The Village (2004) DVD9
The Village is a puritanical, isolated place set in 1860's Pennsylvania. Surrounding the village is a dark forest in which resides "those that we do not speak of" who the town elders have made an agreement with. None from the town will enter the forest and none of the creatures will enter the town. This agreement has worked for generations, but for some mysterious reason animals are now showing up dead. Finding the animals, skinned but not eaten, has made many in the town worried that the truce might be coming to an end.
Lucius Hunt (Joaquin Phoenix) is intent on leaving the village, through the forbidden forest, to get medical supplies from a nearby village. All of his requests have been denied by the elders who do not wish to break the pact. However, he has discovered that Noah Percy (Adrien Brody), a mentally challenged peer of Lucius, was able to wander into the forest and not been harmed. He thinks that Noah's slow witted innocence is what prevented him from being harmed and that Lucius' own purity of purpose will provide him safe passage past the creatures. But is it safe?

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:43:24 | 6.18 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Polish, Turkish, Russian
Subtitles: English, Polish, Hebrew, Turkish, Russian
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Actors: Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Brendan Gleeson, Cherry Jones, Celia Weston, John Christopher

Special Features:

* Deleted Scenes
Here, you’re offered up with 5 deleted scenes, which amounts to ten minutes time, with a video introduction by M before each scene, and after it.

* Deconstructing The Village
This is your standard "making of" feature. They detail how the story was developed, the casting, the set building, the scoring, and more.

* Bryce's Diary
Bryce Dallas Howard kept a diary while making this movie and she narrates a few excerpts from it for the DVD. It's an intimate look at her thoughts and feelings while making her feature film debut.

* A special M. Night Shyamalan home movie
Shyamalan always includes his old home movie he made as a kid and this is his addition for The Village DVD.

* Production photo gallery

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