Rent The Woman in Black (2012)

3.2 of 5 from 369 ratings
1h 31min
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Synopsis:
Based on the classic ghost story, feature tells the tale of Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), a lawyer who is forced to leave his young son and travel to a remote village to attend to the affairs of the recently deceased owner of Eel Marsh House. Working alone in the old mansion, Kipps begins to uncover the town's tragic and tortured secrets and his fears escalate when he discovers that local children have been disappearing under mysterious circumstances. When those closest to him become threatened by the vengeful woman in black, Kipps must find a way to break the cycle of terror.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Brian Oliver, Richard Jackson, Simon Oakes
Voiced By:
Lu Corfield
Writers:
Susan Hill, Jane Goldman
Studio:
Momentum Pictures
Genres:
British Films, Drama, Horror, Thrillers
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
18/06/2012
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary with Director James Watkins and Screenwriter Jane Goldman
  • Inside the Perfect Thriller: Making "The Woman in Black"
  • No Fear: Daniel Radcliffe as Arthur Kipps
  • Interviews with Daniel Radcliffe, James Watkins and Jane Goldman
  • "The Woman in Black" Red Carpet Special
  • Ghost competition winner, as read by Daniel Radcliffe
  • Photo Galleries including A Look Behind the Scenes, Storyboards (by Storyboard and Concept Artist Simon Duric) and Production Sketches (by Prod. Designer Kave Quinn)
  • Trailers
BBFC:
Release Date:
18/06/2012
Run Time:
94 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary with Director James Watkins and Screenwriter Jane Goldman
  • Inside the Perfect Thriller: Making "The Woman in Black"
  • No Fear: Daniel Radcliffe as Arthur Kipps
  • Interviews with Daniel Radcliffe, James Watkins and Jane Goldman
  • "The Woman in Black" Red Carpet Special
  • Ghost competition winner, as read by Daniel Radcliffe
  • Photo Galleries including A Look Behind the Scenes, Storyboards (by Storyboard and Concept Artist Simon Duric) and Production Sketches (by Production Designer Kave Quinn)
  • Trailers

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Reviews (6) of The Woman in Black

Excellent Creepy Nail-biting British Movie - The Woman in Black review by PV

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27/07/2012

This is a really first rate film - and nice and efficient, at 90 minutes - based on Susan Hill's superb classic ghost story The Woman in Black. I thoroughly enjoyed this - it kept me and others with me rooted to our seats, and on the edge of them, and made me jump more than once (the director's intention of course!) Nicely filmed and with period details correct; creepy imagery, even the CGI. My only criticism is that two of the main actors were middle-aged men who looked too similar to each other: film makers usually do this when casting actresses - many films seem to have 2 or 3 young blonde women in them, so confusion results! So when you watch this, concentrate on who is who! BUT apart from that annoyance, this is a nice neat efficient creepy ghost story, happily only 90 minutes long (Hollywood would have added some unnecessary back story and made it 2 hours and more...yawn...). Recommended.

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Old fashioned horror - The Woman in Black review by Pete W

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21/10/2013

I didn't realise that Hammer Films were still in business but they have produced a good old-fashioned scary horror film here. Not a gory slash movie but a suspenseful, chilling ghost story in the MR James tradition. You will jump out of your seat at regular intervals. Daniel Radcliffe does, I think, do a good job as the lead despite the disadvantage of being obviously much too young to have been married, lost his wife in childbirth and acquired a seven year old son within the first five minutes of the film.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Gothic Harry Potter - The Woman in Black review by CP Customer

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30/01/2014

This ticks all the boxes for the old fashioned ghost shocker; decaying dark house, the death of children, the mad woman (women?) in the attic. It's quite well written and very well played, D Radcliffe doing his best, which is jolly good in the circs, and all other participants handing in a workmanlike performance.

Trouble is, for me it was simply an extended ghost train ride, scary but almost predictable. I can well imagine all the HP fans squealing and clutching each other as their darling struggles with a combination of the mother from hell and the original castrating woman. If you like this kind of thing, this is the sort of thing you will like

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Critic review

The Woman in Black review by Alyse Garner - Cinema Paradiso

Star of the Harry Potter franchise Daniel Radcliffe plays a young lawyer in Victorian England who relocates to a remote village, to discover the ghost of a mourning woman is terrorizing the locals.

Made under the banner of the British horror movie studio, Hammer Horror, The Woman in Black is an interesting addition to the wealth of adaptations of Susan Hill’s 1980’s novel. This interpretation combines the traditional Victorian horror style with the dark sensitivities of modern cinema go-ers and does so quite effectively. The Woman in Black is a surprisingly creepy and genuinely spooky horror film; filled with did-you-or-didn’t-you see that moments, and elements present only in some of the tensest of modern thrillers.

I was genuinely impressed by The Woman in Black and feel it could have been a truly remarkable movie, if not for one very poor choice. Radcliffe, cast here as a grieving single father, is not only ill suited to the role but also performs poorly in it. I struggled throughout to see Radcliffe as a father based not only on his physical not-really-a-grown-up-yet appearance but also on the globally accepted association of him as that wizard with the scar.

Furthermore, I also felt he lacked the emotion that was required for the role; haunted by a ghost who has experienced the most harrowing possibility to any parent should move Radcliffe in such a way that his parental and instinctual fear should both be abundantly clear to any viewer; what we are instead treated to is a rather slack and shocked facial expression.

It really is a terrible shame; I would have far rather watched an unknown actor play the role well than someone famous with the on screen presence of a flobberworm.

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