The Canyons [Director's Cut] [DVD] [2013]

  • SKU: 21865441
  • Release Date: 11/26/2013
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
75% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 8)

Special Features


  • Creating The Canyons featurettes
  • Trailer

Synopsis


The Canyons
A spoiled L.A. trust-fund kid discovers that his actress girlfriend is having a fling with her ex-flame, and subjects them both to a series of twisted mind games that spiral out of control in this erotically charged neo-noir thriller from director Paul Schrader and writer Bret Easton Ellis. In order to keep his trust fund intact and his influential father out of his business, bored rich kid Christian (real-life porn star James Deen) finances an independent horror film, with his assistant Gina (Amanda Brooks) serving as producer. Christian's girlfriend Tara (Lindsay Lohan), a former aspiring actress, is assisting with casting duties when her former boyfriend Ryan (Nolan Funk) emerges as the frontrunner to star in the film. At first Christian and Gina fail to recognize the romantic spark between Tara and Ryan -- the lusty remnants of a passionate fling from three years ago. But eventually, sleuthing Christian rightly discerns that Tara has taken him for a fool, and that the two former lovers are conducting an affair right under his nose. Driven by an insatiable thirst for vengeance, controlling Christian soon begins subconsciously tormenting them both until the psychological suffering becomes too great to bear, and the situation erupts into violence. Gus Van Sant co-stars. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Lindsay Lohan
    Lindsay Lohan - Tara
  • James Deen
    James Deen - Christian
  • Nolan Funk
    Nolan Funk - Ryan
  • Amanda Brooks
    Amanda Brooks - Gina
  • Gus Van Sant
    Gus Van Sant - Dr. Campbell



Overall customer rating

Rating: 3.6 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

75%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Expected worse. Still an interesting experience.

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    bi34
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    Can tell there was conflict with the creative parties involved. There's good ideas here and interesting character situations. But you can just feel there were different ideas coming from Bret Easton Ellis and Paul Schrader, as far as what the other was trying to do with this story. Bret's intention was much lighter, more akin to his classics Rules of Attraction and Less Than Zero, while Schrader wanted something maybe a little too serious and less fun. In the end though, it has a modern Showgirls vibe to it in that it's trashy, pretty dumb, but there's an element to it that clicked for me. But it WILL NOT for a lot of people.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Lohan and that's it

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    dvddude
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    Lohan does a good job of acting in this attempt at modern film noir. Everyone else in the film does a poor job including the actors, writer and director. You at least expect better from the Director and writer based on past work. This DVD is also the edited version. Not the unrated like the Blu-ray

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Well, its the Canyons

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    puddleduck
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    If you're down for this, or if you just want something goofy...I mean, really, you're looking up reviews on the Canyons.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    DRAMA FILLED

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    grennan
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    this movie has a lot going for it but sadly it doesn't live up to its potential but still worth a view.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great dvd

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    beasty
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    lindsay lohan is great actress in this movie and fun to watch

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product.

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    johnnycharlie
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    Best Buy sales great movies at very low prices compare to the competition.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Decent movie to rent.

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    springs80923
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    Not worthy of a good review. Ms. Lohan looks good but can't act.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    a movie about desire

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    James007
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    superb! deeply absorbing. an exceptional film not to miss.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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