"Stir of Echoes," worth a rewatch!

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  1. Jim Golden

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    I watched this movie when if first came out, and it hasn't been watched again, until last night.
    This movie scared the crap out of me. I had to turn the volume down, because the surrounds are often in use, and the overall volume of the title just seems loud. Also, there are quite a few scenes that catch you off guard (i.e. make you jump).
    If you're ever lacking for a good scary movie to enjoy, give this one a try (or a second viewing)!
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    Jim
     
  2. Luc D

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    It's a real shame that this film came out a month after The 6th Sense. It deserves a lot more attention than it got. It's a really effective horror film. Definately worth another look. And for most people, a first look.
     
  3. Alex Spindler

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    Certainly one of the best sleeper films I can think of. It did get an unfortunate time of release, and was largely overlooked. But inside, you've got some great atmosphere, a story that isn't about cheap thrills or scares, and some excellent lead acting by both Kevin and Katherine Erbe. A complete shame that nobody gave it a chance.
     
  4. Rob Tomlin

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    I agree that this is an underrated movie! The DVD itself is quite good too!
     
  5. paul o'donnell

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    I actually preferred it to the sixth sense. obviously couldn't live up to the ending, but the descent into mad obsession was greatness.

    A good sleeper hit.
     
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    I also enjoyed it over that "I see dead people movie".
    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
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    I haev both this and the "other" one, I have watched Stir of Echoes 4 times now, and the "other" one only once!
     
  8. Jeremy Anderson

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    I appreciate both movies... but Stir Of Echoes is one I can watch over and over again, while The Sixth Sense is kinda' spoiled after you know the ending. Both are excellent movies though!
     
  9. Jim Golden

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    I like both. Haley Joel Osment gave a remarkable performance in the Sixth Sense, while the "role" of the little boy in Stir of Echoes (in my opinion) kind of made things complicated or confusing (I can't elaborate without spoiling the movie for someone).
    However, the sound and visual effects were much better in Stir of Echoes (just my opinion).
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    I've been putting this one off for some time now, but after reading through this post, I am going to rent this one for sure now. Possibly even buy it . Later !
     
  11. ace peterson

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    This is a great movie! I loved Kevin Bacon's work in this, particularly that scene where he is going balistic with the power tool! Yeah, I too feel this movie didn't get the attention it deserved. Like most people felt it was a knock-off of the sixth sense euphoria.
     
  12. Josh_Hill

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    This is just a damn fine movie and I may enjoy more that 6th Sense actually.
     
  13. Greg_S_H

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    I watched a bit of it on cable, but shut it off midway through. I was enjoying it so much, I decided to watch it in its proper AR on DVD. [​IMG] Haven't regretted the purchase at all. Great movie. It doesn't hurt that it's based on a book by the great Richard Matheson.
     
  14. Justin Doring

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    Personally, I thought it was superior to The Sixth Sense.
     
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  16. Greg_S_H

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    You're right. I should have said, "I wanted to watch it in its proper AR, and didn't realize at the time the DVD wasn't." [​IMG]
    Actually, I'm befuddled right now. The back of the packaging says it's full frame, but I just put the disc on, and it's matted. Misprint? Or, is this because it says it's Full Frame enhanced for 16x9? On my regular set, it looks "letterboxed." Never encountered a Full Frame/16x9, so I don't know.
     
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    Here's Widescreen Review's video review (via Amazon):
     
  18. Dan V

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    I agree with the fact that Stir of Echoes has more rewatch value than Sixth Sense does. The soundtrack is awesome, it really immerses you in the movie with it's great creepy sound effects.Great movie, and I've noticed a recent price reduction on it to 14.99
     
  19. James Spraggs

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    Actually bought this sight unseen the week it came out and have enjoyed it numerous times since. There is nothing beter than showing this movie to someone who has never seen and watching them enjoy it.
     
  20. Dwayne

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    I've watched this more than my Sixth Sense DVDs. One of my favorite scenes is the hypnotism scene near the beginning. Very cool.

    The Dolby Digital 5.1 absolutely rocks on this disc, especially at the end. Very creepy.
     

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