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The Devil's Tomb (2009)

Cuba Gooding Jr. , Henry Rollins , Jason Connery  |  R |  DVD
2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Cuba Gooding Jr., Henry Rollins, Ron Perlman, Ray Winstone
  • Directors: Jason Connery
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, Anamorphic, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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    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: May 26, 2009
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001UNVDWA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,214 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Devil's Tomb" on IMDb

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Academy Award® winner CUBA GOODING JR. (Best Supporting Actor, Jerry Maguire, 1996) battles for mankind's survival in this action-packed, apocalyptic horror thriller. When the scientist (RON PERLMAN)leading a top-secret Middle Eastern archeological site goes missing, an elite military unit is sent on a search and rescue mission. Descending deep below civilization, Captain Mack (GOODING JR.) and his team soon find themselves face-to-face with an ancient evil. An evil that may not be of this world. Co-starring RON PERLMAN (Hellboy), TARYN MANNING (Hustle ' Flow), RAY WINSTONE (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) and punk rock legend HENRY ROLLINS (Heat).

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30 of 36 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh this is bad... May 26, 2009
Format:DVD
I thought there might be a chance this movie would be amusing, if not slightly reasonable given the cast.

I was wrong.

There might be some spoilers here, and for this movie I use the word lightly, but be warned.

The basic plot:

1) Crack team of commando type soldiers get assigned a special mission. Cuba us their leader.
2) An anthropologist, who works for the CIA, is the special 1-time leader. Their mission is to extract her father, who is another scientist type.
3) The go into a bunker, which used to be a tomb (1,000 feet deep). In the process, we learn that "sand can blast your skin off, so stay tight". Because if you are close to one another, obviously sand *can't* blast your skin off... for some reason.
4) The SAS type folks then find a person full of disease like boils. Of course, they treat the person and don't think that this is odd. The person is a priest, still alive, who they don't bother really containing.
5) Most of the SAS types go down a very fast moving elevator. 1 stays up. We learn that you can watch porn anywhere, as the 1 at the top level is keen to view porn. Later (by the way) he see's a hot lady on the level (which they previously cleared). So, we learn that SAS folks expect to find hot, naked ladies on levels of underground bunkers - which were previously found to have no hot naked ladies - and this is normal. Of course she eats him.
6) Back to our fearless heroes below. We learn that if you are SAS, and you see your unborn baby girl suddenly be a little girl while wondering the tombs underground corridors, you should follow her. It's a great idea. Then we learn that if she turns into a demon, that's reasonable (and she's still...cute?) I suppose SAS deal with that daily.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Low Budget Straight To DVD Release June 11, 2009
Format:DVD
This movie isn't as bad as everyone is making it out to be. The problem seems to be the high expectations people are having for this film starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Ron Pearlman, and Henry Rollins.
This is standard B movie stuff. The plot is a rehash of material done in the past. The title says everything you need to know...THE DEVIL'S TOMB. If you don't like cheeseball movies that include the demonic possessed, projectile vomit and Satan then this isn't for you.
The acting was actually pretty good for a low budget film. Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ron Pearlman are fine actors, and I found it entertaining watching former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins overact in his role as a Catholic Priest.
The latex monster FX (boils, demonic make-up, blood) were also pretty good, but the few CGI FX included were dated. The plot could have been better, but I give the movie three stars because it was fairly entertaining compared to the other straight to video drek coming out these days. My wife hated this film and left the room until it was over. I believe most people will react as she did to this movie, so if you don't like B movies don't even bother.
I suggest renting rather than buying. Unless you are a hardcore Ron Pearlman, Cuba Gooding Jr. or Henry Rollins fan then you probably aren't going to get a whole lot out of this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't they have anything lower than one star? April 26, 2010
Format:DVD
Absolutely the last time I watch a movie without checking out the reviews first, even if it is free. An hour and a half of my life lost, waiting for something of some value to come out of that hole of a movie - never happened. Vague notions of a plot, intermixed with dumb wandering soldiers, looking to die. Something about fallen angels, but they never could put that thought completely together. A complete waste of time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Sealed Evil In A Can July 30, 2009
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The Devil's Tomb: 4 out of 10: Not since "Killer Flood: The Day the Dam Broke" has a movie's title rendered about eighty percent of the plot development mute. Dumbass spoiler alert... Hey, the mysterious underground archeological site turns out to be a tomb. Whose tomb you ask? (IN MY BEST CHURCH LADY VOICE) "Could it be Satan???".

Okay so The Devil's Tomb is a remake of Prince of Darkness, but instead of Donald Pleasence we have the Space Marines from Aliens after a tragic mass lobotomization. Now I do realize that not every single American soldier is a fully-fledged genius; but honestly how any of these thunderheads managed to make it through basic training without throwing the pin is anyone's guess. (When you pull a pin on a grenade, you theoretically have a choice to throw one of two things. Most people choose the grenade part.) The characterization of the soldiers is simply not believable. This starts the film on a shakey foundation from which it never fully recovers. Not that things improves all that much when the mumbo-jumbo starts.

This is a shame because the acting is overall up to the task. Now when you have Cuba Gooding Jr., Ray Winstone, Ron Perlman and even Taryn Manning (who really surprised me with a fun performance.); you are going to have the potential for some decent acting. Throw in a fun Henry Rollins as a priest of all things and an over the top performance by Bill Moseley and you have one of the best-acted B movies this year. In a large cast only only Franky G drops the ball, in a horribly written role, as the dumb muscle.

The direction is by Jason Connery, who is best known* as Bennington in the TV Series "Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action!".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good copy loved the movie
Published 2 months ago by MomsNeedLuv2
4.0 out of 5 stars scary
the kind of movie that keeps you on the edge of your seat and won't let you fall asleep for a while.
Published 9 months ago by Gary Martinez
1.0 out of 5 stars BAAAAD
This is a horrible movie. What in the world was i thinking when i purchased this. One thing in particular, the anthropologist stated that the creepy stated a scripture from the old... Read more
Published 11 months ago by deedeeqt
1.0 out of 5 stars Pass on this film
I'm not sure what I expected but I can tell you that I ended up disliking this film. I like Cuba Gooding so I thought I would give this movie a chance. Read more
Published 20 months ago by D. Earl
1.0 out of 5 stars The Devil's Tomb
What a disappointment! Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ron Perlman were obviously at the mercy of an inept director and a high school script writer. Read more
Published 22 months ago by william
5.0 out of 5 stars great
was great
this movie wad a really great buy it played well no skips or anything i liked the movie
Published 22 months ago by brenda hobby
1.0 out of 5 stars Why can't I give a 0??
If I could give this movie zero stars, I would. Or even a negative rating. This is truly the WORST movie I have ever seen. Read more
Published 23 months ago by MandyKay
1.0 out of 5 stars Needs to be Buried
This is the kind of film that good actors would place on their 'films I'd like to forget I was in during my early career' vita. Read more
Published on January 21, 2012 by O Shepard
2.0 out of 5 stars "My time in this skin suit is almost over."
Once you get past the opening static and realize that's the most coherent part of this movie you know you're in for a rough ride. Read more
Published on August 2, 2011 by Einsatz
4.0 out of 5 stars take away the big name stars and this film would suck
"The Devil's Tomb" is a 2009 release DVD movie with mercenaries, helicopters, war flash-backs, lots of blood, guts, brains, bones, and torn flesh hanging out and on the floors and... Read more
Published on July 26, 2011 by J. Munyon
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