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The Messengers [DVD]

Kristen Stewart , Dylan McDermott , Brent Briscoe , Oxide Pang Chun    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Kristen Stewart, Dylan McDermott, Penelope Ann Miller, John Corbett, Evan Turner
  • Directors: Brent Briscoe, Oxide Pang Chun
  • Producers: Joseph LoDuca
  • Format: PAL
  • 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: Momentum Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Aug 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000PMGS0E
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,650 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Gothic ghost story featuring children possessed of malevolent spirits and mysterious deaths at a small town America sunflower farm. Roy Solomon (Dylan McDermott ) moves with his wife and three kids from Chicago to a remote North Dakota sunflower farm to make a fresh start on a new, healthier and safer life. In reality, they're running from the ghost of their daughter's drunk-driving accident, which hospitalized one of her brothers. John Burwell (John Corbett), a passing drifter, starts work as the family's man Friday and quickly becomes their trusted employee. As things begin to get dark, however and as ravens begin to circle the ranch, the Solomon kids begin to see queer spectral shapes around the house. One of them keeps what he sees to himself and the other is accused of attention seeking but there can be no mistaking what they are seeing as the signs become more threatening and ominous. Is there a presence at work in the house? What happened here that made the previous occupants leave so quickly? Have they even fully left.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Full of jolts and scares! 1 Nov 2007
By Dooga
Format:DVD
The Messengers may seem like another typical horror, haunted house type film. And maybe it is, but the way it delivers the genre is different. There are many extremely chilling and well put together sequences that make the film scary and unique in many ways. The jolts never seize, which is a definite good point. There are also a lot of different types of scary moments, like jolty, creepy, suspensful, sickning etc... It isn't ridiculously gory, just very steady and awesomely crafted horror flick... watch.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Original, but well executed 22 Aug 2008
By Mr. Stephen Kennedy TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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This is a haunted house story, plain and simple - but it's refreshing to see one with a decent cast and so well executed. The story is nothing new - family from the city move to country to escape their family problems... house they get turns out to have a past, and may be haunted.
There are no big gore moments, but plenty of atmosphere created by carefully NOT showing you everything for much of the movie, so that when something is seen, the effect is maximized. The ending is not much of a surprise, but the tension mounts thanks in particular to a good turn from Kristen Stewart as Jess, the teenager.
All in all, quite routine, but efficient enough to be worth a watch if you like the haunted house genre.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It could have been so much better!! 2 Nov 2007
By Lilly Penhaligon TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
The opening scenes of this movie were enough for me to switch it off and wait for the rest of my family to get back and hold my hand. The dvd finally went back on and I thought that the first 30 minutes or so were extremely eerie - the weird goings on, the incredibly creepy little boy who keeps laughing and dancing along to the horrific, Ring-like apparitions, and that nerve-annihilating scene at breakfast with the little boy's cereal spoon... I really thought this was going to rival some of the other very scary things I had seen.

I was wrong.

After the first 30 minutes the film lost the atmosphere completely. I began to be bored by the ham-handed obvious clues - HOW many ravens does it take to tell you not to go into teh cellar? I was also left cold by the acting of both parents who seemed to be almost as bored as I was. The 'twist' was so obvious within seconds of the arrival of one of the characters and after that the film continued to plummet downhill. The ending was absolutely ridiculous and predictable.

My thoughts would be, watch The Grudge, The Ring, the Amityville Horror or the Shining. Messengers could have been so much more especially as I say, the first 30 mins were very impressive but it seems teh film-makers gave up - I would advise you to do the same, look elsewhere, there are better stories to be had.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars THE SUN FLOWERS LOOKED NICE.. 10 Aug 2007
Format:DVD
I can't make my mind up with this film if I enjoyed it or not. It had some good jumps and tension in it but it wasn't the sort of film you would get out of your collection to watch again. The focus point was the house which did look the part old and creepy and was set in a very nice location with the fields of sun flowers. But for me the little boy stole the show how they get children that young to act as well as that is totally brillant and very creepy when youv'e got kids of your own that age. Overall worth a rent but don't buy.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good thriller. 11 Oct 2007
By DVD Fan
Format:DVD
A very good thriller/horror film, much better than I expected. It's almost a mix of Amityville horror and the Grudge in many ways with the location and the effects for the Messengers! Good SFX effects and a good story, that might be a bit predictable for fans of this genre, make this an enjoyable film with a few jumps along the way. Compared to many other otherings of the same type recently The Dark, Darkness, Dark Water and even The Grudge 2 this is probably the strongest allrounder. So if you like any of them you should enjoy this.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Film 4 Nov 2013
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This was bought as a present. Don't think it would be to my taste but the recipient seemed pleased with it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!! 10 Jun 2013
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Would recommend to anyone wanting a creepy film to watch. Delivery was fast and the price was great! Really glad I brought it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Messenger's 28 Dec 2012
By Cat
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Another Kirsten Stewart master piece. This is very good at keeping your nerves just slightly on edge, gives you a couple of jumps as well. Very enjoyable
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Thankyou
Very good condition and worked perfectly I am very happy with the DVD I bought will be buying more soon
Published 15 months ago by chewtoy
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a jumpy one.
I think this is probably one of the jumpiest of films that I have seen in a long while, My missus spent most of the time looking away from the TV. Read more
Published 20 months ago by DB077
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING FILM EVER!
The messengers is the most amazing film ever which will make you jump of your seats with fantastic horror scenes this film you will never get bored of it has got action, thrilling... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Angelxx
4.0 out of 5 stars please buy it if u aint seen it.
if u like horrors i promise u will enjoy this i found 2nd one to it decent as well. its just good. both. no ott with me.
Published 21 months ago by tango
3.0 out of 5 stars Angry Birds
A family, having some problems and searching for a new start, move into a rambling old house in the middle of nowhere, where the teenage daughter starts experiencing... Read more
Published on 14 Mar 2012 by Green Man Music
2.0 out of 5 stars meh...
well, all i can say is that the plot is, a family move into a house witch is haunted...and somtin to do with crows...a decent film to own, but in my opinion 2 is better. Read more
Published on 7 Jan 2012 by dofeycresdee
3.0 out of 5 stars Where are they? What do you see?
*** This review may contain spoilers ***

The Messengers is directed by the Pang Brothers and jointly written by Stuart Beattie, Todd Farmer and Mark Wheaton. Read more
Published on 2 Oct 2011 by Spike Owen
3.0 out of 5 stars Kristen steals the acting honours!
This movie which I happened to catch last evening on Spanish TV appears to be a mix of several films hashed together? Read more
Published on 25 Sep 2011
4.0 out of 5 stars The Messengers
Quite a good film, though I must say, I had it pretty much sussed fairly quickly.
Not a fan of weird, grudge-esque kids, so that was a bit of a let down but aside from that... Read more
Published on 16 Sep 2011 by Mrs. Hannah Carey
3.0 out of 5 stars good watch! some good scary bits!
i seen number 2 before i seen this one, and number 2 aint nothing to shout about. still, when i saw this its way better than the 2nd one (which most are). Read more
Published on 18 Jun 2011 by loveforfilms
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