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    Unique ID Code: 0000009133
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    Added on: 16/10/2000 00:22
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    Haunting, The (US)

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    Some houses are born bad
    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 113 mins
    Retail Price: $29.99
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    In this edge-of-your seat supernatural thriller featuring Hollywood`s hottest stars, a study in fear escalates into a heart-stopping nightmare for a professor and three subjects trapped in a mysterious mansion.

    For over a century, the dark and forbidding Hill House has sat alone and abandoned... or so it seemed. Intrigued by the mansion`s storied past, Dr. Marrow (Liam Neeson) lures his three subjects - Theo (Catherine Zeta-Jones), Nell (Lili Taylor) and Luke (Owen Wilson) - to the site for a seemingly harmless experiment. But, from the moment of their arrival, Nell seems mysteriously drawn to the house... and the attraction is frighteningly mutual. When night descends, the study goes horrifyingly awry as the subjects discover the haunting secrets that live within the walls of Hill House.

    Don`t miss the state-of-the-art special effects as Hill House unleashes its supernatural wrath in this latest thriller from the director of Speed and Twister.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Behind-The-Scenes Feature
    2 Theatrical Trailers
    Cast & Filmaker`s Bios
    Production Notes

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Jan De Bont

    Written By:

    Bruce Dern
    Lili Taylor
    Owen Wilson
    Catherine Zeta-Jones
    Liam Neeson

    Casting By:
    Randi Hiller

    Soundtrack By:
    Jerry Goldsmith

    Director of Photography:
    Karl Walter Lindenlaub

    Michael Kahn

    Costume Designer:
    Ellen Mirojnick

    Production Designer:
    Eugenio Zanetti

    Colin Wilson
    Donna Roth
    Marty P. Ewing
    Susan Arnold

    Executive Producer:
    Steven Spielberg
    Jan De Bont

    DreamWorks Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    I`m a big fan of horror movies.
    Unfortunately, most horror movies nowadays are nothing but slashers.
    This movie is nothing of that sort. While it is not THAT scary, it is really good in a way that it gives you the chills.
    It made me feel as if I was watching a version of the computer game "Phantasmagoria" (by Sierra On-Line, 1995). Since I really loved that game, I liked the movie a lot, too. Well, at least its first hour and a half.
    The video transfer is great. The visuals are stunning. The manor is very frightening and consists of a mixture of real shots and CG.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is creepy. You will hear the manor make sounds that will send chills down your spine. The surrounds will make you shiver with fear.
    The menus are done very nice. The are all animated and creepy as well.
    The extras include 2 cool trailers (both in DD 5.1, which is VERY nice), some filmographies and a great behind the scenes featurette.
    Bottom line - go for it, but turn off the lights first.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 16/10/2000 04:10