The Ruins’ Fertile DVD

The Ruins (click for larger image)It still amazes me that a bloodless, talentless, pointless movie like Prom Night was able to make bank while a film far more worthy of our money didn’t. I am, of course, talking about The Ruins (review).

It was a badass film that tried its best not to play into too many cliches and delivered some damn fine gore.

For those that didn’t see it, Paramount is bringing it to DVD July 8th with plenty of special features, including some we were really hoping for…

  • Commentary with director Carter Smith and editor Jeff Betancourt
  • Making The Ruins featurette
  • Creeping Death featurette
  • Building The Ruins featurette
  • 3 Deleted Scenes: “Rain”, “Celebration”, and “Going Over The Escape Plan”
  • Alternate ending
  • Theatrical trailer


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  • Mike Phalin

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    • gabrielenriquez

      I think Prom Night was ok, i saw it with low expectations, but still nothing relevant and not really a remake.

      I loved The Ruins, i liked it better than the book, they changed the ending and is still great!

      I dont know why people think that a film has a ”happy ending” only because someone survives, its silly 😀

    • PelusaMG

      I was thinking about The Ruins today, and how you gradually realise that your first impression about the people who prevent the group from leaving the site change as the movie progresses… Smart film!

      I think the reason why Prom Night made more cash is because of the audience’s demographic. The Ruins is a film which is capable of eliciting a more thoughtful response in the viewer (because IMHO it is a layered film), whereas Prom Night has no depth to it whatsoever (just a generic pretty-to-look at slash and dash flick), which I was also hazzard a guess was mostly seen by a younger audience, who have been raised on MTV quick-cut edited videos, You Tube instant video gratification and email/text quick trivial messenging.

      In short, Prom Night is an emotional rollercoaster with no substance whatsoever to it – Much like the average movie-goer who saw Prom Night.

    • G.D.

      It doesn’t really surprise me that a slick, bloodless movie populated by generically pretty people made money while this didn’t. I do hope that it finds an audience on DVD. I was surprised how much I liked it, even though some of it was a little over the top and corny.

    • Hunter1006

      I couldn’t get into the book, though. It wasn’t as good as Smith’s first novel, “A Simple Plan”

    • Terminal

      Good movie. Not a masterpiece, but good enough.

    • Hunter1006

      loved this movie