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The Uninvited [DVD] [2009]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 12)

    Special Features


    • Alternate ending
    • Deleted scenes
    • Unlocking The Uninvited
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    The Uninvited
    Filmmaking duo Thomas and Charles Guard make their feature directorial debuts as the co-directors of this remake of Kim Jee-woon's 2003 Korean film A Tale of Two Sisters. Produced by Asian horror remake king Roy Lee, The Uninvited tells the story of a young girl named Anna (Emily Browning), who was admitted into a mental hospital following the death of her biological mother. Returning home some time later, Anna is shocked to discover that her father (David Strathairn) has recently gotten engaged to Rachel (Elizabeth Banks), her mother's former nurse. Anna's suspicions about Rachel are soon confirmed when her mother reaches out from the beyond to deliver a stark warning, prompting the young girl and her sister (Arielle Kebbel) to try and convince their father that Rachel is not who she appears to be. As the situation in the once-peaceful household rapidly begins to deteriorate, Rachel's true colors finally begin boiling to the surface. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Emily Browning
      Emily Browning - Anna
    • Elizabeth Banks
      Elizabeth Banks - Rachel
    • Arielle Kebbel
      Arielle Kebbel - Alex
    • David Strathairn
      David Strathairn - Steven
    • Maya Massar
      Maya Massar - Mom



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      astounding ghost movie

      Posted
      Animeboy413

      The Uninvited is a fairly scary movie and the acting was pretty good. The story follows Anna on her journey home fresh from the asylum where she takes up with her sister to rid the household of her father's girlfriend whom they fear is a murderer and has doom in store for them. So if you have watched ghost movies over the last ten or so years, you basically know this film. It hits all of the major plot points, has a couple requisite twists and throws weird scares at you (it is based on a Korean film, you know). I expected all of this. I even expected one twist that I thought was revealed very early on. Even so, the ending still surprised me and I have to say that this film was classy in telling a familiar story. The truth is, there hasn't really been a genre-changing film in the ghost story genre for awhile now. The Uninvited is no different. So, what is important is not what is being told (as there's nothing new under the sun), but how it's told. Here The Uninvited soars where a lot of recent ghost stories (Unborn, for example) have failed. The storytelling is far classier than it has any right to be, the script is well-written and convincing and the actors are terrific. Emily Browning, playing Anna, practically carries the weight of the film on her slender shoulders. With her forlorn and innocent gaze, you really start to feel for her increasingly desperate plight. Meanwhile, her sister is played perfectly by Arielle Kebbel who brings a sexy older sibling charm to the proceedings. And then there's Elizabeth Banks, playing the stepmother who might not be all she says she is. All of this is pitted against a murder mystery or two and wrapped up in a perfect bow. There's not a dull moment in the film, the scares actually startled me, even when I expected them and some of the ghostly hauntings could give the weird factor of The Grudge/Ring a run for their money. It's effective and very well done. There are a few twists and turns that keep the story engaging and some parts of it were fairly frightening. i will definitely recommend seeing this, it's one of the most refreshing movies i've seen. in a long time As for the Blu-ray release the picture quality is very sharp and looks excellent in HD and the sound is also solid as well, but the disc lacks with extras. There is an 18-min behind the scenes feature (watch it after the movie some spoilers) deleted scenes and an alternate ending. All the extras are also on the DVD, but the good thing is the features on the Blu-ray are all in HD. Sometimes the features are SD, but not here. I don't know if this movie is popular enough to warrant another edition, but you never know.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Invitingly good.

      Posted
      Goldstandard

      I was so relieved that this American version of The Uninvited was not patterned after the Asian film of the same name, but rather after the Asian film A Tale of Two Sisters. The Asian version of The Univited was long, not frightening, and entirely too boring. The Asian film A Tale of Two Sisters was very engrossing, only there were some variances in culture, which I am not well versed in. This version of The Uninvited begins with Anna being released from a mental institution in much better condition that the girl in the Asian film. She is trying to remember the events that took place the night of the fire in which her mother died. Her father has written a book and dedicated it to Anna and her sister Alex. He also surprises her by saying that he has taken up with her mother's former nurse Rachel and later tells her of his plans to marry her. Right from the start, Anna is suspicious of Rachel, feeling that she is somehow involved in her mother's death. If you have seen the Asian film A Tale of Two Sisters, then you will know what plot twist is to come. Alex tries talking to her father about Rachel, but he doesn't seem to hear her. They even managed to include the strange under-the-sink scene, which I consider to be THE MOST STARTLING SCENE OF ANY MOVIE I have seen up until now. I knew it was coming, but I still jumped. Little bits of information come together by the end to make for a perfect Hitchcockian ending.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Scary, suspenseful with a twist

      Posted
      Twistedmystery

      This movie felt like the classic old ghost stories Hollywood used to make. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and film style. This was a great thriller. Honestly, I was expecting it to be a horror film, but I didn't read the back either. What I got was a pleasant surprise- a psychological suspense movie with a bit of jumps here and there. The "tale of two sisters" within the film is actually quite touching. I really enjoyed the sister's chemistry - it was very authentic. What great young actresses! It made the twist ending all the more powerful! but after watching it I had a strange feeling I had seen it before. It kind of made me think of The Sixth Sense and The Others. So the twist wasn't all that unique really. What made it special was the girls interaction with each other and the moody atmosphere. That made it definitely recommendable!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent movie!!!

      Posted
      redandblack6s

      This movie was terrific! Excellent plot, great intrigue, great acting, and a fantastic ending. In this day and age, it seems like good endings are hard to come by. But, this movie nailed it! This was the kind of movie, like The Others, where at the end of the movie you're saying, "Whoa! I gotta watch that again!" There's even a guy on here that wrote a review saying he would recommend it to a friend, and he doesn't even like horror movies. That means, for all those like my wife and I that love horror movies, you're really going to like it. I say buy it, it's a sure thing!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Suprisingly decent

      Posted
      kris24
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      I have mentioned before that I am not a fan of horror flicks but this one was decent. The main plot of the movie is that two girls don't like their father's girlfriend and decide to investigate what she's all about. They find out some things about her and then decide to act upon it. Then at the end of the movie you get hit with a massive twist one of the most suprising I've ever seen. The problem with the twist is that it makes some of the events earlier in the movie not make any sense and you'll be left scratching your head. This still was a decent movie and it was better than I though it would be.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good movie with Surprised twist

      Posted
      horrorfan1985

      This movie was cool: well-acted, well-filmed, genuinely creepy. Twist endings are overused these days, especially when the films that precede them are boring. But this film and its ending totally worked for me. The Univited is more entertaining than a lot of the mainstream horror films which have come out recently.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      could have been better but worth a rental

      Posted
      kcmogamer

      this film was entertaining enough to sit through once, the ending is actually pretty good, i doubt anyone would be able to predict it, the thing about this movie is there is really just not much to it...overall i would have to at least recommend it if you like supernatural thrillers

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Supernatural thriller

      Posted
      TruthSeekerUSA

      This movie was actually pretty good. And considering most movies these days are completely predictable, it was refreshing to watch a movie that actually surprised me with the ending.Almost more of a thriller than horror, Two thumbs up!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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