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Let The Right One In (DVD) - £3.99 @ Amazon & Play

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A well-crafted horror film in the tradition of Guillermo del Toro's THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE, Swedish import LET THE RIGHT ONE IN ably blends genre chills with genuine feeling. Oskar (Kare Hedebrant) is a 12-year-old outcast who is frequently picked on by his classmates. He dreams of getting his revenge, but he never stands up to the boys. With the arrival of his new next-door neighbour, 12-year-old Eli (Lina Leandersson), Oskar may finally have found a friend, ally, and first love. But Eli is no ordinary girl: she must keep her pale skin out of the sunlight, she can perform inhuman physical feats, and she has thirst for blood. The bodies begin to pile up, but Oskar can't stay away from the girl who has finally given him courage.

Based on the novel by John Ajvide Linqvist (who also wrote the script), LET THE RIGHT ONE IN is the best kind of horror film: one that transcends the tropes of the genre to become something new. This is director Tomas Alfredson's first foray into horror, and he doesn't hesitate to include bits of vampire mythology. But his background making comedies and dramas gives the film a surprising depth; the relationship between Oskar and Eli is tentative and sweet, even though their interactions may be surrounded by blood and violence. Composer Johan Soderqvist and the sound department create a fascinating palette of music and sounds that add to the film's perfectly chilly mood, and setting the film in a snowy Swedish suburb gives director of photography Hoyte Van Hoytema a starkly beautiful environment for shooting. Though LET THE RIGHT ONE IN is ostensibly about a pair of children, this is a horror film for adults. There are plenty of scares, but it remains moving and intelligent, a rare feat for the genre.
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#1
No comments? Let me be the first! If you enjoy horror and love and a great story and don't have a bluray player buy this!
I have read the book, seen this and the remake 'Let Me In'. I will be honest, if you expect a fast paced, jump filled horror story you will be disappointed, it is not that kind of film.
This film goes some way to reflect the horror and tenderness (I realise this may be an oxymoron!) of the original book. The horror is there but it takes a back-story to the relationship of Eli & Oscar.
I had not read the book before seeing 'Let The Right One In' but seeing it inspired me to read it.
I hope the same goes for you!


Edited By: BraveSirRobin on Apr 03, 2011 05:49: Edit
#2
Did no one else find it was a just a lot of hormonal teenage nonsense? Probably a good buy for pubescent girls.
#3
The book (the Swedish one - god knows why they'd 'remake' the book too, just an insult to the author to be honest) is much, much better to read than to watch either of the two films.

The films - especially the US version 'Let Me In' were dumbed down, toned down and changed (quite badly) so they'd fit an as-watered-down, mainstream, politically-correct audience as possible.

Still, the Swedish film is much better than the US one and it is rather enjoyable. Definitely worth the price.
#4
Kellerman
The book (the Swedish one - god knows why they'd 'remake' the book too, just an insult to the author to be honest) is much, much better to read than to watch either of the two films.

The films - especially the US version 'Let Me In' were dumbed down, toned down and changed (quite badly) so they'd fit an as-watered-down, mainstream, politically-correct audience as possible.

Still, the Swedish film is much better than the US one and it is rather enjoyable. Definitely worth the price.


I have to agree the films are much more watered down and there was so much more I wanted to see from the book on screen.
After seeing the Swedish film and reading the book I was hoping to see more of the darker story in the american Hammer adaptation especially the full stroy of Hakan. Would loved to have experienced the scene from the book in the dark storage unit on the big screen!
That said it was 'Let the Right One In', the swedish movie adaptation, that brought me to the book so I feel comfortable in recommending the DVD :)

Edited By: BraveSirRobin on Apr 03, 2011 06:02
#5
downloaded off pirate_bay, subtitles didnt work, so didnt watch... but it looked a good watch....pretty gruesome!?
#6
Feeble
Did no one else find it was a just a lot of hormonal teenage nonsense? Probably a good buy for pubescent girls.

No I didnt. The main 2 actors were portrayed as 12 year olds which doesnt make them teens. It was far more innocent from what you would expect from a younger cast.
I guess you were brought up on the crap Saw films?
#7
Feeble
Did no one else find it was a just a lot of hormonal teenage nonsense? Probably a good buy for pubescent girls.


Don't get this gem confused with all that Twilight twaddle!!!!
#8
Great film, it's much better than Let Me In and (in my opinion) the book that it's adapted from. One of the best films of the '00s.
#9
This is so much better that Let The Right One in. US remakes never stand up to the originals
#10
Great film, one of the best I've seen in years.
#11
stevesmith
This is so much better that Let The Right One in. US remakes never stand up to the originals


I take it you mean 'Let me in'. If so agreed, otherwise your comment makes no sense :)
#12
Such a good film. The remake is by no means bad, just utterly pointless in light of how good the original is.

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