Vanishing on 7th Street 2010 R CC

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In this horrifying thriller a strange blackout causes a city's population to vanish. As the days grow shorter a handful of survivors realize their only hope is to escape the haunted darkness. Starring Hayden Christensen.

Starring:
Hayden Christensen, John Leguizamo
Runtime:
1 hour, 32 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Director Brad Anderson
Starring Hayden Christensen, John Leguizamo
Supporting actors Thandie Newton, Jacob Latimore, Taylor Groothuis, Jordan Trovillion, Arthur Cartwright, Neal Huff, Hugh Maguire, Erin Nicole, Stephen Clark, Carolyn Taylor, Larry Fessenden, Nicholas Yu, Arnold Agee, Christina Benjamin, Courtney Benjamin, Benjamin Brennan, Jennifer Lynn Bryant, Dennis Budziszewski
Studio Magnolia
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Good acting and story line.
GrampaMike
The ending really is what ruins the movie, there is no effort to explain whats going on or even if this all ends.
R. H. Mann
It could have been a thriller, horror, suspense and analytical film, with the shadows whispering "I exist".
Aryael de Kaprii

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

77 of 87 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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24 of 26 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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25 of 33 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rock J. Mathiot on February 27, 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
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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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Daniel A. Adams on January 23, 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
We have seen a lot of monsters over the past decades, and our expectations are that they better be scary--scarier than the previous evil beings we have met in other scary movies. This one wasn't scary, it was annoying like the co-worker who tells war stories while you're trying to hustle the new girl from France. It starts off in a movie theater and you think this is going to be good but all of the promise disappears as soon as the first monster appears. I can't fault the actors, because they were decent--especially the young black dude at the diner but they had a bad script and no amount of hard work was going to change that. So, I blame the writer and whoever decided it was a filmworthy (sponge worthy) story. The director tried valiantly to get the story across--and did so--but it still reeked. Scary movies need to scare us. You remember in Alien when the two idiots went looking for the kitty and they found a real monster, well the characters in this flick would walk into the back of a dark room and the monster would annoy them to death. Plot? Not so much. I don't think the idea that to escape a monster, you have to leave a city holds water because monsters are pretty mobile. Also, there were things that just didn't make sense. Why would one vehicle be running with its lights on and all of the rest dead as hammers? Why would one diner (with its own generator) be lit up like a Christmas tree while all of the other buildings with emergency generators were dark. I must admit, I stopped watching after about 35 minutes because I had to watch some paint dry. Save your time and scrape the mud off your shoes or something.
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