The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black

Blu-ray Disc - 2012
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A young lawyer is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client's papers. While he works alone in the client's isolated house, he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman who is terrorizing the locals. This leads him on a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent.

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ledias
Jul 03, 2017

A shame it bears so little resemblance to the book. The book is a very good ghost story.

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gloryb
Aug 26, 2016

The screen play makes adjustment of the events in the novel for dramatic effect. I found the scenes were dimly lit so I couldn't really see what was happening. I found it odd that a recently deceased woman's house could be that dusty, full of cobwebs, and even a roosting crow. If one hadn't read the book, the movie would be quite satisfying as a ghost story - even with a happy ending. But I really enjoyed the novel more as the main character's thoughts are shared with the reader - something hard to do with a movie.

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Logovore
Jan 14, 2015

Not great, but not bad. I find I actually preferred the 1970s (?) version.

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huy1993
Nov 09, 2014

The movie really does a good job of recreating the book's haunted house and the horrifying environment. Graphic and vivid images are consistently throw at the young lawyer (Daniel Radcliffe). Daniel is already familiar with ghost and mythical events in Harry Potter, so his performance is very persuading.

Quimeras Jul 19, 2014

The movie does a great job at building up suspense…that goes nowhere.

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geomillar
Jan 13, 2014

It's a great film ... and scary too! BUT ... Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) is not credible as the father of a child and as a lawyer. This brilliant boyish actor just doesn't have the presence to fill such a mature role.

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SusannahElf
Dec 12, 2013

I had heard that this was a truly scary ghost story. It's not. I'm not exactly a hardened horror movie watcher, but I found this boring and predictable. I found myself talking to the screen a lot - not a sign of being completely engrossed in a movie!

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CaroleOR
Oct 14, 2013

Wow, after reading several of the comments I guess my husband and I are in the minority. We liked the movie very much.

We haven't seen the original version (which incidentally stars the actor who played 'James Potter'), but felt there was enough 'creep' factor to keep it going, and the acting is fabulous, not only by Daniel Radcliffe and Ciaran Hinds, but supporting cast as well.

Sure, the movie may have had some predictable aspects to it, but people really expect too much these days. Use your imagination, stop relying on so many visual effects (yep, like the 'olden' days) and you just might find the story a little creepier than you expected.

talayaj1 Jul 16, 2013

This disc is not damaged. It would not play.

I think this movie takes too long to build up. Maybe I've seen to many ghost stories, but it was very predictable and really didn't surprise me at all. Even the ending was as expected.

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huy1993
Nov 09, 2014

huy1993 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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bdls206
Jul 14, 2012

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Jun 11, 2012

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ShaunaA
Feb 23, 2013

Daily: "For gosh sake. Take him home, this isn't helping him with all your supersticious rubbish." Citizen: "You think it was supersticious rubbish that took your boy? You know, his little girl is dead!" Other Citizen, "You saw her, you saw the woman at the house..."

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Monolith
Sep 22, 2012

Daily (dropping Arthur off at the Eel Marsh House): "...The late tide is due at eleven -- I'll come back for you then." Arthur Kipps: "It's fine. I'd rather just work through the night."

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bdls206
Jul 14, 2012

Daily: I believe the most rational mind can play tricks in the dark.

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bdls206
Jul 14, 2012

Daily: Don't go chasing shadows, Arthur.

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bdls206
Jul 14, 2012

A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.

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