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"What Lies Beneath" (2000, Robert Zemeckis) (1 Viewer)

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Recently re-watched WLB on the Widscreen DVD. I had seen this in the theater back in Fall 2000, but this is the first time I've watched this since seeing it theatrically.

Excellent suspense/horror flick! I remember being surprised that Harrison Ford played a "bad guy" (for lack of a better word) in the film, since this was completely against type.
The scenes when it was revealed that he killed his lover were interesting, since that's not the way I thought this would go.

Also liked the continuity in the earlier scene when MP when to the lab & heard the technicians talking about drugging the rats & rendering them temporarily paralyzed, and the confirmation that this would also work on humans - which was then referenced in the end, when MP was herself paralyzed with the drug.

Though I've never found this film exceptionally horrifying, it is definitely creepy/jarring -
especially the scenes when the MP character saw the "ghost" of the ex-lover in the bathroom, etc. And - the ending scene when the ex-lover's "ghost" pulled down HF to his watery doom was grotesque - especially when the ghost's face changed from "human" form to a rotted corpse - great effects here.

This film definitely needs & deserves an upgrade to Blu. The current DVD was OK when it came out, but in the current days of HD it's severely lacking with washed-out color, just OK PQ, etc.
 
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This is now either a Disney (formerly FOX) or Paramount (formerly DreamWorks) property, so the chances of a Blu-ray release, unless licensed out to another entity like Shout or Kino, is unlikely.
 

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