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Jacob: Unrated Director's Cut [Blu-ray]
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BONUS FEATURES: Q & A with director and star Larry Wade Carrell, deleted scenes, Interview with Michael Biehn, theatrical trailer and more! (Bonus Features subject to change)
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This all sets up for a darling of a slasher film. However 30 minutes into the film, there is a scene that makes you go "huh?" It is an interesting scene, one that has the potential to change the direction of the film and make it something you didn't expect. Unfortunately this aspect was never developed to its potential, as it appears writer/director Larry Wade Carrell did not know what to do with this "twist" once he introduced it, which is sad.
The acting was not top notch, along with some of the dialouge, it was a shade campy. This made the film lighter and more palatable than a straight slasher. There was plenty of blood, but the gore special effects were minimized as much of the bloodfest takes place just out of the camera's eye.
Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.
The second major flaw in the film is the fact that the director forgot to present a clear plot. I'm sure it was in his head, but we don't see it on the screen (where it counts). The supernatural aspect is only hinted at, not delved into. There is a supposed haunted house, where a mysterious book is found by Jacob's father. The director uses a shorthand means to suggest that the father is possessed by this book. Yes, it is very "iffy" and not well-done. We simply see the father rapidly reading the book, painting the house red (he inherited the house), reading the book, painting, etc. That's it. Then he walks into the local cafe and erupts into violence, killing a bunch of people. No explanation given. Then Jacob is mysteriously drawn to the old spooky house (no reason given.) So, aside from the bad acting, this major plot flaw renders the film inconsequential. Too bad, since the photography and film score are pretty good. The special effects/gore effects are pretty good. There is simply no linkage between the actions and the supernatural element --- which is supposed to be the core of the film. What happened to the main plot point?
The worst acting from a major character comes from Jacob's mother Edith (Krystn Caldwell). Contrast her vocal inflections with those of the little girl. One is totally play-acting, the other is totally "in the moment" acting.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was disappointed because I did not receive this movie. It was sent back without delivery. I was looking forward to adding this movie to my library.Published on September 6, 2013 by Erma L. Williams
I have watched this movie at least 10 times now & it gets better every time I watch it. I love Larry Wade Carrell as Otis/Billy and Grace Powell as Sissy was fantastic. Read morePublished on August 9, 2013 by Rochelle
The movie is a little creepy, however, a couple of the starring actors were in town (Larry Carrel) and (Michael Biehn, Johnny Ringo in Tombstone). Read morePublished on July 11, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Very good movie but strange. I still am not sure what the voices were about or the secret book or figurine in the floor. And why did the old lady have it? Kind of confusing... Read morePublished on June 26, 2013 by Litha Sonner
this is a low cheap budget movie, no horror, no FX, no sense, no dialogue, the retard try to be like Full Metal Jacket but well nothing to do, this film must be banned in the... Read morePublished on May 23, 2013 by Edward
DONT EVEN REDBOX THIS SAVE YOUR 1.29$ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! garbge trash worst movie me and my girlfriend has ever ever watched waste of timePublished on May 5, 2013 by ben
Somewhere in JACOB there's a plot waiting to be discovered. There's a suggestion of some kind of cult or supernatural involvement as the basis for the catalyst that plunges the... Read morePublished on April 23, 2013 by Michael Butts