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Vacancy DVD £2.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV
Vacancy DVD £2.99  + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV

Vacancy DVD £2.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV

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This riveting thriller features Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale as a couple whose car breaks down, stranding them at a very dangerous hotel. Director Nimrod Antal carefully builds the suspense as the film gradually leads to horror when the hotel turns out to be a snuff film operation, with cameras everywhere and lots of truly horrific videos of past murders (shot in the same room) lying atop the TV set. The couple needs to think fast before they become the next victims. Beckinsale and Wilson play down their star wattage and get truly involved in their change-of-pace roles, sucking the audience into their situation far deeper than one might think possible. Meticulous use of the tawdry, low-rent motel setting--lots of rotted wood, stained wallpaper, and ugly sofas--provides a realistic sense of space. Intelligently crafted and unfolding practically in real time, VACANCY is edge-of-the-seat all the way. Other strong points are the punchy score from Paul Haslinger, a PSYCHO-ish credit sequence, a creepy Frank Whaley as the hotel clerk, and lots of references to films like TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER. Thanks to all this care and attention, the scares linger longer than you might expect, so don't watch it alone.

Special Features
Alternate Opening Sequence
Checking In: The Cast & Crew of Vacancy
Racoon Encounter
Mason's Video Picks: Extended Snuff Films
Widescreen 2.40:1 Anamorphic
Dolby Digital 5.1
Languages - English, Italian
Subtitles - English Hard Of Hearing, english, Hindi, Italian
Region 2 / PAL / Colour
Running Time 82 Minutes

16 Comments

...This riveting thriller features Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale as a couple.....who deserve to get slaughtered in the most grisly manner.

Be in no doubt, this film is complete and utter garbage and would only be a deal if you wanted to buy, smash it and save someone else the misery of having to watch it.....

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...This riveting thriller features Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale as a … ...This riveting thriller features Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale as a couple.....who deserve to get slaughtered in the most grisly manner. Be in no doubt, this film is complete and utter garbage and would only be a deal if you wanted to buy, smash it and save someone else the misery of having to watch it.....



Blimey you really like this film don't you?

Are you responsible for this weeks 13% drop on imdb, where it still scores an impressive 7.7/10? ;-)

IMO this is an excellent gangster movie, that avoids the formula of the average gangster film. Great story. Depp is excellent (as always) and a great addition to any gangster lovin' film fans collection.

Well worth the £2.99 price. Top film

I remember watching this film at the cinema and it was complete rubbish. There are much better films to be had for the same price.

Great Friday night film, as good as Texas Chainsaw, and better than a lot more. Well worth it for the horror genre buffs like me, thanks.

It's a fair, but harrowing film. It's on a par with:

Eden Lake
and the even more grim and harrowing The Stranger.

Perfectly watchable.

thekanester;5132420

It's a fair, but harrowing film. It's on a par with:Eden Lakeand the even … It's a fair, but harrowing film. It's on a par with:Eden Lakeand the even more grim and harrowing The Stranger.Perfectly watchable.



Thanks for the heads up - that's another 2 films like this one that I'll avoid like swine flu :-D

Vacancy was good,The Strangers was not

Watchable but by no means a classic.

Twas meh.

I love how the film discription tells you exactly what happens haha
Glad I've seen it already.. Was good too.

Heat added for your troubles

i really enjoyed this film and at this price it is well worth it

Watchable, some nasty moments. Ludicrous ending.

Consider that Blockbuster are doing £1.00 rentals tho....

I really like this film.its quite scary and creepy at the same time!HOT

Ludicrous ending.

Yer, What was that all about, It's as if they watched it and thought that it's not quite long enough and needed to add another 10 minutes, Would have to agree and say utter garbage, But the second one is a lot better and quite good.

Kate Beckinsale = Hot
This Film = Not

price is decent though... for anyone who wants to waste their money on a by-the-numbers, persistantly annoying to watch "horror" flick.

film gets 6.3/10 on imdb.com
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