The Descent [Blu-ray] [2005]

  • SKU: 8114088
  • Release Date: 12/26/2006
  • Rating: R
  • 4.5 (31)
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (30 out of 31)

Special Features

  • The Descent: beneath the scenes
  • Newly remastered deleted and extended scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Descending - interview with director Neil Marshall
  • Director and crew commentary
  • Director and cast commentary
  • 1080P high definition 16x9 widescreen feature presentation of rated R and unrated endings
  • 6.1 PCM audio (uncompressed)
  • 5.1 Dolby Digital surround EX audio
  • English and Spanish subtitles
  • Caving - a high definition experience
  • The Gate: The Descent underground experience: go to the next level of Blu-Ray viewing behind-the-scenes footage, in-depth interviews and commentaries, all without ever leaving the feature film!
  • Storyboard and scene comparisons
  • Stills gallery
  • Cast and crew biographies
  • Special features presented in high definition resolution


The Descent
A group of close female friends on a yearly adventure vacation find themselves trapped and hunted in a series of caves by an unknown force that lurks in the shadows in The Descent, the second horror feature from Dog Soldiers writer/director Neil Marshall. After suffering a devastating car crash one year before, Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) is lured to the States with her friend Beth (Alex Reid) to a special spelunking trip by the fearless Juno (Natalie Mendoza), who abruptly fled from the U.K. after Sarah's accident. Along with two old friends and a new acquaintance of Juno's, the group embark on a cave expedition that takes a turn for the worse after a rock fall leaves them stranded in an uncharted cave with no map and only a handful of supplies to last them the rest of the trip. As tensions arise in the group, they are faced with another danger -- one whose love of the dark is as strong as its lust for blood. Opening to rave reviews in the U.K. in July of 2005, the creature-feature went on to show at the Venice Film Festival and garnered the top prize for Euro feature at Sweden's Fantastic Film Festival. The Descent was picked up for future U.S. distribution by Lion's Gate, whose work was cut out for them considering the tame opening of the similarly-themed stateside production of The Cave in late-August of the same year. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Shauna MacDonald
    Shauna MacDonald - Sarah
  • Natalie Mendoza
    Natalie Mendoza - Juno
  • Alex Reid
    Alex Reid - Beth
  • Saskia Mulder
    Saskia Mulder - Rebecca
  • Nora-Jane Noone
    Nora-Jane Noone - Holly

Overall Customer Rating

4.5 (31 Reviews)

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