DVD Release: The Bay

DVD & Digital Download Release Date: March 5, 2013
Price: DVD $27.98
Studio: Lionsgate

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An ecological disaster wreaks havoc on a small community in The Bay.

The 2012 ecological horror-science fiction thriller film The Bay is directed by director Barry Levinson (Disclosure) and produced by prolific filmmaker Jason Blum, who was behind the horror films Paranormal Activity and Insidious.

In July, 2009, a deadly menace swept through the quaint seaside town of Claridge, Maryland, but the harrowing story of what happened that Independence Day has never been told – until now. The authorities believed they had buried the truth about the tragedy that claimed over 700 human lives. Now, three years later, a reporter emerges with footage revealing the cover-up and an unimaginable killer: a mysterious parasitic outbreak.

Told from the perspective of those who were there and saw what happened—yup, this is another one of those found-footage flicks—the movie unfolds over 24 hours through people’s iPhones, Androids, 911 calls, web cams and whatever else could be used to document the nightmare in Claridge.

Written by debuting screenwriter Michael Wallach, the movie stars Kristen Connolly (The Cabin in the Woods) and Christopher Denham (Argo).

The movie received a limited release in the U.S. in November, 2012 to so-so-reviews and even less enthusiasm at the box office.

The DVD contains an audio commentary from director Levinson and a making-of featurette.

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.