SYNOPSIS: “The Uninvited” revolves
around Anna (Emily Browning), who returns home after
spending time in the hospital following the tragic death of
Her recovery suffers a setback when she discovers her father
(David Strathairn) has become engaged to her mother’s former
nurse, Rachel (Elizabeth Banks). That night, Anna is visited
by her mother's ghost, who warns her of Rachel's intentions.
Together, Anna and her sister (Arielle Kebbel) try to
convince their father that his current fiancée is not who
she pretends to be, and what should have been a happy family
reunion becomes a lethal battle of wills between
stepdaughters and stepmother.
REVIEW: For the past
years Hollywood has entered into the business of remaking
some of the most popular horror films from the Far East.
Films like "The Ring" and "The Grudged" have been able to
reach an audience, regardless of what critics think. However
there have been some that have completely failed with
audiences and critics. That is the case of films like
"The Eye" or most recently "Mirrors". "The Uninvited" comes
in the same fashion as previous remakes. With the difference
that this remake may have a chance to please movie-goers as
well as some as the most tough critics.
The Uninvited has something that was not perceived in
previous Korean horror films remakes. That is, the vision
behind the cameras of first time directors Thomas Guard and
Charles Guard. The British directors managed to take a
previously made film and remake it in a way that it feels
fresh and entertaining. Creating a nice and smooth pace
throughout the film. Of course there are a few scenes that
just make you go uh! Like that plot twist at the end of
the film. The suspense for the most part of the film was
electrifying. Even scenes in which you know something was
about to happen, get you by surprise. Which I found to be
innovative. Yet there as some scenes that you have seen in
other films before.
At the end you get the feeling that the producers Walter F.
Parkes and Laurie MacDonald where trying to mix the mystery
and suspense of "Disturbia" with the horror and scary
sequences of "The Ring". While "The Uninvited" is not
destined to become classic horror film, it will certainly
surprise and entertain you at the end.
The Uninvited is presented
in widescreen format with English, Spanish and
French 5.1 Dolby Digital Sound with English, Spanish and
French subtitles. The transfer look very clean in this
release, I was not able to see color saturation. However
I felt like the sound was better, which is always the
case in this type of films.
In terms of Special
Features the DVD includes the behind-the-scenes featurette
“Unlocking THE UNINVITED”, in which the filmmakers and
the cast talk about the film. It also includes
four deleted scenes that don't add anything new to the
story. Finally what they called the chilling alternate
ending not shown in theaters. I still trying to
understand why is being promote as a chilling alternate
Overall The Uninvited has enough quality in
the film, at least to be watch ones.
Anamorphic Widescreen 16X9
Dolby Digital, French, Spanish
Subtitle: English, French and Spanish
UNINVITED A behind the scenes in which the
filmmakers and the cast talk about the film. Average
A total of four deleted scenes that dont add anything new to
the story (5:40)
Alternate Ending Not
even bother (00:52)
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