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Monday, March 01, 2010

The Box Blu-Ray Review

The Box Blu-Ray Review

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Synopsis: Push a red button on a little black box, get a million bucks cash. Just like that, all of Norma (Diaz) and Arthur Lewis's (Marsden) financial problems will be over. But there's a catch, according to the strange visitor (Lagella) who placed the box on the couple’s doorstep. Someone, somewhere – someone they don’t know – will die. Cameron Diaz and James Marsden play a couple confronted by agonizing temptation yet unaware they're already part of an orchestrated an – for them and us – mind-blowing chain of events.

The Special Features Include: Commentary by director Richard Kelly, The Box: Grounded in Reality: How family experiences helped director Kelly expand the short story for the screen, Music video prequels, Visual effects revealed, Richard Matheson: In His Own Words: An intimate interview with a sci-fi legend

Review: The box has recieved mixed reviews out there.  It had a very interesting trailer on television when it hit theaters.  The basic premise is that this disfigured man delivers a box to a family that is struggling financially.  He tells them that if they push the button they get one million dollars.  If they do this, however, someone they do not know will die.  They struggle with the question for a short time and then push the button.

This movie does a fantastic job in showing the action-reaction reality of life.  You don't always see the reaction to your action, but its out there.  It sets various events into you can often not control.  The lesser reviews for this film may have come from the fact that its a very dialogue-driven feature, and many Americans have very short attention spans.

The Box is based on a 1970 short story "Button, Button" by Richard Matheson.  Matheson you may remember as the author of 'I am Legend'.  Its a great tale of morality and fun to watch.  We enjoyed it and found it to be a very solid realease.  It looks great on blu-ray, thats really the only way to go.  Don't bother buying DVD!

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars