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SM Cinema screens five CinExclusives

(The Philippine Star) - October 12, 2012 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - SM Cinema CinExclusive features five films that will be shown this month. They are End of Watch, Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, VHS, The Apparition and Frankenweenie.

End of Watch stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as young Los Angeles police officers Taylor and Zavala, who patrol the city’s meanest streets in South Central Los Angeles. The film creates a riveting portrait of the city’s most dangerous corners, the cops who risk their lives there every day, and the price they and their families are forced to pay.

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate picks up three years after the disappearance of the enigmatic innkeeper Jade and the massive fire that consumed the inn. A new Dragon Inn has risen from the ashes, staffed by a band of marauders. Masquerading as law-abiding citizens by day, they use the cover of night to continue their true calling as fortune hunters. Now, Ming Dynasty general Chow Wai-On (Jet Li) clashes with nefarious eunuch Yu Hua-Tian (Chen Kun), but the real action begins when the feuding pair encounters Lin Yan-Qiu (Zhou Xun) at a secluded desert outpost known as the Dragon Gate Inn.

Frankenweenie is the heartwarming tale of a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life — with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.

VHS is about a group of criminals scouring a secluded country home for a mysterious videotape and bearing witness to scenes of unimaginable terror in the found-footage-style anthology horror film. It seems like a simple job; all they need to do is enter the home, find the videotape and deliver it to their boss. But from the moment they arrive, things become sinister. Gaining access to the house, the young thugs discover a rotting corpse amidst a collection of vintage TV sets, and stockpiles of VHS tapes.

Somewhere amidst the stacks is the tape they seek, but with each new video they watch, the dread continues to build. The sights that they witness are too horrible for words, but the greatest shock is yet to come.

When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple Kelly (Ashley Greene) and Ben (Sebastian Stan) discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment in The Apparition. The horrifying apparition feeds on their fear and torments them no matter where they try to run. Their last hope is an expert in the supernatural (Tom Felton), but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from the terrifying force.

(The CinExclusives also come with exclusive discounts. SM Cinema’s e-PLUS cardholders can enjoy 50 percent discount on tickets. SM Advantage Card, Prestige Card, BDO Rewards Card and Global Pinoy Card holders will be given 20 percent off on tickets for these CinExclusive movies except for Frankenweenie.)

ADVANTAGE CARD APPARITION AND FRANKENWEENIE ASHLEY GREENE CHEN KUN CHOW WAI-ON DRAGON GATE DRAGON GATE INN DRAGON INN END OF WATCH FRANKENWEENIE JAKE GYLLENHAAL AND MICHAEL PE
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