Orphanage, The [Blu-ray]
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Academy-Award nominated filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro (director of Pan's Labyrinth) presents The Orphanage, a chilling ghost story about a woman who discovers dark and horrific secrets hidden within her cherished childhood home and her desperate attempt to rescue her family from the nightmare into which she unwittingly led them.]]>
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It was not directed by "Pans Labyrinth" director Guillermo Del Toro.
He only produced this.
That being said.....
This was the best ghost flick I've seen since "The Sixth Sense"
(yes better than "The Others" & "The Ring" too)
and easily one of the most atmospheric to date.
Every facet of this film is beautifully crafted,
Attention is painfully given to each detail
& every angle is expertly covered.
There isn't a single scene that is irrelevant,
regardless of how subtle some might seem.
The most seemingly insignficant of which,
are easily the MOST relevant.
The plot, the characters, the setting, the atmosphere;
everything was Genius, pure genius!!
I damn-near cried at the conclusion,
which in my opinion could have been viewed as either happy, or sad, or both.
All around, it's an excellent flick!!
A worthy addition to any cinephiles collection.
I personally couldnt recommend it enough!
especially for those who loved:
"Tale of Two Sisters",
"Devils Backbone", or
MORAL OF THE STORY:
That which was lost, can always be found, because
That which was loved, can never be forgotten.
Returning to her childhood home; a mysterious seaside orphanage, Laura (Belen Ruede) and her husband Carlos (Fernando Cayo) has plans to reopen the orphanage to help underprivileged children as well as those children with special handicap. They have an adopted son named Simon (Roger Pincep), who is also suffering from HIV and has quite a "posse" of imaginary friends. When strange incidents happen in their home, and Simon mysteriously disappears, Laura must confront the secrets of her past and the otherworldly secrets of the orphanage before it destroys everything that she cares for...
The Orphanage's plot is complex and intelligent, with a powerful script that grabs the viewer that may even give the feeling of a fable. The film has multiple themes as to what it is trying to say; such as listen to what children are telling you, interpretations of childhood and adulthood fears, and the danger of being stationary as time passes you by. The film is more of a mother's point of view of a certain fairy tale that takes a stab at our imagination and the things we take for granted.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4 stars, Creep Factor: YES, Ending: Not expected, Gore: Minimal
Good twist on the typical ghost story. It has a few twists that were definitely not expected. Read more
Would have been nice to know that it was in subtitles before ordering.Published 18 days ago by WAGS
I bought The Orphanage from Amazon and when I tried to watch it, it was in Spanish. I typed in "The Orphanage in English" and then watched the trailer, which was in... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
Did not expect the movie to be so well rounded, exciting and just a surprise hitPublished 20 days ago by Roger
This movie said nothing about it being in a different language and being sub titled. Couldn't watch it and couldn't get Amazon to answer my callPublished 22 days ago by Cynthia Love
More Del Toro Goodies and ghosts and orphanages. It isn't something new really, just newish. A adoptive mother brings her adopted HIV) son to the orphanage she was raised at and... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Endora Aphrattos
This movie was in Spanish, and I do not remember being told it was. What a waste of money! Movie was disappointing, I could read the English subtitles, but the movie was... Read morePublished 1 month ago by SaKura OGrady Elliott
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Yes, but it is so good you forget you are reading.
Apr 29, 2008 by David Tucker | See all 3 posts
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I was wondering the same thing...
I noticed the aspect ratio is different. And it seems like the 2009 version doesn't have the Special Features. They could've been more clear about the differences. It shouldn't be so confusing. :(
Aug 20, 2010 by Amber D. Hughes | See all 3 posts
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