Frailty [DVD] [2002]

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.
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Special Features

  • 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
  • Deleted scenes
  • Director commentary
  • Production commentary (Arnold Glassman, David Kirschner and Brian Tyler)
  • Writer Commentary
  • Still photo presentation by James Hamilton
  • Closed Captioned

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

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