Shop Costumes Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon $5 Albums All-New Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote Beauty Videos Introducing Handmade New Kitchen Scale from AmazonBasics Amazon Gift Card Offer redoaks redoaks redoaks  Amazon Echo Starting at $49.99 Kindle Voyage AutoRip in CDs & Vinyl Fall Arrivals in Amazon Outdoor Clothing Kids Halloween
  • List Price: $14.99
  • You Save: $9.36 (62%)
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 15 left in stock.
Sold by drum_video_games and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
The Dark (2005) has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Other Sellers on Amazon
Buy Used - Very Good
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: Zoverstocks
Seller Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (600730)
Add to Cart
Buy New
+ Free Shipping
Sold by Amazon
+ Free Shipping
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

The Dark (2005)

54 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Amazon Price
New from Used from
(Apr 11, 2006)
"Please retry"
$2.71 $0.01
"Please retry"
$3.50 $0.38
"Please retry"
$19.00 $19.00
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$5.63 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 15 left in stock. Sold by drum_video_games and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • The Dark (2005)
  • +
  • Age of Heroes
Total price: $10.19
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

In the tradition of The Ring comes this frightening psychological thriller. In an attempt to pull her family together, New Yorker Adele (Maria Bello) travels with her young daughter Sarah to Wales to visit her father- James (Sean Bean). The morning after they arrive, Sarah mysteriously vanishes in the ocean. While they desperately search for Sarah, a guilt-ridden Adele is haunted by visions of her daughter as though Sarah is trapped somewhere inside the house. Adele soon learns of an ancient local legend of a place called The Dark- an ethereal land of the dead- and she becomes convinced that Sarah is communicating to her from The Dark. Not long after Sarah disappears, Adele and James find themselves involved with a little girl who not only bears a striking resemblance to their missing daughter, but reveals that she has retuned from the dead to show them that in order to get Sarah back, they must follow the rule: "one of the living, for one of the dead." Based on the novel "Sheep", by S

Dark is as mysterious as it is horrific, making it refreshingly eerie compared to the current wave of lackluster horror films. Dark's protagonist, Ada (Maria Bello), a heroically sly mother who aims to bring her allegedly dead daughter back to life, further clarifies director John Fawcett's affinity for femme fatales, best exemplified in his juicy feminist werewolf film, Ginger Snaps. This time mining the indestructible psychic mother-daughter bond for material, Fawcett tells the story of Ada, who brings daughter, Sarah, to Wales for a visit with husband and father, James (Sean Bean), an artist relocated to a remote seaside haunt. After Sarah becomes obsessed by a monolith carved with cryptic text about Annwyn, the pagan Welsh equivalent of purgatory, Ada predicts her daughter's fall off a cliff in a nearby pasture. Search parties fail to locate the girl's body, so Ada heads to the local library for research, discovering that the house they live in is inhabited by the ghost of Sarah's doppelganger, Ebrill, who seeks rebirth after a similar drowning accident. Ada makes the ultimate sacrifice to rescue her daughter while Sarah's father stands idly by. Dark's plot directly relates to the classic psychological thriller, Don't Look Now, but lacks the same subtle visual beauty, instead opting for a modern primitive look. But with Welsh mythology mixed in, not to mention subplots involving a psychotic shepherd into trepanation, and a local sheep population afflicted with a suicide-inducing virus, Dark contains appealing medieval imagery, and its contemporary take on pagan self-sacrifice is sick and cultish rather than sexy and natural, as in The Wicker Man. Dark can at least be applauded for entering some intriguingly creepy territory. --Trinie Dalton

Special Features

  • Includes alternate ending

Product Details

  • Actors: Sean Bean, Maria Bello, Maurice Roeves
  • Directors: John Fawcett
  • Producers: Paul W.S. Anderson, Jeremy Bolt, Robert Kulzer
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
    Some Region 1 DVDs may contain Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE). Some, but not all, of our international customers have had problems playing these enhanced discs on what are called "region-free" DVD players. For more information on RCE, click .
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: April 11, 2006
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000ECXWW2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,567 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Dark (2005)" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
This is a very creepy horror film that deserves comparison with some of the best of the non-exploitation and non-slasher scary flicks like The Others. The approach of the film, especially to begin with, resembles that of classics like Don't Look Now, or Picnic at Hanging Rock -- above all, the strangeness of the circumstances and the fear they invoke mirror the psychological turmoil of the characters -- and, as with those films, the hints at a deeper supernatural mystery are nicely balanced with the growing anxiety of the characters. That is true, at least, until the latter quarter of the film when it gives in to the supernatural and to the twists and turns of more mainstream scary fare and begins to seem more like, say, The Skeleton Key. Maria Bello gives her usual strong performance and, while he has less to do, Sean Bean is convincing as a distraught and loving father and estranged husband. The real star of the film, though, is the cinematographer and crew: the colors of the Welch coast are both beautiful and evocative of a deep and mythical past; the anxiety of the characters and the power of the ocean when they are looking for a drowning girl is captured by the frantic, but not shaky, movements of the camera; the look of "the dark" (you'll know it when you see it), is both subtle and believable. A worthwhile and intriguing film, that has unfortunately not received the attention it clearly deserves.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Stephen B. O'Blenis on May 6, 2007
Format: DVD
That "The Dark" is largely unknown on this continent is a shame, because this is a movie that could have and should have enjoyed a vastly larger audience, and brought more mainstream viewers over into horror, without watering the film down to '97-style 'horror-lite'. The tagline is 'One Of The Living For One Of The Dead', referring to an old part of Welsh folklore where a death on this side could sometimes bring back someone from Anwyth, the afterlife in ancient Welsh beliefs. The family in "The Dark" consists of two parents who recently broke up (Sean Bean and Maria Bello) and their twelve-ish daugther Sarah, who lives with the mother in America while her father has relocated to his native Wales. During a mother-and-daughter trip to see the father, a terrible accident happens and Sarah is washed into the ocean. Not knowing if she's alive or dead, an extensive search is organized drawing on pretty well everyone from the nearby village. And as the search is ongoing, strange things start to appear and to happen, and the supernatural elements enter.

"The Dark" is well acted - with a standout performance from the perrennially under-rated Sean Bean -, well made with realistic effects and high production values, has an upper-level musical score, and is all played out against the magnificent vista of Wales's green fields, high rocky cliffs, and mighty crashing waves, the beauty of all of which can turn very threatening under the right conditions. With a powerful emotional punch on top of all that, this one's highly recommended.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Emily R. Jarrell on April 17, 2006
Format: DVD
I was amazed to see the 2 and a half overall rating this movie got here, when I reviewed it. It deserved more than that. This movie has a dream cast Maria Bello and Sean Bean, and the locale was stunning. Adele(Bello) is trying desperately to hang on to the idea that she can resurrect her daughter (from a drowning), and is determined to follow some folklore she discovers. Her husband tries his best to dissuade her from this obsession, but far too late for she is well on her way by this time. The movie creeped me out, I watched it late at night, and was pretty tired, but it had a sense of impending doom that made it really work.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
38 of 43 people found the following review helpful By JBizzle on February 22, 2006
Format: DVD
What, something attached to Paul W.S. Anderson that doesn't suck? Oh wait, he only produced it Ha! Ha! Ha! Why this didn't get a wide theatrical release, I don't know. "The Dark" is probably the best ghost story to come around in a long time, probably not since "6th Sense". The movie stars Maria Bello(why isn't she getting bigger rolls, gotta be one of the best leading ladies around right now, absolutely the stand out performance in anything she's ever done)and Sean Bean(finally showing he can do more than just bit parts). Dark is directed by John Fawcett(Ginger Snaps, another cool horror pic, this guy knows what he's doing). The story is about a mother and daughter who go to visit the father over in Europe. Turns out in the past there was a cult and massive suicide that took place on the father's property. Anyway, the daughter eventually turns up missing, and the mother suspects the events from the past have something to do with it. I won't go anymore into detail, just watch this movie, it's seriously creepy. This movie is visually stunning(I know that sounds corny, but it's true)"The Dark" has some of the best cinematography I've ever scene in a horror movie, I hope more will follow in it's footsteps. Buy this movie, you won't be disapointed
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By horrorqueen on September 1, 2007
Format: DVD
overall this movie was pretty good. the whole idea, and the acting. i could watch this again and again. it wasn't perfect, a few flaws, like the ending, big one. didn't like it one bit. everything else was pretty much very good. it was creepy, suspensful, the things that you need to scare yourself. sarah, the mother, loses her daughter in a drowning accident, but is constantly hearing her daughters pleas for help. never having found the body, sarah is consumed by madness and is desperately trying to search for her beloved child. she seeks answers in an old legend, which only one rule applies: one of the living for one of the dead. while her husband has come to grips with the loss, she will stop at nothing until she gets some answers, even if she must stay in the dark. i thought this delivered as a whole. nice try. give it props for spooking a bit.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Topic From this Discussion
SHEEP reprint? Be the first to reply
Have something you'd like to share about this product?
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
The Dark (2005)
This item: The Dark (2005)
Price: $5.79
Ships from and sold by

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: dvds with sean bean, maria bello, french movie 2005, top thrillers dvd