The Bay

( 1 )

Overview

Three years after a massive government cover-up involving a parasitic outbreak in a small seaside town, a reporter unearths chilling footage that reveals the terrifying truth in this found footage-style shocker from Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson. On July 4th, 2009, the town of Claridge, Maryland experienced an unprecedented biological disaster. An isopod parasite typically found in fish somehow found its way into a human host. As the town gathered for its annual Independence Day celebration, the parasite ...
See more details below
DVD (Wide Screen)
$13.68
BN.com price
(Save 8%)$14.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (9) from $7.99   
  • New (5) from $9.88   
  • Used (4) from $7.99   

Overview

Three years after a massive government cover-up involving a parasitic outbreak in a small seaside town, a reporter unearths chilling footage that reveals the terrifying truth in this found footage-style shocker from Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson. On July 4th, 2009, the town of Claridge, Maryland experienced an unprecedented biological disaster. An isopod parasite typically found in fish somehow found its way into a human host. As the town gathered for its annual Independence Day celebration, the parasite began to spread at unprecedented speeds, consuming its victims from the inside out. Now witness the terrifying events that unfolded that fateful holiday weekend as captured on the security cameras, mobile phones, and webcams of the people who witnessed them firsthand, but never lived to tell their stories.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

Closed-Caption Feature-Length Commentary With Derector Barry Levinson "Into The Unknown: Barry Levinson On The Bay" Featurette
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
Paranormal Activity creator Oren Peli helps that old dog Barry Levinson learn some new tricks in The Bay, and the Oscar-winning director performs them rather well as he uses found footage to tell the story of a quaint Maryland community that's attacked by an aggressive parasite that makes the leap from fish to humans with terrifying ferocity. Three years after a massive government cover-up involving a parasitic outbreak in a small seaside town, a reporter unearths chilling footage that reveals the terrifying truth. On July 4, 2009, the town of Claridge, MD, experienced an unprecedented biological disaster. An isopod parasite typically found in fish somehow made its way into a human host. As the town gathered for its annual Independence Day celebration, the parasite began to spread at an unprecedented speed, consuming its victims from the inside out. We witness the terrifying events that unfolded during that fateful holiday weekend as captured on the security cameras, mobile phones, and webcams of the people who experienced them firsthand, but never lived to tell their stories. As the found-footage phenomenon takes root as a genuine mainstream film movement, it's only natural that established directors try their hand at the rapidly evolving style. George A. Romero did it with varying degrees of success in 2007's Diary of the Dead, and now with the very first horror film of his four-decade career, Levinson does the creator of the modern zombie movie one better by tapping directly into our deepest fears about rampant disease and man-made epidemics. A sort of found-footage-style Outbreak for the first third of its running time, The Bay frames the story of the emerging plague with the footage and recollections of a budding journalist Kristen Connolly who is covering Claridge's annual Fourth of July celebrations when what initially appears to be a rash of murders breaks out in the town. Meanwhile, the video diaries of two ocean biologists reveal an alarming infestation spreading in the local waters; an overburdened doctor Skype chats with the CDC as his waiting room overflows with patients showing signs of what initially appears to be a highly contagious bacterial infection; local cops struggle to maintain order; the town mayor races to silence any sounds of alarm; and an unsuspecting young couple head to Claridge in a rented boat with their infant son in tow. Together with screenwriter Michael Wallach, Levinson juggles these plotlines with the skill of a seasoned storyteller, giving us just enough information at each turn to answer important questions while keeping tension levels high. That said, some of the best scares come during scenes that don't necessarily involve the main storylines, but serve as little self-contained segments of shock peppered throughout the film. The use of multiple video formats proves highly effective at keeping the viewer off balance; it's difficult to get comfortable when you never know what type and quality of images you'll be confronted with next. Also, by filling out the cast with talented yet lesser-known actors who prove largely adept at appearing unrehearsed in front of the camera, Levinson does a good job of maintaining the illusion of a small town plunged into total chaos. And though the spoken-but-not-seen coda ends The Bay on a somewhat anticlimactic note, Levinson and Wallach have done such an effective job at maintaining tension throughout that the film stands as a refreshing approach to such cautionary creature features as Godzilla or, more recently, The Host, and will no doubt still be lingering in our heads during our next trip to the lake. Much like a genuine parasitic infection, the horror takes root inside of us, and continues to grow long after the initial exposure.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/5/2013
  • UPC: 031398166276
  • Original Release: 2012
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 39,621

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nansi Aluka Jaquline
Christopher Denham Sam
Stephen Kunken Dr. Abrams
Frank Deal Mayor Stockman
Kether Donohue Donna
Kristen Connolly Stephanie
Will Rogers Alex
Kimberly Campbell Nurse Rebecca
Beckett Clayton-Luce Charles
Dave Hager Fisher Jerry
Tara Polhemus Teenage Girl
Sean Johnson Teenage Boy
Murat "Murf Dawg" Erdan Mike Radio Host
Lamya Reynolds Ms. Rosenblatt
Lucia Forte Marla Spadafora
Stacy Rabon Middle Age Woman
Charles Weaver Water Rescue Worker
Keyla S. Childs Ms. Crustacean
Justin Welborn Activist
Rick Benjamin News Anchor Bernie
Christi Lowe News Anchor Marsha
Jack Landry Larry
Holly Allen Sally
Robert C. Treveiler Dr. Williams
Brandon Hanson Cameraman Jim
Michael Beasley Officer Jimson
Heidi Lawson Nurse Jessica
Kenny Alfonso Dr. Michaels
Jody Thompson Officer Paul
Andrew Stahl Sheriff Lee Roberts
Zoe Clark Little Girl at Party
Wyatt Hays Little Boy at Party
Brandon O'Dell Bill
John David Bland Man Attacking Dr. Abrams
James Patrick Freetly Bob - Fishing
Alissa Harris Mom at Fair
Truman Brothers Tim
Tim Parati Fair Man
Bridget Gethins Fat Lady
Sue Plassman Woman with Boils
Chris Walters Harvey Crab Winner
Nan Stephenson Harvey's Wife
Kenya Phifer Woman Calling 911
Tim Ross Reporter - Brian
Tim Ross Reporter - Brian
Jonathan "Lund" Maverick George Khouri
Jane McNeill Victim One
Ken Moran Chicken Feeder
Anthony Reynolds Homeland Security Officer
Rasool Jahan Dr. Nu
Divakar Shukla Dr. Sacerdoti
Zach Hanner EPA Staffer
Troy Rudeseal Man with Belly
Jennifer Burch Teen with Infested Arm
Sarah Jordan Levin Jennifer's Friend
Rachel Eddy Girl Texting
Jason Sosnoff Marine Biologist
Toni Sosnoff Stephanie's Mother
Technical Credits
Barry Levinson Director, Original Story, Producer
Jason Blum Producer
Lee Bonner Production Designer
Chris Bridges Makeup Special Effects
Ellen Chenoweth Casting
Stan Flint Art Director
Gaslight Studio Makeup Special Effects
Jonathan S. Gaynor Sound Mixer
Mariusz Glabinski Sound/Sound Designer
Urs Hirschbiegel Asst. Director
Emmie Holmes Costumes/Costume Designer
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones Executive Producer
Tracy Kilpatrick Casting
Paul A. Levin Associate Producer
Amelia McCarthy Casting
Katie Middleton Makeup
Josh Nussbaum Cinematographer
Liam O'Donnell Co-producer
Oren Peli Producer
Steven Schneider Producer
Jason Sosnoff Executive Producer
Colin Strause Executive Producer
Greg Strause Executive Producer
Michael Wallach Associate Producer, Original Story, Screenwriter
Aaron Yanes Editor
Marcelo Zarvos Score Composer
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The BAY
1. Chapter 1 [5:06]
2. Chapter 2 [4:54]
3. Chapter 3 [5:35]
4. Chapter 4 [4:55]
5. Chapter 5 [5:45]
6. Chapter 6 [4:49]
7. Chapter 7 [5:35]
8. Chapter 8 [5:02]
9. Chapter 9 [5:20]
10. Chapter 10 [5:54]
11. Chapter 11 [4:43]
12. Chapter 12 [4:17]
13. Chapter 13 [7:17]
14. Chapter 14 [4:10]
15. Chapter 15 [5:33]
16. Chapter 16 [6:02]
17. Chapter 17 [:01]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Disc #1 -- The BAY
   Play Movie
   Set Up
      Audio
         English 5.1 Dolby Digital
      Subtitles
         English Subtitles: On
         Spanish Subtitles: On
         Subtitles: Off
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Director Commentary
         Commentary: On
         Commentary: Off
      Into The Unknown: Barry Levinson On "The Bay"
      Also From Lionsgate
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted April 4, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Director Barry Levinson did an AMAZING job at keeping this movie

    Director Barry Levinson did an AMAZING job at keeping this movie suspenseful and darn-right creepy! It's pretty much on par with Jaws, where (as the reviewer said) the idea stays with you long past the movie. The special effects are kept at a minimal, but the makeup and modern effects are at a high which also makes this movie a lot scarier than it could have been. Camera work is top notch also!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews