Magnet Releasing will unleash first-time writer-director Romola Garai’s Amulet on DVD on October 20th. Unfortunately, no special features are listed and No Blu-ray is planned. But it’s currently available on demand.
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Written and directed by Garai (The Last Days on Mars, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights) it stars Carla Juri, Alec Secareanu, Anah Ruddin, and Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix).
It follows Tomaz, a former soldier who is left homeless after an accident and takes refuge in the decaying home of Magda, a lonely young woman in desperate need of help as she cares for her ailing mother. At first hesitant, Magda soon welcomes Tomaz into their lives. As he gets closer and begins to fall for Magda, Tomaz notices a strange and unexplainable phenomena. Something seems very wrong with the mysterious old woman who never leaves the top floor, and Tomaz begins to suspect that Magda may in fact be a prisoner to her otherworldly bidding.
Rate R or some strong violence, bloody images, a sexual assault, and brief language and nudity, The film sports a 17% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: If its chilly sense of dread never quite becomes spine-tingling terror, Amulet remains smart, solidly disquieting fun for genre fans seeking slow-building horror.