The Reaping [Blu-ray] [2007]

  • SKU: 8509651
  • Release Date: 10/16/2007
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 8)

Special Features


  • Science of the 10 Plagues: The Search for Scientific Explanations
  • The Characters: cast members reflect
  • A Place Called Haven: explore this exotic landscape
  • The Reaping: The Seventh Plague: those creepy bugs
  • AnnaSophia Robb's Scary Story: the young actress portraying Loren narrates and recreates a scary story she's written

Synopsis


The Reaping
Her faith shaken by a family tragedy from which she was never quite able to fully recover, a professor of theology from Louisiana State University moonlighting as a debunker of unexplained religious phenomena finds herself faced with an apocalyptic series of events that seem to reflect the ten plagues of Exodus in director Stephen Hopkins' Southern gothic chiller. The terrified citizens of Haven, LA, have been beset by swarms of locusts and watched as rivers turned to blood. As if that wasn't enough to put the fear of God into any Bible-reading Christian, ominous rumors of a local swamp cult have left many of the small-town citizens turning to prayer for fear that the end is finally nigh. Enter Katherine Winter (Hilary Swank), a skeptical myth-buster and renowned theology scholar with a special knack for spotting religious trickery. Though at first exceedingly confident that she will uncover a human component behind the otherworldly occurrences, Katherine quickly learns that just because one doesn't believe in the supernatural doesn't necessarily mean that it doesn't exist. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Hilary Swank
    Hilary Swank - Katherine Winter
  • David Morrissey
    David Morrissey - Doug
  • Idris Elba
    Idris Elba - Ben
  • AnnaSophia Robb
    AnnaSophia Robb - Loren McConell
  • Stephen Rea
    Stephen Rea - Father Costigan



Overall customer rating

Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

88%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Most helpful reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good...But could be better

    Posted
    VincenzoIII

    Good story base but the hole Legend about the Devil does get really confusing. The ending was left for a possible sequel which I do hope they come out with, and hopefully it will clear up the storyline. 7.0/10

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie

    Posted
    peterp718

    Although i did not like the story line I found the climax and ending of the movie to be suprising and very interesting. Good movie for surround sound with its special effects. Check it out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    reaping is not as bad as people say it is

    Posted
    tooshort74
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    the reaping is a pretty good thriller popcorn movie it is not a horror movie but a pretty good thriller i don't understand all the hate this movie gets bc when i saw this in theaters i was like wow not bad at all pretty good movie from start to finish so check it out and it is worth owning on blu-ray so check it out

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Delectable Guilty Pleasure

    Posted
    Animeboy413

    Not since the movie Stigmata has there been an amazing religious-themed thriller such as The Reaping that once again challenges Christian belief! Look past any controversy this movie dukes out with Bible thumping crazies, and try to appreciate it for it's true cinematic pleasure. You will NOT be disappointed. This movie is a white knuckle thrill ride for those of us who enjoy a good scare. Hilary Swank plays a former Christian missionary who now specializes in debunking religious phenomena, who has been called upon to investigate a small Louisiana town which seems to be suffering from the 10 Biblical plagues. Kudos to the film crew staying down south in between Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita to continue filming! At first, the small town of Haven seems like any Maple Drive all-American town but I had trouble believing we were deep in voodoo country. Hilary's assistant is the only black man in town! But all that is quickly thrown aside when the two accompany officials to take a look at the town river that has turned red. The Spanish moss-laced scenery is breath taking and you will soon be settled in for a good chill that doesn't go away so easily. One by one, the ten plagues start to affect the town and are linked to a backwoods family shunned by the towns folk. Hilary and her assistant investigate but have trouble dismissing the plagues with the help of science. It all builds up to a magnificent locust attack scene that you must see . I haven't seen anything like this since Stigmata

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great movie

    Posted
    keke

    this movie kept me on my toes guessing what was going to happen next. movies like that are good it keeps you wanting more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    2nd best purchase ever

    Posted
    collector

    a must see - really enjoyed - will watch again and again - would recommend to friends

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A fair buy @ 17.99 this week only

    Posted
    Reapingmoon

    If you like movie's that twist your mind and this is the movie for you. It had me going what at the near end of the movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    glitched

    Posted
    navefam

    HD DVD did not playin my HD-A2 player. Checked my firmware (was up todate), and checked the disk (no scratches). Got 408bc504 error message after the sreen froze up. Called Toshiba and trouble shot it with no success. They said it was a compatiblity issue not their fault. BEWARE OF THIS.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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