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  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Closed-captioned, Color, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Summit Inc/Lionsgate
  • DVD Release Date: February 19, 2013
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (986 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00AJLHUYO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,148 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Ten years ago, true crime writer Ellison Oswald made his reputation with a best-selling account of a notorious murder. Now, desperate to replicate success of his first book, he moves his family into a home where the previous occupants were brutally executed and a child disappeared, hoping to find inspiration in the crime scene. In the home, Ellison discovers a cache of terrifying home movies, unwittingly opening the door into a nightmarish mystery.

Customer Reviews

This is one of the best horror movies I have ever seen.
Illegally Yours
I say that to tell you that this movie didn't really scare me like I expected.
Tony Heck
Finally, a good scary movie with an interesting plot and decent acting!
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204 of 217 people found the following review helpful By KHoll on February 1, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Horror movies these days don't really scare people. The only horror movie to really creep someone out more recently is the
first Paranormal Activity. But that's now been done to death. All horror movies now a days are either remakes or go for shock and become what is the newer term, "torture porn", until now. Sinister came along just in time for all of us to get our
Halloween chills and scared the crap out of America. I have seen a lot of horror. I even go for those really bad SyFy B-rated
ones for laughs. The newer horror doesn't scare because it's predictable and instead it disgusts me. The over use of torture and gore that have nothing to do with the plot. Sinister however does something different. Ethan Hawke plays the character of a true crime writer desperate to live his glory days, almost at the cost of his family. And he plays it well. The violence that actually has to do with the plot was creatively filmed. And because the story was unique and not a rehash, the creepy atmosphere and scare wasn't predictable. Halloween 25 is predictable. Michael Myers is going after a family member. Texas Chainsaw Massacre is predicatble. Leatherface is going to kill people with a chainsaw. Saw 10 (or whatever number they are on
now) is going to torture people in weird contraptions. The list goes on and you get the drift..... With Sinister, I didn't even see this movie coming. The trailer gave nothing away. It scared me. And that is what a horror movie should do.
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136 of 150 people found the following review helpful By Steven Adam Renkovish on October 20, 2012
Format: DVD
Director Scott Derrickson's latest entry into the horror genre, the aptly titled `Sinister', is an instant classic.

Egomaniacal true-crime novelist, Ellison Oswalt, moves his wife and two kids into the house where an unsettling murder involving a family of five has recently taken place. He plans to write about the incident and the missing child, who was apparently spared and kidnapped by the killer, hoping that he can solve the mystery without the help of the local authorities.

As he stores boxes in the attic, he finds several reels of Super 8 film and a projector. Each film contains increasingly graphic and macabre footage of a family being murdered. Upon further inspection, Ellison discovers that a pale, hollow-eyed figure can be seen lurking in the background in each one of the home movies. A pattern begins to emerge, as Ellison becomes consumed with the dark secrets that lie within the films. Further investigation confirms that there are demonic forces at work, and that Ellison may have opened a gateway that has placed his family in danger.

`Sinister' takes familiar themes and situations and spins them in entirely different directions, making the film unpredictable and highly unnerving as a result. The film score by Christopher Young is almost a character in and of itself. It accentuates the disturbing nature of the film, cranking the scares all the way up to eleven. Ethan Hawke delivers an extraordinarily nuanced performance, and this ranks among some of his best work. The rest of the cast is just as good, under the direction of Scott Derrickson, who pulls absolutely no punches for the entirety of the film.
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87 of 97 people found the following review helpful By Forrest W. Smith on December 13, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
This movie I have to say, is one of the best horror film's I have seen in theaters since "Orphan" (2009). I don't get scared easily and the movie brought chills down my spine!!! The dialogue in the film was good, the acting was much better than expected (I am a huge fan of Ethan Hawk from Day Breakers, the cinematography was perfect, the story definitely carried out smoothly, and the idea behind the movie and having a descent original supernatural climax was really what kept this movie on the edge of your seat! A lot of horror films in the past that are about supernatural things but end up having a human climax is disappointing to me in most movies (cry wolf, sorority row, etc). The ending really caught me off guard, and ended in a way that makes u feel cold and creeped out. This movie makes you think. I don't know how anyone wouldn't find this film creepy, or sick to say the least and if you don't think so then something is seriously wrong with you. Amazing film! Wish there was an extended cut, but o well! Very original and creepy. People don't seem to realize this kind of movie hasn't really been thought before (families dying together without any control) and it gives you a really bad feeling in your stomach.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By R. Schultz VINE VOICE on March 13, 2013
Format: DVD
"Sinister" doesn't develop very logically. What's more, it invokes a really exotic, far-fetched basis for its menace. However, there are some memorably eerie, disturbing scenes in the film. So if you're looking more for sensation than for anything strictly sensible, you'll probably find this film worth your time.

In addition, there are a lot of good extras on this DVD. There are two fairly interesting director/writer commentaries.

Then, among the bonus materials, there is also a brief documentary about the market value fate of any real house which has a gruesome history. Brokers often have trouble selling such properties, at least for a decade or so. After that, purchasers occasionally come forward with the intention of making money off the shocking events that those walls witnessed. The new owners give tours, or challenge people to spend a night among the ghosts of those murders. This DVD documentary focuses on one such house in Villisca, Iowa, where a whole family fell victim to an axe murderer in the early 1900's.

So all in all, there's enough on this DVD to keep you watching - and watchful.
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