The Woman in Black details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Ciaran Hinds, Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer, Shaun Dooley, Alisa Khazanova|
|Collections:||Horrors, June - Thriller/Horror, Most Popular Films|
The Woman in Black
|Rental release:||18 Jun 2012|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
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Hammer Horror Makes a Magnificent ReturnBy Vivacia (28 reviews) from London , 13 Feb 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]The Woman in Black gets yet another adaptation, and though elements of the story are different to the play and the original novel this is based on, the 'spirit' of the story is maintained - to thrilling effect.
Daniel Radcliffe casts aside his wand and Hogwarts uniform and takes on the mantle of Arthur Kipps, a recently widowed solicitor tasked with clearing out Eel Marsh. Leaving his son with the nanny he sets off to discover a small village suffering from a terrible curse. And when he finally enters Eel Marsh house he makes terrifying discoveries - with horrendous consequences.
For those familiar with the original tale there is plenty to enjoy in this adaptation, with the changes to the plot keeping it fresh. For everyone else this is an excellent introduction. The only slight problem is Radcliffe's evident youth, which doesn't sit well with the character of a widowed father. But as the film progresses Radcliffe managed to carry the film, albeit with some excellent secondary character performances, especially Ciaran Hinds.
Those who enjoy genuine old-school scares, need look no further than The Woman in Black. It's a magnificent return to form for Hammer productions and will continue to creep you out long after the last credit had rolled.
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Woe-man in blackBy lacey174 (10 reviews) , 25 Oct 2013Built up as jump fest, but barely a jump through whole film. It was also pretty slow to start but once got going was an average horror, that was slickly made.
Great and very jumpyBy a customer , 21 Oct 2013This is a rather jumpy film. Definitely need someone to cuddle up with. Has a really good story the end was not as good I hoped. But I would def reccomend!
Good, but could have been better.By Vericacious (17 reviews) , 10 Oct 2013Daniel Radcliffe is the name who sells the film, but many others would have been better; he makes a decent attempt, but just hasn't had the life experience to be able to present the necessary depth in the role - there's a sense that he's always 'reaching for role'. The story is good and many will remember an ITV adaptation in the late 90s, that is probably better than this film, but the film is certainly well worth watching. It's a slow burn, but it builds nicely and gets there in the end - even if the, obviously inexperienced, director feels it necessary to have comic book/Doctor Who-type (pathetic) snarling to camera and out-of-place, sweeping, 'seen it far too many times before' helicopter tracking shots. Overall, this is a film that is very much pitched at a post-Potter audience.
Hard to get intoBy a customer , 06 Oct 2013Took me serval attempts to get into it and watch it to the end. But I had heard good things about it so gave it ago and enjoyed it in the end but wouldn't be in a hurry to watch it again
Slow, boring and not scary in the slightest!By 00emmers (10 reviews) , 06 Oct 2013Horrors are supposed to be gripping and scary! This is neither of those I'm afraid. Can't fault Daniel Radcliffe really, but I can fault the film. So slow and boring, gave up on it!
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