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The Possession

(DVD - 2013)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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Clyde and Stephanie Brenek see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em's behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a Dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.
Statement of Responsibility: Lionsgate and Ghost House Pictures ; produced by Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, J.R. Young ; written by Juliet Snowden & Stiles White ; directed by Ole Bornedal
Title: The possession
[videorecording]
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: "Based on a true story"--Container
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012
Special features: audio commentary with director Ole Bornedal ; audio commentary with writers Juliet Snowden and Stiles White ; the real history of the Dibbuk box ; theatrical trailer
Credits: Director of photography, Dan Laustsen ; editors, Eric L. Beason ; music, Anton Sanko.
Performers: Kyra Sedgwick, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jay Brazeau, Natasha Calis.
Summary: Clyde and Stephanie Brenek see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em's behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a Dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for mature thematic material involving violence and disturbing sequences
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1, 16x9) presentation; 5.1 Dolby digital
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1, 16x9) presentation; 5.1 Dolby digital
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1, 16x9) presentation; 5.1 Dolby digital
DVD, widescreen presentation; 5.1 Dolby digital
DVD
Other Language: English or Spanish dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Demoniac possession Drama Spirits Drama Girls Drama Jewish mythology Drama Posesión demoníaca Teatro. bidex Espíritus Teatro. bidex Muchachas Teatro. bidex Horror Mystery Suspense / Thriller Demoniac possession. fast (OCoLC)fst00890193 Girls. fast (OCoLC)fst00942866 Jewish mythology. fast (OCoLC)fst00982862 Spirits. fast (OCoLC)fst01130061
Genre/Form: Horror films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Horror films
Drama.-(OCoLC)fst01423879
Topical Term: Demoniac possession
Spirits
Girls
Jewish mythology
Posesión demoníaca
Espíritus
Muchachas
Horror
Mystery
Suspense Thriller
Demoniac possession
Girls
Jewish mythology
Spirits
Publisher No: 36348
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE P
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Oct 02, 2014
  • nycounsel rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

a decent by-the-numbers possession movie. Some of the relationship between husband & wife wasn't that believable, but otherwise I found it was solid, entertaining and not all that scary.

Sep 06, 2014
  • ItsJustAmy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this much more than I expected based on the reviews. It's not going to reinvent the genre, but it's a solid enough movie. Jeffrey Dean Morgan is terrific.

Jul 23, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This DVD movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. Very predictable but still entertaining. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

Jul 18, 2014
  • bears1985 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Wasn't bad not to scary more real creepy but defiantly worth a watch

May 21, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

One of the better "possession" films out there and has it's moments. Like many horror films these days, it relies on the true and tried "jump scare" formula to garner it's audience. Still from what I saw, it's well acted and worth a look.

Apr 17, 2014
  • jazeebelle rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I liked this movie. I had seen another movie ("Kill Katie Malone") based on the same story about a month earlier, told from the college kid who bought the box on ebay. This one was far better and if you really want to install some fear, watch the special features, THAT is far scarier than most "horror movies" nowadays.

Dec 19, 2013
  • SummerNightGirl rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Well, this was interesting....

Sep 17, 2013
  • Froster rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Well, really, what did I expect? What was delivered is a slightly-better-than average B movie played upon the same, very tired theme. No revelations here (and no pun intended). The original Friedkin still packs the punch, and no retread yet has come anywhere near it. This one, if you will, has a Yiddishe demon. From Poland, no less. It’s a shtetl demon, very low class. And a Hasidic exorcist. (his name should have been Ken Ahora). It also has a very literal scene, where the face of the demon appears in an MRI. Somewhere above the spleen, I believe. Also, the movie opens with the disclaimer “Based upon a true story”. Really? REALLY? Kyra Sedgwick shame on you…THIS drek you choose to be in?

Aug 16, 2013
  • jackandbean rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This movie was a typical ghost film. The lead actresses were very attractive though. I was more scared of the special features of the real divax box.

This is boring. The "malevolent force" needs more personality.

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Jan 28, 2013
  • theresaannalee rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 23, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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