Watch now

£8.40 + £1.26 delivery
In stock. Sold by supermart_usa

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Absentia [DVD] [2011] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Absentia [DVD] [2011] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

46 customer reviews

Price: £8.40
Only 1 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by supermart_usa.
2 new from £8.39 3 used from £19.22

Amazon Instant Video

Watch Absentia instantly from £2.49 with Amazon Instant Video
Also available to rent on DVD from LOVEFiLM By Post
Region 1 encoding. (requires a North American or multi-region DVD player and NTSC compatible TV. More about DVD formats)
Note: you may purchase only one copy of this product. New Region 1 DVDs are dispatched from the USA or Canada and you may be required to pay import duties and taxes on them (click here for details) Please expect a delivery time of 5-7 days.
£8.40 Only 1 left in stock. Dispatched from and sold by supermart_usa.

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

Absentia [DVD] [2011] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] + Cassadaga [DVD] + Lovely Molly [DVD]
Price For All Three: £17.58

These items are dispatched from and sold by different sellers.

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English, French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006QWC2ZC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 177,051 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Ben Murphy on 4 May 2012
Format: DVD
Wow, what a great find. ABSENTIA delivers a terrific story, great acting, and a chilling atmosphere for less money than most studio films spend on snacks. This is a quiet, character-driven drama with a few horror elements, not the aggressive horror film that the cover art would have you believe.

This movie isn't going to work for everyone. Some of the complaints I've read about it seem to be that it's boring (it's not, it's just a slow burn), that it lacks gore and nudity (it does, to its credit), and that it doesn't show the monster. It doesn't, and that's what makes this work for me.

This is a terrific example of DIY filmmaking done completely outside the system. With no resources, the filmmakers have put together a stirring and memorable thriller that punches far outside its weight class. It'll frustrate some viewers who expect something else, who have been misled by the cover art, or who don't understand exactly what it is that they're watching, but for fans of independent cinema this is an entirely unexpected gem.

I can't wait to see what they can do with a budget.
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
36 of 41 people found the following review helpful By HorrorTerry78 on 4 May 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is great, quiet, character-driven horror if you dig movies like "Session 9," "The Eclipse" or the work of directors like Kiyoshi Kurosawa. It is low budget, psychological rather than explicit, and a slow burn. Best to do research before you view it, as there has been some backlash because of the somewhat misleading cover art. This is a quiet, slow-burn movie made for no money. It is gore-less, does not show the monster, and more of a film festival character drama with horror elements.

If you like movies with graphic gore, T&A, movies like "Saw" or "Hostel," or anything by Rob Zombie, you will almost certainly hate this movie. It requires an adult's attention span and an appreciation for character and subtlety. Highly recommended for discerning elevated-genre fans with healthy attention spans.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 14 July 2013
Format: DVD
Callie (Katie Parker) and Tricia (Courtney Bell) are sisters. Callie is a former drug addict who has traveled quite a bit. She can spout off about "dark matter" and "tangential universes." Tricia's husband Daniel(Morgan Peter Brown) has been missing for seven years. She is having him declared dead in absentia. She is also pregnant (do the math) and odds on favorite the kid will be as bald as Detective Mallory (Dave Levine) the man investigating the case.

Callie comes to visit her sister as the fateful day of declaring Daniel dead has arrived. She will help her sister move on. Callie likes to jog and when she does, she passes under a tunnel located under the highway. As she does, odd things start to happen. Like a good horror/mystery/thriller it starts out slow and builds up.

There are a few negatives on this film, first and foremost was the soundtrack. It was second tier all the way, especially during those sad scenes which ran way too long. There were a number of times I thought Courtney Bell forgot what role she was playing. And the third thing was the boom mike visible in the upper right hand corner in a midway scene that involves Callie walking into the bathroom. While the actual image on the DVD cover did not appear in this feature it was thematically correct.

Since the DVD box didn't say anything more about the plot, I won't spoil it because it is worth a view. If you enjoy odd missing persons films, you might like, "Yellow Brick Road" which I though was superior to this story.

F-bombs, no sex or nudity.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bernie VINE VOICE on 31 July 2013
Format: DVD
It has now been seven years since Tricia's (Courtney Bell) husband is disappeared. She is about to declare him dead in absentia. Her prodigal sister has returned from who knows where to help her get over this difficult time. Other people are also trying to help her such as the detective that is looking into the case and a psychiatrist. It seems that she's seeing her missing husband everywhere yet he is nowhere.

Her sister Callie (Katie Parker) suspects otherworldly influences. And it does not take us as viewers long to agree. However there seems to be a normal (but stretching it) explanation for everything.

The thing that makes this film spooky is Steven King type plot that as always borders on the normal, the abnormal, and slides ever so slightly into the supernatural. Other people have seen a tad of H.P. Lovecraft. Writer and director Mike Flanagan carry this to the next level. After waiting the movie you may be more cognizant of your surroundings.

Be sure to listen to the tense background music that plays one of the actors without covering up the dialog.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Ding Dong on 2 July 2012
Format: DVD
Tricia has finally decided to move on with her life and get Danny, her missing Husband of seven years declared legally dead. At the same time her sister Callie decides to visit, Tricia begins to see strange nightmare'ish visions of her husband.

Whilst the heavily pregnant Tricia (a plot point I won't reveal) works during the day, Callie seems to go on endless runs. Near their house is a underpass which goes under the freeway and for some strange reason Callie seems drawn to it especially after seeing a weird looking homeless man there.

Sorry everybody, that's all I am going to reveal with regards to the film's narrative. Suffice to say the film takes you in all kinds of directions and very cleverly pulls you in. When you think you have got it worked out, something else happens and you are back to square one.

The film has picked up all sorts of awards and is thoughly deserving of them. Its a horror film with no blood or guts, just subtle effects and a brilliantly designed soundscape. The music by Ryan David Leack is a very eerie and reminds me of early John Carpenter scores such as The Fog. Acting wise, the performances are good especially Katie Parker as Callie and its a real pleasure to see Doug (Hellboy) Jones in a small role.

Writer/Director Mike Flanagan appears to be a very talented fellow and I look forward to seeing his next film, Scare Dares. Absentia is a breath of fresh air and honestly I can't recommend it highly enough.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback