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The Other [Import]

Uta Hagen , Diana Muldaur , Robert Mulligan    PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
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Like most 12-year-olds, Niles and Holland like to get into mischief. The only problem is when Holland gets into mischief, people have a funny way of "accidentally" dying. Niles knows that Holland is responsible for all the gruesome accidents happening in the neighborhood - the pitchfork hidden in the hay, the severed finger in the box, the baby in the wine barrel. He knows but dare not tell anyone, not even his beloved grandmother Ada (Uta Hagen), that Holland is the evil twin¿or is he?

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars needs to be on dvd Feb. 7 2004
Format:VHS Tape
if this movie was available on dvd, i would buy it today. this movie is one of the best creepy mind blowers i've ever seen. it is truely a lost gem. if you like "omen", "damien omen II" or even another overlooked gem "burnt offerings", you will love this one for sure.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If you've seen it once: it will never leave you Aug. 16 2007
By Jenny J.J.I. TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Interesting suspense film along the lines of movies like "The Bad Seed", this effective little shocker that evolved from the early 1970s is surprisingly a good movie. I wasn't expecting much from it, and the cover of the DVD led me to believe it was something along the lines of "The Omen", but I was pleasantly surprised with how the film turned out. It's an effective little horror movie with plenty of twists and turns, a clever script, and some pretty good acting. Set in an unnamed American farming township in 1935, the story revolves around eleven-year-old Niles Perry and his identical twin brother Holland. Portrayed by can't-tell-'em-apart twins Chris and Martin Udvarnoky, Niles and Holland are part of an extended family whose matriarch is Ada (legendary German actress Uta Hagen). The boys' father is dead, and their mother (Diana Muldaur) spends most of her screen time traipsing dourly about the homestead.

From the get-go, Niles is obviously the well-behaved one of the two, as well as the 'follower' in their relationship. Holland resorts to various mischief, often landing his twin into trouble in his stead. There's some sort of family heirloom in a clandestine tobacco tin which Holland has apparently relinquished to Niles, who doesn't seem to want it. A traveling circus comes to the area, featuring a sleight-of-hand magician who inspires the boys. Ada is a wisened old Russian immigrant, and she shares a special bond with Niles which seems to be clairvoyant in nature. When the twins' mother is paralyzed in a tragic fall after confronting them about the mysterious heirloom, Ada realizes that she must set right a great evil which she had unknowingly set off some time before.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the other Sept. 3 2003
Format:VHS Tape
This is by far one of the greatest movies I have ever seen. The story is incredible. I'm surprised no one tried to remake this flim, clearly overlooked. This is a true movie lover's horror flim. Some one with sense, not for people who want to see heads chopped off, and a lot of blood. This movie will make you rewind (due to the fact it's not on dvd) and watch over and over.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gothic Heartland July 8 2004
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This film holds up well in the decades since its release. It was filmed boldly in color, and yet director Robert Mulligan still maintained the "feel" of the Depression in 1935 Connecticut. This was a world he perfected in 1962 with his classic film, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. The script by Tom Tryon, from his own novel, was fraught with challenges for the minds and hearts of the viewers.
Twins Chris and Martin Udvarnoky were perfectly cast as twins Niles and Holland Perry. They had been discovered doing plays for Herbert Berghof, who just happened to be married to Uta Hagen. This movie was the only film work the twins ever did. They just seemed to drop out of sight afterward, heightening the reality of their performances. When I first saw this film in a theatre in 1972, I bought the extant twins premise. It was skillfully handled visually by Mulligan. I was strung along until midway when Uta Hagen, as the grandmother Ada Perry, revealed to the young Niles that his "bad" brother, Holland, had been dead for a year.
The movie worked on two levels successfully. There was a sun-kissed rural 1930's heartland, a kid's woodland paradise, on the one hand; great spans of forest and field, old barns, and dark mysterious cellars. Juxtaposed to that, overlapping and intermeshing with that, we discovered a Gothic plot; complete with a doomed family haunted by dark psychic powers, whose family crest was a peregrine falcon, for their name Perry, emblazoned on an heirloom ring, and on the creaking weathervane high atop the Victorian style house. Murder stalked the Perry farm, and spread out to the neighbors; murder disguised as accident.
Mulligan orchestrated wonderful touching moments between Uta Hagen and young Chris as Niles...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now this is Horror!!! Dec 21 2002
Format:VHS Tape
This is a very very very very very very very very scary movie. Okay so maybe I exagerated on the verys, but this is a very scary movie. One of the previous reviewers said that it was scarier than The Exorcist and The Omen, well I have to disagree. That put my expectations high for this film, but I still wasn't dissappointed. I think Satan is probably the scariest thing in this universe. Actually the only thing scarier than the devil is the wrath of God and you CAN'T capture that on film. This is a rather unusual horror film that is kind of confusing, but entertaining and very disturbing. Even if by some weird circumstance you don't get scared, you still have to admit that it is a really good movie. It is very well made so even if the scares wear off on you, there is still a great story with GREAT characters and most of all THE BEST ACTING I'VE EVER SEEN! The boys are amazing.They portray their characters so well. This new generation will not appreciate this film. As a matter of fact, THEY'LL HATE IT!!! That's because todays youth like movies like The New Guy and Scary Movie, and stupid NOT SCARY MOVIES like Scream, I know what you Did Last Summer, Cherry Falls, and Prom Night. They don't like a complicated story, so if you are looking for something with buckets of blood, DON'T LOOK HERE! I don't mind gore, as long as it helps the movie (The Omen comes to mind) and gore really in most movies doesn't make the movie scary, it actually takes away from the atmosphere. Some slashers are very scary like Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Psycho, Nightmare on Elm Street, The Fog, The Boogeyman, and Friday the 13th part 1. But this generation can't appreciate this type of horror, but they will eventually. Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent and complex
This movie will take you by surprise even after you read the review. It does not follow the logical arguments expected. Read more
Published 9 months ago by JimmyC
4.0 out of 5 stars Truly Amazing
Why have I never heard of this movie before???? Totally out of any spotlight, this movie is much like Holland (the evil twin brother) lurking in the shadows. Read more
Published on May 1 2004 by Kuda
4.0 out of 5 stars Let's Have It on DVD Please
I saw this movie many years ago on late night TV and it made an indelible impression. Later tracked down the book by former actor, Tom Tryon. Read more
Published on April 10 2004 by CB
3.0 out of 5 stars Little House on the Prairie gone haywire
This is one of those movies that take a long time to build up. Nothing much happens during the first hour. Read more
Published on Feb. 21 2004 by Beth
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Fascinating! Highly Recommended!
Flawless creepy film from the 70's (sadly forgotten) I've seen at least 10 times in my 39 yrs. I loved it and always will. Uta Hagen rocks! Read more
Published on Jan. 23 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars disturbing !!!
Okay I remember seeing this movie while browsing the horror section a long time ago and not really thinking much about it... Read more
Published on Dec 1 2003 by Daniel Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars chilling poetry
I really like the image composition and the photography of the 70's. The Other brilliantly mingles poetry and mystery into a cinematographic jewel which is a pleasure for the eyes... Read more
Published on Nov. 17 2003 by Jonathan Paré
4.0 out of 5 stars Underrated Psychological Thriller
I watched this film late at night after having seen "Freddy Vs. Jason" and I don't need to tell you that "The Other" freaked me out more. Read more
Published on Aug. 17 2003 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars YOU HAVE GOT TO SEE THIS MOVIE
This movie is the best movie that you want to see, it's not like some of the other movies that are out. Read more
Published on July 30 2003 by D. Colbert
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