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This Week in DVD & Blu-ray: Paranormal Activity 2, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, I Spit on Your Grave, Tamara Drewe, and More
Posted on Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 by Adam Quigley
This Week in DVD & Blu-ray is a column that compiles all the latest info regarding new DVD and Blu-ray releases, sales, and exclusive deals from stores including Target, Best Buy and Fry’s.
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2
Paranormal Activity 2 is a sequel that didn’t need to exist. But since it does, I’m glad it happens to be as good a sequel as anybody could’ve reasonably hoped for. I recognize there are those who find it far less scary than the first film, and though I can respect the reasoning from a pacing and build-up standpoint, I can’t quite fathom the logic behind it. Perhaps the problem is that I don’t have any fear of ghostly supernatural forces—especially not ones inclined to spookily open doors and occasionally thump on walls. In Paranormal Activity 2, the terror becomes real, because the family is being legitimately terrorized. And by subverting expectations of how these forces are most likely to strike, the novelty of the concept is more or less retained. Furthermore, the film manages to inventively complement the narrative of the first film by directly tying itself into it. This isn’t merely a rehash; the sequel actively enhances the mythology of the series. Then there’s the baby and dog—obvious additions, sure, but they also give the series its two most sympathetic characters, and provide the proceedings with some truly intense moments. As much as I appreciate the original’s ingenuity in the face of budgetary limitations, I think I actually like the second film more.
Available on Blu-ray? Yes.
Notable Extras: DVD – Theatrical and unrated cuts of the movie, and additional scenes. Blu-ray – Includes everything on the DVD, as well as a digital copy of the film.
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Twitter has released their 2010 Top Twitter Trends Analytics which includes a list og the top 10 tweeted about movies of the last year. The most talked about film of 2010 on Twitter? Christopher Nolan’s Inception. Hit the jump to see the full list.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 by David Chen
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Oren Peli’s Paranormal Activity (2007) was one of the most financially profitable films of all time, costing only $15,000, yet taking in over $190 million worldwide. Its runaway success conjured up memories of The Blair Witch Project, which was somewhat similar in subject matter, style, and return-on-investment. Thus, when the inevitable sequel was announced, I wondered whether we’d be getting another Blair Watch 2, a disaster of a film that entirely missed what made the original work.
This weekend, Paranormal Activity 2 finally hits theaters, with Tod Williams directing and Peli taking on a producer role. What did you guys think of it? Was it as scary as the first? Or was it a dull bore? Also, what was your moviegoing experience like? Hit the jump for some of my thoughts, and leave your own in the comments section. As usual, spoilers lie after the jump and in the comments.
I’ll admit it, I didn’t expect Paranormal Activity 2 to be any good. The sequel was rushed into production to be released in theaters a year after the original (ala Saw). Paramount Pictures had not released much footage for the release, and was not screening the film early for press (night before screenings in some cities) — both are normally indicators of nothing good. Last night thousands of fans lined up in Los Angeles and cities across the country to be the first to see the sequel at midnight, and Paramount reports sell-out crowds in 20 cities in the U.S. and Canada. So how was the movie? Let’s take a look at the early buzz from the first reviews hitting the interwebs! And don’t worry, I’ve removed all spoilers from the excerpts.
Much of the success of the first Paranormal Activity, in addition to being freakin’ scary, was word of mouth from free screenings and a campaign to Demand It! Well, with Paranormal Activity 2 coming out this Friday, Paramount Pictures and Eventful are thanking loyal fans by offering free screenings of the film across the country. All you have to do is sign up online then wait in line. Want to know where and how? You are going to have to hit the jump. Read More »
Quick, what’s the film that seems least suited for an IMAX release? If you thought Paranormal Activity 2, then you and I are on the same page. And yet Paramount’s sequel to the low-fi horror hit will now hit the nation’s largest screens. Read More »
In June we saw the first teaser for Paranormal Activity 2, which opens on October 22. But that mostly traded on the cache of the first film, which did shockingly well for Paramount. (Thanks in part to a very smart marketing campaign.) Now there’s a full trailer for the sequel, which introduces the new family that falls victim to a haunting. See it after the break. Read More »