542811
UPC 794043144769
UPC 14 00794043144769
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 1/31/2012
Rating Rating
Demonic Possession
Editors Note
Note Inspired by author Matt Baglio's nonfiction book of the same name, director Mikael Håfström's supernatural thriller traces the experiences of a young seminary student who discovers the true power of faith after being drafted into the Vatican's Exorcism School and confronted by the forces of darkness.
Los Angeles Times "[D]irector Hafstrom and cinematographer Ben Davis lend the locations an handsome burnished look....The supporting cast is unusually strong..." 01/28/2011
Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "[I]t is atmospheric, its cinematography is eerie and evocative, and the actors enrich it..." 01/28/2011
Empire 3 stars out of 5 -- "Colin O'Donoghue makes for a solid lead....And Hopkins has been handed a part that lets him chow down with usual aplomb..." 03/01/2011
Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "[E]voking a foreboding world of glowering skies, freaky visions and chilling flashbacks..." 04/01/2011
Rutger Hauer
Ciaran Hinds
Anthony Hopkins
Toby Jones
Cast & Crew
Rutger Hauer - Star
Ciaran Hinds - Star
Anthony Hopkins - Star
Toby Jones - Star
Alice Braga - Star
Andrea Calligari - Star
Colin O'Donoghue - Star
Marta Gastini - Star
Arianna Veronesi - Star
Maria Grazia Cucinotta - Star
Rosa Pianeta - Co-Star
Ben Cheetham - Co-Star
Giampiero Ingrassia - Co-Star
Rosario Tedesco - Co-Star
Attila Bardoczy - Co-Star
Nadia Kibout - Co-Star
Anita Pititto - Co-Star
Sandor Baranyai - Co-Star
Fabiola Balestriere - Co-Star
Aniko Vincze - Co-Star
Torrey DeVitto - Co-Star
Marija Karan - Co-Star
Chris Marquette - Co-Star
Cecilia Dazzi - Co-Star
Charlie Croughwell - Stunt Coordinator
Rick LeFevour - Stunt Coordinator
Peter Walpole - Set Decorator
Stefano Mioni - Stunt Coordinator
Michael Petroni - Screenwriter
Sean Guest - Assistant Director
Alex Heffes - Composer
Dave Whitehead - Sound
Trefor Proud - Hairstylist
Trefor Proud - Makeup
Robert Bernacchi - Production Manager/UPM
Charlene Olson - Post-Production Supervisor
Egon Endrenyi - Photography
Stuart Kearns - Supervising Art Director
Domonkos Pardanyi - Stunt Coordinator
Ben Davis - Director of Photography
Elena Zokas - Production Manager/UPM
Matt Baglio - Source Writer
Katalin Jakots - Makeup
Maria Ungor - Production Manager/UPM
Zoltan Horvath - Set Decorator
Alexandra Miklos - Computer Graphics
Mikael Håfström - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2011
UPC 00794043144769
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 114 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
Aspect Ratio
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review I admire "The Rite" because while it delivers what I suppose should be called horror, it is atmospheric, its cinematography is eerie and evocative, and the actors enrich it. It has given some thought to exorcism. Grant its assumptions, and it has something to say.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Widescreen
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Alan Jones, Radio Times An effective mix of surprising fact and hard-edged fiction.
Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic Hafstrom creates a nice, creepy vibe...
John Hazelton, Screen International ...a creepy exorcism thriller...
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