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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 Jared Sanz-Agero ... EMT #2
Joe Hanrahan Joe Hanrahan ... Goth Pastor (as Joseph Hanrahan)
Lydia Hull 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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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

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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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Sound Mix:

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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Nice visuals...
7 September 2010 | by bigdarvickSee all my reviews

...but that's about it. I kept asking myself, "did they actually watch the movie before releasing it?" The thin plot line was all over the place and offered little explanation. Corny acting and dialog that could be barely spoken with a straight face. Confusing locations in the movie--tough to put your finger on where it was taking place. One minute they're in the USA, the next, they're in Russia. The electricity works fine, the suddenly it's not working and no one says anything. The movie is filled with tons of gaffes. Soundtrack consisted of a much too loud orchestra playing throughout every scene, (much like a Looney Toons cartoon.)

I'm sure the writers, producers etc, thought they were creating a masterpiece. Trust me,they didn't come close.


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