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Title:
The descent [blu-ray] / Lionsgate and Celador Films present a Celador Films production, a Neil Marshall film ; produced by Christian Colson ; written & directed by Neil Marshall.
Edition:
Original unrated cut.
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2006]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.

Special features: Feature presentations of Rated R and Unrated endings; "The descent:" beneath the scenes; newly remastered deleted and extended scenes; outtakes; DescENDING: interview with director Neil Marshall; director and crew commentary; director and cast commentary; Caving: a High Definition experience: The gate: The descent: underground experience ; storyboard and scene comparisons; stills gallery; cast and crew biographies.
Abstract:
On an annual extreme outdoor adventure, six women meet in a remote part of the Appalachian Mountains to explore a cave hidden deep in the woods. Far below the surface of the earth, disaster strikes when a rockfall blocks their exit and there's no way out. The women push on, praying that they can find another exit, but there is something else lurking under the earth. Now, the friends discover that they have become prey, forced to unleash their most primal instincts in an all-out war against an unspeakable horror - one that attacks without warning.
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Unrated.
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A group of close female friends on a yearly adventure vacation find themselves trapped and hunted in a series of caves by an unknown force that lurks in the shadows in The Descent, the second horror feature from Dog Soldiers writer/director Neil Marshall. After suffering a devastating car crash one year before, Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) is lured to the States with her friend Beth (Alex Reid) to a special spelunking trip by the fearless Juno (Natalie Mendoza), who abruptly fled from the U.K. after Sarah's accident. Along with two old friends and a new acquaintance of Juno's, the group embark on a cave expedition that takes a turn for the worse after a rock fall leaves them stranded in an uncharted cave with no map and only a handful of supplies to last them the rest of the trip. As tensions arise in the group, they are faced with another danger -- one whose love of the dark is as strong as its lust for blood. Opening to rave reviews in the U.K. in July of 2005, the creature-feature went on to show at the Venice Film Festival and garnered the top prize for Euro feature at Sweden's Fantastic Film Festival. The Descent was picked up for future U.S. distribution by Lion's Gate, whose work was cut out for them considering the tame opening of the similarly-themed stateside production of The Cave in late-August of the same year. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi