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    Vivarium (2020)



    Looks good!
    "Ah! By god's balls what licentiousness!"

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    This movie is awesome. The two leads are amazing and the movie itself is so creepy. Highly recommended.

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    Press release for the upcoming Blu-ray release from Lionsgate!

    Street Date: 5/12/20
    Blu-ray™ + Digital SRP: $21.99
    DVD SRP: $19.98

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
    The suspenseful and nerve-rattling thriller Vivarium arrives on Digital March 27 and on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital) and DVD May 12 from Lionsgate. This film is currently available On Demand. Vivarium had its world premier at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival with overwhelmingly positive critical praise, and is Certified Fresh™ by Rotten Tomatoes. Directed by Lorcan Finnegan (Foxes, Without Name), Vivarium stars Academy Award® nominee Jesse Eisenberg (Best Actor, The Social Network, 2010) and Imogen Poots. The Vivarium Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

    OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
    Tom and Gemma (Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots) are looking for the perfect home. When a strange real-estate agent takes them to Yonder, a mysterious suburban neighborhood of identical houses, Tom and Gemma can’t wait to leave. But when they try to exit the labyrinth-like housing development, each road takes them back to where they started. Soon, they realize their search for a dream home has plunged them into a terrifying nightmare, in this taut thriller filled with white-knuckle suspense.

    BLU-RAY / DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Audio Commentary with Director Lorcan Finnegan and Executive Producer Brunella Cocchiglia
    “Creating the Suburban Nightmare of Vivarium” Featurette

    CAST:

    Jesse Eisenberg Zombieland, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Social Network
    Imogen Poots TV’s “Roadies,” 28 Weeks Later, Green Room

    Trailer: https://youtu.be/W8Mu98l-pRk

    PROGRAM INFORMATION
    Year of Production: 2019
    Title Copyright: Vivarium © 2019 Fantastic Films Limited – Frakas Productions SPRL – Pingpong Film APS. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2020 Saban Films LLC. All Rights Reserved.
    Type: Theatrical Release
    Rating: Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity.
    Genre: Thriller
    Closed-Captioned: N/A
    Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH
    Feature Run Time: 97 minutes
    BD Format: 1080p High Definition 16x9 2.39:1 Presentation
    DVD Format: 16x9 2.39:1 Presentation
    BD Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™
    DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

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    I didn't realize this was straight to VOD. Will watch later.
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    It's available to rent on Prime. Looks intriguing, I'll probably check it out one night this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Monroe View Post
    It's available to rent on Prime. Looks intriguing, I'll probably check it out one night this week.
    That's an annoying one to access for foriegners, even with a VPN.

    The release strategies on movies is often hard to understand. You got a great trailer. The world wants to see your movie. It's already being pirated to hell and back. The worlds in lock down and sitting in front of their tvs right now looking for something to watch. When do you release it? Hmm, hows mid to late april sound?
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    I was a little disappointed with this. It's got a good premise and the first half or so is fairly unnerving but it eventually runs out of steam. And while it's at least a bit creepy at first, it never gets very tense or at all scary. The two leads are fine, particularly Imogen Poots (who I remembered from 28 WEEKS LATER). Worth a rental maybe but that's it.
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    I wasn't disappointed as much as just depressed. Stuck in one location, no transport, limited supplies, complete social isolation. This isn't a horror movie, this is my fucking life!

    Not so much a horror movie as an unnerving little parable. It's quirky (hate quirky) but quite impressively done I thought. Not a lot happens but the story always maintains good forward momentum. The leads do fantastic work and I think it's a film that will stick in my head which counts for something these days when I often can't remember what I watched yesterday.

    Not sure it's great Covid days watching though... Really left me feeling far more meditative and miserable than is good for me at the moment. I think tomorrow I'll just watch The 'Burbs.
    Last edited by Dom D; 03-31-2020 at 01:06 PM.
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    It's like "do you really want to be in a committed relationship/potential family?" Felt like a Black Mirror or Twilight Zone episode. Kind of sparse, but the leads give strong performances and it's weird enough to keep you invested in it. Reminded me a bit of IN THE TALL GRASS, in that it did a lot with a single location. The most unsettling thing for me was the kid's weird pitch-shifting voice and mimicry of the couple.

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    I recently watched this. I had planned on seeing it a while back, when the trailer surfaced. I was OK with this movie at first, but, around the 2nd half, it didn't seem to be going many new places, until that sidewalk scene, I didn't expect that...

    Still, in the end, it turned out this was an, "Artsy Fartsy" movie, I was hoping the movie would aim higher than to have it just not make sense, well, just because. Not to spoil it much, but, I was expecting something like I once saw in an episode of, "Monsters". Hard to explain without spoiling this a bit, but, I wanted to see this be an actual vivarium, aliens and shit. Instead, it went the artsy fartsy route. Too bad.

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