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Chernobyl Diaries

(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Chernobyl Diaries
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Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city of Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone.
Statement of Responsibility: Alcon Entertainment, FilmNation Entertainment ; produced by Oren Peli, Brian Witten ; screenplay, Oren Peli, Carey van Dyke & Shane Van Dyke ; director, Bradley Parker
Title: Chernobyl diaries
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros., c2012
Edition: Rental ed.
Country of Producing Entity: United States
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits: Director of photography, Morten Søborg ; editor, Stan Salfas ; music by Diego Stocco.
Performers: Devin Kelley, Jonathan Sadowski, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Jesse McCartney, Nathan Philips, Dimitri Diatchenko.
Summary: Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city of Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone.
Audience: MPAA rating R Violence, some bloody images and pervasive language
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen, dual layer format, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
DVD, region 1, widescreen, dual layer format, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
DVD, region 1, widescreen, dual layer format, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
DVD, region 1, widescreen, dual layer format, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
DVD, region 1, widescreen, dual layer format, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
DVD
Other Language: English, Spanish or French dialogue; English, Spanish or French subtitles. Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
Subject Headings: Tourists Ukraine Drama Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986 Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction films
Horror films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Tourists
Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
Publisher No: 1000308365
3000043753
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE C
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Jun 03, 2014
  • jazeebelle rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

well... someone had three really good ideas for plots, unfortunatly they combined them all in this movie. It just doesn't work.

Jan 01, 2014
  • helenswims rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I honestly really liked this movie. I was on edge the whole time while I was watching it. They had a really good story plot and they really got you to think "well what would I do if I was in this situation" sort of thing. After the movie was done I was a little confused though they didn't really explain why the doctors did what they did.

Aug 28, 2013
  • matthew2009 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wow , this movie kept me on my seat the whole time ... very good

Jul 12, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

It would be irresponsible to rate this movie more than half a star. Hope our libraries got paid to put this DVD in their catalogues ... but why waste their patrons time checking out and watching this "junk"? See what Boston Globe critic said: "The real stars of the movie are the tired devices and plot points. They're famous, but they're as old as Betty White: The Guide Is Dead, The Van Won't Start, Her Shirt Has a Plunging Neckline, Don't Go in There.
May 28, 2012 Full Review Source:
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Jun 27, 2013
  • violet_butterfly_1293 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Not scary, just bloody.

May 19, 2013
  • punky76 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

as a horror fanatic and a lover the stories that come out of Chernobyl (about mutant animals ghost kids ect) I waited for almost a year to see this one. sorry to say the trailers showed the best parts of the movie. the lead up with the actual walk thru of the Chernobyl site was very cool. other than that a big let down but i may have just gone in expecting so much as the horror community was BUzzing about this one for ever.

Apr 04, 2013
  • Nords rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A not too bad horror movie. I really liked the setup and the initial scenes at Chernobyl before the main action started. Since the budget isn't high, once the action starts they on purpose don't show much of the creatures/mutants. I didn't even hate any of the characters really, although they weren't developed enough to care about as they are killed off. Ending was OK too. Dark. If you like B horror movies, you'll find this one enjoyable.

Mar 27, 2013
  • Cyar rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I found this film to be entertaining and suspenseful if not outright horrific. I admit it takes awhile to get started, but that doesn't mean it's boring. The plot continues to build with new information and the actors interact believably to keep it entertaining.
If you're just looking for the boogie man to come out and start the body count at the thirty minute mark, then this probably is not for you. What is attacking them takes time to discover and develop.
The director takes his time building suspense and takes advantage of the 'what is not seen is scarier in your mind that what you do see' for most of the film.
I think the people who pan the acting may be too used to Hollywood-style acting with its posing and overly dramatic style. (Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs is anything BUT a realistic human being).
And this is NOT a documentary style Horror Film. There's a scene where one of the characters leaves a video message on a camera but that's it.

Jan 23, 2013
  • Quimeras rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The idea was good…but the lighting was terrible.

Dec 28, 2012
  • lasertravis rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

The worst kind of documentary style horror. Boring. Spends a very long time (30-45 minutes)getting around to even attempting to be scary. Then fails. The last 20 or so minutes are similar to a bad zombie movie. The characters are idiots. Poor in every way. I did finish watching it, hence the single star.

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May 19, 2013
  • punky76 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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