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Invitation
     

The Invitation

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Director: Pat Bermel

Cast: Lance Henriksen, Christopher Shyer, Stellina Rusich

 
Pat Bermel directs Lance Henriksen in the psychological thriller The Invitation. The film debuts on DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.78:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but

Overview

Pat Bermel directs Lance Henriksen in the psychological thriller The Invitation. The film debuts on DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.78:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but fans of Henriksen should still probably find this DVD worthwhile.

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Clearly a labor of love by Lance Henriksen, who championed the script from the start, this low-budget thriller aspires to be something that most thrillers don't -- thoughtful. Ideas and philosophies abound in the conversations as Roland Levy describes his life-altering epiphany, and the very nature of humanity is questioned. It's kind of like My Dinner With Andre except with toxins in the meal. The dialogue is occasionally fascinating, but what's missing is menace: Roland, sane and sober, is such a friendly, compassionate guy that you know he'd never let something happen to his friends. (Which is not to say he doesn't kill a few of them, just to prove he's serious.) In the end, the thriller aspects have been replaced by melodrama, and anyone coming to the party looking for horror and shock will be disappointed. But those with an appetite for something smarter will find it painlessly amusing. Indeed, the entire piece might work better as a theatrical play.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/02/2003
UPC:
0031398107842
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:24:00
Sales rank:
6,422

Special Features

16 x 9 widescreen ; English and Spanish subtitles

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Guests [2:27]
2. Greetings [2:25]
3. Chatting It Up [3:32]
4. Pale Horse [5:23]
5. South America [4:28]
6. Revelation [3:34]
7. Worst Case [4:09]
8. One Down [3:09]
9. Gone Psycho [4:50]
10. Inspirational [4:10]
11. All Lies [3:41]
12. Nighttime Swim [4:09]
13. Blinded [3:45]
14. Bad Dreams [3:05]
15. Give In [2:02]
16. So Much Pain [2:10]
17. Sisters [2:24]
18. Lighten Up [5:30]
19. Horrible Tragedy [2:31]
20. Life Affirming [3:15]
21. Holding On [2:39]
22. To Find Freedom [2:45]
23. A Glimpse [5:21]
24. Credits [2:39]

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The Invitation 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Stick with this movie and LISTEN. Roland has a special 'gift' for his friends, and they'll walk away more serene,wise,appreciative of themselves and life. You will too. Beautuful background music and settings, as well!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie,has many lessons on many levels. There are several very deep,beautiful, soulful 'truths' revealed as well. The film left me with a serene,calm,released, and wiser frame of mind, than before I watched it.