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  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003Y5H4SY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #92,221 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on Jan. 11 2011
Format: DVD
Five strangers find themselves trapped in an elevator. As the lights start flickering and they are plunged into darkness, the trapped people panic, knowing that when the lights come back on one of them will be dead. Security guards and police watch helplessly via video surveillance, trying to uncover who is the culprit as the fire department tries to rescue them before there is no one left alive. The story focuses mainly on a whodunnit style mystery, with the police scrambling to find out who everyone in the elevator is and realizing they are all criminals, in which lies the main flaw in the film. We all know who is to blame from the moment the title roles across the screen: it was the devil. Some more character development may have served more purpose than trying to fixate on mystery where there isn't really one, it seems irrelevant which character is actually the human form of the devil. Beyond that, it features some great performances from some lesser known actors. Their increasing terror and paranoia is palpable. And of course the entrapment in the elevator adds some seriously tension, playing on some common fears and building an inescapable sense of claustrophobia. It does very well for taking place almost entirely in a single setting, with some excellent camerawork. In the end it seems no one can escape their fate, until a Shyamalan twist ending intervenes. An entertaining and chilling supernatural thriller that is worth a look.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andre Farant TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Jan. 30 2011
Format: DVD
When I was about twelve, I wrote a short story in which the Devil shows up at some random church and kills everyone present. One of my parents' friends or co-workers read the story and, in the margin, near the end, she wrote the words, "I wonder why?" or something along those lines. I remember reading that little note of hers, realizing that I had absolutely no answer to her question, and essentially scrapped the story.

Devil is a movie that places five strangers on a stalled elevator and then informs us, the audience, that one of these people is the Devil. Yes, that Devil. As in, I kept expecting the line "Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name," to be spoken. It never was. But the filmmakers do mean the actual Devil. So we're off to a rather bad start. The premise is absolutely ridiculous. But it gets worse when we realize that the movie was produced by M. Night Shyamalan and Devil has been tagged as the first of Shyamalan's "Night Chronicles." And he's quite literal about it. After the Night Chronicles splash page, a big number one appears on the screen, either a promise or a threat that there will be more of these to come.

But take heart, the film is actually not as bad as would be completely fair to expect. Is this due to the fact that, rather than writing and directing it himself, Shyamalan simply handed his idea to another group of creators and allowed them to have at it? Maybe. The tone starts off light, actually drawing us in using little examples of weirdness but never relying on overtly religious symbolism. No boiling holy water or priests vomiting locusts. Just a blurry face on a security camera monitor and an easily disturbed Christian (Latino, of course).
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Some reviewers, in various other WWW sites' reviews and comments, have expressed contempt for this extraordinarily suspenseful and mysterious film, "Devil" (Universal 13693-C being the North American DVD edition viewed), for the coincidences that occur in profusion individually and together to the quarrelling sinners trapped in a stalled elevator as a demon (or Lucifer himself) wreaks havoc among them and upon others. However, some of those having commented negatively need to be reminded that, whether or not they believe that there really are supernatural forces at work in this world and in The Beyond, it is the very nature of the supernatural, benevolent or evil, to bring to pass what otherwise would not, or even could not, take place otherwise in the natural world. The film is about the supernatural, essentially about the Christian concept of the Satanic, so why should such viewers be so offended at that? If they wish to dismiss the supernatural as invalid even as a topic merely for entertainment, then it is obvious that a motion picture like this one is not for them. So what?

As for evil acts catching up, to dire effect, with their perpetrators, Hindoos and Buddhists believe that, too, in their own way, through their concept of Karma; Christians express it in a different way (and Grace, illustrated at this film's end, also enters into the moral and spiritual equation, and ultimate divine and human consequences, too, for those believers), so that premise, too, has wide appeal, whatever militant rationalists and unbelievers may think according to their own world view.

Those who cannot stand the very mention of such matters simply should bypass this movie, not condemn it on their presuppositions.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By falcon on March 27 2011
Format: DVD
i really liked this movie.the suspense builds nicely.there's a very tense never know what going to happen next or who is ultimately responsible,until close to the end,which i didn't see coming.the acting is really good here,as is the direction.M. Night Shyamalan produced the film,but did not direct it.the story moves along at a good even pace.even the dialogue was pretty decent.i liked the fact that each of the characters had their own unique story.i found the movie quite compelling.i liked the fact that the motive for everything that happens in the film isn't revealed right off the bat,so you have to try to figure it out yourself.for me,Devil is a 4/5
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81 of 94 people found the following review helpful
The Devil gets his due Sept. 22 2010
By C. Christopher Blackshere - Published on
Format: DVD
People trapped in an elevator...with Satan! Does it get anymore freaky than that? M. Night Shyamalan conjoured up a suspenseful premise and let Director John Dowdle (Quarantine, Poughkeepsie Tapes) dance with the Devil. The result is a simple but effective thriller that is sure to horrify.

An unsettling suicide in the City of Brotherly Love seems to open the gates (or elevator shaft) for The Dark Lord to impose his will on a group of sinners. Police are baffled as they watch from the outside, trying to identify the culprit for these brutal crimes as they occur.

Is Hollywood finally discovering that less is indeed more? Don't be expecting lots of action here--it's a slow burner, taking place almost entirely in one confiscated setting. It's not especially gruesome either, but it's sure to butcher your brain trying to pinpoint the murderer. Many of the kills happen quickly when the lights conveniently flicker.

DEVIL is very well written and acted by a group of up-and-coming actors. It stops well short of the potential shock factor it could have obtained, but it's no slouch in the scare department either. Part one of the Night Chronicles trilogy.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Extremely Surprised! Dec 25 2010
By Montana - Published on
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Though this movie has received mixed reviews from people I believe that this is actually one of the better heaven/hell movies i've seen in a long time. The characters are developed enough for you to understand what is going on though throughout the movie you only really know three of their names.
There is just enough suspense to tide anyone over, the gore is almost virtually nonexistant which I was not expecting but was happy about. I just feel that overall this is a good movie to show that anyone, and everyone, has done something in their lives that is terrible, yet it just goes to show that in the end EVERYBODY could have basically repented and been forgiven by those they have hurt...
Overall...this movie deserves all 5 of the 5 stars because it shows reality, anguish, forgiveness, and suspense all wrapped into one creepy movie! Enjoy! :)
44 of 54 people found the following review helpful
Floor Six: Fine Characters and Good Plots...going up!! Oct. 15 2010
By Heidi Click - Published on
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
M. Night's Back in the game in his tale of evil whacking the passengers of Elevator Six of a Philadelphia high rise building.

Beginning with the mysterious suidicde from the 35th floor, Detective Bowden (Julie and Julia's Chris Messina) is dragooned to become a sinister force's latest audience as it picks off an ecclectic passengers of express elevator six and to defining the metaphysics of evil after his family's killing at the hands of a hit-and-run driver.

From the disorienting opening sequence to the final narration by Jacob Vargas' Ramirez, M. Night continues to bring his audience through the screen to his world with clarity and stregnth reminding us why we go to the movies. Devil's plot races forward like a controlled explosion, never boring the audience (which, when I saw it, was me.) And while the tale may seem tired, the presentation was not.

I enjoyed Mr. Messina and the Elevator Cast's performances. The terror for the passengers is felt clearly with each time the lights go out and the reactions become more and more irrational and hysterical, just as it would become for any of us trapped in similar circumstances. Mr. Messina's detective follows a clear path from logic to faith which inspires those who have none. I enjoyed his journey and his presence in this picture. I last saw him in Julie and Julia and dismissed his performance in favor of his co-stars. However, after Devil, I will watch more carefully for anything with him in it.

The onion peel, when the connections within the elements of a story unravel to reveal something, was executed routinely but brilliantly. Even I, a jaded film watcher, was surprised when the core came out. This is the mark of a great writer, as M Night is, despite Hollywood's need to define greatness with financial success.

Bravo, guys!! This one's a keeper!!
17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Not Too Bad Jan. 3 2011
By Fred Rayworth - Published on
Format: DVD
So far, I've liked all of Night's movies so I went into this one expecting some of his trademarks. The plot twist at the end was the big Kahuna, and in this movie, it was there, but I'm sure there were plenty of people who had it all figured from the opening scene. I didn't because I don't try to look that far ahead. I'd rather have the story carry me there. In this case, I was at first surprised, but not shocked after I thought about it. I don't know if that's a bad thing, but it was nothing like the surprises of his earlier work. Maybe because there is expected to be a plot twist, no matter what he does, it is no longer a surprise.

The movie has a decent if unknown cast and takes place in Night's hometown of Philadelphia. I'm guessing the building used doesn't really exist, but either way, the structure looked good.

For anyone with a phobia about being trapped in an elevator, this takes things to the next level with the uninvited guest. During the whole movie, I tried to figure out which character is the real bad guy. From every one of the elevator passengers to the cop to the Hispanic security guard (who I think was narrating the story), they were all suspect. There were plenty of red herrings thrown in to keep things interesting and when we finally find out who the real bad guy is, I was at least a bit surprised, though my wife wasn't. The other twist was with the cop but I don't want to spoil that for anyone else, despite what others may have said in their reviews.

The film didn't get too excessively bloody or gory, and most of that was implied more than shown graphically. In this case, it worked just fine.

I do not regret spending the money on this rental. Recommended for thriller/horror fans.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
M. Night Shyalmalan figures out the key to an effective thriller is keeping the Devil IN the details Dec 24 2010
By Wayne Klein - Published on
Format: Blu-ray
The Devil IS in the details in "Devil" directed by John Erick Dowdle ("Quarantine", "The Poughskeepsie Tapes")and written by Brian Nelson ("30 Days of Night") and produced by M. Night Shyalmalan. Shyalmalan who has had a career in free fall after a promising start may have found his niche as a producer/story man (he wrote the story the film is based on)allowing others to complete his vision.

Unlike the last three films that Shyalmalan has done which became unintentional comedies, "Devil" benefits from the confined space of the elevator that the story takes place in. Inspired by the folktale "The Devil's Meeting", "Devil" works because it eschews the heavy handed symbolism and increasingly lame O. Henry (or Rod Serling)like twist endings that Shyalmalan relied on to tell his stories. Perhaps the film benefited from having someone else direct it and write it which might explain why the excesses that have made Shyalmalan's films virtually unwatchable are absent here. The actors should also be praised here for keeping the film believable.

The main flaws with the film are a fairly predictable plot but Nelson introduces a subplot involving our detective that keeps us guessing (even if most viewers will figure it all out by the first third of the movie)and a pat, predictable outcome that lacks the flash that I had opened for at the conclusion.

Detective Bowden (Chris Messina)pulls duty on what appears to be a suicide but quickly reveals itself to be something much more. As Bowden investigates the suicide he gets called in to a situation where five people (Jenny O'Hara, Caroline Dhavernas, Bokeem Woodbine,Geoffrey Arend and Logan Marshall-Green) are trapped on the express elevator in the high rise where the jumper made her fatal leap from. The security officer (Matt Craven) in charge and his deeply religious co-worker (Jacob Vargas)watch on their security screens as the five trapped in the elevator are attacked by someone or something in the elevator with them.

"Devil" avoids the trappings that caused Shyalmalan's last three films to fail so badly and that's a good thing. If Shyalmalan can continue this trend with the next films in this series (it's part of a trilogy called "The Night Chronicles" about supernatural occurences in modern urban society) he might be able to break the curse dogging his films.

The Blu-ray looks quite nice with a detailed image and nice skin textures although I wouldn't call it refernce quality. Audio sounds quite good throughout and since seens happen in darkness with only the audio to spook us, that's a good thing.

The special features are meager with three deleted scenes and a 7 minutes of featurettes that is little more than an electronic press kit presentation. It's a pity a little more wasn't provided here--a commentary track from the writer or director would have been welcome.

Proving that the Devil IS in the details when it comes to supernatural thrillers, "Devil" provides us with 80 minutes of entertainment improving on other films that Shyalmalan has been involved with over the past decade. Although the ending and resolution are a bit too pat (a flaw of ALL of the films that Shyalmalan has been involved in), "Devil" proves that the road to Hell IS paved with BAD intentions for our five passengers trapped in an elevator and the detective trying to save them and that the road bumpier the road, the more entertaining the outcome.

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