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The River: The Complete First Season - 2-Disc DVD
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Embark on a thrilling journey as Oren Peli, Director of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, and Executive Producer Steven Spielberg bring chilling legend and lore to life. Paranormal thriller THE RIVER follows the story of world-famous wildlife expert and TV personality Dr. Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood), host of the beloved series "The Undiscovered Country." After Cole goes missing deep in the Amazon, his family, friends and crew set out on a haunting and treacherous adventure to find him. Led by his wife, Tess (Leslie Hope), and estranged son, Lincoln (Joe Anderson), the rescue mission will lead them deep into the unexplored regions on the Amazon River -- a place where nature is cruel, magic is real and nothing is what it seems. Uncover the ancient secrets of the Bouina in the heart-pounding first season of ABC's THE RIVER, and dive even deeper into the mystery with never-before-seen bonus features. The shocking truth is waiting to be discovered... if you dare.
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The River is basically ‘Lost’ meets ‘The Blair Witch Project’ with a dash of ‘Paranormal Activity’ thrown in. If shaky handheld footage makes you nauseous you might want to skip this one altogether. But if you’re a fan of the “found footage” genre there are definitely a few scares in the pilot and subsequent episodes of the series. Unfortunately, the show begins to veer into too many directions as it progresses and it soon becomes apparent that every episode is going to offer up a different supernatural element that will be resolved by the end of that episode. This leads to a sort of predictability that takes the scare factor down quite a few notches.
For viewers wondering if it’s worth the time investing in the series’ first (and only) season, you can rest assured that the series comes to a close with a somewhat satisfying resolution. Although there is a cliffhanger in the final episode, it’s the type of twist that most horror fans will be accustomed to as many horror flicks over the years have ended with similar sorts of open-ended nonsense.
The River arrives on DVD in a 2-disc set with solid video & audio and a handful of special features.Read more ›
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Basically, a nature TV presenter goes missing in the Amazon and his wife, son and a ragtag group go in search of him some time later when a beacon triggers that he may still be alive. The search party enters the Amazon and runs into natural and supernatural phenomena and it treads the line skillfully so the production never becomes silly. It might sound pedestrian but there was something very special here which must have passed the viewers by and obviously the network when it came up for renewal.
But for sceptics, what makes this a no-brainer now is the price - I paid about US $20 for this (with a much better exchange rate!) but I can see it selling now for US $8.99. It's hard to go wrong with an 8-part series for this money.
I loved this series..
PLEASE CONTINUE THIS SERIES!
Cancelled? The only surprise here is that they aired it in the first place. I read somewhere someone said that, because of the cancellation, viewers might have had a lot of unanswered questions. The only one I have is how I could have shelled out hard-earned money for a product having no entertainment value whatsoever. Painful!