9 items from 2013
The home invasion thriller In Their Skin is set to arrive on DVD here in the UK this coming Monday, May 27th, and to celebrate the release we have two copies of the film to give away to our readers courtesy of Koch Media.
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After the death of their daughter, the Hughes family decide to move to their isolated cottage to try and rebuild their life together. They soon find their patience quickly tested by the overly friendly advances of their neighbours - a family that bear a striking resemblance to themselves. Starring Selma Blair (Cruel Intentions, Hellboy), Joshua Close (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Pacific), Rachel Miner (Californication, Supernatural) and James D'Arcy (Cloud Atlas, Hitchcock), In Their Skin will shred your nerves, haunt your mind and definitely make you think twice about inviting people to dinner ever again… »
- Flickering Myth
A home invasion thriller with an awkward setup, In Their Skin stars Selma Blair and Josh Close as parents, Mary and Mark Hughes, facing tragedy with their young son at their secluded vacation home. Close, who I barely remember from The Exorcism of Emily Rose, is pretty solid as the distant and heartbroken father dealing with the death of his daughter by burying himself in work. Blair's always been a solid performer in stuff like Hellboy and The Sweetest Thing (don't judge me, that movie is hysterical), but here she's upped her game a bit, the perfect counter to Close in that she's a bit more emotional and high-strung.
- Robert Ottone
Chicago – I may never know how “In Their Skin” came into being, but I have a pretty good theory. Screenwriter/star Josh Close was so appalled by the unapologetic bleakness of Michael Haneke’s “Funny Games” that he took it upon himself to make the exact same movie, more or less, but with a much happier ending. It’s a noble effort but every bit as pointless as Rod Lurie’s proudly non-misogynistic remake of “Straw Dogs.”
Perhaps Close was so offended by the killers’ blasé approach to offing a rich family in Haneke’s film that he wanted to illustrate how white upper class folk are every bit as prone to suffering as the rest of us. “We’re not perfect!” shouts Close at his captor, a ruthless madman hell-bent on stealing his identity. Instead of finding their home invaded by two creepy male sociopaths, the innocent trio of »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Home invasion movies scare the hell out of me. Just the idea of someone invading your personal space and threatening you and/or your family scares me much more than monsters, aliens or any other type of creature that might inhabit a horror film. With that being said, like most horror fans, I’m drawn to what scares me. Anytime a home invasion movie comes my way, you can definitely color me interested and optimistic. I loved 2008′s The Strangers, both versions of Haneke’s Funny Games, 2006′s Ils and pretty much most of any other entries into the subgenre. Luckily, Jeremy Power Regimbal’s In Their Skin (formerly titled Replicas), lives up to most of the standards set by previous films of the sort.
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Oscar Winners Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren* are spellbinding in this provocative story about the making of one of cinema’s most iconic films. Plagued by both a reckless ego and nagging self-doubt, Hollywood legend Alfred Hitchcock (Hopkins) becomes obsessed with a grisly murder story that the studios won’t back. Determined, he risks his reputation, his home and even the love of his wife Alma (Mirren), as he sets out to make the film. »
- Andy Triefenbach
DVD Release Date: March 12, 2013
Price: DVD $24.98
After a tragic family accident, Mark (Close) and Mary Hughes (Blair) retreat with their son to the family’s vacation home in the woods. They are wakened early the next morning by their new neighbors, Bobby (James D’Arcy, Hitchcock) and Jane Sakowski (Rachel Miner, TV’s Sons of Anarchy), who invite themselves over for dinner.
What begins as merely an awkward evening turns sinister as Bobby’s questions become intrusive and his envy of the Mark and Mary becomes more aggressive. As matters escalate, it becomes clear that there’s no limit to what Bobby will do to get what Mark has, »
Hellgate: On a visit to Bangkok, American Jeff (Cary Elwes, Saw, The Princess Bride), his Thai wife Sua and their son Kyle are hit by a truck as they drive to the home of Sua’s father. Jeff awakens from a coma six weeks later and learns that Sua and Kyle did not survive the crash. He also discovers he is able to see the specters of people who have died horribly. Seeking peace of mind, Jeff is led to a spiritual adviser (Oscar winner William Hurt, A History of Violence, Into the Wild, Kiss of the Spider Woman), who explains that these souls are trapped in a shadow world, forced to relive their own deaths for eternity – and that Jeff »
- Jonathan James
Some quick DVD news has come in for two new titles from IFC Midnight, Hellgate and In Their Skin, and we have the artwork and the skinny on what you need to know. Look for both titles on March 12, 2013.
On a visit to Bangkok, American Jeff (Cary Elwes, Saw, The Princess Bride), his Thai wife Sua and their son Kyle are hit by a truck as they drive to the home of Sua's father. Jeff awakens from a coma six weeks later and learns that Sua and Kyle did not survive the crash. He also discovers he is able to see the specters of people who have died horribly. Seeking peace of mind, Jeff is led to a spiritual adviser (Oscar winner William Hurt, A History of Violence, Into the Wild, Kiss of the Spider Woman), who explains that these souls are trapped in a shadow world, forced to relive »
- Uncle Creepy
London, Jan 10: Selma Blair has reportedly gone topless in a scene for her spooky new thriller.
The 40-year-old actress is said to have flaunted the slim figure of her youth when she stripped down to her knickers in the movie- 'In Their Skin', the Sun reported.
The 'Anger Management' actress, who was pregnant while making the film, had given birth to her son Arthur Saint Bleick, a few months after shooting the movie.
- Amith Ostwal
9 items from 2013
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