sinister (blu-ray) blu_ray Italian Import
|Contributor||Scott derrickson, Ethan hawke, Fred dalton thompson|
ellison oswalt e' uno scrittore in cerca di rilancio. a questo scopo, si e' trasferito in una casa isolata in una zona boscosa assieme alla moglie tracy, al figlio dodicenne trevor e alla figlia piu' piccola ashley. ellison vuole quella casa perche' proprio li' si e' verificato un tremendo delitto sul quale lui vuole basare il suo nuovo libro. il caso su cui ellison vuole scrivere riguarda una famiglia misteriosamente impiccata in giardino. si e' (forse) salvata solo una ragazzina, che pero' e' scomparsa: ellison vuole scoprire cosa le e' successo e perche'.
- Aspect Ratio : 16:9, 2.35:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : G (General Audience)
- Package Dimensions : 6.69 x 5.43 x 0.47 inches; 4.94 Ounces
- Director : scott derrickson
- Media Format : PAL
- Actors : ethan hawke, fred dalton thompson
- Dubbed: : Italian
- Subtitles: : Italian
- Language : English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), Italian (DTS-HD High Res Audio)
- ASIN : B00C9BG0IE
- Number of discs : 1
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Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2016
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A proper blend of mood, lighting, music, story and character development. A good horror movie does not need blood and guts. Sinister was made to get a PG-13 rating but received the R rating on content alone. Ethan Hawke gives a good performance as the protagonist. Scott Derrickson gives good direction to the cast. The performances were believable, the music keeps your attention and the slow building plot unfolds in a logical manner with a surprise waiting at the end.
Not the best horror movie ever made, I'm not saying that. But I am saying this was a solid movie that shook me to the core. Beware! This one may stay with you.
Nietzsche wrote stare into the abyss, it stares back at you. Here we see that. Literally.
This film creeps up on you and never lets you go. From the beginning frames. With rare exception the film unfolds from Ellison Oswalt, the main character's point of view. What he sees or does. Or more to the point, what he doesn't see or do. What he should have recognized, should have done, etc.
Having Ethan Hawke as the main character was a great choice for one reason. For me he has a long history of playing deeply troubled characters who undergo some transformation. He excels at being malign, unsympathetic, destructive. Here Ellison Oswalt is not uncaring. He is deeply flawed. Multiple deep flaws. Starting with classic Greek myth hubris. To regain that last shot at fame and notoriety. Along with that comes blindness. A dismissal of anything that interferes. Reality can be denied only so long. So far. A blindness to what an already troubled daughter paints on walls. Unicorns in black storm clouds.
And that long-haired son who oozes screaming out of a cardboard box due to night terrors? Distortions of truth to his wife.
Then add obsessional curiosity. He HAS to look. The warnings are there. A classic three: scorpion, snake, black dog. The progressive worsening of his reactions, increased maladaptive coping.
We never see the Oswalt family before they are damaged. We see others, unaware, of their horrific fate, through a medium once benign, commonplace. Home movies. That hideous twist is the hallmark of great horror.
People are familiar with the phrase the eyes are the windows of the soul.
What enters those eyes have a consequence; to paraphrase - if what enters your eyes is evil, your whole body becomes darkness.
How this happens?
The clever mechanism is an invented Babylonian pagan diety Bughuul - "eater of children" who comes to possess the children - body and soul. Through being viewed by a child. An image made manifest. The literature of possession provides examples of how new abilities, unusual knowledge is gained by those affected. Add to that the influence of anger, resentment, bitterness at being uprooted from one's previous home. Fertile ground for evil to take root.
And that darkness in the soul is reflected in the literal darkness of the film itself - intended by the director. Only when other characters come in does that darkness dissipate - only for a time. Ellison lacks the tools to combat that inevitable darkness - that small flashlight? Emblematic of his inadequacy to fight or dispel externally what he has promoted internally.
The daughter's final ironic comment that she is going to make him famous again - give him what he so badly wanted - so perfect. Be careful what you ask for - the lesson of great horror.
The soundtrack is perfect for accentuating the terror felt by the characters - and by the viewer. In the commentary the director refers to European bands I never heard of - nor could I find any reference. Loud sudden noises, repetitive disturbing sounds - short techno synth loops to create and and accentuate the mood. Excellent.
It is not that the mechanisms and devices used are new that makes this film worthwhile. It is how and why they are used to create that overall effect.
Here I am left with that disquieting, disturbing, creepy residue afterward. On top of the horror and fright during.
A word about the supporting cast. None outshines or usurps the other. Perfect ensemble acting.
Great film entertainment.
I loved this film.
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Es zeigt sich aber auch bei den Horrorfilmen das praktisch alles schon mal dagewesen verfilmt wurde und dass sich vieles ähnelt-bis hin zu gecoverten Klassikern!
Einige wenige;-wirklich guter Horrorfilm sind heute sehr,sehr dünn Gesäät-& scheint auch filmisch;-das schwerste Genre unter den Filmen!!!? 🤔! 2☀️☀️
Molto buono il dvd edito dalla Koch Media
Formato 16:9 (2.35:1) e audio 5.1 DTS . Presente anche la traccia inglese in 5.1.
Tra gli extra:
- backstage (3' 14")
- interviste (26' 56")
- Spot TV 15"
- Spot TV 30"
- Sinister: l'esperimento (5' 34")
- Il doppiaggio (3' 24")
Durata della versione: 1h, 45m e 13s
Ich kann den Film nur empfehlen!