Crimson Peak [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD]
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When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay— a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak. From the imagination of director Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) comes a gothic romance masterpiece starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam.
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What I feel is often missing these days, with all the formula, box-checking approach to movies, is real individuality - Crimson Peak is the full expression of a creative artist, it's not following trends or determined by committees; it's one person bringing multiple talents together to express a vision. This film is visually fantastic, romantic and hallucinatory, tragic and outrageous - it creates its own "logic" within a waking-dream reality.
A film like this, that blends genres, can bring out many different responses - it's not clearly, obviously, one thing, meeting one set of expectations, but if one approaches it with an open mind, engaging the imagination, it will resonate deeply long after viewing.
And Guillermo del Toro loves them. Every single one. Every trope. Otherwise, "Crimson Peak" wouldn't be the love letter to gothic fiction that it is -- a sensual, ripe, rich-looking movie that mingles gothic romance with a sense of creeping horror... and, you know, a few howling ghosts. With a dream cast of Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowski, del Toro sculpts a beautifully grotesque piece of art that drapes its skeletons in black lace and silk.
As a child, Edith Cushing (Wasikowska) was visited by the ghost of her mother, who warned her "Beware of Crimson Peak." Vague, but chilling. Fourteen years later, Edith is an aspiring author who wants to write stories about ghosts instead of girly romances, which brings her in contact with the impoverished baronet Sir Thomas Sharpe (Hiddleston) and his weird, icy sister Lucille (Chastain). Sharpe is hoping that Edith's father will invest in a clay-mining invention that he's developing, but Mr. Cushing (Jim Beaver) is not impressed.
He's even less impressed when he finds that Edith is falling in love with Thomas, due to his elegance and advice on her writing. He tries to bribe the siblings into leaving Boston for good. Then he's murdered by a mysterious figure, although the authorities believe that it was an accident.
A grieving Edith quickly marries Sir Thomas, and he whisks her away to his remote ancestral estate in England, a vast, rotting mansion that is slowly sinking into the red clay mine underneath it.Read more ›
Chastain did a wicked job as Lucille, and wicked in a good way. Hiddleston was underwhelming and the weak link in the film. It is billed as a Gothic Romantic Horror. I thought the romance was forced and not well constructed. I imagine if you have an old run down place, it qualifies as "Gothic." The horror felt forced also. The cinematography and costume was done well, in spite of the fact of opening the film in Buffalo. It gets points for style, and spends more effect of style than substance utilizing twists that are far too common. Who didn't have Lucille pegged the first time we saw her? 3 1/2 stars
Guide: F-bomb. Sex. male butt nudity. Warning IMDB parents guide contains plot spoilers that are not hidden.
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Deserves to be watched more than once; Tom Hiddleston's talent is undeniable. Haunting movie!Published 1 month ago by Kim
A visionary Gothic Romance masterpiece. Highly recommended for fans of ghost stories and fantastically crafted films. This is Del Toro at his 'peak'.Published 1 month ago by Cory Cwihula
I saw this recently, and although I generally try to be positive, I must say I was very disappointed with this movie. I thought it was highly predictable and quite dull.Published 2 months ago by D
A little weird, but fans of Tom will still enjoy it. Something I wouldn't admit to paying money for, but I liked it.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
One of the best films i have seen in a while. A true classic! Great performances by all, especially Jessica Chastain. Read morePublished 3 months ago by See The Willows
Setting: early 1900's America and England
Type of film: Gothic horror/thriller with a nice three act structure.
LET THE FUN BEGIN! Read more
Good product, great delivery time, great quality. I would definitely order again from this firm.Published 4 months ago by PaulMPleau