Gothika/Queen of the Damned [DVD]
- SKU: 8332994
- Release Date: 05/22/2007
Ratings & Reviews
- Gothika: Full-Screen Version, Commentary by Director Mathieu Kassovitz and Director of Photography Matthew Libatique, Limp Bizkit Behind Blue Eyes Music Video, Theatrical Trailer.
- Queen of the Damned: Full-Screen Version, Additional Scenes, Commentary by Director Michael Rymer, Producer Jorge Saralegui and Composer Richard Gibbs, 3 Documentaries: Aaliyah Remembered, Creating the Vampires and The Music of Lestat, 4 Music Videos: Forsaken, Redeemer, System and Static X's Cold, Extended Slept So Long and Not Meant For Me Concert Sequences, Gag Reel, Production Book Stills Gallery, Enhanced Features for Your DVD-ROM PC, Theatrical Trailer.
The second and third novels in author Anne Rice's popular book series The Vampire Chronicles provide the inspiration for this horror sequel starring ill-fated actress and recording artist Aaliyah, who was killed in an airplane crash before the film's release. Stuart Townsend is the vampire Lestat, who has awakened from a century-long slumber and turned his considerable energy to rock music. His vampirism identity mistaken for a gothic hard rock publicity stunt along the lines of Kiss or Marilyn Manson, he quickly becomes a pop music sensation. Lestat's powerful music reaches the ear of the slumbering Akasha (Aaliyah), the millennia-old "queen of the vampires" who was the first immortal bloodsucker. Akasha is soon free and embarking on a quest to seize control of the world with Lestat at her side. In the meantime, Lestat becomes an object of fascination for Jesse Reeves (Marguerite Moreau), member of a secret order studying the supernatural called the Talamasca, and a band of ancient vampires come together in an effort to stop Akasha, even though her destruction could potentially cause their own deaths. Queen of the Damned co-stars Lena Olin and Vincent Perez. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
A woman is taken on a voyage to the other side of sanity in this moody thriller. Dr. Miranda Grey (Halle Berry) is a clinical psychologist who works alongside her husband, Dr. Doug Grey (Charles S. Dutton), in the mental ward of a top security prison, where Miranda has been devoting much of her attention to a clever but deeply disturbed murderer named Chloe (Penélope Cruz), who shares gruesome tales of torture and violence that may or may not be based in fact. One night, Miranda has a hideous nightmare in which a chance meeting with a strange young girl leads to a terrifying journey into madness. Once she wakes, however, Miranda discovers that the real horror has just begun -- Doug has been brutally murdered, and the evidence points to Miranda as the prime suspect. She soon finds herself a patient in the same facility where she once treated others, and finds that her claims of innocence and sanity do little to convince Dr. Pete Graham (Robert Downey Jr.), the psychologist assigned to her case. Gothika marked the American debut of acclaimed and controversial French filmmaker Mathieu Kassovitz. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Cast & Crew
- Aaliyah - Queen Akasha
- Stuart Townsend - Lestat
- Vincent Perez - Marius
- Paul McGann - David Talbot
- Lena Olin - Maharet
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The only reason to get this disc is for GothikaMay 12, 2015
I rated it a 3 because it is a package. In reality Queen of the damned is a zero but Gothika is a 5 this movie rocks. The ending will blow you away.
I would recommend this to a friend
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