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Dark water
Salles, Walter.
Unrated widescreen ed.
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Video : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2005]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dahlia has started a new life. She is recently separated from her husband, has a new job and a new apartment, she's determined to put her estranged relationship behind her and devote herself to raising her daughter, Ceci. Then when her strained separation turns into a bitter custody battle, her situation takes a turn for the worse. Her new apartment seems to have a life of its own. Mysterious noises, persistent leaks of dark water, and strange happenings cause her imagination to run wild. This all leads Dahlia on a puzzling and mystifying pursuit to find out who is behind the endless mind games. She begins to frantically search for the links between the riddles and the dark water seems to close in around her.
General Note:
Based on the novel "Honoguri mizu no soko kara" by Kôji Suzuki and the film adaptation "Honogurai mizu no soko kara" by Hideo Nakata and Taka Ichise.

Special features: Deleted scenes; "The sound of terror: the subliminal soundscapes of 'Dark water'" featurette on the movie's sound design; analyzing 'Dark water' sequences: explore the creation of specific scenes with viewing options; "Beneath the surface:" The making of 'Dark water'" featurette; "An extraordinary ensemble" featurette.
Reading Level:
Unrated; for mature thematic material, frightening sequences, disturbing images and brief language.
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Concord Library DVD 65758 Adult DVD Audio Visual
Kenmore Library DVD 65758 Adult DVD Audio Visual

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Directed by Walter Salles Jr., this remake of Hideo Nakata's supernatural psychological drama Honogurai Mizuno Soko Kara revolves around the plight of a single mother (Jennifer Connelly) whose messy divorce and subsequent battle for the custody of her five-year-old daughter is taking a heavy toll on her emotional well-being. Ultimately, the mother and daughter are able to relocate to an apartment, which, despite its excessively dilapidated interior, seems to be an adequate location for beginning a new life. Before long, however, what appears to be the spirit of a young girl begins to haunt them. No stranger to mental illness, the wary young woman brushes the visions aside as part of the inherent stress of making the transition from housewife to working, single mom. As time goes by and the apparent haunting does not subside, the apartment's new residents are forced to examine the history of its former tenants. Dark Water also features performances from John C. Reilly, Tim Roth, and Dougray Scott. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

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