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THE STORY SO FAR…
Evil has a new name in Joshua, a terrifying suspense-thriller that “keeps us guessing until the stunner finish” (New York Daily News)! The Cairn’s (Sam Rockwell and Vera Farmiga) have it all: good marriage, nice apartment, a gifted nine-year-old son, Joshua, and a baby on the way. When their second child arrives, the young boy begins to resent his parents constant doting on his new sister. Suddenly, a series of tragic events fill the Cairn household with utter despair and unspeakable horror. The events leave the family questioning if it’s all a series of eerie coincidences… or the calculated agenda of a sinister sibling with the perfect plan for revenge?
- Video: The transfer is strong for an indie release
- Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Stereo Surround
- Extras: Commentary, Deleted Scenes, Audition, Internet Advertising Campaign and more
- Packaging: Keepcase
- Final Tally:Â 91% – B
“Joshua” is set in New York city and focuses on a young family comprising of Brad and Abby Cairn (Sam Rockwell and Vera Farmiga), who seem to lead a charmed life. Brad has a well-paying job, they live in a comfortable city apartment, and they have a 9-year-old son, Joshua (Jacob Kogan) who is also a gifted pianist. There is also a new baby, Lily who seems like a perfect child, quiet and lovable, but this seemingly perfect family portrait slowly unravels into a nightmarish horror as the family is plunged into one crisis after another.
It appears that harmless little Joshua, of the quiet and unassuming character, is not so benign after all. In fact, far from it – Lily’s birth seems to be the catalyst that brings forth his psychopathic behavior. At first, the problems seem to have ordinary reasons – Abby seems unable to cope with the demands of motherhood [understandable given her history of depression and Post-Partum Depression, dad Brad seems to be the quintessential good guy, a supportive husband and dad trying to balance the demands of work and family, but the audience is never kept in the dark as to the sinister force behind the family’s problems.
The DVD is pretty standard, as you get a quick focus on the production and not much else. The Dave Matthews music video did nothing for me, but it was neat to see the old internet trailers that blasted all over the place during the Summer of 2007. Unfortunately, that’s not enough for a packed release. Still, the AV Quality is decent and works for a killer release. That’s why I recommend the purchase.