Session 9 [DVD] [2001]

  • SKU: 4479022
  • Release Date: 08/13/2002
  • Rating: R
Brad Anderson's psychological thriller Session 9 comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director, deleted scenes, an alternate ending, a still photo gallery, and images of the film's storyboards. This is a strong release from Universal that should help the film find a wider audience.
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • Letterbox
  • Deleted scenes/alternate ending
  • Story to screen
  • Director's commentary
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Featurette: "The Haunted Palace"
  • English closed captioned
  • Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Closed Captioned


Session 9
Writer/director Brad Anderson, known for whimsical romantic comedies like Next Stop, Wonderland, was inspired by the astonishing, creepy visage of an abandoned mental hospital in Danvers, MA, to make the intense psychological horror film Session 9. The film stars the redoubtable Scottish actor Peter Mullan (from Ken Loach's My Name Is Joe) as Gordon Fleming, a new father struggling to keep his asbestos removal company afloat. Desperate to bring in some money, the normally deliberate and careful Gordon gets the contract by promising that his company can clear out the creepy deserted building in a week's time. Assisted by his right-hand man, Phil (David Caruso), Gordon hires a crew and, pressed by the nearly impossible deadline, gets the hazardous work underway. But each man on the crew harbors a dangerous secret, and it's only a short time before the haunted atmosphere of the asylum -- where cruel and primitive means were used to control unstable patients -- begins to work its dark spell on them. Session 9 was one of the first feature films shot using Sony's 24P HD video, which shoots at 24 frames per second, like film, as opposed to the 30 frames per second of conventional video. The filmmakers used the same camera that George Lucas would later use to film Star Wars: Episode II. Using this technology, Anderson and director of photography Uta Briesewitz were able to produce the uniquely effective, deep-focus images in Session 9 using mostly natural light. ~ Josh Ralske, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Peter Mullan
    Peter Mullan - Gordon Fleming
  • David Caruso
    David Caruso - Phil Cronenburg
  • Stephen Gevedon
    Stephen Gevedon - Mike King
  • Josh Lucas
    Josh Lucas - Hank Romero
  • Brendan Sexton III
    Brendan Sexton III - Jeff Fleming

Customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent movie!!!


    This is a fantastic movie that has gone virtually unnoticed.There's a lot of really good movies that manage to slip through the cracks of the publics eye. This is one of those movies. An extremely twisted and disturbing thriller with some great actors. Keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish, and has a great twist at the end. If you've never heard of this movie and are a fan of horror movies and thrillers, you're going to love this. I bought it years ago when it first came out, and I've seen it numerous times since, and it's great every time! If you've never heard of it, it's not a B movie! It has some great actors, such as, David Caruso and Josh Lucas heading the cast. This is a definite must own! Buy it, you won't regret it! My wife and I highly recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Good Creep Out

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    We really enjoyed this movie when we watched it on Netflix that we had to buy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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