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Darkness / Below


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Two chilling thrillers. Regina learns there is something disturbing about her family's new home in Darkness. A submarine picks up three survivors of a U-boat attack and their presence sparks a series of otherworldly occurrences in Below. Darkness (2003) Talented Spanish filmmaker Jaume Balaguero's film DARKNESS is a terrifying tale in which an ordinary American family moves to a large, creaky Victorian home in the Spanish countryside that, unbeknownst to them, was the scene of some awful experiments on the night of a total eclipse 40 years before. Teenage daughter Regina (Anna Paquin) decides to investigate after unexplained bruises show up on her younger brother (Stephen Enquist), and her father (Iain Glen) displays oddly enraged and erratic behavior. Although her mother (Lena Olin) and her grandfather (Giancarlo Giannini) refuse to believe her, Regina is convinced that something within their new home is the cause of the trouble. As another eclipse looms, Regina enlists the help of her new boyfriend (Fele Martinez) and uncovers truths that could literally destroy her family. Balaguero mixes tried and true cinematic scare devices with his own brand of macabre originality to bring a well-paced, ominous atmosphere to the supernatural ghost story genre. He drains the film of colorful hues and bright light, and effectively uses sound to paralyze and terrorize his viewers. Having thoroughly scared the daylights out of European audiences, DARKNESS is sure to do the same stateside. Below (2002) In 1943, the crew of the U.S.S. Tiger Shark, an American submarine in the Atlantic, rescues three survivors of a British hospital ship that came under German attack. One of the survivors, a nurse (Olivia Williams), raises tensions among the all-male crew from the moment she steps aboard. Commanding Officer Lieutenant Brice (Bruce Greenwood) does his best to keep the unruly crew in line, but after suffering damage from a barrage of Nazi depth charges (in a spectacular sequence) a series of increasingly spooky occurrences begin to rattle everybody aboard. A mysterious face that appears in the windows, a ghostly phonograph that plays a Benny Goodman record, and a corpse that seems to talk are just the beginning. Soon it is discovered that Captain Brice has not been entirely truthful regarding an accident that previously happened on the boat. David Twohy's (PITCH BLACK) unique submarine thriller skillfully combines the conventions of the War and Haunted House genres, using a keen eye for detail to create a very believable and claustrophobic world. Based on a script by Darren Aronofsky and Lucas Sussman (rewritten by Twohy), BELOW doesn't rely on cheap scares. Its supernatural element is secondary to a forceful tale of danger at sea.

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Official Release Date Sep 11, 2012
Starring Darkness:
Anna Paquin
, Lena Olin, Iain Glen, Giancarlo Giannini, Fele Martinez, Stephen Enquist
Below:
Bruce Greenwood
, Matt Davis, Olivia Williams, Jason Flemyng, Zach Galifianakis, Scott Foley, Holt McCallany
Director Jaume Balaguero (Darkness), David Twohy (Below)
Screen Format Widescreen
Video Format 1.78:1
Audio Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo
Language English
Subtitles None
Running Time 208 minutes
Genre Suspense
Version  US
  MPAA R
Restricted - Viewers younger than 17 require accompaniment of a parent or adult guardian.
PAX-Code PAX0004395894
Item Code  0096009041113

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