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The Awakening [Blu-ray]


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  • Actors: Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Rebecca Hall
  • Format: Import, Blu-ray, Widescreen
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Optimum Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Mar 2012
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006C0PPO8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,487 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Psychological/supernatural chiller from first time director Nick Murphy. In the aftermath of WWI, and still haunted by the death of her fiance, sceptic Florence Cathcart (Rebecca Hall) sets out to debunk the many supernatural claims sweeping the country using rational and scientific means. When she's called on to investigate ghostly apparitions at a boys' boarding school, Florence's findings soon cause her to suspect a prank. But as she is about to leave, a chilling encounter causes her to question both her scepticism and her beliefs, and she soon finds herself aided by concerned schoolmaster Robert Mallory (Dominic West) as she attempts to solve the mysterious sightings.

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Starring Dominic West (The Wire, 300), Rebecca Hall (The Town) and Oscar®-nominee Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake), The Awakening is the chilling new supernatural thriller from Nick Murphy. In post-World War I England in 1921, an author and paranormal skeptic (Hall) is invited to a countryside boarding school by the head master (West) to investigate rumours of an apparent haunting. But just when she thinks she has debunked the ghost theory, she has a chilling encounter which makes her question all her rational beliefs. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4.1 out of 5 stars

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59 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Laura C on 24 Jun 2012
Format: DVD
For me this is exactly the type of ghosty flick I enjoy. Nothing full of gore and unnecessary blood with disgusting, messed up faces lunging at the screen as a freak way of adding a scare. I probably sound incredibly dull but I love ghosty films that have the suspense and creepiness throughout the film then ends with a sudden twist that (for me) makes me understand why everything happened in the film and makes me less creeped out by it - because i do want to get to sleep at night.

This film certainly will go on my dvd shelf along with The Others, An American Haunting and The Orphanage as well as other films that didn't need blood and fancy special effects to make the hair on the back of my neck prick up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Corey S. Newcombe on 12 Mar 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Be warned: If you Have seen The Woman In Black, it may affect the way you see this film. So if you get the chance, see this before...

The plot of the film Surrounds a woman who reveals confidence tricksters (which when we meet her, we have the best set piece of the whole movie), gets called to a school as the children may be playing a hoax.

We Meet Dominc west, who has a slight stutter and picks his legs, and also Imelda Staunton, who still thinks shes in Vera Drake.

There she hears a story of a boy who died, but a lot of th children still see him walk the corridors Cue the shocks....

As well as the Woman in Black, this film owes a lot to The others as well. The children in the film are very unnerving and the inclusion of photographs is reminiscent of the 2001 chiller.

The performances are okay, West and Hall stand out in this, but it has a sense of Deja vu to it.

The best scare is in the trailer, and the reason i advise people to see this before TWIB, is because not many people have heard of this, and it would be unfair to class this as a rip-off to that movie.

The Orphanage maybe.....
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Willy Eckerslike TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 19 Jan 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Set between the two world wars, this is the story of a debunker of all things paranormal as she's asked to investigate ghostly sightings at a boy's boarding school. Dominic West, as ever, is brilliant as the school's history teacher, Rebecca Hall's fresh-faced portrayal of the sceptic is crisp and consistent and Imelda ` Delores Umbridge' Staunton plays the school matron with great aplomb. This small cast, well chosen location and superb direction by Nick Murphy (previously known for TV series' and documentaries) makes for a bleak & spooky atmosphere. There are plenty of `jump' moments and the masterfully managed tension just keeps building throughout the film. The enigmatic ending rounds the whole experience off very nicely and you can't help being reminded of the superb ` The Others'. If your taste in horror leans towards the creepy & psychological rather than slasher blood & guts then this is a movie for you; our copy will lurk next to `The Grudge' and `The Ring' and will no doubt be watched many times more.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on 16 May 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Spooky, enthralling, great twist.

It was nice to watch a film that kept you in suspense but didn't include the usual gore and standard scare tactics to keep the audience interested. It only lost a star because it got a little slow in places, but aside from this a good un-messy ghost story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By richard on 22 April 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
A decent little atmospheric ghost story. Refreshingly free of the cheap scares currently associated with '15' rated so-called horror movies, and virtually gore-free. I thoroughly enjoyed this for what it is, and a steal at the current deal price.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Julie Dalton on 7 April 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
this is a brilliant ghost story starring the great actor dominic west of the hour fame it is very creepy in places i give it 10 out of 10
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rachel on 28 Mar 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
thought i was not going to b good but really got into it good story line and great twist the ending was sad though but apart from that it was a good movie i really enjoyed it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 Jun 2013
Format: DVD
Rebecca Hall stars as Florence Cathcart an educated woman who debunks spiritualists. The movie opens with a seance in 1921 London. Our heroine springs into action.

She is then requested to come to an orphanage where a ghost of a boy has been spotted and photographed. She dismisses the ghostly images, and accepts the task.
Florence is an independent and educated woman, who smokes. She reminded me of Anne Hathaway in this role. As her investigation proceeds, Florence begins to doubt her skepticism/atheism.

Interesting film with a twist that has clues. Good use of sound. Enjoyable. 4 1/2 stars.

PARENTAL GUIDE: Sex and nudity (male and female)
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