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December 24, 2013 DVD and Blu-ray: 'Insidious: Chapter 2', the terror continues

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From the makers of Paranormal Activity and Saw come the terrifying horror film Insidious: Chapter 2. In this sequel to 2011’s acclaimed film Insidious, Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne reprise their roles as husband and wife Josh and Renai Lambert, along with original cast including Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey and Ty Simpkins.

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The Lambert family’s struggle with the supernatural is far from over after the events of Insidious. There is no return to normalcy as Josh Lambert becomes the prime suspect in the murder of medium Elise Ranier and a long-buried secret plunges the Lamberts back into the terrifying world of darkness. As they seek to uncover a mysterious childhood secret that has left them inexplicably connected to the spirit world, everyone’s lives are put in danger. With the help of Elise’s former assistants Specs and Tucker and a veteran medium named Carl, Elise is contacted on the other side to assist in explaining the strange supernatural events. As it turns out, apparently when Josh brought his son Dalton back from the spirit world called The Further, his body was taken over by a serial killing bride in black who has haunted him since childhood. Now they must hurry to save the Lamberts from these dangerous haunting entities and help them finally find some peace.

On DVD and Blu-ray, fans can unlock secrets from this suspense thriller through two featurettes. “Peripheral Vision: Behind the Scenes” takes fans onto the set of the film to see how it was created, and “Ghostly Transformation” follows the make-up effects used to create the ghosts in The Further. Exclusive to Blu-ray are more than an hour of bonus materials, including a three-part webisode called “Insidious: Spectral Sightings,” which gives an inside look at the business operations of Specs and Tucker from their early days as paranormal investigators through their investigation with Elise. Three additional behind-the-scenes featurettes feature cast and crew highlights, including a discussion about making Insidious 2 and what it was like to film on a haunted location.

Cast:

  • Patrick Wilson as Josh Lambert
  • Garrett Ryan as Young Josh
  • Rose Byrne as Renai Lambert
  • Ty Simpkins as Dalton Lambert
  • Lin Shaye as Elise Ranier
  • Lindsay Seim as young Elise
  • Barbara Hershey as Lorraine Lambert
  • Jocelin Donahue as Young Lorraine
  • Steve Coulter as Carl
  • Hank Harris as Young Carl
  • Leigh Whannell as Specs
  • Angus Sampson as Tucker
  • Andrew Astor as Foster Lambert
  • Danielle Bisutti as Mother of Parker Crane
  • Tom Fitzpatrick as Bride in Black / Old Parker
  • Tyler Griffin as Young Parker
  • Michael Beach as Detective Sendal
  • J. LaRose as Long-haired Fiend
  • Brooke Peoples as Neighbor Jessica
  • Edwina Findley as Front Desk Nurse Hillary
  • Stephanie Pearson as Dark-haired Woman
  • Jorge Pallo as Brian
  • Priscilla Garita as Natalie
  • Jenna Ortega as Annie
  • Dannay Rodriguez as Allison

DVD Special Features:

  • Peripheral Vision: Behind the Scenes - Go on the set & see how the second installment was created.
  • Ghostly Transformation - Discover how actors were transformed into ghosts in The Further through make-up effects.

Blu-ray Special Features:

Includes all DVD Special Features plus:

  • Haunted Hospital: On Location - Cast & crew discuss what it’s like to film at a haunted location.
  • Leigh Whannell’s Insidious Journal - A look at making the film through the perspective of writer/actor Leigh Whannell.
  • Work in Progress: On Set Q&A - Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson, Jason Blum, James Wan & Leigh Whannell discuss their experiences filming.
  • "Insidious: Spectral Sightings" 3-Part Webisodes - Specs & Tucker find an unexpected ally in their early days as paranormal investigators.

Best Prices:

DVD (includes UltraViolet Digital Copy) - $17.99 at Amazon.com, Target, $18.99 at Best Buy, $27.88 at Walmart.com

Blu-ray Combo Pack (includes DVD and UltraViolet Digital Copy) - $22.99 at Amazon.com, Target, $24.99 at Best Buy, $36.88 at Walmart.com

Insidious 1 & 2 Blu-ray - $24.99 at Best Buy

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