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The Descent

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The Descent
DESCENT: Alex Bailey

The Descent

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
99 minutes
Wide Release Date:
08/04/06
performer:
Shauna MacDonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid
director:
Neil Marshall
distributor:
Lions Gate Films
author:
Neil Marshall
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy, Horror

We gave it an A

U.S. viewers were robbed: British director Neil Marshall’s spelunking shriekfest The Descent lost about a minute at the end, making its dark, trippy vibe less extreme. Now we get all the shadowy horror of six muscle-laced women’s underground encounter with an infuriated clan of ”crawlers.” Want the less-deadly theatrical experience? Stop the disc at 1:34:15.

EXTRAS The revise tested better in the States. Says Marshall: It ”offers a degree of hope,” which seems less a comment on his creative compromise than on our tastes.

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