White Noise [WS] [DVD] [2005]

The Michael Keaton supernatural thriller White Noise makes its way to living rooms everywhere with this DVD release from Universal Home Entertainment. Containing an anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen version of the film (also available in fullscreen format) and 5.1 Dolby Digital English and Spanish audio tracks, the movie not only looks and sounds great, but the disc comes complete with a slew of fine extra features as well. Three featurettes are presented, all having to do with the real event known as E.V.P. (Electronic Voice Phenomenon). First off is "Making Contact," an eight-minute special that introduces the viewer to the experts in the field as they discuss the phenomenon and the community that has come together because of it. The second two featurettes focus on a husband-and-wife team who first teach you how to record your own E.V.P. experiences, while the second clip presents supposed real accounts in the "Hearing Is Believing: Actual E.V.P. Sessions." Twelve throwaway deleted scenes are also included, as well as an audio commentary with director Geoffrey Sax and star Michael Keaton (his first, for those that are counting). The DVD should please the fans of the film by not only presenting the film in a stellar fashion, but by giving the audience clues into the phenomenon that sparked the production.
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Special Features

  • Deleted scenes
  • "Hearing Is Believing: Actual E.V.P. Sessions" -- Witness the live filming of chilling real-life E.V.P. recording sessions
  • "Making Contact: E.V.P. Experts" -- Discover the strange history and extraordinary achievements of E.V.P. through the experiences of leading authorities
  • "Recording the Afterlife at Home" -- A fascinating and chilling guide to making your own E.V.P. recordings
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

White Noise
Divorced architect Jonathan Rivers (Michael Keaton) seems to lead a pretty good life with partial custody of his young son and a happy second marriage to Anna (Chandra West), a best-selling author. Things take an ugly turn when Anna disappears during a thunderstorm, apparently the victim of a freak accident. Eventually, her body is found, and Jonathan sinks into despair. Then he meets Raymond (Ian McNeice), who claims that Anna has contacted him through EVP, or electronic voice phenomena. Raymond explains that the dead can communicate from beyond via static on common electronic equipment like radios and televisions. Jonathan is skeptical until he starts getting phone calls from Anna's inactive cell phone. He visits Raymond, whose home is filled with audio and video monitors and high-tech recording equipment. There he meets Sarah (Deborah Kara Unger), who has recently received a farewell message from her late fiancé. Jonathan eventually receives what appears to be a communication from Anna, but soon afterward, Raymond turns up dead. Obsessed with maintaining contact with his late wife, Jonathan visits a psychic (Connor Tracy) who warns him that he's going down a dangerous path, "meddling" in the affairs of the dead. Undaunted, Jonathan continues to study EVP and eventually finds that he's getting messages from people who haven't died...yet. White Noise was directed by Geoffrey Sax from an original script by Niall Johnson. ~ Josh Ralske, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Michael Keaton
    Michael Keaton - Jonathan Rivers
  • Chandra West
    Chandra West - Anna Rivers
  • Deborah Kara Unger
    Deborah Kara Unger - Sarah Tate
  • Ian McNeice
    Ian McNeice - Raymond Price
  • Sarah Strange
    Sarah Strange - Jane

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