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Echo [Blu-ray] [2008] [US Import]

Jesse Bradford , Amelia Warner , Yam Laranas    Blu-ray
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jesse Bradford, Amelia Warner, Carlos Leon, Iza Calzado, Kevin Durand
  • Directors: Yam Laranas
  • Writers: Yam Laranas, Eric Bernt, Roy Iglesias, Shintaro Shimosawa
  • Producers: Brendan Bragg, Don Carmody, Doug Davison
  • Format: AC-3, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 10 Nov 2009
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002KLQ2YK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 73,546 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The very definition of `slow burner' 14 Jun 2013
Format:DVD
Actually, a `slow burner' denotes something that takes a while to get going. Sadly, `The Echo' goes so slowly through most of the film, that you're probably asleep by the time the last act (and by `last act' I mean `last few minutes') comes along (either that or turned it off).

The film follows a man recently released from prison, who returns home to find all sorts of spooky goings on in his apartment. The film start predominantly with him wandering from room to room, trying to work out where various noises are coming from. It is nicely shot, which does give it a suitable creepy atmosphere and, every now and again, there is the odd eerie scene.

However, it's all too little and not often enough. Whatever spookiness is too sparse to really be bothered about. The ending isn't bad. There's the obligatory `twist' (or should I say `explanation'?) regarding what's going on, but, by the time it happens, will you care?
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 26 Dec 2013
By kevin
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We'll worth watching keeps you going right to the end I don't want to give anything away so just watch and be kept glued to the tv
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Echo 30 May 2013
By ph42
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Gripping atmospheric ghost story on the possession theme which builds slowly to a dramatic finish. Well acted and enjoyable movie.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars scary and suprisingly, suprising! 12 Jan 2014
By Max
Format:DVD
I was expecting this film to just be a really low budget cheap thriller, but I was really surprised really exceeded my expectations.
Good scares, good plot, good acting, recommended to any horror fan in need of a good scare.
All on all a substantial film that will Echo in your mind for days.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars BOBBY, I NEED YOU 23 July 2013
By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Bobby (Jesse Bradford) is out on parole for manslaughter. He is on his best behavior as he tries to get his life together. He starts to see his ex-girlfriend (Amelia Warner) on a friend basis. He has moved into the apartment that his mother lived and died in. The other tenets are not receptive to him. Bobby is haunted by dreams of his dead mother and hears strange noises no one else hears except for Joseph (Pruitt Taylor Vince) who, like the rest of the tenets, seems a bit off.

The movie finally escalates when he intervenes in a domestic issue that takes place in the adjacent apartment. The film has a haunting "Juon" quality about it. My biggest complaint is that the build-up is too slow. I got bored waiting for this film to take off. Jesse Bradford plays a rather lame Bobby.

F-bomb, No sex, or nudity. Violence to women.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not to great 18 Feb 2014
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A bit dated, stayed up late to watch this, should have gone to bed!!!
Film predictable, acting not so good. I watch quite a few horror and ghost film's, this one I would not recommend.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
I knew The Echo would be worth a watch with Jesse Bradford in the lead; an impressive filmography already under his belt. Bobby newly released from jail for a yet unknown crime, goes to live at his since-departed mother's apartment as per his parole conditions.

Before we even get to the horror film proper, The Echo does well from the outset of depicting a man whose life has been put on stasis while everything around him has changed beyond recognition; discovering his stigma as old-friends no longer want to associate with him, and employers wanting to give him a wide berth. In this regard it's definitely one-part social commentary, exploring crime and punishment (or rather the effects of on the perpetrator).

Of course, once Bobby moves in, things begin to go awry as things go bump in the night. What I liked about The Echo was an indistinct air of things not being quite right, even in the scenes where nothing scary actually happens; mainly down to some terrific camerawork which borders on the surreal at times. What it lacks in out-and-out gore it more than makes up for in chilling scares.

Likewise, the music is effective yet minimal. The Echo eschews the use of a loud, discordant score to cue-card the bits where the audience is supposed to jump. Here it used to provide a subtle otherworldliness to compliment the deft cinematography.

In essence, it's more of a spooky whodunnit; first to find out what actually happened to the mother, and to uncover the secrets that lurk within the apartment block before he himself falls victim.

'The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother 4 Aug 2014
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I watched it right to the end and thought, why did I bother. It just didn't do it for me. Started off promising, then just petered off.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing
Very slow going for the most part and with a really weak storyline, I was expecting so much better from the producers of The Ring, but this seriously lacked depth, too far too long... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 20 days ago by iftakhar chowdhary
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
very good
Published 1 month ago by tilly
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
boring
Published 1 month ago by Andrew Hulme
1.0 out of 5 stars "Echo",as it entered the trash can?
This is going to be of actually no help at all,but when I i fall sleep watching a movie theres gotta be a reason?"bored".. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Malcolm McDonald
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
good
Published 2 months ago by julie pemberton
2.0 out of 5 stars SLOW BURNER - WHAT A BORE . . .
Boring movie don't watch if you want to stay awake because this film is so boring. Thought it might pick up half way through but no this was no horror or even thriller, more like... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Danni Ferrari B
3.0 out of 5 stars "The Echo" on BLU RAY - Compatibility Issues With This 'USA-ONLY'...
Even if you're a fan of "The Ring" and "The Grudge" horror flicks - buying "The Echo" on BLU RAY in the UK is a problem. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mark Barry
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
realy good movie,great story and keep you on your toes horror!I am a fussy person when it comes to movies and this is a defo thumbs up u wont be left disappointed
Published 12 months ago by sloane
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