‘Hereafter’ comes out on DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow, and I wondered how it would fare following the horrific earthquake and tsunami that ripped through Japan this past week.
Turns out it’s being pulled from Japanese theaters because, says Warner Entertainment Japan Inc. official Satoru Otani, the images were “not appropriate” after the disaster.
The Clint Eastwood-directed film, which stars Matt Damon as a guy who can talk to the dead, includes a dramatic tsunami scene with a giant wall of water flooding a busy street, dragging folks underneath.
Obviously, the bottom line of a movie is the least of the world’s worries right now, but you have to feel for filmmakers and distributors whose film has all the wrong timing when it comes to man-made and natural disasters.
I thought the movie was ok, but nothing particularly memorable (except for that scene). It’s kind of a downer to begin with, and much moreso following the real-life tsunami. If you’re going to rent or buy the DVD or blu-ray, maybe wait a few months or years before checking it out.
‘Hereafter’ is rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, including disturbing disaster and accident images, and for brief strong language. Read my full review here. Buy it on [amazon_link id=”B0034G4OY0″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Amazon[/amazon_link].
Clint Eastwood and Matt Damon lead a journey into Hereafter to explore the world of skeptics, psychics and mediums, and the possibility of life after death. Featuring 9 Focus Points:
- Tsunami! Recreating a Disaster
- Is There Life After Death?
- Clint on Casting
- Delving into the Hereafter
- Twin Bonding
- French Speaking French
- Why The White Light?
- Hereafter’s Locations – “Casting” the Silent Characters
- The Eastwood Experience
The Eastwood Factor: 90 minute documentary in HD
Photo Credits: Warner Home Video