Knock at the Cabin is now available on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD, and to promote the release new featurettes have arrived online
Knock at the Cabin, the latest thriller from director M. Night Shyamalan (you can read our review HERE), was given a theatrical release on February 3rd, and a PVOD release followed just two and a half weeks later. Today, Universal Home Entertainment has given the film its physical media release – you can pick up a copy of the 4K UHD, Blu-ray, or DVD on Amazon – and to promote this release, they have dropped a batch of behind-the- scenes featurettes online. Those featurettes can be seen at the bottom of this article.
Scripted by Shyamalan, Steve Desmond, and Michael Sherman, Knock at the Cabin has the following synopsis: While vacationing at a remote cabin, a young girl and her parents are taken hostage by four armed strangers who demand that the family make an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse. With limited access to the outside world, the family must decide what they believe before all is lost.
Bonus features on the physical media and digital editions include:
They Need Some Time
Going to Church
Enjoying the Sun
Chowblaster Infomercial – Enjoy an extended cut of the TV informercial from the film that features an appearance by M. Night Shyamalan himself.
Choosing Wisely: Behind the Scenes of KNOCK AT THE CABIN – Examines what drew M. Night Shyamalan to adapt this terrifying story, and how the relationships between characters were unlike any this ensemble cast had ever played before.
Tools of the Apocalypse – Explore the creation of some of the film’s most terrifying props and learn why they play such an important role in the story.
Drawing a Picture – See how M. Night Shyamalan envisions his shots in advance of ever turning on the camera, through his extensive use of storyboards.
Kristen Cui Shines a Light – Take a closer look at actress Kristen Cui’s dynamic performance as Wen in her film debut.
The film is an adaptation of the Paul Tremblay novel The Cabin at the End of the World (which can be purchased at THIS LINK. Here’s the description: Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road. One afternoon, as Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen but he is young, friendly, and he wins her over almost instantly. Leonard and Wen talk and play until Leonard abruptly apologizes and tells Wen, “None of what’s going to happen is your fault”. Three more strangers then arrive at the cabin carrying unidentifiable, threatening objects. As Wen sprints inside to warn her parents, Leonard calls out: “Your dads won’t want to let us in, Wen. But they have to. We need your help to save the world.” Thus begins an unbearably tense, gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one in which the fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are entwined. The Cabin at the End of the World is a masterpiece of terror and suspense from the fantastically fertile imagination of Paul Tremblay.
Shyamalan says his movie is a “different version” of the story Tremblay came up with. The film stars Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Rupert Grint (Servant), Nikki Amuka-Bird (Old), Abby Quinn (Torn Hearts), Ben Aldridge (Pennyworth), and Jonathan Groff (The Matrix Resurrections).
Knock at the Cabin is rated R for “violence and language”. This is only Shyamalan’s second R-rated movie, following the very unpopular 2008 thriller The Happening.
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Here are the featurettes: