“Slow-burning gothic thriller; bloody gore-horror; action-comedy—layered atop one another.”
Dana Schwartz, Entertainment Weekly
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Blu-ray and DVD debut on December 4
Burbank, CA, October 24 – Your prayers have been answered when “The Nun” arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “The Nun” explores another dark corner of the “Conjuring” universe, whose record-setting films have terrified audiences around the globe.
“The Nun” stars Oscar nominated Demian Bichir (“A Better Life”) as Father Burke, Taissa Farmiga (TV’s “American Horror Story”) as Sister Irene, and Jonas Bloquet (“Elle”) as local villager Frenchie. The cast also includes Charlotte Hope (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) as the abbey’s Sister Victoria, Ingrid Bisu (“Toni Erdmann”) as Sister Oana and Bonnie Aarons, reprising her “Conjuring 2” role as the title character.
Corin Hardy (“The Hallow”) directed “The Nun” from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman (“IT”) and story by James Wan and Dauberman, which delves into the shocking origin of the demonic Nun Valak, who first made her evil presence known in “The Conjuring 2.” “The Nun” was produced by James Wan and Peter Safran, with Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Dauberman, Michael Clear and Todd Williams serving as executive producers.
Joining Hardy behind the scenes are director of photography Maxime Alexandre (“The Voices,” “Annabelle: Creation”), production designer Jennifer Spence (“Annabelle: Creation,” “Lights Out,” the “Insidious” films), editors Michel Aller (“Lights Out,” “Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension”) and Ken Blackwell (“Ouija,” “Friday the 13th”), and costume designer Sharon Gilham (TV’s “Black Mirror”). The music is by Abel Korzeniowski (“Nocturnal Animals”).
New Line Cinema presents an Atomic Monster / Safran Company production, “The Nun.” The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
“The Nun” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and DVD for $28.98. The Blu-Ray Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray disc with the film in high definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition and a digital version of the movie.
“The Nun” will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.
Fans can also own “The Nun” via purchase from digital retailers beginning November 20.
When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in “The Conjuring 2,” as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.
BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
“The Nun” Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD contain the following special features:
· A New Horror Icon
· Gruesome Planet
· The Conjuring Chronology
· Over 10 minutes of deleted scenes
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On November 20, “The Nun” will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNOW, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On December 4, “The Nun” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
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Blu-ray Combo Pack $35.99
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: December 4
EST Street Date: November 20
DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French
BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Canadian French
BD Subtitles: English, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese
Running Time: 96 minutes
Rating: Rated R for terror, violence, and disturbing/bloody images
So, watched this last night. I actually enjoyed it for what it was...which is basically B movie horror that leans heavily into influences from Hammer films. It does have some jump scares but I think it may actually be paced a little too slowly and carefully for some modern horror fans.
What I really enjoyed was the look of the picture, the locations and sets were outstanding I thought. The writing is nothing special but at least they pull it off visually in interesting ways for the most part. The acting is...well...what you might expect from something like this.
This definitely falls into the category of films designed to mess with Catholics as the whole nun thing and investigators sent by the Vatican are certainly meant to play more to that crowd.
Is it a good film? No, it's not. Is it entertaining? Sure, if you enjoy this sort of hokum.
I get a kick out of the line from Dana Schwartz (and may the Schwartz be with you by the way) in Ron's post above that labels this part "comedy" as I don't really think it is other than being sort of silly and containing one groan inducing joke:
A character produces a vile containing the blood of Christ which prompts a character to say "Holy shit!" and the priest to respond "The holiest."
While I probably would have omitted that from the script in their wisdom they kept that in.
So, if you like Hammer films and stories that center around Catholics protecting the world from evil, then this might be for you. Again, it looked great in the home theater and I enjoyed it mostly although the end battle was sort of yawn inducing then they tack on two additional endings after that...the final one specifically tying the film into The Conjuring franchise.