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Uninvited [Blu-ray] [2009] [US Import]

4.0 out of 5 stars 166 customer reviews

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  • Language: English, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001U0HBQK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 249,720 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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`The Uninvited' is the US remake of Korean horror film A Tale of Two Sisters and tells the story of Anna, a young girl who has been in a mental institution for the past 10 months since her ill mother dies in a mysterious house fire. Her father now is living with his new girlfriend who was also Anna's mother's nurse before her death. Anna and her sister Alex believe that their father's new girlfriend may be the reason for the fire and also fear what plans she has in store for them too, especially after Anna begins to receive visits from the ghost of her dead mother.

I watched this film not expecting much as generally US remakes of J-Horror classics tend to be pretty rubbish - just look at the awful Ring, Grudge, Shutter and One Missed Call remakes. This however was surprisingly excellent. The story gripped me from the opening scene, combining psychological horror with mystery and suspense, this film really did make the most of a decent plotline and turned it into a genuinely scary and well thought out thriller. The acting was very good - I felt the relationship between the two sisters as well as the relationship with their love-blind father was very believable. The setting was very picturesque with some very impressive camerawork displaying the beautiful ocean view during the daytime scenes then turning it into a very dark and creepy haunted house feel to it during the night-time scenes. The story itself could have worked without the ghost elements of it too but this just made the film all the more scary. I also really didn't expect any of the surprises at all and was actually shocked by the ending which I found to be incredibly unpredictable and well done.
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This is the 2009 psychological mystery horror in which amnesiac Anna (Emily Browning) returns home after ten months in a psychiatric institution following her attempted suicide after her terminally ill mother died in a boathouse fire. Anna reunites with her sister, Alex (Arielle Kebbel), and together they stand against their fathers younger girlfriend Rachel (Elizabeth Banks), who had been their mother's live-in nurse. Anna soon has nightmares, which the sisters believe are messages from their mother, warning them that she was murdered by Rachel.
Ultimately this is a clever remake of the 2003 South Korean film ‘A Tale of Two Sisters’ but here the opening sequences tell you too much, destroying much of the suspense and intrigue instead of leaving you piece it together –the way Anna has too [lose a *]. The acting, particularly Elizabeth Banks, is convincing while the soundtrack is eerie and crisp, as is the picture quality.
The single disc opens to a 5 language screen [English and Scandinavian], then plays 4 trailers [with option to go to main menu –which was a nice touch, gain a *] before offering play, audio options [English or audio descriptive], subtitles [English, Audio descriptive, Scandinavian languages or none], special features [unlocking the uninvited, deleted scenes, alternate ending] and scene selection.
Playing like a cross between ‘The Grudge’, ‘Gattica’ and ‘The hand that rocks the cradle’ this 15 rating does have some swearing -mainly mild or religious based, there are some adult themes and sex toys are seen in a drawer but there is no nudity, the violence is generally insinuated and after-the-fact although there are still a number of intense scenes and ‘jumpy’ moments to be had. With a few twists and turns this remains entertaining being sufficiently different to keep you interested and betters many 18 ratings.
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Fantasic film this film really suprised me it had brilliant acting throughout and a great story line and fantastic twist, i tend to like what i like and if a film is slow getting into it, it really puts me off watching it again but this had fantastic thrills all the way through it and jump out of your skin moments, then to top it off some really chilling ghost parts in it the twist is probably the best one I have ever seen. I am not kidding this film will stick in your mind for ages and believe me you will be sleeping with the light on for a few nights!! :)One to watch again and again! x
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This is a fairly standard deceased parent/wicked step-parent type horror, complete with are-they-real-or-not dream sequences and messages from beyond the grave. The end is quite effective and I must admit I didn't see the twist coming so it deserves 3 stars for that much. Plus the performances are good and the SFX, though not ground-breaking, are decent. Is it scary? I didn't find it so, but will you?

How 'scared' you can be by a film largely depends on the number of horror/thriller films you've seen previously. If you're young and have seen relatively few such films you'd be likely to enjoy this much more than someone like me who has watched them for years. Since the main characters are teenage sisters, this is most likely the intended market.

Several years ago, Hollywood began to remake Asian (mainly Japanese or Korean) films, secure in the knowledge that few Americans would watch anything foreign and thereby able to copy elements from such highly original films as 'Ring'. This process is now so well known that re-making an Asian film has become a marketing device: if they bothered to re-make it, it must be good right? I've not seen 'A Tale of Two Sisters', the film on which this is supposedly based but can only assume that the end twist is the element copied, since the rest of the movie is similar to many others.
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