Strangers

Tyler, Liv

$14.98 
SKU: 025195052719

UPC 025195052719
Release Date 2008-10-21
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 1
Length 86
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis First-time writer-director Bryan Bertino's taut, spare thriller is plenty scary....Anchored by convincing performances from Scott Speedman and Liv Tyler....This is an enormously unsettling movie.[S]pare, suspenseful and brilliantly invested in silence, Bryant Bertino's debut feature unfolds in a slow crescendo of intimidation...For his film debut, director Brian Bertino has crafted a fantastically creepy horror flick based on the very simple premise of strangers who come knocking late at night. Kristen (Liv Tyler) and James (Scott Speedman) have arrived at a secluded vacation home in the woods after attending a friend's wedding. It's four in the morning, and they're both tearful and emotionally exhausted after a disagreement about their relationship. As they awkwardly try to navigate the long night together, they are distracted by the sound of a heavy knock at the door. They open it to find a dazed young woman hidden in the shadows. Assuming she is lost, James sends her away, but Kristen is disturbed by the late-night visit. When James leaves to go on a drive and pick up some cigarettes, Kristen is left alone, and we watch her move through the huge house in a painfully eerie silence, all the while knowing that she is being watched. By the time James returns, Kristen is in hysterics, and together they must face the terrifying fact that they are indeed in grave danger. Both Tyler and Speedman give excellent, understated performances that lend the film a truly frightening edge of realism. The story's simplicity is a refreshing change from over-the-top torture films like SAW, and the violence in the film is minimal, and much of it off camera. THE STRANGERS also lacks any big-budget special effects. You won't find any CGI creatures or armies of zombies. The only monsters depicted here are the very real human kind, which is what leaves you thoroughly spooked and shaken, and ready to push a chair against your own front door.3 stars out of 5 -- This is undeniably effective suspense-horror, and Bertino stages quiet chills and short, sharp shocks with a technical expertise...[T]he tension remains consistently high....It accrues a real power to frighten through small touches...4 stars out of 5 -- [T]his lean, very mean house-invasion thriller from first-time director Bryan Bertino doesn't put a foot wrong....THE STRANGERS is chillingly effective...
Cast Christina Ritzi (Stunt Double)
Kip Weeks (Star)
Gemma Ward (Star)
Nathan Kahane (Producer)
Glenn Howerton (Star)
Liv Tyler (Star)
Peter Clayton-Luce (Star)
Cal Johnson (Stunt Coordinator)
Joe Drake (Executive Producer)
John D. Kretschmer (Production Designer)
Alex Fisher (Star)
Trevor Macy (Executive Producer)
Kelli Konop (Executive Producer)
Marc D. Evans (Executive Producer)
Laura Margolis (Star)
Roy Lee (Producer)
Doug Davison (Producer)
Peter Sova (Director of Photography)
Wilson Tang (Visual Effects Designer)
Linwood Taylor (Art Director)
David Hill (Special Effects)
Susan Kaufmann (Costume Designer)
Bryan Bertino (Screenwriter)
Scott Speedman (Star)
Tomandandy (Composer)
Bryan Bertino (Director)
William Purcell (Special Effects Coordinator)
Sonny Mallhi (Executive Producer)
Missy Berent (Set Decorator)
Michael J. Hudson (Special Effects)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Full Frame - 1.33 Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: DTS 5.1 Surround - French, Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 - English Subtitles - English (SDH), French, Spanish - Optional Additional Release Material: Deleted Scenes Featurette: The Elements of Terror Interactive Features: BD Live: My Scenes Sharing
Language English
Weight 0.25000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.50000
Depth 7.00000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Horror
Attribute Additional Footage,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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