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The Inheritance [Blu-ray] (2010)

Golden Brooks , Keith David , Robert O'Hara  |  Unrated |  Blu-ray
2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Golden Brooks, Keith David, DB Woodside, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Rochelle Aytes
  • Directors: Robert O'Hara
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, 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: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • DVD Release Date: April 12, 2011
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004HY3BVU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #387,397 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Inheritance [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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Five ambitious cousins set out on a family reunion during the dead of winter. The purpose of the retreat is to secure their inheritance, a fortune that dates back many generations. Upon their arrival, Uncle Melvin (Keith David) welcomes them with open arms, but warns them to respect their family traditions. During the weekend, as each of the cousins mysteriously disappear, they learn the truth about their family legacy, blood ancestry and the ultimate sacrifice they must make in exchange for their beloved inheritance.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Terrible, terrible, terrible. February 15, 2012
<strong>The Inheritance</strong> (Robert O'Hara, 2011)

Because I have seen so few 2011 releases so far, I haven't even thought about coming up with a Best Movies of 2011 list. However, I can tell you that when I have seen enough to compile a Worst Movies of 2011 list, there's every chance that <em>The Inheritance</em>, a terminally stupid attempt at a supernatural slasher film, will be on it.

Plot: five siblings--Lily (<em>Madea's Family Reunion</em>'s Michelle Aytes), Karen (<em>Beauty Shop</em>'s Golden Brooks), Tyrone (<em>Stomp the Yard</em>'s Darren Dewitt Henson), Simpson (<em>Men of Honor</em>'s Shawn Michael Howard), and Henry (<em>Romeo Must Die</em>'s D. B. Woodside), along with Simpson's boss and his wife (Edward Nattenberg in his first feature appearance and <em>Prelude</em>'s Jenny Weaver)--are on their way to a family house in the middle of nowhere (what part of nowhere isn't mentioned, but it's snowing, so doubtful it's in the Deep South. This becomes important). When they get there, the rest of the family hasn't arrived yet, but there's a note attached to a large box of liquor sitting on the bar in the great room from Uncle Melvin (<em>The Thing</em>'s Keith David) telling them to enjoy themselves till the rest of the cast shows up. You can imagine what the next fifteen-ish minutes of this less-than-ninety-minute movie entails. In any case, eventually the older generation shows up, and that's when things get creepy, or are supposed to, anyway. You see, the family has a generations-old blood pact with a spirit named Chakabazz (<em>Girl Play</em>'s Lanre Idewu), and in order for that pact to stay in place, they have to sacrifice a virgin. And despite her "I'm a lesbian, not a virgin!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Come Chakabazz come! September 30, 2011
By G.G.
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I just saw this movie last night. I got it for $5.20 (Amazon 3rd party seller) with free shipping for $25 or more of an order. It was very different. Call me crazy but it kinda reminds me of a Black version of "Scream".
There are no extras on the DVD other than a trailer for the movie.
This would be a good movie to show on "Halloween". Here is one question for folks after seeing the movie:
Was Karen having sex with her cousin Henry? I sort got that in the movie. Anyone else?
During the beginning of the movie she said, "We need to tell them about us?"
Did anyone recognize "Aunt Bee" as the mean lady from "Antwone Fisher"?
I just found out from another website that Karen and Henry are unrelated by blood.
I kinda thought Henry might be adopted, so I guess he was.
Everyone knows, when stuff starts to happen, you stay together!
The ending had me screaming, "What?!?".
The ending didn't fit but maybe the director didn't know what else to do.
How often do you see an entire black cast in a horror movie?
I would watch this movie again.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Wasn't Bad., wasn't Good.., **21/2* stars September 4, 2011
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Inheritance is one of those movies where you've got the great star cast, You got the perfect location, a workable set, decent cameras & lightin.., But mannn!, Your script is weak when it came time to put the "Boo!!!" into people... It was about as scary as holding a flashlight up to the chin.. When you decorate your house for Holloween scary.., Being pulled over by a cop scary.., The script was just weak... The young actors have done some Great stuff, I can vouche for them.., But the director & producers weren't serious about this product when it came to suspense or horror, Even the "Ritual" love scene drew a "Yawn" and we're talking about the " Up & Coming" Golden Brooks who's movie debut didn't leave any singed or wow recall in my mind the way a Sanaa, Halle, Gabrielle or any "idol worthy" actress gets a "double take" for... the movie's a watchable C+
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not my kind of movie August 16, 2013
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I truly thought this was something else. I dont watch movies of this manner. It was delivered on time and in order. I chose a not so good picture.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not Worth It!! April 4, 2013
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This movie is not worth your time watching. You will figure the entirle movie out withing 15 minutes. The end was stupid!! They need to go back and rewrite this movie.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Clever Story line,not so Cleverly Executed, March 11, 2011
'The Inheritance'
This movie has been sitting on the shelf since 2008 and is finally being released.
It's about a group of African American Cousins from different backgrounds that are summoned to a cabin/house in the woods during the dead of Winter with promises and visions of Dollar signs dancing in there heads. Unfortunately the only thing they find dancing when they wake up the next morning is a bunch of their older relatives in ceremonial African makeup and costumes chanting the name "Chakabazz" whom is a 200 year old Witch doctor that keeps his powers by using the blood from the descendants of Slaves.

The Story and idea are quite clever but it just doesn't play out in a way that satisfied me. Reasons being,there are virtually no gore effects or blood.
The cast was excellent and the acting very well done even for this somewhat over the top Genre piece.Keith David,Golden Brooks and the beautiful Rochelle Aytes were some of the actors that kept this movie in a watchable and almost enjoyable light.
It came off a bit cheesy at times which I'm a fan of ,if ordered.

I would have preferred this without cheese,too bad movies can't be like Burger King so you can have them "your way".
I imagine there are plenty of people that will enjoy this movie and I would have really enjoyed it as well if there had been a substantial amount of Blood and gore throughout, seeing as the plot did call for it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Give it away now!
I was intrigued by the idea of a horror movie featuring a cast of African-Americans; consequently, I rented "The Inheritance. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Stacey Adam
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
This Film should have been promoted better, I loved it this film had everything all the way down to the African Griot story telling with the drums. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Odell Jermaine Goodman-EL
3.0 out of 5 stars Strange
This movie was really strange because usually the plot is not buried in the middle of the movie. A let down.
Published 6 months ago by Monica Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars feeling hungry!
I love this movie it was well done it just needed a little more to the story line like a good meal with not enough on the plate. I hope for a sequel with Tyler perry's hands on it. Read more
Published 12 months ago by kiki
Published 23 months ago by K. Lewis
4.0 out of 5 stars Shakabazz Rocks
After reading the reviews first than watching the movie i have to totally disagree with the low ratings some have given it. Read more
Published on September 26, 2011 by Akini Africa
1.0 out of 5 stars dvd dont work
the dvd doesnt play all the way it stops and when i start it over it still wont play grrr
Published on August 26, 2011 by shaneka brown
My wife and I have a hobby of rating our movies after viewing them. She liked THE INHERITANCE while I didn't think much of it. Read more
Published on June 15, 2011 by Michael Butts
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