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The Guest [2 Discs] [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2014]

  • SKU: 1242515
  • Release Date: 01/06/2015
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (72 out of 76)

    Special Features


    • Deleted scenes
    • Q&A with Dan Stevens
    • Feature commentary with director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett

    Synopsis


    The Guest
    In this horror thriller from director Adam Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett (You're Next), an unsuspecting family contends with a series of bizarre and unexplained deaths after opening their home to a soldier (Dan Stevens) who swore he'd look after them after seeing their son killed in combat. When David (Stevens) shows up on the Peterson's doorstep claiming that he was with fallen soldier Caleb Peterson as he took his last breath, grieving mother Laura (Sheila Kelley) and her husband Spencer (Leland Orser) invite him to stay with them as he makes the transition back to civilian life. Meanwhile, Caleb's sister Anna (Maika Monroe) begins to sense that something isn't quite right about David. Sure David has helped her misfit brother Luke (Brendan Meyer) stand-up to some ruthless local bullies, but when a furtive inquiry into his past raises more questions than it answers, Ann grows convinced that he's harboring some very dark secrets. Those suspicions seem to be confirmed when her boyfriend is accused of murder, and her father's boss perishes under bizarre circumstances. Later, when a military official (Lance Reddick) shows up in town with a small army of mercenaries, Anna's worst fears are confirmed as al hell breaks loose, and her once-peaceful town becomes an all-out war zone. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Dan Stevens
      Dan Stevens - David
    • Leland Orser
      Leland Orser - Spencer Petersen
    • Lance Reddick
      Lance Reddick - Major Carver
    • Sheila Kelley
      Sheila Kelley - Laura Peterson
    • Maika Monroe
      Maika Monroe - Anna Peterson



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 76 reviews

    95%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Action, Great 80's Riff. Solid All-Around.

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      VandyPrice
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      In the fall of 2013 we caught a glimpse of what director Adam Wingard could do with the crazy/fun You're Next and with his follow-up he only amps up the fun even more. I pretty much loved every single aspect of The Guest and only give it a less than perfect score because it isn't something to be regarded as exceptional. It's not exceptional because it isn't necessarily innovative, but it's still highly entertaining and well-constructed because it knowingly draws from very specific inspiration. Horror movies of the late 70's and early 80's as well as the thrillers of the same decade infuse every angle of Wingard's tale of uncertainty. He plows over every moment in the film with his unabashed soundtrack fueled by synthesizers and one note tones that dispel any notion we should take this seriously. Instead, seasoned moviegoers will acknowledge this as an exercise in form, of style and take note of how every story, even the most generic of ones, can be made fresh and interesting with a unique directorial approach. Not to mention, Dan Stevens serves at the titular guest in a role that will only lead to you seeing much more of him in the future.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Surprise

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      Zick64
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      I hadn't read specific reviews about this film beforehand, but I knew it had good buzz from fellow film enthusiasts on a forum I visit daily, plus it is over 90% on Rotten Tomatoes. On top of that, as if that weren't enough, it's from the makers of You're Next, which was a fun and clever horror film I loved. My wife and I enjoyed this thriller very much. I won't share any details of the plot, since I didn't know much of them going in, but just know that it's like a cross between The Bourne Identity and The Terminator. I think the lead actor made that connection in an interview, and it holds up. Check this out. I don't think you'll be disappointed at all.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      What If "You're Next" was an 80s Action Film?

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      CapnHowdy
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      Without spoiling too much, The Guest is a thriller in the same way that You're Next (also from writer Simon Barrett and director Adam Wingard) is a slasher film. They have all the hallmarks and tropes of their respective subgenres, but with a twist. It's reminiscent in style of Cannon Films, but won't be mistaken for an 80s film in any way other than its synthesizer-heavy score. The Guest is also surprisingly funny, but if you don't like You're Next, approach with caution...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A weird movie to classify, other than really good

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      BBCdiddy
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      From the team that brought you You're Next comes this movie that is so much better than that rather tepid film. The Guest is a hard movie to classify, I've seen a lot of people call it a horror movie, others a thriller, some have called it "throwback." Whatever the case, it is very, very good. From word go this movie grabs hold of you and doesn't let go until the end. If you are looking for something different, but still excellent, The Guest is the movie for you.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Awesome and Hilarious

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      TheProfessor
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      This film is the perfect mashup of thriller, horror, and action for fans of John Carpenter's films from the 1980s. Even the music reminded me of those Carpenter classics. Just a bizarre story, but done well and completely enjoyable. I am smiling as I think about how fun this movie is to watch. Definitely a solid pick for a Friday movie night, although the ending might leave some people upset. I, for one, found the ending hilarious.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Surprised pickup

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      LouRay
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      This movie wasn't on my radar when it came out on Blu-Ray. Cut to a few months later and I read the reviews saying it's a really good movie. I waited patiently for the right price, picked it up, and I'm glad I did. Plus, I didn't even know the actor playing the titled role was from "Downton Abbey".

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      A decent choice to waste a few hours

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      Ant55
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      I think I may have been a victim of reading into the hype and perhaps that's my reason for the middle of the road rating. It was definitely entertaining, but kinda of cheesy in its own way. Especially towards the end. All in all solid entertainment but wouldn't recommend at full price.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great Throwback

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      JoeGar
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      The movie is a nice throwback to genre films. It has some good tributes to action, thrillers and horror films. It references them greatly. Not only is the concept simple but has a no holds barred to the meaning of no one is safe.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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