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  • Manufacturer: Fox Home Ent. (lgf)
  • UPC #031398134732
  • Model #30070

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    (Manufacturer # 30070 )

    Plot
      Spanish filmmaker Alejandro Amenabar's first English-language production is a creepy period ghost story that continues in the vein of his earlier art house hit Open Your Eyes (1997). Nicole Kidman stars as Grace, a devoutly religious mother of two ailing children who has moved with her family to a mansion on the English coast while awaiting her husband's return from World War II, though he has been declared missing. Their children, Anne (Alakina Mann) and Nicholas (James Bentley), both suffer from a rare photosensitivity disease that renders them extremely vulnerable to sunlight, prompting Grace's rule of having only one door open in the house at a time. When Anne begins claiming to see ghosts, Grace at first believes her newly arrived family of eccentric servants to be responsible, but chilling events and visions soon lead her to believe that something supernatural is indeed going on. The Others was released only a few months prior to Vanilla Sky (2001), the American remake of Alejandro's Open Your Eyes (1997), ironically starring Kidman's then-estranged husband Tom Cruise. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
    Movie Type
      Thriller
    Movie Level Themes
      Ghosts, Servants and Employers
    Movie Level Tones
      Eerie, Claustrophobic, Gloomy, Ominous, Austere, Deliberate, Atmospheric

    DVD Features

    • "A Look Inside the Others" original documentary
    • Visual effects piece
    • "Xeroderma Pigmentosum": What Is It? The story of a family dealing with the disease portrayed in The Others
    • An intimate look at director Alejandro Amenábar
    • Theatrical trailer
    Awards
    • 2001--British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Alejandro Amenábar-Nominee
    • 2001--British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Nicole Kidman-Nominee
    • 2001--Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Nicole Kidman-Nominee
    AMG Rating

    Review

      Alejandro Amenabar's taut, highly effective thriller is such a refreshment simply because it delights in creating an old-fashioned set of rules for the viewer to go along with, and it results in a picture as noteworthy as The Sixth Sense in toying with viewer expectation and providing non-gratuitous scares that are genuinely earned. A rare movie that honestly deserves comparison with Alfred Hitchcock's sterling oeuvre, the film is helped out considerably by its focused, excellent performances, especially embodied in Nicole Kidman's magnificent turn as an icy, high-strung mother caught up in a maelstrom of frayed nerves. Kidman often seems miscast in certain movies, but here she marvelously conveys the character's nervous curiosity and provides a sturdy audience surrogate so that the film never seems too out of reach. The performances by the young cast are also superb, and Fionnula Flanagan registers strongly as the house's nanny. Surprising, narratively sound and armed with believable suspense, The Others proves that the haunted house genre need not be overwrought CGI and dated spooks in order to work. This is Amenabar's first English-language effort, which was co-produced by Kidman's ex Tom Cruise; his feature Open Your Eyes was remade as Vanilla Sky by writer/director Cameron Crowe, starring, of all people, Cruise. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi


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