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The Cabin In The Woods [Blu-ray + UltraViolet Digital Copy]
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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
The film begins with two opposing and intertwined storylines. One is the oldest cliché in the world - 5 attractive college students decide to head off to a cabin in the woods for a weekend of fun, sex, and substance abuse. It's a surprise to no one that terror, bloodletting, and death await them. But there's another storyline happening; where a group of corporate drones are watching the youngsters on TV screens, anticipating their actions as if they're producers making a reality show. If that were the case, then the film would hardly be fresh and original. Tying reality TV to horror has been done many times in recent years. So what, exactly, is really going on with the workers watching the kids, and why does their fate alternately amuse, entertain, and terrify them?
To give anything else away would be a crime, because the best thing about this film is its unpredictability. If you think you know what's coming ... you don't. Lots of films and television shows try so hard to shock, titillate, or surprise their audience that the tactics just come across as empty and manipulative, but "The Cabin in the Woods" has genuinely new, fresh ideas that it executes expertly.
I will give one thing away ... the ending of this film offers no possibility for a sequel. So as an added bonus, fans of the film won't have to watch a fresh, original piece of filmmaking turn into a redundant franchise.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am not going to go into full detail about the events and how they happen in this movie. There are lots of other reviews that do that. This movie isn't really scary. Read morePublished 15 hours ago by Van Spyk
Such an ingenious movie! David Green and Joss Wheadon at their finest! Plus, an earlier movie of Chris Hemsworth, though he isn't what really sells the movie. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Lisa Eiseman
I quite watching horror flicks for a LONG time (don't ask; it's all about the "checking behind the shower curtain for 24 hours post-watching any of them), but my older kids... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Elise
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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?
Jan 8, 2013 by jacob | See all 4 posts
|blu ray features broken||Be the first to reply|
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