Secret Window (Blu-ray)

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Academy Award nominee Johnny Depp (2003 Best Actor, Pirates of the Caribbean) gives his most riveting performance in this action/suspense thriller featuring a top-notch cast including John Turturro, Maria Bello, Academy Award winner Timothy Hutton (1981 Best Supporting Actor, Ordinary People) and Charles S. Dutton.

Following a bitter separation from his wife (Bello), famed mystery writer Mort Rainey (Depp) is unexpectedly confronted at his remote lake house by a dangerous stranger named John Shooter (Turturro). Claiming Rainey has plagiarized his short story, the psychotic Shooter demands justice. When Shooter's demands turn to threats - and then murder - Rainey turns to a private detective (Dutton) for help. But when nothing stops the horror from spiraling out of control, Rainey soon discovers he can't trust anyone or anything. A shocking psychological thriller from the writer of Panic Room, David Koepp.

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Studio Sony
SKU 204112153
UPC 043396186958
UPC 14 00043396186958
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 9/7/2010
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.40:1
Actors
Name Depp,Johnny
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Cast & Crew
Charles S. Dutton - Actor
David Koepp - Director
David Koepp - Screenplay
Elizabeth Marleau - Actor
Ezra Swerdlow - Executive Producer
Fred Murphy - Cinematographer
Gavin Polone - Producer
Geoff Zanelli - Original Music By
Gilles Aird - Art Director
Jill Savitt - Editor
Joan Heney - Actor
John Turturro - Actor
Johnny Depp - Actor
Len Cariou - Actor
Maria Bello - Actor
Philip Glass - Original Music By
Stephen King - Based On Novella By
Timothy Hutton - Actor
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Movies based on a previously published story of prolific writer Stephen King have varied across the quality spectrum, from the unwatchable (Children of the Corn, Maximum Overdrive) to the excellent (Stand By Me, The Shawshank Redemption). Secret Window, adapted by writer/director David Koepp (Stir of Echoes), falls somewhere in between, albeit closer to the latter than the former. Secret Window is more thriller than horror, and will probably resonate most strongly with those who appreciate the mental gymnastics encouraged by the likes of Identity and The Fight Club...The film's strength is one of perspective. It's difficult for a motion picture to effectively employ the technique of the "unreliable narrator" (this is much easier to accomplish in writing), but Koepp overcomes the obstacles with seeming ease.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The movie stars Johnny Depp in another of those performances where he brings a musing eccentricity to an otherwise straightforward role. He plays Mort Rainey, a best-selling novelist of crime stories; like the hero of "Misery," he reminds us that the original story is by Stephen King. The computer on his desk in the loft contains one paragraph of a new story, until he deletes it. He spends a lot of time sleeping, and has possibly been wearing the same ratty bathrobe for months. His hair seems to have been combed with an eggbeater, but of course with Johnny Depp you never know if that's the character or the actor...All of this could add up to a straight-faced thriller about things that go boo in the night, but Johnny Depp and director David Koepp (who wrote "Panic Room" and directed "Stir of Echoes") have too much style to let that happen.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Features
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Spanish, Subtitled, French, German, Dubbed & Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Depp,Johnny
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Claudia Puig, USA Today A potent psychological thriller bolstered...strong performances...
David Sterrit, Christian Science Monitor Depp gives a smart, subtle performance, and Turturro is terrific...fresh and surprising.
James Berardinelli's ReelViews ...a taught, entertaining motion picture...
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle ...an eerie, playful thriller and an all-around entertaining time...
Steven Rae, Philadelphia Inquirer Bloody, bone-chilling fun.

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