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When a Stranger Calls (2006, DVD)

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Seller: netparts (1,391) 0%, Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 120394670065 When a Stranger Calls (2006, DVD) Movie descriptionA slick remake of the 1979 original, Simon West's WHEN A STRANGER CALLS is a contemporary update of a well-known suburban legend. When 16-year-old Jill (newcomer Camilla Belle in the part originally played by Carol Kane) exceeds her cell phone minutes, her parents force her to spend the night babysitting instead of attending a huge bonfire bash. As Jill's father drives her to Dr. Mandrakis's house for the evening, we are given the sense from the long drive, spooky music, and winding roads, that the home is literally at the end of the Earth. Perched over the edge of a steamy lake, the mansion-like structure is made entirely of dark wood and glass. With an arboretum built into its center, the palatial home feels both Zen-like and forbidding. With the children already asleep, Jill spends the first hour indulging in secret babysitter pleasures like snooping and trying on Mrs. Mandrakis's jewelry. Without a cell phone or car, and all her friends' phones out of range, Jill is particularly isolated--the perfect victim for a psychopath on the loose. As she begins to get calls from a heavy-breathing stranger, what at first seems like a prank slowly becomes a real threat, creating a panic-filled evening that's any babysitter's nightmare. Using modern-day luxuries like caller ID, security alarm systems, and motion-sensor lights to its advantage, the film plays with themes of technology and wealth, pondering how much protection they actually provide. Clearly targeted at a teenage audience, the PG-13-rated film contains relatively little violence (lacking some of the graphic scenes that most people remember the original by), and instead uses unfamiliar spaces and a sense of the unknown to keep audiences scared.CreditsProducer:John Davis, Wyck GodfreyCast:Camilla Belle, Clark Gregg, David Denman, Derek De Lint, Madeleine Carroll, Steve Eastin, Tommy FlanaganEditorial reviews"The new WHEN A STRANGER CALLS is enjoyable..."Sight and Sound - Andrew Osmond (05/01/2006) We gladly accept VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express credit cards via Paypal. PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL ONLY SHIP TO A PAYPAL CONFIRMED SHIPPING ADDRESS OR THE CREDIT CARD HOLDER'S BILLING ADDRESS WHEN PAYING VIA PAYPAL. THIS IS FOR YOUR CREDIT CARD PROTECTION. Payment expected within 3 days of auction close. USA and International Shipping: Please use the shipping calculator to determine shipping cost to your location. Cost is for First class shipping. Insurance is optional, but highly recommended. Tracking numbers, if available will be emailed once the item is shipped. We offer combine shipping on multiple purchases made on the same day, please combine your order in ebay check out and make one single payment to receive the multi-purchase discount. All DVD's are original releases. We do not sell bootlegs, copies or any other fake representation of the original DVD. All previously viewed DVD's are from a personal collection, therefore some of the cases and/or DVD may have markings as such, this does not in anyway affect the product. We strive to provide our customers the very best, pristine conditioned product available. We guarantee our DVD's to be free from defects and damage. If you receive a damaged or defective DVD return it to us within (30 days) with noted discrepancy, via media mail and we will replace it for free. If a replacement is unavailable we will provide a full refund including shipping. netparts Store Condition: Like New

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