What Lies Beneath [VHS] has been added to your Cart
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by engedibooks
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Very good shape.. minor wear
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$8.35
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Tinker Totters Treasures
Add to Cart
$8.39
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: DSV Super Center
Add to Cart
$4.75
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: mistyvideo
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • What Lies Beneath [VHS]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

What Lies Beneath [VHS]


List Price: $14.99
Price: $8.35 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $6.64 (44%)
Only 1 left in stock.
Sold by Desert Mountain Treasures and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
24 new from $0.01 122 used from $0.01 7 collectible from $3.00
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
$8.35 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 1 left in stock. Sold by Desert Mountain Treasures and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.


Product Details

  • Actors: Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Katharine Towne, Miranda Otto, James Remar
  • Directors: Robert Zemeckis
  • Writers: Clark Gregg, Sarah Kernochan
  • Producers: Robert Zemeckis, Cherylanne Martin, Jack Rapke, Joan Bradshaw, Mark Johnson
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Dreamworks Video
  • VHS Release Date: May 15, 2001
  • Run Time: 136 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (557 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00003CXI6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,263 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

What Lies Beneath [VHS]

Customer Reviews

What Lies Beneath is a great film.
Gary
I would like to say more, but to do so would go into spoiler territory, and this is one of those movies where you don't want to be spoiled!
Zachary Koenig
Great acting, great scares, and great direction make for a very entertaining movie experience.
Nick G

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

50 of 51 people found the following review helpful By milss on August 18, 2005
Format: DVD
Robert Zemeckis makes his homage to Hitchcock in What Lies Beneath, starring Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer.

The Spencer's -Claire and Norman- are a supposedly happy and successful marriage. He is a prominent scientist, she's an ex musician that just left her only daughter at college. Free time takes Mrs. Spencer to spy on her neighbors, and from that activity she believes that a crime has been perpetrated next door. Insecure and nervous, Claire's paranoia grows as a series of paranormal events take place in her perfect home: doors open and close, electrical equipment turn on automatically, spectral visions in the bathtub. Are all these things related? That's one of the many secrets the movie hides.

A lonely home, secrets trying to be revealed, darkness, ghosts and the impending sensation that we are not sure what our eyes are seeing, What Lies Beneath has enough elements to hook you up for a scary time. Zemeckis takes advantage from every trick, cliche and ideas to spice the story, until he leaves us with a terrible deja vu sensation. The result is a supernatural thriller cleverly built, part psychological, part ghost story.

And one could very well wonder, when Michelle Pfeiffer sees a spectral reflex on the water, if the ghost we are seeing is indeed Mr Hitchcock.

As soon as the credits vanish, we take a walk from moments of Rear Window, Suspicion, Vertigo and even Psycho. The cinematic references overwhelm us, from the lead man's name, the disturbing music score, the movie's rhythm, the creepy house alone on a hill. Hitch's fans will enjoy tremendously this tribute

Pfeiffer and Ford are two stars talented and very charismatic, whose performances give more depth to the story.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
48 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Bradford Wilson on December 21, 2000
Format: DVD
In a time in which good horror/suspense movies are few and far between, Robert Zemeckis brings us a wonderfully and surprisingly taut and well-balanced thriller filmed in the grand tradition of the great Alfred Hitchcock. Finally, a horror movie that doesn't rely on fake blood and cheesy special effects to wow the crowd, or attempt to scare the feeble minded. The movie is centered around a couple, recently moved, who has discovered a supernatural presence in their new dwelling. The wife, Claire (played beautifully by Michelle Pfeiffer, in one of the best female performances of the year) believes it to be the ghost of the neighbor she suspects has been murdered. The husband, Norman (played well by Harrison Ford) of course, thinks she is crazy. The movie twists and turns around this basic central plot, leading to an ending that, although not terrible, I'm still not quite buying. The greatness of the movie comes not from the plot, but from the style in which the film was created. Some of the devices are a bit overused (a door opens mysteriously about three times too many), but not too much as to distract the viewer. There are some great scenes that, although clichéd, (there's a wonderful scene that borrows heavily from Rear Window) work beautifully and really instill a sense of apprehension in the viewer. Also, Zemeckis utilizes silence to build suspense where a lesser director might use the old disonant-music-crescendos-into-a-big-loud-scare tactic that we see all too often in horror movies. Somewhere along the way, the line between horror movies and slasher films has blurred. It seems now that if you want to scare people, all you need is some fake blood and a knife. This movie proves that something can still be scary without dumbing it down.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Victor Drysel on January 14, 2001
Format: DVD
Robert Zemeckis gives us this non stop thrill ride starring Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer. The story is about a couple (Ford and Pfeiffer) who's only child recently moves off to college leaving the two by themselves in a new home. The story quickly leaves that norm when the house turns out to be haunted by some sort of spiritual being. The film vaguely resembles a good Hitchcock movie with its' great work of shadows and an evil yet terrifying scene with a bath tub. The movie has a few surprises and scares that you don't expect which gives you more than enough reason to check this one out.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jublistic on March 27, 2001
Format: DVD
What Lies Beneath
Score: 78/100
Beware of the trailer for What Lies Beneath! If you want to see the film and not know what's going to happen, you must stay away from all adverts of this classy, hip thriller. I, fortunately, knew nothing about the movie when I went to see it, so I was lucky. But, if you see the trailer, you'll be able to guess the end twist within the first second. However, once you keep yourself darned away from that advertisement, your on the right track, and are sure to like this chilling and thought-provoking film.
Norman Spencer (Harrison Ford), a university research scientist, is growing more and more concerned about his wife, Claire (Michelle Pfeiffer), a retired concert cellist who a year ago was involved in a serious auto accident, and who has just sent off her daughter Caitlin (Norman's stepdaughter) to college. Now, Claire reports hearing voices and witnessing eerie occurrences in and around their lakeside Vermont home, including seeing the face of a young woman reflected in water. An increasingly frightened Claire thinks the phenomena have something to do with the couple living next door, especially since the wife has disappeared without apparent explanation. At her husband's urging, Claire starts to see a therapist; she tells him she thinks the house is being haunted by a ghost. His advice? Try to make contact. Enlisting the help of her best friend, Jody (Diana Scarwid), and a ouija board, Claire seeks to find out the truth of What Lies Beneath.
At the very, very end the film kinds of drains away and leaves us with something a little more lifeless than the first hour and a half, but, flaws aside, What Lies Beneath is an excellent film. However, to call it a film or a movie is underestimating this thriller - it's more of an experience.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Desert Mountain Treasures Privacy Statement Desert Mountain Treasures Shipping Information Desert Mountain Treasures Returns & Exchanges