The Descent [WS] [DVD] [2005]

  • SKU: 8114024
  • Release Date: 12/26/2006
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (33 out of 34)

Special Features


  • Audio commentary with director and crew
  • Audio commentary with director and cast
  • "The Descent: Beneath the Scenes"
  • Deleted and extended scenes
  • Storyboard and scene comparisons
  • Outtakes
  • Descending: interview with director Neil Marshall
  • Stills gallery
  • Cast and crew biographies
  • 16x9 widescreen version
  • 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX audio
  • 2.0 Dolby Digital audio
  • English and Spanish subtitles

Synopsis


The Descent
A group of close female friends on a yearly adventure vacation find themselves trapped and hunted in a series of caves by an unknown force that lurks in the shadows in The Descent, the second horror feature from Dog Soldiers writer/director Neil Marshall. After suffering a devastating car crash one year before, Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) is lured to the States with her friend Beth (Alex Reid) to a special spelunking trip by the fearless Juno (Natalie Mendoza), who abruptly fled from the U.K. after Sarah's accident. Along with two old friends and a new acquaintance of Juno's, the group embark on a cave expedition that takes a turn for the worse after a rock fall leaves them stranded in an uncharted cave with no map and only a handful of supplies to last them the rest of the trip. As tensions arise in the group, they are faced with another danger -- one whose love of the dark is as strong as its lust for blood. Opening to rave reviews in the U.K. in July of 2005, the creature-feature went on to show at the Venice Film Festival and garnered the top prize for Euro feature at Sweden's Fantastic Film Festival. The Descent was picked up for future U.S. distribution by Lion's Gate, whose work was cut out for them considering the tame opening of the similarly-themed stateside production of The Cave in late-August of the same year. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Shauna MacDonald
    Shauna MacDonald - Sarah
  • Natalie Mendoza
    Natalie Mendoza - Juno
  • Alex Reid
    Alex Reid - Beth
  • Saskia Mulder
    Saskia Mulder - Rebecca
  • Nora-Jane Noone
    Nora-Jane Noone - Holly



Customer rating

4.5
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of my favorite horror movies of all time!

    Posted
    MrModern

    This was by far the BEST horror film of 2006. I remember seeing this movie during commercials and such but for whatever reason I never got to see it on the big screen. So for Halloween 2007 I ended up buying this movie to watch on one of my scary movie nights and hands down not only me but my entire group of friends applauded this fantastic piece of horror that we had just witnessed. Director Neil Marshall used his surroundings well placing the scary bits of horror that will make you jump out of seat with speed and economy. The no-name actors did an excellent job of feeling like they actually cared for each other, a sister-hood as you must that was going to be in this till the end. I'm not going to go into the story and what happens all I need to tell you is that the atmosphere and story that is put forth by Marshall and cinematographer Sam McCurdy is awesome. Will you be scared, YES! Will you be talking about this movie tomorrow, YES! Will you think twice before you go cave dwelling, if you don't say YES then you have more balls than me! A great piece of horror that any fan of the genre should own and a perfect movie to watch during the Halloween season. I highly recommend it, 5 stars!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Blu-ray Disc out there

    Posted
    monkey

    If I could rate this film higher than 5 stars I would. The movie alone is one of the scariest I have ever seen, right under The Exorcist. Very intense, suspenseful movie that not only has it "pop-out" moments, but builds on the atmosphere making it a very scary film throughout. I couldn't have asked for more on the blu-ray disc. It gives you BOTH Unrated Version and the Theatrical Version in High Definition. With 2 terrifying endings. The video is crystal clear. The audio is one of the features that stick out. You can hear everything from deep base sounds, to high screams, to drops of water hitting the inside of the cave. Highly, Highly Recommended. This is my favorite Blu-ray disc (out of the 20 that I have) and couldn't say this anymore but if you are looking at buying one blu-ray movie, Get this one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It has everything

    Posted
    CobraKai

    -I was skeptical about this movie at the beginning, but man I was wrong. This movie has everything that is awesome. Hot chicks, weird bat-like humanish creatures, gore, flesh eating, broken bones, and of course unexpected awesomeness. -The only thing that I thought was not awesome was after two of the main characters encounter the creatures they automatically became amazing fighters and crazy. -On a side note, I saw this movie with my fiance and one of my friends and his girl and my friend left halfway through. He straight up told that he was scared and he was going to have nightmares. He's 23. It was awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your time.

    Posted
    Crazijay

    I bought this movie after reading quite a few reviews that said the movie was not only good but scary as well. Lucky for me it was only ten dollars because the movie is awful. There is nothing scary about anything in the movie. I was really hoping after so many reviews said it was scary that I would get even the slightest little scare. Unfortunately that was not the case. Save your money and time and avoid this movie. You won't even jump once. Its like a saturday morning cartoon. That means its more comedy than scary. Just like pretty much every other horror movie that has come out recently.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent film.

    Posted
    Mahian

    Neil Marshall's second film is by no means secondary. "The Descent" tells the tale of Sarah, whose husband and daughter were killed in a grisly car accident. The following year, her friends decide to cheer her up by exploring an uncharted cave. The unrated director's cut contains the Neil Marshall's alternate ending. It will spook even the most unmistakably apathetic moviegoers. The DVD contains an interesting making-of and a featurette chronicling the differences between the original ending and the US theatrical ending. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Descent: a dive into madness

    Posted
    Anonymous

    Unlike the previous cavernous horror/action flick "The Cave", This movie actually works on some scale of reality. Coming from the same director as the horribly forgettable "Dog Soldiers", this movie takes tension, paranoia, claustrophobia throws in horrifying creatures and creates a classic in the Horror Genre. I would suggest anyone with the stomach for gore, or someone wants to see a great movie with an all female cast. Rent or buy this movie, and enjoy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Intense Thrillride Into The Bowels of Terror.

    Posted
    matrixixix
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    This movie is one of my all time favorite horror movies. From start to finish you will be very uneasy and feel on edge. If you have a fear of tight places the cave entry scenes will keep you up at night alone. This movie was perfectly made and deserves tons of respect from all horror fans. 3 tips for watching this movie. 1. Try to have all the lights out. 2. If you can watch with surround sound then do it. 3. The less you know about the movie the better. Enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Horror Movie from start to finish!

    Posted
    DrJ24

    GREAT Horror Movie! Glad I heard about it. It's supposed to be the original "paranormal activity" - a successful low-budget horror movie.. GREAT!!! Pleasantly surprised. the movie was perfect! well done! It really takes you there - you feel what they're feeling claustrophobic, betrayed, angry, and scared!!! great characters - have to pay attention a bit for the small story line of betrayal... starts with a bang and leaves with a bang.. MORE MORE MORE!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend




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