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The Abandoned [WS] [DVD] [2007]

  • SKU: 8353186
  • Release Date: 06/19/2007
  • Rating: R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Special Features

    • "The Making of the Abandoned" featurette
    • 16x9 widescreen version
    • 5.1 and 2.0 Dolby Digital audio
    • English and Spanish subtitles
    • English closed captions
    • Trailers


    The Abandoned
    An adopted girl returns to her homeland of Russia to explore the dilapidated mountain farm she has recently inherited, only to discover that it harbors a deadly secret in the feature debut from Aftermath director Nacho Cerdà. Shortly after the mysterious death of her birth mother, young Marie was adopted and brought to live in the United States. When Marie receives word that she has inherited an isolated farm in her native Russia, she soon sets out to explore the vast estate and peel away the thick gauze obscuring her secret-shrouded past. Confounded by the local's refusal to show her to the "damned" locale and determined not to give up after coming this far, Marie convinces a man to take her there only to discover that he has inexplicably vanished shortly after arrival. As Marie sets out to explore the ominous and expansive property alone, a surprise encounter with a man named Boris, who claims to have been lured to the house under similar circumstances, sets into motion a chilling series of events in which the ghosts of the past -- as well as deceased doppelgangers of both Marie and Boris -- prevent the frightened pair from leaving. In the terrifying hours that follow, both of these tormented lost souls will find that sometimes the past is best left forgotten. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Anastasia Hille
      Anastasia Hille - Marie
    • Karel Roden
      Karel Roden - Nicolai
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      Valentin Ganev - Misharin
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      Carlos Reig-Plaza - Anatoliy
    • Paraskeva Djukelova
      Paraskeva Djukelova - Olga Kaidavosky

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    Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Scarier than most big screen horror flicks


      The Abandoned is a story about two orphans separated at birth. They each receive some vague information about their mother so they return to a remote part of Russia to learn more about their past. After 40 years, twin brother and sister finally meet and begin to piece together what their father did to their mother. Eventually, they discover that they were brought there to relive what their devious father had planned all those years ago. As I watched it, the film played on certain of my fears... the times when I've felt trapped in a nightmare - as happens to the main character in one of the many creepy scenes in the film - was one of those. There's regret - on the viewer's part for what's happening to the protagonist and the role she played in bringing about her own circumstances. The film is thought-provoking and refuses to play into Hollywood cliches- by casting an older (and average looking) actress as the lead and using the forces that energize true evil and malevolence as the center of the happenings in the film. The only problem is (as in 99% of those films) the ending. That's what prevents me from giving it five stars. It is relatively predictive and kind of unsatisfying. But up until five minutes from the end... it is a first-rate horror story. Only the ending goes downhill...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good AfterDark Horror Film


      This movie may be a little too high brow for the average horror movie watcher. There are no college co-eds or buckets of blood. So the slasher audience is out. I found this extremely refreshing. Some of the creepiest moments I have ever seen on film. Harkens back to a time when movies had to rely on atmosphere, plot development and acting. Border lining Neo-Hitchcock, the atmosphere of the film alone is worth the watch. The ending was a little convoluted but over all if you are a fan of J-horror or the newer Euro-horror movement this movie is for you.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Most disturbing images of the Horrorfest


      This has the most disturbing images of the After Dark Horrorfest. Good overall movie. Not the best of the Horrorfest, but not the worse. If you are a casual movie watcher, you probably wont miss anything by not getting this, but if you are a horror fan, jsut buy it, you will like it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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