Bill Paxton makes his directorial debut with Frailty, an intense gothic horror movie. The DVD package allows Paxton to share his experience and approach in making this twisted thriller. Presented in anamorphic widescreen 1.85:1 with Dolby Digital 5.1, the movie's moody feel and wide use of sinister sound is perfectly captured. Both English and Spanish subtitles are available. Special features include a trailer, still photo gallery, and storyboards for Magic Weapons, The Angel and The Sheriff. A Lions Gate promo for USA's TV series, The Dead Zone and the movie Liberty Stands Still is secreted between the thumb and forefinger of the God's Hand on the main menu page. Three "Commentaries" give varying perspectives on the film. Paxton gives a witty, informative and entertaining dialogue on the director's commentary. Arnold Glassman, David Kirschner and Brian Tyler give a production commentary and Brent Hanley narrates from the writer's point of view. Four "Deleted Scenes" give additional insight into the film's character's and carefully detailed plot. Two behind-the-scenes featurettes round out the disc. "The Making of Frailty" shows Paxton at work and demonstrates his many influences, including that of Alfred Hitchcock. The Sundance Channel's "Anatomy of a Scene" takes an inside look at the car scene that was filmed with Matthew McConaughey and Powers Boothe. In total, this DVD release is anything but frail.
16x9 Widescreen (1.85:1)
5.1 Dolby Digital
English and Spanish subtitles
"Anatomy of a Scene" courtesy of Sundance Channel
The making of Frailty
Production commentary (Arnold Glassman, David Kirschner and Brian Tyler)
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
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
cool twist movie
I dont like matthew mcconohay but this is a good movie with a cool twist. A great thriller.
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.