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    Press release!

    The phone is dead. And it’s ringing.

    Director Scott Derrickson returns to his terror roots and partners again with the foremost brand in the genre, Blumhouse, with a new horror thriller. Finney Shaw, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney.

    Starring four-time Oscar® nominee Ethan Hawke in the most terrifying role of his career and introducing Mason Thames in his first ever film role, The Black Phone is produced,
    directed, and co-written by Scott Derrickson, the writer-director of Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Marvel’s Doctor Strange.

    The film’s screenplay is by Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill (Doctor Strange, Sinister franchise), based on the award-winning short story by Joe Hill from his New York Times bestseller 20th Century Ghosts. The film is produced by Derrickson & Cargill’s Crooked Highway and presented by Universal and Blumhouse. Jason Blum, Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill are producers on the film, which is executive produced by Ryan Turek and Christopher H. Warner.

    Genre: Horror
    Cast: Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Jeremy Davies, James Ransone and Ethan Hawke
    Directed by: Scott Derrickson
    Screenplay by: Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill
    Based on the short story by Joe Hill
    Producers: Jason Blum, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill
    Executive Producers: Ryan Turek, Christopher H. Warner

    Rock! Shock! Pop!

  • #2
    I started to watch the trailer but had to halt it halfway through because they seemed determined to reveal everything in the movie. When will they stop doing that?!
    VHS will never die!

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    • #3
      ... I didn't love it. The premise is great, but the followthrough, not so much.
      That said- if they made a movie with Gwen (the protagonist's little sister) I'd watch the hell out of it. She was a hoot.

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      • #4
        I am so sick of the trailer that I don't know if I'd ever want to see the movie.

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        • #5
          Press release for the Blu-ray release coming next week.

          NOW AVAILABLE TO OWN WITH CAPTIVATING EXTRAS INCLUDING DELETED SCENES

          “UNFORGETABLE” – (THE DAILY BEAST)

          OWN IT ON DIGITAL AUGUST 12, 2022
          BLU-RAYTM AND DVD AUGUST 16, 2022 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

          Universal City, California, August 5, 2022 – Never talk to strangers. Academy Award® nominee Ethan Hawke (Sinister, Boyhood, Training Day), in the most disturbing role of his career, stars in a new suspenseful thriller based on the short story by Joe Hill (“Locke & Key,” Horns) and from Blumhouse and director Scott Derrickson who brought you Sinister and Doctor Strange. Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 83%,, THE BLACK PHONE is available to own with captivating extras on Digital August 12, 2022 and on Blu-rayTM and DVD August 16, 2022 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed as “a modern horror classic” (Daily Dead), THE BLACK PHONE comes with exclusive bonus content which includes deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes with the cast and crew, Derrickson’s short film SHADOWPROWLER and a feature commentary by director, producer, co-writer Scott Derrickson.

          From producer Jason Blum (The Invisible Man, Get Out, Split), written by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill (Sinister, Dr. Strange) with Derrickson directing, THE BLACK PHONE stars Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Davies (Saving Private Ryan, The House That Jack Built, Lost), James Ransone (It Chapter Two, Generation Kill), Mason Thames (For All Mankind, Walker) and Madeleine McGraw (Secrets of Sulpher Springs, A Christmas Wish).

          Finney (Thames), a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer (Hawke) and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney. The film is produced by Derrickson & Cargill’s Crooked Highway and presented by Universal and Blumhouse.

          With the purchase of THE BLACK PHONE on disc or digital, fans are eligible to earn points towards digital movies via the Universal All-Access Rewards program. Members can redeem their points for digital movies, swag and more! For registration and details please visit www.MyUniversalRewards.com.

          EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES on BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL:
          • DELETED SCENES
          o Is This America Now?
          o No Dreams
          • ETHAN HAWKE'S EVIL TURN - Dive deeper into the character of The Grabber and how Ethan Hawke was able to transform into this unnerving villain.
          • ANSWERING THE CALL: BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE BLACK PHONE - Take a behind-the-scenes look into the most pivotal elements of THE BLACK PHONE production, including adapting the story and achieving the vision of director Scott Derrickson.
          • DEVIL IN THE DESIGN - Explore how the intricacies of production design helped bring this film to life, from the set design, to costumes, to hair and makeup.
          • SUPER 8 SET - Cast and crew break down the decision to shoot the dream sequences on Super 8 film, and how that helped capture the aesthetic of the time period.
          • SHADOWPROWLER - A short film by Scott Derrickson
          • FEATURE COMMENTARY BY PRODUCER/CO-WRITER/DIRECTOR SCOTT DERRICKSON

          THE BLACK PHONE will be available on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital.
          • Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital copy.
          • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can buy or rent instantly.
          Press Release: https://www.uphe.com/press-release/t...-press-release
          Website: https://www.uphe.com/movies/the-black-phone
          Trailer: https://uni.pictures/BlackPhoneAnnounce
          Facebook: /theblackphonemovie
          Twitter: @universalhorror
          Instagram: @theblackphonemovie
          #TheBlackPhone

          FILMMAKERS:
          Cast: Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Jeremy Davies, James Ransone and Ethan Hawke
          Casting By: Terri Taylor CSA, Sarah Domeier Lindo CSA
          Music By: Mark Korven
          Edited By: Frédéric Thoraval
          Production Designer: Patti Podesta
          Director of Photography: Brett Jutkiewicz
          Executive Producers: Joe Hill, Ryan Turek, Christopher H. Warner
          Produced By: Jason Blum p.g.a., Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill
          Based on the Short Story “The Black Phone” By: Joe Hill
          Screenplay By: Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill
          Directed By: Scott Derrickson

          TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAYTM:
          Street Date: August 16, 2022
          Selection Number: 1000811974 (US)
          Layers: BD-50
          Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen
          Rating: Rated R for violence, bloody images, language and some drug use
          Subtitles: English, Latin American Spanish and French Canadian
          Languages/Sound: English (DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content), Latin American Spanish (DTS-HD High Resolution Audio 7.1) and French Canadian (DTS Digital Surround 5.1)
          Run Time: 01:43:15

          TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
          Street Date: August 16, 2022
          Selection Number: 1000811973 (US)
          Layers: DVD 9
          Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
          Rating: Rated R for violence, bloody images, language and some drug use
          Subtitles: English, Latin American Spanish and French Canadian
          Languages/Sound: English (Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content), Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French Canadian (Dolby Digital 5.1)
          Run Time: 01:43:21

          ABOUT UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT:
          Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango, DreamWorks Animation Film and Television. UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television statsions group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.


          Rock! Shock! Pop!

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          • #6
            It is streaming on Peacock now.

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            • #7
              I was not a fan of this one. Some aspects of it were okay, but so much of it was just....silly.

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