Kidman, Nicole

SKU: 031398134732

UPC 031398134732
Release Date 2011-09-20
Studio Fox
Discs 1
Length 104
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis THE OTHERS begins with a close-up of a woman screaming. By the time this intense film ends, everyone watching it will be screaming and gasping. Nicole Kidman stars as Grace, a woman raising two children by herself in a creepy mansion. World War II is over, but Grace's husband never returned. Meanwhile, the two children, Anne and Nicholas, must constantly stay in the dark because they are deathly allergic to light. Then one day three people show up to take over for Grace's disappeared staff, and trouble starts to brew. The odd trio--an aging nanny, an elderly gardener, and a young mute girl--seems to have a slightly different agenda than Grace and the children do. But when Anne starts talking to strange, unseen people, the scares start building to an incredible climax. Alejandro Amenábar's highly stylized English-language debut is one of the better haunted-house films of the past few years. Not only did Amenábar write and direct the film but he composed the eerie music as well. Nicole Kidman is outstanding as the overprotective mother trying to save her children, while Fionnula Flanagan excels as the nanny with a deep, dark secret. Because the children must remain in darkness, Grace must lock every door behind her, to make sure that the children don't accidentally enter a brightly lit room; it is a marvelous horror-film device that Amenábar uses to perfection....An absorbing ghost story with a twist ending of SIXTH SENSE proportions... -- 4 out of 5 stars...A luxuriously old-fashioned star vehicle custom fit to its topliner's strengths, which come across to sensational effect....A delicious goose-pimpler......The movie has a busy, throttling intensity that takes off from the elegant fury of Kidman......Mr. Amenabar's command of the syntax of fright is impressive....Ms. Kidman embodies this unstable amalgam with a conviction that is in itself terrifying......Kidman is rage to the sixth power....Masterfully shot......Elegantly and deliberately made, reeking of mood and creepiness, it relishes its atmosphere of genteel menace......Amenabar's expert script rings enough changes on genre conventions to keep aficionados guessing....[A] terrific thriller......Plainly there is more going on here than meets the eye....Sit back and enjoy the deliciously clammy chills...Theatrical release: August 10, 2001Ms. Kidman plays her role with impressive intensity.
Cast Nicole Kidman (Star)
Eric Sykes (Star)
Elaine Cassidy (Star)
Christopher Eccleston (Star)
Kames Bentley (Star)
Fionnula Flanagan (Star)
Alejandro Amenábar (Director)
Alakina Mann (Star)
Andrew Wagner (Star)
Alejandro Amenábar (Composer)
Bob Weinstein (Executive Producer)
Harvey Weinstein (Executive Producer)
Paula Wagner (Executive Producer)
Javier Aguirresarobe (Director of Photography)
Alejandro Amenábar (Screenwriter)
Renée Asherson (Star)
Tom Cruise (Executive Producer)
Rick Schwartz (Executive Producer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: A Look Inside the Others original documentary Visual effects piece Xeroderma Pigmentosum: What Is It? The story of a family dealing with the disease portrayed in The Others An intimate look at director Alejandro Amenábar Theatrical trailer Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Mystery,Suspense/Thriller
Attribute Additional Footage,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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