Jan 10, 2010

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Drag Me to Hell (Blue Ray/DVD)

Drag Me to Hell (Blue Ray/DVD)

Touted as a return to Sam Raimi’s horror-movie roots, Drag Me to Hell is indeed closer in spirit to the director’s Evil Dead pictures than to his Spider-Man films. You got your gypsy gargoyles with rotted dentures, your upchucking corpses, your flexible two-way orifices–yes, Raimi’s definitely back in the saddle. There’s even a story: a sad loan officer (Alison Lohman) turns down the aforementioned denture-wearing gypsy for a loan extension, which leads to an evil curse and a date in hell in three days’ time. A séance, an animal sacrifice, and a session in a storm-tossed graveyard will make the 72 hours pass very nervously, thank you, along with assorted scares. Justin Long plays Lohman’s upper-class boyfriend, and Raimi fills the rest of the cast with some unusual and unfamiliar types. Along with the giddy horror-comedy that bursts out of the movie every 10 minutes or so, there’s also an underlying mood of pity: Lohman’s character is something of a hard-luck sad sack, who does enough wrong things to make her seem like a truly abject individual, well outside the heroic model of most multiplex offerings. (Lohman’s own little-girl-lost quality adds to this feeling.) But don’t let that get in the way of the fun-ride aspects of this goofy enterprise: Drag Me to Hell is a bunch of Z-movie gags wrapped in top-drawer production values. –From Amazon.com by Robert Horton

  • Actors: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Ruth Livier, Lorna Raver, Dileep Rao
  • Directors: Sam Raimi
  • Writers: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi
  • Producers: Cristen Carr Strubbe, Grant Curtis, Ivan Raimi, Joseph Drake, Joshua Donen
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rating: Unrated
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: October 13, 2009
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
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Drag Me to Hell (Blue Ray/DVD), 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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