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The DescentU.S. viewers were robbed: British director Neil Marshall's spelunking shriekfest The Descent lost about a minute at the end, making its...The DescentSci-fi and Fantasy, HorrorPT99MRU.S. viewers were robbed: British director Neil Marshall's spelunking shriekfest The Descent lost about a minute at the end, making its...2007-01-09Alex ReidLions Gate Films
The Descent

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The Descent

Genre: Sci-fi and Fantasy, Horror; Starring: Shauna MacDonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid; Director: Neil Marshall; Author: Neil Marshall; Release Date Wide: 08/04/2006; Runtime (in minutes): 99; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Lions Gate Films

U.S. viewers were robbed: British director Neil Marshall’s spelunking shriekfest The Descent lost about a minute at the end, making its dark, trippy vibe less extreme. Now we get all the shadowy horror of six muscle-laced women’s underground encounter with an infuriated clan of ”crawlers.” Want the less-deadly theatrical experience? Stop the disc at 1:34:15.

EXTRAS The revise tested better in the States. Says Marshall: It ”offers a degree of hope,” which seems less a comment on his creative compromise than on our tastes.