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The Sixth Sense (Collector's Edition Series) (1999)

Bruce Willis , Haley Joel Osment , M. Night Shyamalan  |  PG-13 |  DVD
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  • Actors: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams, Trevor Morgan
  • Directors: M. Night Shyamalan
  • Format: AC-3, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Hollywood Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: March 28, 2000
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,336 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004BZIY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,849 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Sixth Sense (Collector's Edition Series)" on IMDb

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"I see dead people," whispers little Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), scared to affirm what is to him now a daily occurrence. This peaked 9-year old, already hypersensitive to begin with, is now being haunted by seemingly malevolent spirits. Child psychologist Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) is trying to find out what's triggering Cole's visions, but what appears to be a psychological manifestation turns out to be frighteningly real. It might be enough to scare off a lesser man, but for Malcolm it's personal--several months before, he was accosted and shot by an unhinged patient, who then turned the gun on himself. Since then, Malcolm has been in turmoil--he and his wife (Olivia Williams) are barely speaking, and his life has taken an aimless turn. Having failed his loved ones and himself, he's not about to give up on Cole.

This third feature by M. Night Shyamalan sets itself up as a thriller, poised on the brink of delivering monstrous scares, but gradually evolves into more of a psychological drama with supernatural undertones. Many critics faulted the film for being mawkish and New Age-y, but no matter how you slice it, this is one mightily effective piece of filmmaking. The bare bones of the story are basic enough, but the moody atmosphere created by Shyamalan and cinematographer Tak Fujimoto made this one of the creepiest pictures of 1999, forsaking excessive gore for a sinisterly simple feeling of chilly otherworldliness. Willis is in his strong, silent type mode here, and gives the film wholly over to Osment, whose crumpled face and big eyes convey a child too wise for his years; his scenes with his mother (Toni Collette) are small, heartbreaking marvels. And even if you figure out the film's surprise ending, it packs an amazingly emotional wallop when it comes, and will have you racing to watch the movie again with a new perspective. You may be able to shake off the sentimentality of The Sixth Sense, but its craftsmanship and atmosphere will stay with you for days. --Mark Englehart

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Hollywood superstar Bruce Willis (ARMAGEDDON, THE SIEGE) brings a powerful presence to an edge-of-your-seat thriller from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan (Oscar(R)-nominee for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director) that critics are calling one of the greatest ghost stories ever filmed. When Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Willis), a distinguished child psychologist, meets Cole Sear (Oscar(R)-nominee Haley Joel Osment, Best Supporting Actor), a frightened, confused, eight-year-old, Dr. Crowe is completely unprepared to face the truth of what haunts Cole. With a riveting intensity you'll find thoroughly chilling, the discovery of Cole's incredible sixth sense leads them to mysterious places with unforgettable consequences!

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148 of 166 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great acting, great screenplay January 24, 2000
By Reb
Have you ever watched a scary movie in the dark, and almost swore you saw someone moving out of the corener of your eye? I have, and after seeing this movie it happened a lot more.
"The Sixth Sense" has great performances from Bruce Willis (who plays Malcolm, an emotionally wounded psychologist)and Haley Joel Osment (who plays Cole, a little boy with a remarkable gift:he sees dead people) The screenplay is wonderful.
"They don't know they're dead," laments Cole."They think they're alive.They see what they want to see." Malcolm is determined to help him. His marriage has been failing ever since an old case that showed almost the same symtoms shot him in the side and then killed himself.Malcolm is determined not to let that happen to Cole.
This is a remarkable movie with a Hitchcokian twist at the end.Watch it, and you'll be doing double takes next time you feel that strange presence behind your back.
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117 of 133 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps the best film of 1999. January 15, 2000
Writer/director M. Night Shymalan's "The Sixth Sense" is that rarest of breeds: an intelligent, well-made film that conquered the box office. Equal parts mystery, drama and bone-chilling horror, "Sense" deals with a weary, wounded child psychologist (Bruce Willis) whose latest patient (the remarkable Haley Joel Osment) has a mysterious and terrible gift: he sees ghosts.
Shymalan, ably assisted by Tak Fujimoto's brilliantly icy cinematography, wrings suspense and terror out of empty doorways, split-second glimpses of figures in the background, and unknown things lurking in the dark. But this is hardly a cheap slasher film: perhaps the most wonderful aspect of this film is its message, that fear can be conquered through understanding and compassion.
Cleverly plotted, bolstered by fine performances from Olivia Williams as Willis's melancholy wife and Toni Colette as Osment's worried mom, and graced with a twist ending worthy of Hitchcock, "The Sixth Sense" is a magnificently creepy film that will have you jumping at shadows long after it's over.
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73 of 85 people found the following review helpful
There has never been a type of movie with more allure than the thriller series. Many have scared the socks off of their poor audience, with a paticular tip of the hat to "The Blair Witch Project," but this movie is different. The movie tells you with its story, its tone, and its color that something will happen, but you can not put your finger on it until the end. The movie supports no "cheap scares" present in movies like Scream in which a scene is not scary, just sudden and startling. This movie, "The Sixth Sense," Will make you afraid. Afraid of the dark, and afraid of being alone. The genuine surprise ending added closure to a genuine 21st century scary movie. And, with added footage, you will not want to miss "The Sixth Sense." Note: This movie is only for those who are not afraid to be truly afraid.
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69 of 81 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mandatory Previews Ruin Much Anticipated DVD March 31, 2000
Having seen and *loved* this film during its theatrical run, I pre-ordered this DVD nearly two months in advance of its earliest availability. When the disc arrived, I immediately canceled all other plans and set aside that evening's hours to watch it.
Imagine then my profound sense of disappointment when I saw the first preview come on. Instantly, I reached for the DVD remote and pressed the Menu button only to find it had been disabled.
When the second preview followed and still the Menu button was dead, I started to feel annoyed. By the time the fourth one began, I was thoroughly and completely angry and pledged never to watch any of the four movies that had been forced on me.
Yes, I will admit that once The Sixth Sense began, the experience was every bit as satisfying as I had hoped. And the extra features are a very nice bonus. I don't doubt that this disc will be played many many times before I tire of it.
However, in the end, the forced previews ruin this disc. I would have been happy to watch any previews the disc producers wanted me to watch ... so long as they gave me the freedom to choose when to watch them.
A fatal mistake. Simply brutal. This disc should be recalled and replaced with one that does not force the experience. At this point, this studio is in my doghouse. If they pull this stunt again, I will never buy another disc from them.
This is one Collector's Edition that may become a Trash Collector's edition.
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61 of 75 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Film of the 20th Century January 10, 2000
Wow - what can I say? A very intelligently scripted and amazingly acted film in which Bruce Willis proves that the action stereotype is just a misconception of him while he plays a child psychologist with a real sense of character. The supporting cast offer a uniformly high standard also, and with an amazingly scripted plot, make this the best film I have seen in a long, long time. If it's action you want then stay away, whereas if it is suspense, drama and plot you want order it now!
Fantastic all round. Bet it makes you jump.....
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Sixth Sense March 15, 2000
One thing that is true about The Sixth Sense is that it is an especially creepy film. The way in which Shylaman builds up the suspense is terrific, letting the audience wait until about halfway through the film before the first physical encounter with a ghost. One of the main things that made the film so chilling is that the ghosts seem to have retained there injuries after they have died. These injuries range from smashed in heads to burnt flesh and all this makes The Sixth Sense much more horrifying for it.
And that is exactly what The Sixth Sense came very close to being, a horror film. Except The Sixth Sense is like a horror film with brains, not relying on gore and cheap shocks to scare the audience, instead making us scared in a much subtler way. All the actors put up great performances, with Bruce Willis probably putting up the greatest performance of his life.
In the end The Sixth Sense is a good film but not a great film, only being let down by one or two less interesting scenes where nothing nuch goes on. And one more thing. Theres an absolutely fantastic twist at the end.
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Is this appropriate for 12 year olds?
I definitely wouldn't recommend buying The Sixth Sense for a twelve year old and his friends, it's a movie made for more mature viewers, and despite focusing on a young child, it definitely wouldn't be a pleasant viewing experience for a bunch of kids to see, as it is both incredibly sad and... Read More
Jan 24, 2014 by Scrimshaw |  See all 5 posts
Could it be this?

I'm trying to find the movie you mention as well.
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Trying to find an off the wall 80's movie....
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May 7, 2008 by S. Radler |  See all 3 posts
Did Cole know Malcolm was a ghost?
It's the type of movie where each time you watch it you notice something new, or see a different 'clue' to the mystery. Granted, there are flaws and plot holes (as in any film) but this one succeeds in creating a creepy mood and for me the twist was just gravy.

People either like it or hate it.... Read More
Nov 18, 2008 by Baron Sardonicus |  See all 15 posts
Cliched and Logically Flawed Screenplay
I don't think the movie tries to distinguish itself from old cliched ghost stories. If anything it's almost an homage to them.

Of course there are plot holes. Many films have them, some notoriously, like the Star Wars movies.

The Sixth Sense has its flaws, of course. But it's still an... Read More
Nov 18, 2008 by Baron Sardonicus |  See all 5 posts
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