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Twixt [Blu-ray] [US Import]


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  • Actors: Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning, Ben Chaplin, Joanne Whalley
  • Directors: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Writers: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Producers: Francis Ford Coppola, Adriana Rotaru, Anahid Nazarian, Fred Roos, Jim Hays
  • Format: AC-3, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 23 July 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00CTQWIGC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 86,320 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Review

This return to form will delight all fans of Coppola --Kaleem Aftab, The Independent

Customer Reviews

2.9 out of 5 stars

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 14 Dec. 2013
Format: DVD
Twixt is written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It stars Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning, Ben Chaplin, Joanne Whalley and Don Novello. Music is by Dan Deacon and Osvaldo Golijov and cinematography by Mihai Malaimare.

Hall Baltimore (Kilmer) is a struggling writer of witchcraft based novels, during a book signing stop over in a sleepy backwater American town, he finds himself involved with evil, murder and Edgar Allan Poe's Ghost. But just what is real here?...

Twixt finds Coppola in relaxed mode, in the later stages of his film making career, he's clearly made an adventurous movie based on a dream and personal instances. Very much operating in the realm of dreamscaping, both on visual and narrative terms, it's an often silly picture yet one that still beguiles with its weirdness and daring visual touches. There's also a good quotient of humour, both self aware and absurd, but if searching for a horror movie here you will be very disappointed. The Lynchian feel to it ensures it's an interesting misfire, while the cast are all very enjoyable, but it's not a film for a concrete recommendation. 6/10
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nelson Viper on 15 Sept. 2014
Format: DVD
Hack horror writer Hal Baltimore, Val Kilmer, goes to a small town for a book signing engagement and to write a new novel. In between drinking and arguing with his ex wife about money he meets the local sheriff, Bruce Dern, who offers to collaborate on a true crime story about the murder of a young girl who may be some sort of vampire.

Surprisingly playful low budget outing for legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, Twixt is ostensibly set in a world that exist somewhere betwixt a dream and the ruminations of a procrastinating author. There is a simple mystery at the film's core, but it seems to be more about the nature of American Gothic traditions than anything else. A young ghostly girl drifts in and of the story, Edgar Allen Poe makes frequent visits and the leader of a local Goth commune quotes Baudelaire as the narrative takes in everything from the small town American nightmares of Stephen King and Twin Peaks to 1990s Devil Rock of Danzig and Marilyn Manson to the Twilight saga and The Raven. In short this is the Coppola who got his break working for Roger Corman and who was interested enough in the horror genre to direct a big budget adaptation of Dracula as well as producing movies like Jeepers Creepers.

Twixt is not a great film, but is still interesting and quirky enough to entertain if you catch it in the right frame of mind.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 Feb. 2014
Format: DVD
Once upon a time, Francis Ford Coppola made movies like "The Godfather" and "Apocalypse Now." He also made "Bram Stoker's Dracula," but that doesn't eclipse his accomplishments.

But Francis Ford Coppola clearly has entered the "I'm going to do whatever I want, even if it makes no sense" phase in his career. Exhibit A: "Twixt," a baffling little movie that twines together ghosts, vampire bikers, child murder, Edgar Allen Poe and a big messy knot of subplots that may or may not be real.

I once tried to summarize "Twixt" to an acquaintance, and ended up babbling incoherently about Poe, vampires, ghosts and dead children. But I'll try to tackle it anyway: Second-string horror author Hall Baltimore (Val Kilmer) is touring for his latest novel, and ends up in a small town that doesn't even have a bookstore. That evening, he encounters a strange, ghostly young girl who calls herself "V" (Elle Fanning).

He soon finds that strange things are afoot in this town -- time seems to be frozen (none of the clock faces move), there is a gang of bikers who may be vampires camped out on the lakeshore, and the ghost of Edgar Allen Poe visits him in his dreams to reveal half-forgotten secrets. And what does all this have to do with the recently-murdered girl lying in the police station?

It's really hard to even pass judgement on "Twixt" -- it would involve understanding what the director was trying to do... or thinking... or understanding ANYTHING. It feels like Coppola had four or five different ideas for stories ("Vampire bikers! A vampire/ghost orphan! Dream messages from Poe! A failing author with personal issues!"), and so he squashes all of them into one movie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 23 Aug. 2013
Format: DVD
***Slight plot spoiler review as I explain what I think is going on, but not the ending***

Attempting to come to terms with the death of his daughter, a down on his luck horror author finds himself in the small town of Swan Valley, one that has its own haunted tale. The film uses human parallels to create a story.

Hall Baltimore (Val Kilmer) is convinced by Sheriff Bobby LaGrange (Bruce Dern) to stay in town and collaborate on a book he is working on. The town has a bell tower with 7 clocks all with a different time to illustrate the timelessness of tales. As Baltimore dreams he sees the crime of children being murdered as shown to him by Edgar Allen Poe (Ben Chaplin) his writer alter ego. There is the mysterious V, or Virginia (Elle Fanning) the vampire who represents his own daughter Vicky. We see this symbolism as he attempts to write the tale confusing Vicky with Virginia and as he talks to Poe, who is sometimes not there.

It is an interesting tale that is filled with mystery and light on the vampire and horror part. I think the film would had been better with the "1408" John Cusack in the starring role instead of Kilmer. Not a film for everyone, but it kept me engaged.

Parental Guide: No f-bombs, sex, or nudity. The blood was light outside of one spray.
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