Directed by Charles Guard & Thomas Guard
Written by Craig Rosenberg, Doug Miro & Carlo Bernard
Music by Christopher Young
Cast: Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel, Elizabeth Banks, David Strathairn, Maya Massar & Lex Burnham
2009/87 mins/Color/Dolby Digital 5.1
1.85:1 anamorphic/English/US/NTSC Region 1
Review from the Dreamworks Home Entertainment DVD
Based on the South Korean masterpiece A TALE OF TWO SISTERS, the film introduces us to troubled teen Anna (Emily Browning) as she prepares to be released from a psychiatric institution to go back home. Comes Rachel (Elizabeth Banks), the mother’s nursemaid who has now become Anna’s father’s soon-to-be wife, whom Anna suspects is trying to destroy the family. While her father doesn't seem notice anything Anna's older sister, Alex (Arielle Kebbel), is thankfully on her side. But as ghosts of the past are reappearing, Anna herself might not be prepared for the actual truth.
Even though the storyline has been modified to something more conventional, the plot twists are too predictable especially if you've seen the original film from Kim Ji-woon it’s based on. This remake is also not as creepy as the stylishly shot original and ends up looking like your average Hollywood teenage horror movies. Also in the avalanche of Asian horror remakes this come too little too late.
THE UNINVITED is presented in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio and it is anamorphic. The image looks pretty good with rich black and good color saturation. We are presented three Dolby Digital 5.1 audio tracks, English, French and Spanish. The original English track sounds good but nothing impressive as its a little too quiet with soft dialogues. English, French and Spanish subtitles are available.
'Unlocking The Uninvited' is an interesting 19 minutes featurette on the making-of the film featuring the cast and crew. Directors, producers, actors and actress are all taking part in this. I was surprised on just how much they kept on talking of the original masterpiece and their respect for it. There is four deleted scenes available to watch and an alternate ending which thankfully wasn't used and don't bring anything new. Finally we get trailers for STAR TREK, TRANSFORMERS 2 REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, VAN WILDER FRESHMAN YEAR. The film is separated in 15 chapters, features static menus with music, and comes in a keep case with no booklet or inlay card.
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Review by Kim Dubuisson. All Right Reserved. 2009. ©