Stir of Echoes - Special Edition

Stir of Echoes - Special Edition

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Director: David Koepp

Cast: David Koepp, Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Erbe, Illeana Douglas

     
 

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David Koepp's supernatural thriller Stir of Echoes comes to DVD loaded with extra goodies and boasting excellent picture and sound quality. The anamorphic widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles available in the disc.

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David Koepp's supernatural thriller Stir of Echoes comes to DVD loaded with extra goodies and boasting excellent picture and sound quality. The anamorphic widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles available in the disc. Supplemental features include a commentary track by the director, a theatrical trailer, television spots, cast and crew bios, production notes, a production featurette, and a music video by the band Moist for their song "Breathe." This disc is sure to please fans of the film and may grab the attention of those that let it get by them in the theater.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Clark
An effectively creepy thriller by Hollywood scribe David Koepp (who penned the blockbuster Jurassic Park), this film explores hypnotism and delusional horror with an acuteness unusual for a film of its genre. Eschewing gore and fake shock tactics, Koepp uses his material as a means of exploring his main character's psyche. To this end, Kevin Bacon's resourceful portrayal perfectly embodies the archetype of a family man threatening to be done in by his demons. The film's momentum dissipates as it draws nearer to its semi-predictable conclusion, but the engrossing storyline and excellent use of Chicago locations create a tangible world for the tale, and make it easier to relate to on a human level. In an luckless bit of coincidence, The Sixth Sense was released just a few weeks prior to Stir, and the similarly ghoulish ghost story (both involve the use of a young boy as an oracle for otherworldly devices) all but crippled this film's opportunity to reach the moviegoing masses.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2000
UPC:
0012236101970
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
R
Source:
Live / Artisan
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:34:00
Sales rank:
51,475

Special Features

Commentary with director David Koepp; 16:9 full-screen version; 5.1 Dolby Digital; Theatrical trailer; Cast and crew information; TV spots; Production notes; Digitally mastered; Interactive menus; Scene access; Featurette; Music video; Behind-the-scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kevin Bacon Tom Witzky
Kathryn Erbe Maggie Witzky
Illeana Douglas Lisa
Liza Weil Debbie Kozac
Kevin Dunn Frank McCarthy
Conor O'Farrell Harry Damon
Jenny Morrison Samantha
Zachary David Cope Jake Witzky
Lisa Lewis Debbie's Mother
Eddie Bo Smith Neil The Cop
Kevin Scott Greer Bit

Technical Credits
David Koepp Director,Screenwriter
Nelson Coates Production Designer
Mary Colquhoun Casting
Carla Corwin Asst. Director
Leesa Evans Costumes/Costume Designer
Susie Goulder Set Decoration/Design
Judy Hofflund Producer
James Newton Howard Score Composer
David W. Krummel Art Director
Fred Murphy Cinematographer
Gavin Polone Producer
Daniel J. Richter Sound/Sound Designer
Jill Savitt Editor
Michele Weisler Executive Producer

Scene Index

Scene Index
0. Scene Index
1. Opening Credits [1:56]
2. Ordinary [2:54]
3. A Nice Neighborhood [2:57]
4. Hypnosis [1:51]
5. Sleep [2:00]
6. Eight Percent [2:27]
7. Seeing Things [5:25]
8. Opening a Door [2:16]
9. "Call Vanessa" [2:02]
10. High School Football [3:49]
11. Tracking Down Jake [4:11]
12. Questioning the Boy [2:54]
13. Learning About Samantha [4:41]
14. A Premonition... [2:35]
15. ...Comes True [2:34]
16. Taking a Walk [3:30]
17. Advice from Neil [4:41]
18. Trying to Get Their Attention [3:54]
19. Pulling Tom In [2:05]
20. Dig [2:55]
21. "The Question Is Where" [4:34]
22. Bad News [3:04]
23. Tom Continues His Search [2:37]
24. Tearing the House Apart [4:10]
25. The Truth [6:16]
26. Living with a Lie [3:39]
27. A Serious Problem [2:49]
28. Feathers [2:42]
29. Welcoming the Light [2:28]
30. End Credits [4:53]

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Stir of Echoes - Special Edition 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is based on the book of the same name written by Richard Matheson. Kevin Bacon plays a fairly typical working-class guy living in Chicago with his wife and his son. One night at a party, he gets into a lively discussion with his sister-in-law, who believes in psychic communication and the power of hypnosis. He challenges her to hypnotize him, and she plants in him a post-hypnotic suggestion to be more open-minded. But the results aren't quite what either of them expected; he sees the spirit of a girl from the neighborhood who disappeared months ago; as does his son.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this Film Makes You Think. It is one Of The films i realy enjoyed kevin bacon is the main actor. great film enjoy watching it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was impressed with this movie. This movie has some very disturbing and horrifying scenes which kept me watching until the end. A great movie!
mishawaka-bookie More than 1 year ago
Originally released on the coattails of "Six Sense", this took a back seat at the box office because of it. But this engaging psychological drama taken from Richard Matheson's story, sucks you in from the get go, and is actually a much better story then "Six Sense". Filmed on Chicago's south side, the setting is a character in of it's own. The cast together weave a mystery you won't forget.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must admit that I have never heard of Stir of Echoes until I bought it in the year of 2002. I liked the front cover of the movie. When I saw it, I thought it was unbelievably great. I liked Kevin Bacon's performance in this film. He certainly gave a great serious work on his part to really make this movie connect with the audience. I liked the story even though I didn't like the idea of a child actor being in it because they are not very good and natural enough. I will let this slide because the story really dominated the movie. I was puzzled about few characters, how they acted in the middle of the film, but I know now because the ending revealed it all. I saw The Mothman Prophecies before I saw this one. After seeing The Mothman Prophecies, the movie raised the standards higher than it was originally with M. Night Shyamalan films and the others. I feel this movie Stir of Echoes comes close to meet the new standards I have a high praise for the dynamic story created. Just for the record, Artisan, as I predict, will be the upcoming top producer of great movies in the future because what I have seen so far are extremely remarkable: Stir of Echoes, Pi, Belly, The Limey, The Ninth Gate, Dune, and many more. In addition, I researched on this film and did not know that it was released the same time as Sixth Sense. Now, that explains why this movie was in the closet. Suppose if this film was released only, I can safely say that this film will fare greater than it was in the first place.