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The Mothman Prophecies (Special Edition, 2 discs) (Bilingual) [Import]

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Product Details

  • Actors: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, David Eigenberg, Bob Tracey, Ron Emanuel
  • Directors: Mark Pellington
  • Writers: John A. Keel, Richard Hatem
  • Producers: Adrienne Gruben, Gary Lucchesi, Gary W. Goldstein, James McQuaide, Jason Free
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Canadian Home Video Rating : Ages 14 and over
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: May 27 2003
  • Run Time: 119 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 149 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00008WJEK
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From the director of Arlington Road comes a spine-tingling, super-natural thriller based on actual events that will rattle your nerves and shake your beliefs. Distraught by the sudden, tragic death of his wife (Debra Messing), John Klein (Richard Gere), a journalist for The Washington Post, finds himself mysteriously drawn to a small West Virginia town when his car inexplicably strands him. Rescued by the sympathetic but skeptical local police sergeant (Laura Linney), he soon learns that many of the town's residents have been beset by bizarre events, including sightings of an eerie "moth-like" entity, similar to the one seen by his late wife. Investigating further and having his own terrifying encounters with the creature, he becomes obsessed with the idea that this supernatural being canpredict impending calamities and is trying to warn the town of one. Is this a psychic delusion brought on by his grief or can he convince the police sergeant that there's a tragedy that must be averted

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One day in 2002 I went to the theatre, and for no reason me and my ex just thought we would watch this film, because nothing else seemed interesting.

At the end of the movie as were walking through the parking lot, I got the chills. I mean the chills like someone is watching you from behind.

At the moment I told my ex this is exactly what happened in Mauritius. She right away agreed and we both started to remember what people were saying about this phenomenon in 1992. As I started to rethink about this film it had many of the similiraties the eye witnesses were saying in Mauritius.

For a film that we just walked into and to think and realize, that this was exactly what happened in Mauritius, was extrememly creepy. For someone who has never seen the film you'll appreciate it. But if you know about the phenomenon youll crap your pants.

When I heard about these events in Mauritius, I didnt't buy into it. This story in Mauritius took over the entire country, but never recieved any world wide news. Mauritius is a tiny island in the Indian Ocean. So the only peolple who knew about it were mauritians but they also knew no one would believe them. Imagine telling everyone you saw a human form of a bat 10 feet tall. Everyone knew about the story but also nobody wanted to listen because of the other phenomenon of withcraft, voodoo and superstitions.

After seeing the film I owe a huge apology to my country men.

Thrillers such as this one are hard to come by. It's not exactly a horror movie, but there are more than enough creepy moments to send a few chills reverberating through your body. It's a film that relies less on special effects than on such quaint ideals as character motivation and development and atmosphere.
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Whatever you think of the bizarre events that served as the inspiration for this movie, I think most viewers will agree that The Mothman Prophecies is an exceedingly good film. Richard Gere and Laura Linney are just fantastic, and the whole production - writing, directing, cinematography - is top-notch. In the hands of a lesser cast and crew, this film could easily have been a great big joke of a disaster that would have inspired nothing more than mockery. After all, the real story of what transpired in Point Pleasant, West Virginia is so bizarre and so outside the range of human experience and knowledge that skeptics basically laugh it off and even many with open minds simply choose to ignore it.

Richard Gere plays Washington Post reporter John Klein, who becomes inextricably linked to the Mothman phenomenon through some kind of weird fate. It begins with the series of drawings made by his terminally ill wife. Two years later, he somehow impossibly ends up in Point Pleasant while driving in a completely different direction during the night. If that isn't strange enough, the first person he meets there accuses him of having harassed his family for three nights straight. Through local cop Connie Mills (Laura Linney), he learns that this is just one of a growing number of strange local reports over the last few days. He soon finds himself investigating reported sightings of a giant Mothman creature with glowing red eyes terrifying local residents. One man in particular seems to have a special relationship with the creature and begins reporting predictions from someone or something calling itself Indrid Cole - predictions that quickly come true.
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Drawn like a moth to flame is my reaction to Mark Pellington's adaptation of John Keel's "The Mothman Prophecies," but with this gem, viewers will not be burned.
"The Mothman Prophecies" places the mysterious 1966-1967 events of Point Pleasant, West Virginia in present day; and though real-life events have been somewhat altered and woven to fit a well-written script, the movie retains much of the mood of Keel's sensational study of a mysterious winged manlike creature and its affects on the folks of an uassuming Ohio Valley town.
Richard Gere stars as John Klein, a Washinton Post reporter loosely based on Keel himself. Laura Linney co-stars as the local sheriff, bewildered by the townspeople's reports of the creature and other strange phenomena and by Klein's sudden appearance and seeming connection to events.
Psychic revelations, strange phone calls, and mysterious deaths all lead to a riveting conclusion on the Ohio River. This is a must-see/ must-own for all fans of true chillers.
The only disappointing aspect of the movie is that no attention is given to the numerous UFO sightings and encounters with Men in Black that also plagued Point Pleasant during the time of the Mothman. Having actually visited Point Pleasant, interviewed witnesses, and written a couple of columns on the events, I can testify that they were every bit as much a part of the terror as Mothman himself. Still, Pellington knows what makes a real horror story work. There are no blood and guts here; only genuine psychological scares.
Note: Mary Hyre, a Point Pleasant newspaper woman, had the same dreams in relation to real events as Laura Linney's character. Will Patton's character seems based on Woodrow Derenberger, a UFO contactee. The movie's climax is almost pure fact, with some minor statistical changes, concerning what happened over the Ohio River on December 15, 1967.
Pop the popcorn and enjoy!
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