Chained 2012

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Bob, a cab-driving serial killer who stalks his prey on the city streets alongside his reluctant protégé Tim, who must make a life or death choice between following in Bob's footsteps or breaking free from his captor.

Starring:
Vincent D'Onofrio, Eamon Farren
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Chained

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_18_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 30 minutes
Starring Vincent D'Onofrio, Eamon Farren, Jake Weber, Julia Ormond
Director Jennifer Chambers Lynch
Genres Horror, Thriller
Studio ANCHOR BAY HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 4 February 2013
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_18_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 30 minutes
Starring Vincent D'Onofrio, Eamon Farren, Jake Weber, Julia Ormond
Director Jennifer Chambers Lynch
Genres Horror, Thriller
Studio ANCHOR BAY HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 4 February 2013
Main languages English

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4.1 out of 5 stars

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Fagan on 26 Mar. 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Felt the need to put up a short review as surprisingly at this point in time there is none for this Blu-Ray.This film surprised the hell outta me,I was just hoping not to be disappointed after buying this and boy this film exceeded expectations.The subject matter is quite disturbing so I will say that you should proceed with caution,however for horror fans and those with a taste for challenging cinema then give this a go.The acting is top top notch,the cinematography and style is excellent.The disc itself is quality Blu-Ray.Unfortunately there is next to no extra features and no commentary.Purchase With Impunity!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 27 May 2013
Format: DVD
Bob (Vincent D'Onofrio aka "Gomer Pyle" from "Full Metal Jacket) is a cab driver who has bad dreams about his past. To compensate his hobbies include kidnapping, rape, and killing young women. One of the women he has killed has a son who he maintains as a slave, hence the title. Needless to say, Tim (Eamon Farren) grows up rather abnormally.

Unlike other rape/slasher films this one isn't after cheap thrills and effects. Instead it concentrates on the unusual relationship between Bob and Tim, that of captor and captive who develops a slight case of Stockholm Syndrome.

The film trudges along and then at the end Jennifer Lynch reveals her genius with a surprise ending that well, frankly should not have been a surprise. It is a film that leaves you feeling weird. The film continues with sound through the final credits.

Parental guide: F-bombs, no intense sex/rape scenes, or nudity. Male torso nudity. Blood and gore is less graphic than most films of this genre.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Penny Lane on 18 Dec. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Interesting take on a serial killer played fabulously by Vincent D Onofrio, who hates all women, and has no problem in torture and murder, although you don't see the kills, you hear the screams, and see the body's except one quick one to show a boy called Tim he abducted with his mother,played by Julia Ormond, murders the mother, keeps the boy, why? I thought would he let the boy live.
The boy is only 9 and is told what his duty's are, or else, and renames him Rabbit, from then Tim see's terrible things, women dragged by the hair into the house of horror, and Rabbit/Tim has to help bury them under the house, while having to wear a chain around his ankle.
The boy becomes a teenager and Bob the killer wants him to learn lessons to survive in the world, its interesting his topic of books are the human body, and reads readily, and Bob gives him tests on his knowledge. You see Bob struggling with interaction with Tim who clearly is more intelligent and grounded under the terrible fear and stress he has to endure. You get to see how Bob chose the life he did with flashbacks of his home life, that was brutal to say the least.
Brilliantly played with a great unexpected ending.
Well worth watching
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By cmarie on 24 Sept. 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
I've now watched this film 2 times. This is after repeatedly looking at this film as a potential film to watch. I found excellent reviews online and there are great ones here as well but I asked myself did I have the stomach to watch this? But I kept coming back; I was intrigued, female director, daughter of David Lynch, female director of horror? Yeah, I want to see this. Somewhere around the middle of the movie I thought the actor playing disturbed cab driver looked a lot like Vincent D'Onofrio, must be his brother...Okay, I overlooked that detail but what a transformation. I give him SUPER acting props for his creation. On second viewing I watched him really carefully seeing if he ever slipped: not a chance. This horror is so close to the bone. This s*** has happened. This film is not exceptionally gory. It is not until the end that you actually see killings. It's when you might appreciate the killing. Also this story does move slowly and there's lots of detail - I was riveted; eyes wide open the entire time. Yes the ending might seem a bit rushed but it is a twist and a very satisfying one. As another viewer has said: it's a sad film. And I want to know what Rabbit does? What happens to Rabbit? I agree with one reviewer - just might remember this film until I die.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By K. Daniels on 3 Feb. 2013
Format: DVD
When a film is about a murderous psychopath who kidnaps a young boy, chains him up and over the course of several years and countless murders, attempts to teach him to follow in his killer footsteps, you know you're in for a hard to watch film. This brilliant directly and acted film is however, rather light on the gore. It's definitely not torture porn, which it so easily could have been. Instead, what we have with Chained is a film that disturbs you through story and character rather than gross out moments. Watch this film and it'll get into your head for weeks.

Vincent D'Onofrio is fantastic in the lead and puts in one of the best performances of his entire career - matching Full Metal Jacket. If you're a fan of films such as Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer and are looking for a movie that is both shocking, disturbing yet enthralling, I'd highly recommend this one! It's a rare thing for a horror film to have a powerful impact on you emotionally, rather than grossing audiences and Chained does it fantastically.

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