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Old 05-08-00, 05:55 PM
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Is this movie worth getting? The upcoming DVD is pretty cheap and looks pretty good.
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One word: Rental.

I saw it in the theatres and while its not worthy of the drubbing it got, I doubt that you'd watch it more than once.

Essentially, it's neither a horror flick nor a thriller--as it has no scares and no thrills (intentionally, mind you). Instead, the entire movie is a little puzzle, but of course you don't figure that out until the very end. Unlike the Sixth Sense, which warrants repeat viewings to pick up on the rules and clues, I walked out thinking, "well, I could watch the movie again to see how all of the pieces fit together...but, nah!"

Of course, now someone else will explain to you why the movie is brilliant.

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But the DVD is gonna have running commentary with Mr. Roman Polanski. Certainly, that's something special!

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Old 05-09-00, 07:31 AM
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If you enjoy slow, dark, and moody films then you may like it. I really love Polanski movies because of the mood he injects and the brainier than average storylines. I don't know what kind of extras will be on it but a director's commentary would definitely be cool.
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I am definitly going to pick this DVD up. I like this movie and I think that it is worthy of buying. Of course, I go for these dark type of movies but hey, thats just me.

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Old 07-11-00, 11:38 PM
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IT LOOKS PRETTY PACKED WITH EXTRAS AND IF THE MENUS ARE LIKE 'STIR OF ECHOES' (ALSO ARTISAN ENTERTAINMENT) IT SHOULD BE PRETTY COOL. ALTHOUGH I HAVE NOT SEEN THE MOVIE ITSELF YET.
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I got a kick out of it, but I don't know how soon I'll watch it again. I think you have to appreciate that even though there's "dark, scary" elements, I think Polanski considers this to be partly comedy. The commentary may push this one into "buy" territory for me.
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Mine is ont is way (the DVD). I watched this movie, and I really liked it. Most people were expecting something different than the film really was about. But I loved it

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It's in today's Target and Circuit City ad for $14.99. It may be worth a shot....

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