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Dark Harbor

Dark Harbor is another in a long series of psychological thrillers that does little to thrill. The film stars Alan Rickman (Die Hard) and Polly Walker (Enchanted April) as David and Alexis Weinberg, a British couple in Maine who help out a mysterious stranger (Norman Reedus) during a rainstorm. Nothing is thought of this encounter until later on when the three meet again. David and Alexis welcome the man into their home, but (surprise) he quickly proves to be a threat to the couple's well-being. Director Adam Coleman Howard has put together a dreary film that tries to stimulate the adrenal glands, but the story is void of any real surprises. Even Rickman — who usually makes any role he's in enjoyable — can't muster enough excitement to save this excursion. Artisan's DVD of Dark Harbor includes a screen-specific commentary by director Howard, who analyzes each scene and explainds what each shot represents (let it be known: a little of this goes a long way). The film is presented in a full frame format (1.33:1), with audio in DD 5.1 or 2.0 Dolby Surround. Trailer, cast and crew information. Keep-case.
—Steven Firstenburg

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