Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The Visit (Universal Blu-ray)

Boy does M. Night Shyamalan divide people. Either you love his movies or you hate it OR if you hate ONE of his movies than suddenly you seem to hate nearly all his other releases. This has always surprised me. I was not a fan of The Village but thank goodness I give M. Night Shyamalan more chances to wow me and that includes his most recent movie The Visit. I did not know quite what to expect with this picture. My daughter was telling me that all her eleven year old friends thought the movie was weird, but she truly wanted to see it. Then you watch the internet for feedback and for the most part it was rather positive except those who wanted to discuss movies like The Village or other previous M. Night Shyamalan works. Then it got ugly. All in all I think we have a very positive release in The Visit; one that is filled with tension and scares with great characters and a healthy amount of black humor. There are nods to traditional Grim Faery Tales with moments that feel completely alien and other moments that strive for spook-you-shitless Horror. The ending offers a healthy twist that is moderately guessable, but ultimately a fresh take on an older pulp tag line.

The disc looks great in HD as a newer movie. The disc comes with a make of, deleted scenes and even an alternate ending. It’s a nice release and full of some fun additional material.

M. Night Shyamalan may not always be your cup of tea, but the acting and fun approach to this release offer Horror entertainment more than just a shocking end game.

You can order The Visit now:

From Universal

A family visit takes a terrifying turn when two siblings learn who Grandma and Grandpa really are in The Visit, a found documentary-style suspense thriller coming to Digital HD on December 15, 2015, and Blu-ray and DVD as well as On Demand on January 5, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The first collaboration from Academy Award®-nominated writer-director M. Night Shyamalan and Academy Award-nominated producer Jason Blum, The Visit Blu-ray and DVD are packed with exclusive bonus features including deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurette, and a suspenseful alternate ending.

When Becca and Tyler are sent to their grandparents’ secluded Pennsylvania farmhouse for a weeklong stay, they quickly discover something is not right with the elderly couple. Faced with strange rules and increasingly frightening behavior, the children soon realize it will take all their wits to make it home alive. Critics rave the latest heart-pounding thriller from the director of The Sixth Sense and Signs and the producer of Paranormal Activity and The Purge is a “deliciously creepy triumph.” (Scott Mendelson,

Kathryn Hahn (“Transparent,” The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Ed Oxenbould (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Paper Planes), Olivia DeJonge (“Hiding,” The Sisterhood of Night), Peter McRobbie (Lincoln, Spider-Man 2) and Deanna Dunagan (Have a Little Faith, Running Scared) star in a dementedly frightening thriller that Shawn Edwards of Fox-TV praises as “Creepy and suspenseful!” 

•           Alternate Ending
•           Deleted Scenes
•           The Making of The Visit
•           Becca’s Photos

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