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The Echo [Blu-ray] (2008)

Jesse Bradford , Amelia Warner , Yam Laranas  |  R |  Blu-ray
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jesse Bradford, Amelia Warner, Carlos Leon, Iza Calzado, Kevin Durand
  • Directors: Yam Laranas
  • Writers: Yam Laranas, Eric Bernt, Roy Iglesias, Shintaro Shimosawa
  • Producers: Brendan Bragg, Don Carmody, Doug Davison
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: November 10, 2009
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002KLQ2YK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #314,164 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Echo [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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Fear and paranoia seep from every wall in this tense and creepy psychological thriller from the producers of The Ring and Dark Water. Jesse Bradford (W., Bring It On) is Bobby Walker, fresh out of prison and living in his dead mother's apartment as a condition of his parole. Plagued by eerie echoes of the dead trapped in the building, Bobby's terror mounts as he begins to suspect his neighbors had a sinister hand in his mother's death ... and could come for him next.

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27 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must see for horror movie fans November 5, 2009
This movie is one of the best horror movies I've seen. The movie is very creepy, tense and has some "jumpy" moments. The movie has a great plot, acting is very good and the ending is original. The moral of the story...the best part. Loved it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good October 23, 2011
This movie I got to watch on TV yesterday, I will be buying it. I was pleasantly surprised by this flick. I wont sit here and bore you with what it was about, because there are other reviews for that, but I would definitely recommend this movie for sure. I especially like the ending, which was also a surprise because most movies now a days have crappy endings, or cliffhanger ones, this one had a good "it's actually over" kind of ending. Don't expect any gore or anything, this movie is basically a ghost story. But I recommend the movie, go check it out.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I Should Have Rented It February 12, 2010
By Kimo
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This is one of those movies to watch if you have absolutely nothing else to do. It's very slow, very predictable, etc., etc., just like most other so-called horror flicks. Waiting on Hollywood to release a worthwhile movie of any kind is like waiting on the next pass of Haley's Comet..., this is especially true with horror movies. The last time I saw a good horror movie was "The Descent." Now THAT was a horror movie!! It was so original..., so very unique., so well casted & directed, etc., etc. It's already a classic. Why can't Hollywood make more movies like that?? So, while we wait on another "The Descent" to be made, I guess we have to suffer with B-level stuff like "The Echo."
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Would love to give this five stars... May 4, 2010
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...but I won't. I felt cheated by the ending of this movie. The beginning was unique and atmospheric, mysterious and intriguing. But toward the end it turned into just another horror movie explanation ending, and the horror itself was more pathetic and a social commentary rather than scary. I don't think the secret of the building was worthy of the psychosis that it inspired in the residents of the building. I think the premise for the movie seemed better in the screen writer's mind than it looked on film. I would have rather not had any explanation at the end and I think I would have enjoyed this movie more. For me it was a letdown, but it was still worth the viewing.
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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~This review will appear in the June 2010 issue of Twisted Dreams Magazine~

Have you ever seen someone in need and offered to help? Or are you one of those people who passes people by and thinks, someone else will do it - don't get involved?

What if your lack of involvement caused devastating circumstances to the victim? What if because of your refusal to help, they sought vengeance against you?

Meet Bobby. Newly out of jail (and I later found out that it was not his fault and was reminded of how badly the American "justice" system sucks. But you'll have to watch to find out why he was jailed!) and just wanting to start over again. He tries to pick up the pieces of what was once his life and moves into his deceased mother's apartment.

And that's when the trouble starts.

It begins with noises, odd and troubling sounds that wake him up and then the visions of his dead mother begin to play havoc with his mind and he is slowly sucked into a never-ending nightmare.

His neighbor, Gina (Calzado) is an abused wife whose husband, Walter (played with far too chilling realism by Durand) likes to come home and smack around on both her and their daughter, Carly.

Bobby may have been in prison, but he still won't stand for his neighbor - cop or not - to beat on his wife and kid and tries to help...but things just start getting stranger.

The visions begin to happen more and more frequently and it's not just Bobby who finds himself thrust into the middle of something he doesn't understand. The visions also begin to manifest themselves to Alyssa (Warner) and to other tenants of the building.

However...the more Bobby tries to help, the more dangerous Walter becomes with devastating consequences to Gina and Carly.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Solid Effort December 16, 2010
Though not a great movie this is a solid, honest effort for those looking for something with a bit more resonance in a horror movie.

Jesse Bradford (who could easily pass for Colin Ferrell's brother) plays Bobby. Recently out of prison, he's trying to put his life back together. He moves into his recently deceased mother's apartment and weird stuff starts happening. He's seeing and hearing things that, as it turns out, are not really happening. But his girlfriend and others in the building are experiencing the same hallucinations involving a resident cop who may have beaten his wife to death. So what's the scoop?

That's where the movie falters. It does a decent enough job of building things and planting clues, but in any movie of this sort everything usually builds to a punchline. Here the punchline never comes. The movie just sort of stops and things aren't resolved.

This has a lot going for it. The performances are good. The set direction is great. The building where most events take place is an old New York City building long in need of repair. Everything has a run down, decrepit feeling to it which adds to the overall sense of despair. The shuddering, Japanese style, ghostly apparitions have been overplayed in too many horror movies as of late. Thank God they keep it to a minimum here. But, overall, this has a good look and feel to it. The music score is good and, overall, it's a very professional effort. Had the producers figured a way to provide a more satisfying ending, this would be worth another star.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad!
There is an ingenious premise here but it is buried in a very dark (literally) slow film that takes until the very end to get to the point. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Sparrow
5.0 out of 5 stars Ghosts!
Great haunting movie. Good acting (for the most part, one girl isn't so great). No nudity and I don't recall any curse words. Just a good spooky scary story.
Published 13 days ago by Bronte Hasty
5.0 out of 5 stars good
I love horror moive this was a good one nice thanks i enjoy it
very much not so scarey but good moive
Published 4 months ago by debra stinson
2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth it
I honestly don't even remember anything about this movie, that is how impressive it was. Don't waste the few dollars or your time.
Published 7 months ago by Marisa Castellino
3.0 out of 5 stars A Good Ghost Story
A pretty good ghost story with some definite suspense and mystery. The movie has some familiar and likable character actors in the background, which I always like.
Published 8 months ago by Leo B
4.0 out of 5 stars The Echo
Product arrived on time & in excellent condition but I have not viewed this DVD yet so I cannot comment on this movie or how well it plays on the DVD player.
Published 9 months ago by Jimmy C.
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent
It's a decent movie, something to watch - It gets a little confusing and has a weak ending -----But worth 4 bucks
Published 13 months ago by HETZ
3.0 out of 5 stars Another pretty good ghost story.
I shouldn't review horror movies. Though I love the idea of the supernatural, almost all haunting movies always fall short of really delivering the spooky good time their titles or... Read more
Published 16 months ago by C. Caudle
4.0 out of 5 stars A four becaues the end
I loved the movie but that end was... off. Yeah, I understand why the scene with the woman and her child but the girlfriend and what ever became of the guy? Read more
Published 18 months ago by Lisa R. Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Great movie worth seeing. Would recommend this movie to others. Sorry for delay in leaving feedback. Thank you again so much.
Published 21 months ago by Mary
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