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The Cabin In The Woods [Blu-ray + UltraViolet Digital Copy] (2012)

Richard Jenkins , Jesse Williams , Drew Goddard  |  R |  Blu-ray
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,834 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Richard Jenkins, Jesse Williams, Chris Hemsworth
  • Directors: Drew Goddard
  • Writers: Drew Goddard, Joss Whedon
  • Producers: Joss Whedon
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen, Multiple Formats
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: September 18, 2012
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,834 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008G33O0G
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,876 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Cabin In The Woods [Blu-ray + UltraViolet Digital Copy]" on IMDb

Special Features

• Audio commentary with writer/director Drew Goddard and writer/producer Joss Whedon
• We Are Not Who We Are: Making the Cabin in the Woods
• The Secret Secret Stash:
• Marty's Stash
• Hi, My name is Joss and I'll be your guide
• Wonder-Con Q&A
• An Army of Nightmares: Make-Up & Animatronic Effects
• Primal Terror: Visual Effects
• It's Not What You Think: The Cabin In The Woods Bonus View Mode

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An affectionate, extremely knowing spoof that also manages to be a full-blooded, rip-snorting scary movie, this Joss Whedon production should have horror fans levitating off of their seats with bliss. Kicking off with the best title card of the year, the film follows a standard assortment of college kids (jock, stoner, cheerleader, bookish Final Girl, etc.) as they head to the creepy, cobwebby location of the title. Meanwhile, a pair of blasé white-collar drones (the wonderful Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford) trudge through what appears to be just another day in the office. These plotlines are not altogether unrelated. Those averse to spoilers can be forgiven for applying earmuffs from here on out, but one of the beauties of Whedon and Drew Goddard's script is how it manages to continually up the ante, revealing the basics of its plot in the very first scene and then proceeding to run amuck within the boundaries it so gleefully establishes. (If you think you've got it figured out, just wait five minutes.) Although scoring major points for ambition, debuting director Goddard does occasionally struggle with the film's swings between laughs and screams, with a couple of promisingly scary scenes blunted by badly cued punch lines. In addition, as with many Whedon projects, some viewers may find this teetering on the edge of glibness, with every character sporting a full arsenal of almost too-clever wisecracks at the ready. Any such nitpicking, however, should be obliterated by Cabin's completely hellzapoppin' final act, which mashes-up seemingly every supernatural trope in existence into a coherent, outrageously plasma-soaked validation of the genre. In conclusion, if you have any interest in horror movies at all, you gotta see this. --Andrew Wright

Product Description

A rambunctious group of five college friends steal away for a weekend of debauchery in an isolated country cabin, only to be attacked by horrific supernatural creatures in a night of endless terror and bloodshed. Sound familiar? Just wait. As the teens begin to exhibit standard horror movie behavior, a group of technicians in a control room are scrutinizing, and sometimes even controlling, every move the terrified kids make! With their efforts continually thwarted by the all powerful eye in the sky, do they have any chance of escape?

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90 of 105 people found the following review helpful
If you read my Juan of the Dead review, then you probably not only have an idea of how much I love horror films but also how much I thrive for originality and creativity in the genre. Something unique is so hard to come by anymore. It's as if Hollywood is afraid of taking risks. They'd rather remake something well-known to try and capitalize on a well-known name or franchise than go forward with something completely fresh and new because it might bomb. It makes sense on one hand, but for somebody who sees one hundred films a year or more it becomes kind of tiresome. You begin to make the most with what you have in front of you. If only a horror film could come along and be clever, original, pay homage, and offer something new for horror. That's exactly what you get with The Cabin in the Woods.

Curt (Chris Hemsworth) plans on taking his girlfriend Jules (Anna Hutchison) and his friends to his cousin's cabin. There's the new recruit to the football team Holden (Jesse Williams), the paranoid stoner Marty (Fran Kranz), and Jules friend Dana (Kristen Connolly) who is kind of on the fence of whether or not she'll enjoy herself on the trip. Everything seems to be progressing in typical horror movie fashion even up to the cellar door slamming open in the middle of their festivities. But something more sinister is going on; something that will put the lives of these five friends on the line.

The Cabin in the Woods is a horror film that is incredibly special. If you're a fan of anything by Joss Whedon and/or Drew Goddard, then you should have a small idea of what you're in for. The entire film can be spoiled in as little as one sentence or even a few words, so don't let anyone spoil it for you. The humor is sharp witted much like most of Whedon's work.
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184 of 225 people found the following review helpful
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With geek god Joss Whedon (creator of TV's Buffy and Firefly among other fan favorites) on board, it's fair to say that the expectations for "The Cabin in the Woods" were quite high for enthusiasts of the horror genre. Here he shares a writing credit with the film's director Drew Goddard and the result is one of the year's more entertaining experiments. I truly think that this is a film that will suffer due to those that are willing to discuss too many of the plot points in advance, so I'll be brief in my actual descriptions. I will say this, though, the less you know about the movie--the more fun you can have. In my opinion, even the advertising campaign and trailers hint at too much. You know from the start that this isn't your typical fright fest. Instead, what is served plays up and skewers every horror movie cliche imaginable. It is both hip and witty, as well as smarter than it has any right to be. It twists movie conventions around in clever new ways and makes something that seems remarkably fresh and different. And if you're a fan of horror movies, this is simply fun, fun, fun.

Of course, we all know the genre of movies that involve a cabin in the woods (or other appropriately desolate place). Let's get a car full of kids, strand them, and then start picking them off in increasingly creative ways. At the start, that's exactly the scenario that "The Cabin in the Woods" sets up. We meet five standard character archetypes for these type of films: the jock (Chris Hemsworth), the stoner (Fran Kranz), the good girl (Kristen Connolly), the vixen (Anna Hutchison) , and the scholar (Jesse Williams). After a brief bit of character introduction, we're off to the woods. As they settle in, each rises to their individual stereotype.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
With geek god Joss Whedon (creator of TV's Buffy and Firefly among other fan favorites) on board, it's fair to say that the expectations for "The Cabin in the Woods" were quite high for enthusiasts of the horror genre. Here he shares a writing credit with the film's director Drew Goddard and the result is one of the year's more entertaining experiments. I truly think that this is a film that will suffer due to those that are willing to discuss too many of the plot points in advance, so I'll be brief in my actual descriptions. I will say this, though, the less you know about the movie--the more fun you can have. In my opinion, even the advertising campaign and trailers hint at too much. You know from the start that this isn't your typical fright fest. Instead, what is served plays up and skewers every horror movie cliche imaginable. It is both hip and witty, as well as smarter than it has any right to be. It twists movie conventions around in clever new ways and makes something that seems remarkably fresh and different. And if you're a fan of horror movies, this is simply fun, fun, fun.

Of course, we all know the genre of movies that involve a cabin in the woods (or other appropriately desolate place). Let's get a car full of kids, strand them, and then start picking them off in increasingly creative ways. At the start, that's exactly the scenario that "The Cabin in the Woods" sets up. We meet five standard character archetypes for these type of films: the jock (Chris Hemsworth), the stoner (Fran Kranz), the good girl (Kristen Connolly), the vixen (Anna Hutchison) , and the scholar (Jesse Williams). After a brief bit of character introduction, we're off to the woods. As they settle in, each rises to their individual stereotype.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars lame story
Good at beginning but weak (wick) toward the end. I won't recommend watching this movie. Totally wasting of my time.
Published 2 days ago by S. Chiang
3.0 out of 5 stars Plot is over the top
This had the making of a pretty good movie, which it is but the plot is over the top. Should have kept it more down to earth. The acting and directing seem to be fine.
Published 2 days ago by dvgayle
5.0 out of 5 stars Way better than I thought it would!
Well, this was a pleasant surprised. A horror movie that's actually nerve wrecking scary! Great cast...great story! Mr. Hemsworth looking sexy as ever; even while dying!
Published 2 days ago by Leevora
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad.. not great
This is one of those movies that is NOTHING like what you think it is. One - it is NOT scary, so I was disappointed because I was in the mood for scary. Read more
Published 3 days ago by M. Koller
5.0 out of 5 stars Geek Monster Movie!
I love monster horror movies! This movie definitely pays homage to a lot of old school monster movies, with its own geeky touch on things.
Published 4 days ago by DC
5.0 out of 5 stars Unpredictable
It's rare nowadays to find an unpredictable story-line. This move certainly keeps one guessing. I normally do not like horror films, but this one surprised me.
Published 4 days ago by HaleRazor
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it!
It was like others, yet kind of a lighthearted spoof. Very watchable. I am a senior and don't usually watch many shows like this one.
Published 8 days ago by C. Rapha
4.0 out of 5 stars Horror
This is a clever twist on the old 'haunted' cabin in the woods.
The film starts on one level and then switches, then switches again, keeping the viewer off kilter. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Annette Radocaj
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed it
I enjoyed this movie...loved the twist. I have watched 2x lol that is a lot for me I have to really love a movie to watch it more than once, or there has to be years in between the... Read more
Published 9 days ago by G. Williams
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Special
The story line is ridiculous and the effects are mediocre. There are a few good performances in it, but there are much better movies to watch
Published 12 days ago by James F. Gerwien Jr.
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Complete list of special features revealed!
In the Visual Companion book to the movie the Directors say that they filmed pretty much exactly what they wanted the movie to be, and that they didn't cut anything from the original produced footage. Unless of course the "Secret Secret Stash, and/or Marty's Stash" are deleted scenes... Read more
Aug 20, 2012 by Sean Ormsby |  See all 10 posts
Price is REALLY high.
Have none of you pre-ordered from Amazon before? The price of the Blu-ray will drop to around $19.99 the day it's released and that's what you'll be charged.
Aug 19, 2012 by J. Layman |  See all 9 posts
Where's the director's commentary?
Most rental companies (Blockbuster, Netflix, Redbox, etc.) get "Rental Only" copies of many DVD/Blu-Ray releases, and they'll have some bare-bones features, but for the most part, they will ignore the special features, because if you like the rented film, they're going to want you to... Read more
Nov 4, 2012 by James Donnelly |  See all 3 posts
CABIN IN THE WOODS: Subversive Brilliance or Trite Garbage?
Ah, sorry if I missed the target. I think your "geek out" observation pretty much hits a significant aspect of the movie on the head, though. For me, it was the mix of visceral and cerebral that makes it an easy 4-star. I honestly should probably call it a 5 as I rarely run across... Read more
Oct 24, 2012 by Andrew Brown |  See all 10 posts
used copies priced over 30 bucks LOL
Yes I know what you mean! Dredd was just released and it is currently 19.99, and has been for awhile, and a used copy that isn't even in decent condition is around 30! Do some people just not want to sell, or are they too lazy to look up the real price?
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