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THE TRAVELER

VAL KILMER , MICHAEL OBLOWITZ    R (Restricted)   DVD

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  • Actors: VAL KILMER
  • Directors: MICHAEL OBLOWITZ
  • Format: AC-3, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: PARAMOUNT
  • Release Date: Jan. 25 2011
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • ASIN: B004DCM5R2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #68,641 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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Synopsis: A bloody, gruesome and relentless thriller, THE TRAVELERstars Val Kilmer as a mysterious stranger whose past threatens to haunt the lives of six unsuspecting sheriff's deputies. The moment he arrives in their small town police station confessing to multiple murders, their lives are forever changed. From the first scene to the shocking conclusion, horror fans will get more than their fair share of torture and bloodshed.

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Amazon.com: 2.0 out of 5 stars  20 reviews
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A drifter confesses to murders before they happen. Really good idea, never got going. What happend to Jim Morrison?? I say C+ Jan. 22 2011
By Tony Heck - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
A drifter (Kilmer) walks into a police dept. and confesses to 6 murders...before they have happened. The idea for this movie is very cool and I was actually excited to see a Val Kilmer movie again. Once again though he let me down. This is not anywhere close to the crap he has been coming out with for the last 10 years or so, this one had so much potential but never really got going. When the drifter starts to confess to a murder someone in the police station mysteriously dies in the same manner as the confession (sounds cool right). The problem is that this movie just felt like it was trying to get really good and never got the push it needed. If they would have cut a half hour out of it and did it as a TV show in the vain of CSI or Detroit 187 it would have been great. Too many flashbacks and repeating the same conversations over and over again made the movie feel flat and left me wanting more from it. Don't get me wrong, it's not terrible but it could have been SO much better. I give it a C+.

Would I watch again? - Probebly Not
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Holy Hell Did This Ever Suck March 28 2011
By Marck Ferrari - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
They clearly blew the whole budget in hiring Val Kilmer, who barely acts. He seems like he's half asleep the entire movie. Absolutely no emotion shown -- and not in a good, creepy way, but just boring. He has like 13 lines in the whole movie but is onscreen plenty. Most of the time he's whistling some sort of funeral dirge. It's clear they put it in as many times as they could, as they did the flashback scenes. They show a lame, grainy, unconvincing 'torture' scene about 7-8 times. Really.

The plot is predictable at best, incoherent at worst or perhaps more accurately. The ending makes no sense. It also ends suddenly with no real resolution.

Another lame fact is that it is shot in some old, crumbling building for no reason other than to be vaguely creepy, and it's all old cars and stuff parked outside, for god knows what reason, as it is set in a contemporary setting.

I could go on but there's really no point. If you were thinking of renting or buying this, DO NOT. It is a turd, ladies and gentlemen.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Booooooooring! June 27 2011
By Ravenskya - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
This should have been good - I mean Val Kilmer, seriously!

But this horror movie starts out okay, and then quickly slides into the realm of B-movie without the fun factor of a b-movie. Where this movie goes wrong is in it's boring, tedious pace and inane repetition.

Fifteen minutes into the movies I was already thinking to myself "seriously guys... I get it, you don't have to show me this again" but they did... and again and again... If the fat and excess were cut out of this film you could have had a fairly good 30 minute film. Instead you have a bloated boring repetitious monstrosity that never really catches your attention.

Bad gore I can handle, supernatural baddies I'm cool with, abused person back from the dead to get vengeance and we're all good... but make me care at least a little.

The story - a Mr. Nobody comes in to the police station and confesses that he's killed 6 people, coincidentally there are 6 cops there. As he tells his tales the cops die one by one. That's really all there is to this... I mean sure there's some crap about how they beat him into a coma when they thought he had kidnapped the detectives little girl, but you'll get to see that for yourself about a hundred times if you watch the film.

BORING

Acting: D - someone take the valium away from Val, I think he was nodding off again
Directing: D - learn to cut some
Script: D
SFX: D

Overall: D don't waste your time, it's not even a fun B-movie.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars DARK POETRY Feb. 20 2011
By The Movie Guy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
The movie was like a Freddy or Jason film. You know who the killer is, who is going to die and why they are going to die. The film starts out with a girl, Mary Black being abducted while out in the woods skipping rope and playing with her kitty, Shining. Don't worry, if you miss this scene they will show it 3-4 more times. She manages to get out very loud screams even though the killer has his hand over her mouth.

We flash ahead 1 year later, Christmas Eve at a small town police department. Detective Alexander Black was the father of Mary and is having some family problems mainly over the death of Mary a year ago. Then at 8:14 Val Kilmer shows up as "Mr. Nobody" to confess to murders. Val has the eerie appearance of an old fat Jim Morrison and recites various dark lines and truisms such as "It is the job of the police to protect the rich and persecute the poor." He also has his own music as he whistles Mozart, which sounds a little like the opening of "Lassie" for you old timers.

The soundtrack is a combination of Mozart and Metal. It was good, but it really had an opportunity to make the film. We soon find out that the cops who are on duty had clubbed a drifter into a coma attempting to get him to confess to the killing of Mary Black. They show the torture scene about 6 times. The drifter (never called The Traveler, perhaps "Drifter" was already taken) was beaten with a shovel, baton, fist, hung, whipped, and suffocated. Oh yes and stuck with a pen.

Our Traveler is here to get revenge in a strange and supernatural way, which the police quickly figure out. As he confesses to a killing, he is actually describing how a police officer is being killed.

I found the movie to be "Twilight Zone-like" at times, and Kilmer, attempting to be the new thinking man's Freddy. His slow monotone speeches are reminiscent of his Morrison readings. I saw this as a film version of dark poetry with cult status potential.

No sex. No nudity. Does contain blood, guts and torture.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unoriginal and mediocre Feb. 23 2011
By Human Shield - Published on Amazon.com
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Oh, Mr. Kilmer, what's with all these mediocre movies? You used to be in the really good stuff.

This movie isn't terrible. It had real potential; the problem is "wronged man returns from the grave for vengence" has been done before, and this movie didn't really feel like it brought anything new to the table.
There were no real surprises, except the end, and that was more of a train-going-off-the-rails than a surprise-twist. I think this movie's big problem is that it revealed the crime of the 6 cops too soon, and then kept rehashing it over and over. Maybe if they'd left the why of it all until the very last minute, dropping hints now and then, but never revealing it until the final showdown, it would have been a more compelling film.

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