Frailty [Blu-ray] [2002]

  • SKU: 9576345
  • Release Date: 11/24/2009
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

Special Features


  • Audio Commentaries with Director Bill Paxton and Writer Brent Hanley
  • Production Commentary with Arnold Glassman, David Kirschner and Brian Tyler
  • "Anatomy of a Scene" Featurette Courtesy of Sundance Channel
  • "The Making of Frailty" Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Director Commentary
  • Storyboards
  • Photo Gallery

Synopsis


Frailty
Actor Bill Paxton made his directorial debut with Frailty. The bulk of the story is told through flashbacks, as a mysterious man (Matthew McConaughey) tells a terrible tale to an FBI agent (Powers Boothe) investigating the "God's Hand" serial killer case. The man grew up in a small town in Texas, where he and his brother lived a bucolic life with their kindhearted widower father (Paxton). One night, the father awakens the two boys, Fenton (Matthew O'Leary) and Adam (Jeremy Sumpter), and tells them he's had a vision, and God has chosen him and his sons to help Him slay demons who walk the earth in human form. He tells the boys they can never tell anyone about this task. Before long, he comes home from work with a list of names that he claims an angel has given to him. He then begins abducting people, bringing them home, one by one, and having the boys watch while he lays his hands on them. After having proven, to his mind, that they are demons and not human, he chops them up with an axe while the boys look on. Young Adam is eager to participate, seeing his family as "kind of like superheroes," while the older Fenton is distraught, believing that his father has lost his mind. He contemplates running away, but is reluctant to leave his little brother behind. Eventually, he goes to the authorities, which results in disaster. As he tells the story, McConaughey takes Boothe out to the public rose garden near his old home, where he claims his brother, the "God's Hand" killer, buried the bodies. Paxton dramatizes the mayhem while leaving almost all of the gore offscreen, and Brent Hanley's script leaves the true motives of several characters unclear until the very end. ~ Josh Ralske, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Bill Paxton
    Bill Paxton - Dad
  • Matthew McConaughey
    Matthew McConaughey - Fenton Meiks
  • Powers Boothe
    Powers Boothe - Wesley Doyle
  • Matt O'Leary
    Matt O'Leary - Young Fenton Meiks
  • Jeremy Sumpter
    Jeremy Sumpter - Young Adam Meiks



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Movie Done Right

    Posted
    TheSpartan117

    Talk about a good movie. Bill Paxton has always been a good actor and this movie will really show you why. Pay attention to detail in this movie, this is one of those 'you have to see it again to catch the details you missed.' The ending leaves you wondering what has actually happened throughout the course of the movie. Not your run of the mill shasher movie with characters you have zero interest in other than looks, hence why i hate the Jason Vorhees movies. This movie will leave you hooked and is great to watch with friends. Well worth the buy. Spoiler Alert, this may give away a plot point but is something to watch for. At one point when Fenton is giving his story to the FBI agent, the story flashbacks to a family dinner, to which his little brother states his affection for peas and cleans his plate of them. Then consider how many kids hate peas, and then consider who is telling the story. When you get to the end, think about this scene and it will make sense. It reminds me of The Sixth Sense in terms of the Big Twist.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Crazy horror movie

    Posted
    Layz

    If you like the craziness of the Saw series, you would love this movie that came before the first Saw ever hit theaters. The movie is just pure greatness with the man thinking he is doing the work of God, by killing all the demons that only he can see...pure greatness. This is a must have if you liked all three Saw movies

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great "indy" film

    Posted
    Bubsplosion
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    There are many smaller budget films that tell great stories and rely on twists or keeping the viewer in the dark about just what is real until the end...if ever. This is one of those. The blu-ray picture and sound is nothing notable for Frailty, but it doesn't really detract from the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good movie

    Posted
    6junebug16
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    the movie was very good. it was difficult to find a copy until i tried this website. glad i was able to purchase it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Thriller

    Posted
    maa123
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    This is one of Matthew McConaughey's older movies, and he plays a out of the norm character. Great movie to see!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    cool twist movie

    Posted
    keroppilee
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    I dont like matthew mcconohay but this is a good movie with a cool twist. A great thriller.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome movie

    Posted
    james
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    Great movie, that has been under rated. A must watch, if not seen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

    Posted
    Crazeedrummer
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    It's worth the money to check out. Good acting with a good finish

    I would recommend this to a friend



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