The Mothman Prophecies [DVD] [2002]

Richard Gere stars in the chilling The Mothman Prophecies, based on true events. Columbia has done a fine job on this 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen video transfer which features well-saturated black levels and solid color patterns. Except for the slightest amount of edge enhancement, this transfer is very nice and pleasing to the eye. The audio is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround in English and French. There are many instances of directional use on this soundtrack, especially during some of the more eerie scenes and sequences. Overall, the dialogue, effects, and music are crystal clear and free of any excessive distortion. Also included on this disc are English, French, and Spanish subtitles. The extra materials on The Mothman Prophecies are fairly slim -- the only supplements featured on this disc include a music video for the song "Half Light," a theatrical trailer, and some thin production notes.
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Special Features

  • Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video
  • Widescreen and full-screen presentations
  • Audio: English and French 5.1 (Dolby Digital)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • DVD exclusive: "Half Light" music video directed by Mark Pellington
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Production notes
  • Interactive menus
  • Scene selections


The Mothman Prophecies
Based on a book by paranormal investigator John Keel, this spooky, X-Files-type supernatural thriller is purportedly based loosely on true events that occurred in the small town of Point Pleasant, WV, in 1966-1967. Richard Gere stars as journalist John Klein, an up-and-coming reporter devastated by the death of his beloved wife Mary (Debra Messing) following a car accident. Mary saw a mysterious vision immediately before the crash, a haunting image of a moth-like creature. Two years later, Klein is driving to an interview with the governor of Virginia when he suddenly finds himself hundreds of miles out of his way in a small town on the West Virginia-Ohio border. He discovers that strange events are occurring there, including sightings of the "mothman," as well as UFOs and bizarre alien-like telephone calls. Klein stays to investigate, despite the protests of skeptical cop Connie Parker (Laura Linney) and the initial hostility of spooked local Gordon (Will Patton). He soon discovers that sightings of the mothman are historical portents of doom and disaster, omens that may foretell a terrible cataclysm about to strike Point Pleasant. The Mothman Prophecies reunites Gere and Linney, who previously starred together in Primal Fear (1996). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Richard Gere
    Richard Gere - John Klein
  • Laura Linney
    Laura Linney - Connie
  • Will Patton
    Will Patton - Gordon Smallwood
  • Debra Messing
    Debra Messing - Mary Klein
  • Lucinda Jenney
    Lucinda Jenney - Denise Smallwood

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