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Vanishing on 7th Street (+ Digital Copy)

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VANISHING ON 7TH STREET taps into one of humankind's most primal anxieties: fear of the dark. An unexplained blackout plunges the city of Detroit into total darkness, and by the time the sun rises, only a few people remain surrounded by heaps of empty clothing, abandoned cars and lengthening shadows. A small handful of strangers that have survived the night (Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, John Leguizamo and Jacob Latimore) each find their way to a rundown bar. With daylight beginning to disappear completely and whispering shadows surrounding the survivors, they soon discover that the enemy is the darkness itself.

Beginning with its title--a combination of promisingly enigmatic and weirdly specific--this ambitious melding of the Left Behind series, Pitch Black, and any number of Twilight Zone episodes has creepy atmosphere to burn, but its refusal to finally turn over its cards may frustrate viewers in the mood for closure. The plot turns on an admittedly monster hook: following an unexplained mass vanishing, a handful of Detroit residents (including Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, and an uncharacteristically muted John Leguizamo) find themselves surrounded by leagues of whispering, carnivorous shadows, kept at bay only by the city's dwindling sources of light. Anthony Jaswinski's script drops tantalizing references to religious prophecies, human-made catastrophes, and real-life phenomena (including the still unexplained 16th-century disappearance of the entire Roanoke Colony), but never really seems to fix on the specifics of its particular spooky situation, leaving the audience to fill in an increasing number of blanks. That the film ultimately works as well as it does is due to director Brad Anderson, a filmmaker whose previous work (including The Machinist and the wonderfully upsetting Session 9) has displayed a firm grasp of place. Here, he outdoes himself, creating a barren, unstable metropolis with barely glimpsed slitherings in virtually every corner. If the narrative lived up to its surroundings, this could have been a small classic of the genre. As it stands, it's a case of the frame overshadowing the contents. --Andrew Wright

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  • Actors: Hayden Christensen, John Leguizamo, Thandie Newton
  • Directors: Brad Anderson
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen, Digital_copy
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: May 17, 2011
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (484 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004P2VQXO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,329 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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90 of 101 people found the following review helpful By BWPhoto on February 26, 2011
Format: DVD
This movie starts with an interesting premise which is immediately engaging. Unfortunately, very little happens over the next hour to draw you in. The plot and character development stall quite quickly, and the film drags. I kept watching nonetheless, expecting a big pay-off at the end, which, sadly, never came. The movie ends abruptly with a range of Christian imagery and all major questions unanswered. Frustrating all around.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By R. Schultz VINE VOICE on June 18, 2011
Format: DVD
This film starts with an eerie and inventive premise. It leaves a more haunting, memorable trail than most movies in the genre. But in between its first and its lasting impressions, it somewhat loses its way in the dark.

Too much goes unexplained. For example, we see John Leguizamo stranded in his darkened movie theater one minute - then we next see him lying battered and bruised in an illuminated bus stop shelter. What happened to get him there? In his commentary, Director Anderson says that there was some scripting that would have explained Leguizamo's trajectory, but a variety of constraints prevented this explanation from becoming part of the film. Actually, Anderson thought this was all to the good though - that some things were best left to the imagination. I'm not so sure about that. It seems Leguizamo's navigation of the engulfing, vanquishing night would have been one of the processes most interesting to watch. Without showing such process, the film too often ends up being just abrupt, choppy, and undeveloped.

It also has too many lapses of logic. The creeping darkness doesn't play fair. It shifts its rules of engagement, overwhelming one person, while allowing another similarly situated person to survive, at least for a while. Well, that could be an additional aspect of the evil of the darkness. It toys randomly with its victims, like a cat may or may not toy with a mouse, sheerly on a whim.

Then I had one of my common technical complaints about this film. The DVD often projected as an indecipherable smudge on my TV screen. So it ran as murky rather than sinisterly dark. There is something about the final lighting/filtering process that many modern filmmakers use that causes their movies to be a chore to watch on home TV's.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Rock J. Mathiot on February 27, 2014
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What were the shadow people?
Where did the shadow people come from?
What did the shadow people want?
Why were the shadow people taking everyone?
Why did they take Paul just to throw him out under that light?
What the hell is Croatoa?
Where did the shadow people take the others? Are they dead? Moved to another dimension?
How were they able to control the times the sun rises and sets?

Just frustrating and disappointing!
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25 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Steve Kuehl VINE VOICE on May 13, 2011
Format: Blu-ray
Putting aside that this was another film with unlikeable characters doing dumb things in an unexplained end-of-humanity non-plot, I was still hoping the Blu would have some stellar extras and picture quality (with all of the darks and shadows). Unfortunately, the special features are some of the worst inclusions I have seen on a film like this, and the only thing giving this some higher marks was the 7.1 DTS.

The story follows four people wallowing through their idiocies in trying to survive some unknown catastrophe that leaves a city (played by Detroit - which was a better character than everyone here) devoid of people. Some bad CGI shadows follow them around trying to gobble them up sans their clothing. I would have to say some typecasting has to occur here when you have Hayden Christiansen walking around with a hood barely showing his face for several sequences, followed by someone holding a long green glow stick baring resemblance to a certain weapon Hayden might be carrying in some other franchise. But anyway, the supplements are all in lodef and I listed all of the bad ones first:

* Alternate endings, 3 or 4 at 8:20 minutes. Please take my advice and skip these. They are no different except for one alternate camera angle and a different sunset - nothing changes from the film.
* Revealing 7th Street (making of), 7:04 minutes. Talking heads & really bad insight by the cast on the film and story.
* Creating the Mood of 7th, 7:04 minutes. They essentially took the cuts from the first one and made this longer one, but with reasons for why they chose Detroit. Which I have to say I am not sure if all of the reasoning made Detroit seem worse ("gothic", "Dead" etc.), or they just didn't realize they were saying it.
* Behind the scenes montage, 2:11 minutes.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By SG on May 17, 2014
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The plot revolves around a group of people that end up dying without a purpose or finding out the cause of the problem. It begins as suspense, oscillates towards mystic events and concludes with non-sense. Without giving too many details I can say that the story is about shadows and darkness that take over a city and nobody knows why or where it comes from. No one solves it, no one defeats it, no one prevails over it. So what's the point to seat and watch people disappear?

Fairly good cast but the director's vision was unclear.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Soulprovider on September 16, 2012
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The camera shots of detroit are well done and the characters really look and sound like people that are normal and have no idea as to whats going on. The premise is about what happens when the darkness that envelops us when we go to sleep or suffer a power outage, decides to actually envelope us and take us away from our lives and our loved ones and to stay alive we need to stay in the light and will ourselves alive. The problem is that the movie seems to lose its way, and what I mean by that is that it sets the scenario up very well with the city becoming vacant and people start disappearing left and right. Yet when it comes down to the key deciding factors that can help to drive the writers/producers points home they skimp whether its because of time constraints or budget is uncertain. One perfect example of this is one of the first characters we see get

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taken is named paul, later on in the movie he manages to fight his way back from the darkness due to a light working that didn't work before, yet we do not see paul coming back to the empty city, we just see him lying next to a blinking light and then getting up and running to the conveneintly lit bus stop with an apparent concussion(i'm uncertain if I missed something but still wondering how he got the concussion). Another factor that doesn't make sense is how the entity can drain electricity from any sort of chemical battery and yet when it comes to solar powered lights it can't seem to touch them and yet for a city that is supposedly going green and instituting more solar powered devices the power goes out and we cannot seem to find any other light devices or buildings.
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