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Captivity [Blu-ray]

Elisha Cuthbert , Daniel Gillies , Chrysta Olson    Suitable for 18 years and over   Blu-ray
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Elisha Cuthbert, Daniel Gillies, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Michael Harney, Laz Alonzo
  • Directors: Chrysta Olson
  • Producers: Marco Beltrami, Mark Damon, Gary Mehlman, Leonid Minkovski
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Studiocanal
  • DVD Release Date: 20 July 2009
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002BD9DN4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,534 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Psychological thriller about a model who is abducted and held captive. Top fashion model Jennifer Tree (Elisha Cuthbert) is at the top of her profession, her face known the world over. While on a trip to a charity event she is drugged, taken to an underground cell and subjected to a range of twisted psychological tortures, watched over by her unknown tormentor. After struggling to stay sane, Jennifer meets Gary (Daniel Gillies), a fellow prisoner, and together the pair desperately try to find a way out of their nightmare.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars No excuse, it's just not very good. 9 Mar 2012
By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER
A young beautiful model is drugged, kidnapped and subjected to harrowing torture in a cell of horrors some dark dreary place god knows where. Losing the will to live she is almost at the end of her tether, but her hopes are raised when she learns that a man is in the cell next door to her, can the pair of them escape this foul depraved place?

Captivity starts off promisingly, our protagonist is nicely introduced to us, we are then whisked to off to a dreadful place and subjected to some horrendous things, but once the novelty wears off the picture has no place to go but down hill. It's evident that the makers here felt that by plonking a sexy actress {Elisha Cuthbert} in some torture chamber, piling on the goo in the process, that that was going to make a winning formulaic film, it doesn't, and outside of some gross moments, one scene in particular almost had me emitting my recently digested dinner, it's poor and rather insulting. As poor old Elisha lurches from one dumb scenario to another you start to realise that the film is reliant on a twist to lift it above the mundane writing, but when it comes you will not only be not surprised, you will also feel very cheated. Poor fare all round here and it's hard to believe this is directed by the same man who gave us the emotional splendour that is The Killing Fields, shame on you Roland Joffé. 3/10 mainly for that one sequence, but even that was done better in a Vincent Price picture many years ago.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars utter pish 22 Dec 2012
So u wake up to find ur being held in a cell like room,,get tortured, forced to drink blended up body parts, discover other dead victims yet on realising ur not alone on being held captive u have sex with the so called other male captive? WHATEVER. Just the usual throwing in sex scenes for the sake of it.. Just once id like to watch a decent horror without a pointless sex scene. This film is pure bollocks. avoid at all costs.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing ending 27 Oct 2011
I bought this, along with a few other so-called 'torture porn' horror films, after reading reviews of how disgusting it was on various sites. What can I say - I like to be shocked.

Captivity had some promise from the outset. The first half an hour was fairly 'enjoyable', although at no point did I cringe in horror at any of the scenes. They were reasonably tame, but they did leave me feeling tense, wondering what would finally become of young Elisha.

Sadly, about half way into the film, this tension all but dissipated. The film took a rather daft twist, and, rather than being in the Hostel-style which I had hoped for, it ended up being more like a 'Scream' film.

Overall, this wasn't a terrible film, but I just had hopes of it being more horrific than it was, and unfortunately it tailed off into a disappointing climax. I won't be watching it again, nor will I advise friends to bother with it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's not bad! 6 Jun 2013
By Jamie
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I'm quite a movie fan but this film is not a great ambassador for the genre. Elisha Cuthbert does her best with an average script/storyline but even she struggles. It's okay to watch but I think fans of the genre will struggle to stay engaged for the entire film!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By Tony
Like most, I read the unbelievbly bad reviews for this movie, but told myself It wouldn't be that bad - surely, right? Wrong. Turns out, this time, I should have just listened to the critics (something I never do, but this is an exception - because they were right. 100% spot on.

When the credits rolled, I was slightly baffled as to why this movie was made in the first place. I have never watched a movie that serves no purpose whatsoever and lacks everything from anything in a film. The direction of the movie was horrible and the bad dialogue was ridiculous at times.

I will admit, I have been a fan of Elisha ever since I caught her in teen comedy "The Girl Next Door". I thought she had a great fresh face and real acting abilities - which she proved later on, becoming a regular on the hit sci-fi show "24". But after watching this movie, I'm really shocked at her performance. It's almost like it's her first movie. Or first acting role ever!

There are so many flaws to this movie that it would be impossible to name them all, but I will point out the big dud moments that made me hate this so called "Horror".

The opening was pretty predictable and almost boring - not a good start! The film so desperately tries to be like the Saw, Hostel movies, that you notice it almost 3 minutes into the movie. Although the deaths were sorta inventive, it's nothing we haven't seen before. It brings nothing new to the table. It's simply just "another one of those movies", one of the worst takes on the torture-porn, gore franchise that American directors seem to be obsessed with today. I mean, If you've seen Saw - you've seen them all. Not one of these "movies" stands out from the rest, they all mesh into one horrible gore fest of a movie. Now, the actual film.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nasty and vile and I'm a SAW fan 5 Mar 2011
This is one of the most barfsville movies for a while with a convoluted and nonsensical plot and characters that act the exact opposite way that real people would (e.g. if someone threatened to throw acid in your face for rule breaking would you continue to be petulant?).

The woman getting burned by the shower head full of corrosive liquid is one of the most horrible things I've ever seen with no purpose but to appeal to torture porn afficionados while the blended offal sequence isn't even necessary.

I love the SAW movies but this is, as my mother used to say, "violence for violence's sake" and if that's your bag then go ahead. Otherwise leave well alone.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A real good film!
I liked this film as my daughter has a copy,and I liked it's different theme-not too much glossy sex or bloodshed. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mr. M. K. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars I Like It
I know this film has had bad reviews, but I personally really like it. Watched it quite a lot now. Great acting and a nice little twist with the plot. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Anthony Mark Walton
5.0 out of 5 stars Good film
I've actually seen this film on tv a while ago and didn'y realise this untill i started waching it. Any way it was worth it as it's a good film and keeps you on the edge of your... Read more
Published 5 months ago by san
2.0 out of 5 stars You belong to me...
Jennifer is young, beautiful and famous. Everybody knows her name and her popularity brings her everything. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mr. Corey S. Newcombe
1.0 out of 5 stars poor
This film could have been so good if the script was stronger, it had better actors and there was more gore. Elisha cuthbert is really crap in this film sometimes annoyingly crap!
Published 10 months ago by tina Carter
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting!
Awesome film thrilling to the end and with several frightening and bloody scenes. I watched the film already several times and can recommend it.
Published 11 months ago by Wolfgang Rauch
4.0 out of 5 stars "..ENTERTAINING AT LEAST.."
This movie does indeed have a hint of saw and hostel going on but is not quite as good as either of those movies, it does have a few good original ideas though too! Read more
Published on 1 May 2012 by S. Drury
4.0 out of 5 stars A good 'edge of your seat' thriller/horror
I thought this was a good 'edge of your seat' thriller/horror, with more twists than a bag of lemons. Read more
Published on 10 July 2011 by Sue J
2.0 out of 5 stars for Elisha fans only
The movie is very poor and other reviewers have said it all. Only Elisha Cuthbert fans will want to own this, although she does not look her best here, by definition ... Read more
Published on 19 Jun 2011 by Ramses
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