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The Tomb (2009)

Ligeia (original title)
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Successful writer and scholar Jonathan Merrick falls under the spell of the irresistible, bewitchingly beautiful Ligeia. She's fighting a fatal illness and she will stop at nothing to ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Staininger

Writers:

John Shirley (screenplay), Edgar Allan Poe (short story "Ligeia")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wes Bentley ... Jonathan
Kaitlin Doubleday ... Rowena
Sofya Skya ... Ligeia
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Len Burris
Joel Lewis Joel Lewis ... Eddie
Michael Madsen ... George
Christa Campbell ... Mrs. Burris
Jerome Samuel Lewis Jerome Samuel Lewis ... EMT #1
Jared Sanz-Agero ... EMT #2
Joe Hanrahan Joe Hanrahan ... Goth Pastor (as Joseph Hanrahan)
Lydia Hull ... Bartender
Eric Roberts ... Vaslov
Mackenzie Rosman ... Loreli
Jeff Most ... Russian Priest
Stephanie Reuter Stephanie Reuter ... Club Performer (as Stephanie Summers)
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Storyline

Successful writer and scholar Jonathan Merrick falls under the spell of the irresistible, bewitchingly beautiful Ligeia. She's fighting a fatal illness and she will stop at nothing to defeat death, her one true enemy. She steals other people's souls and on her quest to immortality she tricks Jonathan into supporting her work, breaking him apart from his fiancé Rowena and pulling him into her dark, mysterious world. They settle down in an old manor by the Black Sea where Ligeia's everlasting presence slowly drives Jonathan to madness... Written by Michael Staininger

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content, language, violence and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

13 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Balaklava, Crimea, Ukraine See more »

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Budget:

$8,800,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was originally known by the work it was based off of (Edgar Allan Poe's Ligeia) but later renamed to The Tomb. See more »

Goofs

When Ligeia is introduced to the caretaker of the manor and his niece she says "Den Dobry", what she should be saying is "Dobry den", which is Russian for "Good Day". See more »

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Version of The Tomb of Ligeia (1964) See more »

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!
15 August 2010 | by JoeB131See all my reviews

I don't know what the heck that was, or why people need to rip off Edgar Allen Poe for ideas, other than he's in the Public Domain and won't ask for a royalty! The plot, which kind of echoes Poe, is that an English professor is enticed from his engagement to a singer to a sultry Goth babe from Russia, and is convinced to use his immense wealth to rebuy her Russian estate while she looks for ways to extend her mortality through magic and science. What we get is a confused mess of body swaps and the kings of Direct to DVD, Michael Madsen and Eric Roberts, playing largely unnecessary supporting characters.

Other than that, some parts of the film look quite good for a low-budget made in Eastern Europe mess...


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