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The Eye [DVD]

Jessica Alba , Alessandro Nivola , David Moreau , Xavier Palud    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Jessica Alba, Alessandro Nivola, Parker Posey, Rade Serbedzija, Fernanda Romero
  • Directors: David Moreau, Xavier Palud
  • Producers: Don Granger, Paula Wagner
  • Format: PAL
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Lions Gate Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 8 Sep 2008
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,275 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Hollywood remake of the Hong Kong chiller, 'Jian Gui' (2002). Accomplished concert violinist Sydney Wells (Jessica Alba) has been blind since childhood. After undergoing a double corneal transplant, her sight is finally restored. Her post-surgery recovery is helped along by the support of her sister Helen (Parker Posey) and neural ophthalmologist Paul Faulkner (Allessandro Nivolo). As Sydney adjusts to a dazzling world of shapes and colours she begins to see inexplicable images of death and horror. At first, these visions are passed off as an after-effect of the surgery, but Sydney is convinced she's seeing something terrifyingly real. As her friends and family become fearful for her sanity, Sydney realises that the answer to her nightmare must lie with her anonymous eye donor...

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable horror - just the right mix! 21 Oct 2008
To date, the scariest film I've seen is THE RING - it's chilling and compelling and there's something about the horror of it that stays with you for days after you've seen it. I don't tend to like watching things that are tooo scary, especially supernatural horror and when I saw the cinema trailer for THE EYE I was quite torn as it looked like a brilliant film but something that would be a nightmare for me to watch!! I'm a big Jessica Alba fan though and really wanted to see her in this role so I plucked up the courage and got it on DVD!

This film is very watchable - it's got everything: thrills, suspense, suprise, a good storyline and it IS scary. However, I can also see why hardcore horror fans would find this a bit tame. Don't let the negative reviews put you off though - I admit the film doesn't have the kind of sophistication that something like THE RING has and I did finish watching the film feeling like I wanted something a little more especially in the first half of the film which could do with having a few more spine-tingling chills & thrills. Despite this though, it is a thoroughly enjoyable film - the blind girl getting someone elses eyes (and memories) is a cool concept and the film is nicely wrapped up at the end too - a welcomed change for these Japansese horrors!

Speaking of Japanese horrors, after seeing this, I went back to watch the original and I have to say I much rather preferred the remake - it definitely made more of an impression on me as it has much better execution and Jessica Alba plays her character convincingly well. It's pretty loyal to the original but the journey is more chillingly entertaining.

Overall, this is very worthy of it's 4 stars - hardcore horror fans may be a little disappointed but I think you will love this if (like me) you tend to enjoy your thriller/horror films and like to be scared but not so scared that you can't be left in the dark by yourself!! :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining but not at all a horror! 20 Jun 2013
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Good plot, engaging characters but not at all what I thought it would be like. After seeing the trailers I was expecting a good ghostly horror but it was more of a supernatural mystery. Jessica Alba is great as the main character and it is worth watching but don't expect any scares!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
The main problem with this film is that it has a very 'seen it all before' feel to it. The film has plenty of genuinely scary imagery and the strange apparitions Jessica Alba's character starts seeing with her new eyes provide some very haunting scenes.

But as Alba's character becomes more aware that there's something very sinister about her eyes and decides to try and unearth some answers, the film then becomes very plodding and a little tedious. Each new revelation is accompanied by an obligatory scare but there's no shocks or surprises here, it's all very production-line, with the film makers making sure they tick all the right boxes for a horror.

The trouble now is that it's getting very difficult to tell films like The Eye, The Ring, The Grudge, etc. apart from one another. This J-Horror derived formula is becoming very tired and a bit stale and it really is time for Hollywood to show a bit of courage and bring something new to the horror genre.
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3.0 out of 5 stars good movie but not the greatest. 15 April 2014
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good movie but would not say its really so scary, bit far fetched really and i didnt understand it a 100% but guess its down
to individuals taste.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good film.. 20 Dec 2013
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The plot of this film was quite good, Jessica Alba portrayed her role very's not too scary. but it has a nice story.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Have you seen my report card... 17 Nov 2013
Violinist Sydney Wells has been blind since she was five years old due to an accident. She agrees to a cornea transplant to recover her vision.

While recovering from the operation, she realises that she's having strange visions.

With the support of Dr. Paul Faulkner, Sidney finds who the donor of her eyes and begins a journey to find out the truth behind her visions.....

Another J-Horror remake, made in a time when everyone was remaking them, thanks to the success of The Ring, and The Grudge, and don't forget, we had the influx of Gornography, and the slew of eighties horror remakes at this time, so to be fair, horror really suffered from 2006 to 2009.

But the difference with this movie is that its the remake of a remake to an American movie, Blink, which is a really good standalone film.

There is nothing new here, we get all the jump scares, people seeing things in a reflection, and dark shadowy figures taking people away.

Alba is as good as she always is, but when it comes to it all, its not scary, and offers nothing new.

If you are used to these silly remakes and find movies like Shutter, Apartment 1303, The Grudge, The Ring, One Missed Call et al, affable, its a watchable mess.

And Alba is easy on 'The Eye'
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this film 8 Aug 2013
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Despite some other reviews I bought this and was pleasantly surprised. I already have an interest in the concept of cellular memory and this film explores it in an interesting way. Very scary film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really good film 17 Jun 2013
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I thought this film was really good, I would definately recommend,did not find it boring,good story line,plenty of twists,I would watch it again.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Slip-cover is not provided in this release.
Slip-cover is not provided in this release.
I bought this release with the hope of a slip-cover, but I was mistaken. I had to sell on Ebay
Published 7 months ago by Konstantin
1.0 out of 5 stars disappointing
pretty good movie... nice story and pretty easy to follow. New consept and not easy to predict what was going to happen next. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Muss E. Richards
3.0 out of 5 stars missed the film on tv
Published 8 months ago by rodthornton
1.0 out of 5 stars Save your money
This was a really poor, would definitely advise anyone to keep their money in their pocket. Cheap and nasty film.
Published 11 months ago by S. D
2.0 out of 5 stars boring
after five minutes of watching this i realised i hhad seen the japanese version must say the japanese version was way better
Published 11 months ago by Rachel
5.0 out of 5 stars Good item
Not a bad film and it arrived in good time and well packaged. Not much else to say really, good service thanks
Published 15 months ago by Mr. I. Howarth
3.0 out of 5 stars Predictable But Very Enjoyable.
It's always a risk to buy a DVD that has so many reviews of varying degree but this was one of those happier purchases,yes it is all a bit predictable and the scares aren't overly... Read more
Published 19 months ago by mike1977
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