The Vanishing

The Vanishing

DVD - 2019
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After three lighthouse keepers arrive for work on a remote Scottish isle, they make a fateful discovery: a wrecked rowboat, with a chest full of gold. As a mysterious boat heads toward the island, the three men make a choice that will change their lives forever, ensnaring them in a web of greed, paranoia, and murder.
Publisher: [United States] : Saban Films, 2019.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 107 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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capitalcity
Oct 07, 2019

Yet another lightkeeper yarn. For those of you being ground down by time wasting, mindless daily commutes to and from metropolitan wastelands bereft of common sense, and perhaps entertaining the notion of living/working in the same location, The Vanishing serves as a cautionary tale. Exercise due diligence before taking any isolation based career plunge.

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jimg2000
Aug 29, 2019

On screen text at the film's beginning and how the story will end: "On an isolated island off the coast of Scotland. Three lighthouse keepers vanished without a trace. Their disappearance is known as the Flannan Isle Mystery." What follows is what happened in between, an intense study of the psyc and actions of isolated men when confronted with unexpected events and what might have happened to the three keepers. Original premise with disturbing scenes of violence.

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DHahn
May 31, 2019

Courageous screenplay. Excellent acting. A Shakespearean tale. Go Scots!

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northernsky61
Mar 06, 2019

I would call it a slow burner of a decent into madness and greed. The acting of Butler, Mullan and Swindells is brilliant. Cinematography is fabulous too. It is a tense movie not much of a thriller in my opinion.

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lindy919
Jan 28, 2019

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As with anything starring Gerard Butler, this has the potential to be the worst movie ever made!
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marya11740
Jan 30, 2019

An island situated 20 miles from a Scottish coast is home to some unexplained mysteries. Three lighthouse keepers, Thomas, James, and Donald, who have been assigned a 6 week shift at the lighthouse, will soon realize this. Upon their arrival, they find some unattended gold. Without knowing where it came from or who it belongs to, Thomas, James, and Donald set out to find the answers to their burning questions.

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jimg2000
Aug 29, 2019

You're a good man. You're an honest man. This? We can bury this.
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-See you in six weeks, yeah...
-And there's no signal on the radio.
-She took a big hit the other night. It's offset the balance and upset the mercury.
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It's mercury.
-What does this do, then?
Keeps the light turning.
Note: This might be a crucial factor that "It is common practice for lighthouses with large Fresnel lenses to use mercury baths as a low-friction rotation mechanism. Some recent acute mercury poisonings and incidents of abnormal behavior in lighthouse keepers have drawn attention to the potential for chronic mercury poisoning in these workplaces."
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It's a foghorn.
-When do we use it?
When it's foggy.

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