The Woods details
|Starring:||Patricia Clarkson, Agnes Bruckner, Bruce Campbell|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 31 minutes|
|Rental release:||11 Dec 2006|
|Dubbed:||German, French, Spanish, Italian|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Worth whileBy Richard Cubbie from Kent, England , 16 Dec 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]The film is really slow paced for the first hour, and despite some mysterious goings on at first; there isn't a lot of horror involved. But that's not to say that the film is boring! McKee utilises this time well and uses it to create mystery around his central theme and build the characters up to a point that we can easily care for them. The atmosphere is continually creepy, and this bodes well with the mystery theme and the dark and gloomy woodland. While The Woods doesn't feature much in the way of blood and gore, McKee skilfully manages to work some schlock sequences into the film, and the frenzied final third brilliantly offsets the slow build of the first two. The director has managed to put together a good line-up of acting talent for the film, which sees Agnes Bruckner doing well in the lead role, and receiving good feedback from experienced actors, including a devilish Patricia Clarkson, and cult icon Bruce Campbell; whom I'd like to have seen more of. It all boils down to a satisfying, yet open, climax and overall; despite its problems getting a release - this is a damn good horror film and will surely rank as one of the best of 2006! Here's to hoping McKee has an easier time getting a release for his next film.
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A surprising successBy MARCUS TAWN from Wiltshire,uk , 21 Apr 2007This film was a pleasant find and entertains for 2 hours or so.
Bruce Campbell is an icon from the Evil Dead films and doesnt disappoint.
The attention to detail to replicate the sixties is a plus with believable acting from the majority of the cast.The teachers are slightly dodgy but that aside its worth renting and enjoyable.
weird!!!!!!By Jan180 (118 reviews) from Crawley , 19 Apr 2007erm...um..yeah. Not sure what to say, looks like a movie made in the 70's digitally enhanced. Not so the acting directing or editing. Quite a missable film altogether.
Not badBy a customer from Berkshire , 17 Apr 2007This was not the best film I've seen but it wasn't the worst niether. Don't expect too much and you'll enjoy this movie.
okayBy a customer from North West London , 16 Apr 2007This film was not bad.........Good story but a shame the only good bits were towards the end of the film, was expecting to see all these girls using their power's to make it a bit more interesting.
Surprising....By a customer from Halesowen, England. , 12 Apr 2007I have a period of renting complete rubbish.........one of which came to an end recently with this movie.
I ordered it just for giggles, but as soon as I saw the name Bruce Campbell I knew we were in for something good. lol.
Seriously though, it's a beautiful filmed, entertaining movie. It doesn't take an endless amount of brainpower to watch, but it keeps you captivated, and fluttering from one opinion to another about what is actually happening.
The era is perfect, as are the outfits and the settings. The actors have either forged long careers before hand, or will go on to do so. Gore factor, er, average, but it's not always about that - if thats your bag, rent a zombie movie!
You will not want the couple of hours back after this - it's worth spending that little bit of your life on............