‘Kidnapped’ Trailer [Updated]

We’ve run two trailers for the home invasion film Kidnapped in the past, but it’s possible that you’ve passed over them. In the past few weeks, however, the buzz among horror enthusiasts has risen steadily in relation to the film — it seems like every time I hit a site that covers films like Kidnapped there is someone writing with gusto about their reaction to the movie. It’s a pretty simple setup: a small family’s evening is violently disrupted when masked men invade their home. There are a couple of unique things about the movie, and it evidently builds to an insane conclusion.

IFC is releasing it in June, and there is a new trailer to accompany that release. But be warned: the Spanish-language film is not subtitled, but dubbed in this trailer. I don’t understand that at all — the dubbing is simply awful. So you may want to watch the last Spanish trailer that was released, which I’ve also embedded after the break.

UPDATE: IFC wrote me this morning to say that the original dubbed trailer posted to Apple was a mistake, and that it has been replaced with the proper dubbed one. Read More »

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?

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