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Lost Souls is certainly one of the most gorgeous-looking movies to come out in 2000. The cinematography has a striking, visual texture reminiscent of old photographs, all the color bleeding out into rich and evocative shades of grey and black. The movie doesn't quite live up to its look, though it's not without its pleasures. The broader outlines of its story--about a true-crime writer (Ben Chaplin) who discovers, through the efforts of a former victim of possession (Winona Ryder), that he's about to become the Antichrist--lack any surprises or ingenuity. But individual scenes are largely well-written, spookily directed, and acted with commitment and intensity. Chaplin is particularly good, Ryder does her best, and a crew of superb character actors (including John Hurt, Elias Koteas, and Philip Baker Hall) flesh out the skeletally scripted supporting characters with skill and intelligence. Some of the special effects go a little overboard, but the movie is surprisingly free of the cheesy, demonic posturing and portentous speeches that afflict too many religious thrillers. Fans of "The Exorcist" or "The Omen" may find "Lost Souls" to be a modest but flavorful variation on the "devil-is-coming-to-get-you" genre. "--Bret Fetzer"

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Lost Souls is certainly one of the most gorgeous-looking movies to come out in 2000. The cinematography has a striking, visual texture reminiscent of old photographs, all the color bleeding out into rich and evocative shades of grey and black. The movie doesn't quite live up to its look, though it's not without its pleasures. The broader outlines of its story--about a true-crime writer (Ben Chaplin) who discovers, through the efforts of a former victim of possession (Winona Ryder), that he's about to become the Antichrist--lack any surprises or ingenuity. But individual scenes are largely well-written, spookily directed, and acted with commitment and intensity. Chaplin is particularly good, Ryder does her best, and a crew of superb character actors (including John Hurt, Elias Koteas, and Philip Baker Hall) flesh out the skeletally scripted supporting characters with skill and intelligence. Some of the special effects go a little overboard, but the movie is surprisingly free of the cheesy, demonic posturing and portentous speeches that afflict too many religious thrillers. Fans of The Exorcist or The Omen may find Lost Souls to be a modest but flavorful variation on the "devil-is-coming-to-get-you" genre. --Bret Fetzer


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  • DVD-ROM content includes original theatrical website and script-to-screen screenplay

Product Details

  • Actors: Winona Ryder, Ben Chaplin, Sarah Wynter, Philip Baker Hall, John Hurt
  • Directors: Janusz Kaminski
  • Writers: Betsy Stahl, Pierce Gardner
  • Producers: Betsy Stahl, Christopher Cronyn, Donna Langley, Meg Ryan, Michael De Luca
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Letterboxed, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: New Line Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: June 1, 2004
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000056PNK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,818 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Lost Souls" on IMDb

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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Jason Warner on February 12, 2002
Format: DVD
Maya Larkin, played by Winona Ryder, helps a team of priests perform exorcisms. One day they exorcise a man who is suposidly just psychotic, but they think different. After the exorcism goes horribly wrong, Maya discovers that the man was onto something, infact he was decoding who would become Satan himself on a specific date, which happens to be the person's birthdate. The person who will become Satan is crime author Peter Kelson, played by Ben Chaplin. Now, in a race against time, Maya and Peter must find a way to stop the transformation from happening, or else the whole world will be swallowed into hell.
"Lost Souls" is a breathtaking, beautifully shot horror film that is very chilling and very intense! Both Winona Ryder and Ben Chaplin give excellent performances, and so do the rest of the cast, including Philip Baker Hall and Elias Koteas. The best thing about this film is its cinematography, I mean you take one look at it and say, "WOW!" It is dark and yet so beautiful, all the textures and colors mix in so well to give that feel of dread and fear. Most critics don't like this film at all, but I find it to be one of the best horror films to come out in a long time!
Overall: A breathtaking, beautifully shot horror film that leaves you with chills up and down your spine!
Grade: A+
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 18, 2001
Format: DVD
"Lost Souls" is a tremendous improvement over the dreadful "Stigmata" and "End of Days". The cast is uniformely excellent and the plot while highly derivative is also compelling and absorbing. It's a low-key film--without gore and very little oncreen violence... and although there is an excorcism it happens mostly off-screen. What makes this one really stand out above the rest is the superb camerawork and atmosphere. Almost black and white in tone--it's like watching a nightmare come to life. Disturbing and very striking. The tone is always off-balance and creepy.
Regarding the performances, Winona is fantastic. Her large eyes are commanding and expressive in many scenes without dialogue. She has a nice chemistry with Ben Chaplin as the antichrist in question.
If you're expecting a an action filled, cat-scare horror film then look elsewhere or else you'' be severely disappointed. The DVD is on par with other New Line titles--excellent transfer, sound and an interesting commentary from the filmmakers. Highly recommended.
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Thomas M. Sipos VINE VOICE on May 12, 2005
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You like those dotcom commercials? The ones with sped up herky-jerky motion, and cool electro-bright colors? Or those Mercedes-Benz TV ads, with the sudden flashes of white intercutting sepia-toned shots of cars careening amidst a starkly cold environment? How about "coming of the Antichrist/Armageddon" films? Can't get enough of those?

Even wanna see an Antichrist film featuring the visuals of a dotcom commercial? Now's your chance!

This is no putdown. Storywise and stylistically, Lost Souls breathes new vibrant life into Revelations. No mean feat, considering the oh-so-many times horror (and other genres) have retold the familiar tale of the End Of Times.

Lost Souls retells the Revelation mythos from the perspective of a reluctant Antichrist. Peter Kelso (Ben Chaplin) is an atheist and best-selling author, slowly convinced by Maya (Winona Ryder) that on his 33rd birthday his body will be "taken over" by Satan. At which moment Peter will "cease to exist." (This slow self-awareness of one's own divine mission mirrors that of Christ in The Last Temptation of Christ -- although, in this case, Peter will no longer be "Peter.")

Online discussion indicates that horror fandom's opinion of Lost Souls is sharply divided. The controversy includes the story (especially its "small" ending), but is primarily directed at the film's visuals.

Regarding the story: One fan praised the film for its provocative questioning of the nature of religion, God, and Satan. I disagree that it does that, although I join the film's admirers. Lost Souls's perspective is intriguing, but not subversive. Its fundamental story is rigidly faithful to Revelations. God is all-good and all-powerful. Satan is evil, the Great Deceiver. Man (or woman, i.e.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 10, 2004
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A BRILLIANT vision from the mind of director KAMINSKI of the 'other side' taking over ..... after all as it is said in this movie "If You Believe in GOD .... you have to believe in the devil {capable of manifesting physicality}".
It's an odd sedate little journey starting with a botched exorcism .... and along the lines of a film-noir the clues to more and more horror are slowly peeled away until the 'innocent' is convinced by the ordinary that he is the chosen one ......
RYDER, CHAPLIN, KOTEAS, HURT spearhead this dark journey - beautifully lensed [almost black and white color]; sound direction is excellent as is the powerful score.
FOR something different about old nic, try this one on for size, but be cautioned, there's no pea-soup or spinning heads, just the dread and awakening .....of all sorts of possibilities ..........
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "ruzzante" on March 5, 2001
Format: DVD
Lost Souls is the movie title but the words more accurately describe the looks on the faces of the talented professionals involved in this production failure too!
To identify why talented professionals such as Ryder, Chaplin and Hurt fail to communicate as dramatic characters (and fail to make the movie communicate in the process), there is no reason to look beyond the script. It is filled with inconsistencies, banalities, and non-sequiturs. Worse, the script's failures gather force during the viewing of this movie and negate the attempts by the movie-production professionals (entire film crew through to director) to salvage and/or bring coherent merit to it.
Admittedly, the end of Lost Souls does suggest the possibility of philosophical/theosophical coherence to the script (i.e. you become whatever evil you fight against and/or the immorality of morality argument). Unfortunately, the script's denouement is too inconsistent to allow the movie's conclusion to be viewed as the summation of a coherent philosophical/theosophical argument.
To summarize the DVD viewing, Lost Souls certainly has an excellent acting cast, great quality of picture and sound, great special effects (even if presented in a curiously illogical isolation), and great camera work (even if it's difficult to determine the rationale for the more complex shots). Nevertheless, the one conclusion returns: Lost Souls fails as a movie because it fails to answer the questions its own script raises. Because of this failure, the well-intentioned cast, crew and director inevitably become lost too. The consistent professional polish of the movie does not compensate for the fact that there is nothing of coherent value contained within it!
If you want to see it, I'd only suggest renting it.
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