4K Blu-ray Review: Old Offers a Chilling and Engaging Story, Now Available

OldIn the film Old, which SciFi Vision was provided on 4K for review, Guy (Gael García Bernal) and Prisca Cappa (Vicky Krieps) are about to get a divorce but decide to take one last family vacation before breaking it to their two children, 11-year-old Maddox (Alexa Swinton) and 6-year-old Trent (Nolan River). Prisca is elated to find such a great deal for a resort online, and when they get there, they are offered access to a secluded too-good-to-be-true beach. They are not completely alone, however, as another family, including surgeon Charles (Rufus Sewell), his wife Chrystal (Abbey Lee), their 6-year-old daughter Kara, and his elderly mother, Agnes (Kathleen Chalfant) are offered the same access. Things get a little odd when the driver taking them to the beach (Shyamalan) gives them way too much packed food and sends them the rest of the way on foot. They soon discover that this paradise is even less exclusive and that it’s already occupied by rapper Mid-Sized Sedan (Aaron Pierre), and later another couple, nurse Jarin (Ken Leung) and Patricia Carmichael (Nikki Amuka-Bird).

Everything is fine until a body washes up on shore and accusations start flying. Things go from bad to worse when the adults notice that the children have aged by about five years. They also quickly discover that they are unable to leave, as they black out and end up back on the beach. Time continues to pass, and they realize that if they can’t get off the island, they may die of old age in the space of a day.

As with other films by Shyamalan, who both wrote and directed the movie, it can be quite dark and chilling at times. As much of it takes place in an open area on a beach, the seclusion and using the rocks and cliffs the way they did gives it that foreboding claustrophobia. The director found ways to make the alluring also feel sinister.

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Exclusive Video Interview: Justine Bateman on Writing and Directing Violet, Now in Select Cities

Justine BatemanOpening in theaters in Los Angeles and New York today and nationally on November 5th, Violet, written and directed by Justine Bateman, follows the title character played by Olivia Munn. Violet spends her days making fear-based decisions by listening to self-criticisms and self-doubts (voiced by Justin Theroux) and misses out on the things she wants in life rather than living free like her friend Red (Luke Bracey). It isn’t until Violet realizes she has to ignore the lies she tells herself and face her fears head on that she can do things differently and live the professional, personal, and romantic life that she really wants.

According to Bateman, who talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview, she named the characters Violet and Red, because they represent opposites, although she didn’t realize it when she first wrote it. “When you look at the light spectrum, the visual light spectrum for humans, you've got red on one end and purple on the other…Red’s the polar opposite, as far as how he lives his life. So, she has to go across the spectrum to get to where she needs to by the end.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: Alex Pettyfer Talks Immortality and His Film Warning

Alex PettyferThe science fiction thriller Warning, which takes place in the near future leading up to Earth’s destruction, takes a look at short narratives of different groups of interconnected people as they contemplate the meaning of life in a time when the technology we’ve become to depend on is often a substitute for human contact.

The scenes with Alex Pettyfer, who plays the role of Liam, who comes from a wealthy family and brings his girlfriend (Annabelle Wallis) home to dinner, tell a cautionary tale of immortality.

Watching the film, directed by Agata Alexander, is not a passive experience, as it’s definitely one that will make you think about things, including technology, in a new light. According to, Pettyfer, who talked to Jamie Ruby in an exclusive interview, our evolving technology can cause you to lose yourself, and he misses the personal connection. “I think that we are in a point in time where technology in its evolution is so drastically advanced that we are in a place where our communication has evolved into a kind of a distorted reality. I think that, unfortunately, we've gone through a very, very hard time the last few years.

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OLD Blu-ray Giveaway

OLD Blu-ray Giveaway!

OLDOLD AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD OCTOBER 5,2021
4K Ultra HD, BLU-RAY, DVD AND ON DEMAND OCTOBER 19, 2021
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT


Take a thrilling trip from the mind behind The Sixth Sense (1999), Signs (2002) and Split (2016) in M. Night Shyamalan’s OLD, available to own on Digital October 5 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 19 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Take a seat behind-the-camera with never-before-seen deleted scenes and bonus features that offer a deep dive into this mystery of a family vacation that quickly turns sinister. Read the full press release.

In preparation for the the release, SciFi Vision is giving away 1 copy of OLD on Blu-ray!

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Exclusive Video Interview: Star & Writer/Director Talk Women is Losers, Coming Soon to HBO Max

Lorenza Izzo & Lissette FelicianoWomen Is Losers is a new film that tells a familiar story. The movie follows young Celina Guerrera as she copes with an unplanned pregnancy and tries to make it on her own as a single Latina mother in San Francisco. From 1967 to 1973, Celina struggles to hold a job, pay the rent, raise her son and maybe, just maybe, get a foothold in a system that is rigged against her. Fresh off the festival circuit, Women is Losers premieres Monday, October 25th on HBO Max.  

This may be a period piece, but in the hands of writer/director/producer Lissette Feliciano, the tale pops off the screen with a modern feel. Her directorial and production choices (such as modern music and other anachronisms) remind audiences that the more things change, the more they stay the same. 

“The through line of the film is intergenerationality,” she told SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview. “The things that Celina's character is dealing with in 1967 through 1973 were things that I was dealing with in 2021...So, it didn't feel like I had to really pick a time period, because it's every time period. It's now, it's currently now, and it's going to be unfortunately the next couple of years as well…So, that really gave me carte blanche to use all the different techniques, all the different sounds, all the different music, all the different colors, even different film styles.”

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M. Night Shyamalan's OLD Arrives on 4K Ultra UD, Blu-ray, & DVD 10/19

DELVE DEEPER INSIDE THE MIND OF DIRECTOR M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN WITH BEHIND-THE SCENES EXCLUSIVES AND DELETED SCENES

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ADD THIS SUSPENSEFUL FILM TO YOUR COLLECTION IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN AND WATCH IT AGAIN AND AGAIN

OWN IT ON DIGITAL OCTOBER 5, 2021
4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM AND DVD OCTOBER 19, 2021
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Universal City, California, September 14, 2021 – Take a thrilling trip from the mind behind The Sixth Sense (1999), Signs (2002) and Split (2016) in M. Night Shyamalan’s OLD, available to own on Digital October 5 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 19 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Take a seat behind-the-camera with never-before-seen deleted scenes and bonus features that offer a deep dive into this mystery of a family vacation that quickly turns sinister.

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Exclusive Video Interview: Grace Van Patten Stars in Mayday, Out Now

Grace Van PattenReleased today by Magnolia Pictures, in theaters and on Demand, Karen Cinorre’s fantasy film Mayday follows Ana, played by Grace Van Patten, who suddenly finds herself in a new and dangerous place on the coast where women are in a war with men, who they lure to their death with radio signals.

Van Patten recently spoke to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about the film, including what drew her to the role, what she found challenging, how she connected to the character, and more.

She told the site that when choosing characters, she looks for depth. “I do find it's getting better, but that's hard to come by with female roles, and when I see that there's depth or layers or complexity to any character, I'm so intrigued, because when [I] see that there's opportunity beyond the page, that excites me a lot.”

The actress loved the script. “I read the script and instantly was so drawn into it and transported, and [it's] not very often I read a script and I just want to read it again. I reread it, and I found that every time I read it, I found something new: a new meaning, a new little gem. And I thought it was so magical, every part of it: how it explored sisterhood and connection and grief and empowerment. I was instantly hooked, and I met Karen, and she's such a visionary and had such a specific eye for what she wanted, and I just I knew I had to be a part.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: Hale, Ortiz, & Rysdahl Talk Nine Days, Now in Theaters

Nine DaysThe film Nine Days, which is now in theaters nationwide, follows the character of Will (Winston Duke), who spends his days watching live points of view of the people on earth on a set of old television screens. When one of them dies, it’s up to Will to test and choose from a group of unborn souls, including, among others, Alexander (Tony Hale), Maria (Arianna Ortiz), and Mike (David Rysdahl), who will take their place.

Hale, Ortiz, and Rysdahl recently talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about the film, including which characters they are most like, what first attracted them to the parts, and what moments they would like to relive if they could.

Be sure to check out the transcript following the video interview, as well as the last two previous interviews for the film.

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Exclusive Video Interview: Winston Duke and Zazie Beetz Talk Nine Days, Opening Today Nationwide

Winston Duke and Zazie BeetzToday the film Nine Days comes to theaters nationwide. The movie, written and directed by Edson Oda, tells the story of Will, played by Winston Duke, who spends his time watching the live points of view of people down on earth. When one subject dies, it’s up to Will to test new candidates in the form of unborn souls to find the next replacement. Will finds the unexpected when he meets the free-spirited Emma, played by Zazie Beetz, who is different from all the other candidates.

Duke and Beetz recently talked to Jamie Ruby in an exclusive interview about working on the film, including which characters they are most like and which of their own moments they would like to relive.

Be sure to check out the transcript following the video interview, as well as the previous interview for the film, and stay tuned for the next interview with more cast members.

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Exclusive Video Interview: Edson Oda & Benedict Wong Talk Nine Days - Coming Soon Nationwide

Nine DaysToday, Sony Classics will release the film, Nine Days, in theaters in New York and Los Angeles, following with a nationwide release on Friday, August 6th. The film, which was written and directed by Edson Oda, is a unique story that takes place in an outpost in an unspecified location. Will (Winston Duke)’s job is to watch the live points of views of people down on earth on a group of old televisions. When someone dies and a vacancy opens, it’s up to Will, with the guidance of Kyo, played by Benedict Wong, to test and choose an unborn soul to take that person’s place on earth.

Oda and Wong recently talked to Jamie Ruby in an exclusive interview about working on the film, where the concept came from, how it had a profound effect on viewers, and more.

Be sure to check out the transcript following the video interview, and stay tuned for more interviews from other cast members.

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