The Final Destination

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Overview

The Final Destination series gets a kick-start with this fourth outing, headed up by the production team behind the second film -- director David R. Ellis and writer Eric Bress. The New Line franchise will be presented for the first time in 3-D with this installment focusing on a teenager that dodges a trip to the grave at a racetrack, only to find that death has a way of equaling the playing field after the fact. Shantel VanSanten, Bobby Campo, and Hayley Webb star in the ...
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Overview

The Final Destination series gets a kick-start with this fourth outing, headed up by the production team behind the second film -- director David R. Ellis and writer Eric Bress. The New Line franchise will be presented for the first time in 3-D with this installment focusing on a teenager that dodges a trip to the grave at a racetrack, only to find that death has a way of equaling the playing field after the fact. Shantel VanSanten, Bobby Campo, and Hayley Webb star in the sequel.
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Special Features

2 alternate endings; Body Count: The Deaths of The Final Destination; The Final Destination: Previsualization and Storyboards; Additional scenes
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
Welcome to The Final Destination, a world where anything more injurious than a wet Q-tip on a shag carpet will explode your body into a crimson mist of blood and bone dust. Surrender yourself to the fact that Hollywood could quite possibly go on making Final Destination films forever, and then the only question left to ask yourself is "Does this particular one deliver the gruesome goods?" The short answer is yes, but much like our old friend Death, there's simply no escaping the law of diminishing returns. We've seen the same story set into motion by an airplane crash, a freeway accident, and an amusement park disaster; this time it's a group of friends who narrowly escape a spectacular racetrack smash-up that get the Grim Reaper's cloak in a bunch. As usual, the death-cheaters are a bland pastiche of unremarkable, well-coiffed young adults who scramble to make sense of their unlikely survival while gradually realizing that they haven't exactly gotten off scot-free. When the body count continues to rise post-catastrophe, our shaken protagonists realize that they're dying in the order they would have if they hadn't heeded the warning of a clairvoyant vision, and they desperately attempt to break the cycle. A pop-gore gallery of horrors, David R. Ellis' second crack at the series is exactly what you've come to expect: several messy, ridiculously implausible death scenes crammed into a compact, highly efficient 82 minutes -- in 3-D. Herschell Gordon Lewis might have made something similar if bestowed a crew of CG artists and a bottomless well of Red Bull. The movie throbs with hyperactive menace from the very first frame, never giving us a chance to catch our breath as it lobs an endless barrage of lethal projectiles at our faces while racing from one hilariously grisly set piece to the next. It's kind of like the Hurt Locker of horror, only replace the intelligent subtext of that film with some unsavory cartoon racism and laughable, faux-profound musings on fate. Ellis and company know the rules of the genre so well they could recite them backwards in a coma, so the fun of The Final Destination is just buckling our seat belts and letting them spike the needle indeed, this installment is the shortest in the series by nearly ten minutes. Yet, even with the added visual gimmick, the third sequel in the series never does quite soar to the deliriously outrageous heights of Final Destination 2 -- a high watermark for preposterous horror and that rare sequel that tops the original -- though this installment does deliver an exhilarating splat-blast of tasteless pandemonium that some fun-loving gore-hounds are bound to savor. Well, you came to see a crash, didn't you?
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/2/2011
  • UPC: 794043145841
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / 3D / with Blu-Ray
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:22:00
  • Format: Blu-ray 3D
  • Sales rank: 40,140

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bobby Campo Nick O'Bannon,
Shantel VanSanten , Lori
Haley Webb , Janet
Nick Zano Hunt,
Krista Allen , MILF/Samantha
Mykelti Williamson George,
Andy Fiscella
Andrew Fiscella Mechanic
Richard T. Jones
Justin Welborn Racist
Stephanie Honoré Mechanic's Girlfriend
Lara Grice Racist's Wife
Jackson Walker Cowboy
Phil Austin MILF's Husband
William Aguillard Kid #1
Brendan Aguillard Kid #2
Juan Kincaid Newscaster
Monique Detraz Anchorwoman
Chris Fry Greensman
Cecile Monteyne Dee Dee
Stacey Dizon Pedicurist
Dane Rhodes Grandstate Manager
Gabrielle Chapin Girl on Top
Harold Evans Homeless Man
Camille E. Bourgeois III Water Gun Brat
Curtis E. Akin Golfer
Eric Paulsen Anchorman
Belford Carver Mr. Suby
Dennis Nguyen Chinese Orderly
Jedda Jones Nurse
Joseph T. Ridolfo Toy Helicopter Operator
Chris Langlois Toy Car Operator
Trey Burvant Theater Manager
Larry E. Lundy Jr. Usher
Courtney James Scaffolder
Technical Credits
David R. Ellis Director
Claire Breaux Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Brener Executive Producer
Eric Bress Screenwriter
James Giovannetti Jr. Asst. Director
Walter Hamada Executive Producer
Jaymes Hinkle Production Designer
Lindsey Hayes Kroeger Casting
Tawny Ellis Lehman Associate Producer
Glen MacPherson Cinematographer
Craig Perry Producer
Scott Plauche Art Director
David Rapaport Casting
Dana Sano Musical Direction/Supervision
Art Schaefer Co-producer
Mark Stevens Editor
Sheila Hanahan Taylor Executive Producer
Brian Tyler Score Composer
Warren Zide Producer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Death is indeed coming (again)

    The fourth installment of the franchise has hit us (in 3-D)...

    Fans of the original and it's two excellent sequels should be very entertained. Pic was helmed by Part 2's director, David Ellis. The man knows how to film epic mayhem. That, of course is the strongest aspect of the pic, it's ingenious "death" sequences. The plot and script are okay, though there are some subtle references to the other pics in the series for fans... Especially the visuals in the main titles, and numbers on things like buses, etc...

    Performances are relatively on target for this type of pic... Hold your attention, even like some of them (the girls rock)... As stated before, director Ellis knows how to stage the mayhem... the slower moments could have used a bit more energy (and better writing).

    Tech credits are excellent. Photography and editing are top notch. Score by the prolific Brian Tyler is good, but has one near fatal flaw at the main and end credits. The use of the late Shirley Walker's "Destination" (she scored all 3 previous pics) theme is used, but in a dreadful rock style. The orchestral score is quite good.

    All in all... a must for fans that actually is better upon the second viewing. :)

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    WOW THIS ONE IS THE BEST

    IMANGE SEEING SOMETHING BEFORE IT ACTUALLY HAPPENS 4 FRIENDS AT A RACE TRACK ONE SEES A HORRYFYING VISION MORE SCARY THINGS HAPPENS THE GUY DROWNS IN THE POOL GIRL GETTING STUCK IN A CAR WASH A WOMAN GETTING A ROCK SLASHED IN HER EYE A MAN GETTING PULLED DOWN THE STREET BY HIS TOETRUCK THE MALL EXPLODES CREPPY MOVIE THEARTERS AND PRETTY BAD ESCALTERS THIS IS ALL ON THE FINAL DESTINATION SO FAR I SEEN THE MOVIE 4 TIMES AT THE THEATER AND I CAN'T WAIT TILL THE DVD IS RELEASED ! GET READY FOR MORE DEATH! AND VISIONS

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