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Paranormal Activity 2 (Unrated Director's Cut Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) (2010)

Tod Williams  |  Unrated |  Blu-ray
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews)

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  • Directors: Tod Williams
  • Format: Multiple Formats
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Paramount Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: February 8, 2011
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003Q6D25U
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,760 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Paranormal Activity 2 (Unrated Director's Cut Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)" on IMDb

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Additional Scenes: Found Footage HD
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Undoubtedly, the first and most relevant question to ask about Paranormal Activity 2 is: how scary is it in regard to its predecessor? For horror fans and the legion of viewers terrified by Oren Peli's POV supernatural chiller, the answer is, to echo the quote on the sequel's poster, that your sleepless nights are about to return. Part of the reason for its success is that PA2 hews to the old principle that if it's not broken, don't fix it, so the action here also unfolds via hours of camera footage, stitched together to resemble a documentary. It's also a prequel to the first film, taking place several months before PA1, and focusing on Kristi (Sprague Grayden), the sister of PA1's ill-fated heroine, Katie (Katie Featherston), who also returns here. Seems that the demonic force that pursued Katie also had designs on Kristi, and its relentless assault on her, husband Daniel (Brian Boland), and, most unnervingly, their new son Hunter unfolds in a barrage of quiet-quiet-jump! moments that should have most audience members clutching their seats or movie mates throughout the running time. As a pure scare machine, Paranormal Activity 2 is as well-oiled as the first picture, with director Tod Williams (Door in the Floor) innately grasping the inherent chills of strange things happening in static camera images; if there's any complaint to be had, it's over the family maid, who hews too closely to the stereotype of superstitious ethnic servant. That quibble aside, one can expect to get a serious workout for the nerves from Paranormal Activity. --Paul Gaita

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"Paranormal Activity 2 is as groundbreaking as the original." Just as Dan and Kristi welcome a newborn baby into their home, a demonic presence begins terrorizing them, tearing apart their perfect world and turning it into an inescapable nightmare. Security cameras capture the torment, making every minute horrifyingly real. Critics warn to "say good-bye to sleep" as Paranormal Activity 2 will haunt you long after it's shocking final scene. --Joseph McCabe, FEARnet.com

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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More Paranormal Activites November 7, 2010
Format:DVD
If you didn't like the first Paranormal Activity I strongly doubt you will enjoy Paranormal Activity 2 so don't even bother, stay far away from it. I was one of those who liked Paranormal Activity and thought it was entertaining and somewhat different from other horror movies as well. The concept of all these paranormal events going on and purposely cheaply-made film was intriguing and best of all, it worked. The thing is there were parts were I was genuinely scared, I couldn't help but be a little freaked out by what the characters were going through. This second PA movie is actually the prequel to the first one and not a traditional sequel like you would imagine, it has elements of both a prequel and a sequel (that's the best way of putting it). It can be a little difficult to imagine a second film that wouldn't ruin what the first one did, be different and still have the effect the first had. I was curious enough and found this one just as enjoyable as the first one. Paranormal Activity 2 doesn't really cover new ground but with careful improvements and changes, works just as well if not better than the original. I respect that they obviously didn't want to ruin what the first movie did which tends to be hard for a sequel, they clearly cared enough and wanted to show viewers something worthy (and I'll say it was).

Paranormal Activity 2 begins two months before the first film and what happens in this prequel leads to the first. This time around the story is focused on Dan, his wife Kristi, Dan's daughter Ali and son Hunter who are-you guessed it-victim of paranormal activity. It's becoming clear to viewers that something is after baby Hunter and will go through anything to get him, even family members.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nowhere Near as Creepy as the First February 22, 2011
Format:DVD
Allow me to start by saying I'm in the camp of people who loved the first Paranormal Activity. If, however, you *didn't* enjoy the first one, then this one will be an absolute snooze-fest for you, so look elsewhere.

For those of you who don't know, this is a prequel to the first movie -- but only by a margin of weeks, which I think is pretty cool. Katie and Micah are both in this movie -- Katie, much more so -- but neither one gets much screen time (maybe 10-15 minutes total). The format of the movie holds true to the approach in the first: You get a sense of the family and who they are when unaffected by demonic possession, then things happen over the course of the rest of the movie which end in a dramatic cliffhanger of sorts. The main difference in this movie is that you don't have to wait very long to see the family deal with something strange, but they don't start putting things together until later when things happen more frequently. Likewise, instead of one camera, you see things happen via security cameras (which, as you will see in the movie, have a reason for being installed) and a hand-held camera. Lastly, there are many more nights in which the totality of events happen in this movie than in the first, but I rather enjoyed that.

Now, as for my total enjoyment of the movie... well, let's just say I was ultimately underwhelmed. I was entertained and the moments of normal family time were enjoyable to watch (in other words, the movie didn't drag out for me at all), but the scares came primarily in the form of jump-scares where things happen suddenly and loudly, thus making you jump out of your pants for that split-second.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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DISCLAIMER: I loved, loved, loved Paranormal Activity. If you didn't, then don't watch this. This was made for people who liked the original. The people involved in making this flick saw no need to modify that which a lot of folks already liked. So here we go...

In any movie where we, the audience, will watch a group of people under emotional duress it is the screenwriter and director's job to have us identify with them somehow; humanize them. So let's meet the players. This family has QUITE a house (much like the pleasantly affluent couple in Paranormal Activity). The man of the house has not one but two--TWO--man caves!!!! The first-born daughter is a hand full. I was looking forward to the lines that would pour out of that sassy mouth. How does such a child get raised? Well, that double-man-caving husband coupled with a wife who clearly never plans on doing a diaper. And why bother? She has a Latin nanny to whom she may delegate at will. The nanny tends to the baby, their infant son, who dad thinks will favor father-son Chargers games over video games as he enters adolescence. Good luck with that bonding, dad! Relating with this American portrait yet?

This family is living the American dream. A McMansion of a house, a nanny, an adorable baby, sunny California BBQ's by the pool, and a dog that doesn't seem to bark, bite, drool or hump anything. I don't want it to end. The father even quotes Highlander while dunking his nephew in the pool. "There can be only ONE!" Perfect. A little too perfect?

BAM! The house is dilapidated! It looks like they owed a hurricane money and it took it out on their interior decorating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Horror Flick
The entire series is a lot of fun, not gory, and has some truly scary scenes. I would not advise letting children watch these, as the scenarios take place in normal household... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Goldwave
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Almost as good as the first!
Published 18 days ago by Fan007
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Excellent and Fast shipping. Thank you so much.
Published 1 month ago by R. E. Kellogg
4.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as 1
Paranormal Activity 2 ... just as good as the first. It has the REAL feeling to it and so many surprises throughout the movie you sit on the edge of your seat. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Martha
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it!
Scary!
Published 1 month ago by Michael Henderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie.
I love this movie so much.
Published 2 months ago by Becca
5.0 out of 5 stars Great if you love the occult, evil ghosts or could it be a demon...
I love this whole franchise. As a person who was always drawn to the occult I love ghost stories. This is kind of like a modern day poltergeist, only the entity behind this is much... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jadetiger
5.0 out of 5 stars Up there with the first one
I like how this film ties in with the first PA - yeah it could have been chopped a bit but it was still freaky and definitely lived up to the hype. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ranger92175
5.0 out of 5 stars movie admirer
I recently got this movie for my daughter and she liked it. I went to the theaters to see the first one and I scored it a -1400. there was hardly any action at all. Read more
Published 3 months ago by david anderson
1.0 out of 5 stars What was the budget of this film???
It appears to have been shot with a hand held video recorder, Everybody was whiney
and if I could give this movie a zero I would but since I can't I have to give it a one... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Robert Pylant
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