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The black phone / Universal Pictures and Blumhouse present a Crooked Highway production ; produced by Jason Blum, Scott Derrickson ; screenplay by Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill ; directed by Scott Derrickson.

Derrickson, Scott, (screenwriter,, film producer,, film director.). Blum, Jason, (film producer.). Cargill, C. Robert, 1975- (screenwriter.). Hawke, Ethan, 1970- (actor.). Davies, Jeremy, 1969- (actor.). Ransone, James, 1979- (actor.). McGraw, Madeleine, 2008- (actor.). Thames, Mason, (actor.). Wilde, J. Gaven, (actor.). Hepner, Brady, (actor.). Moran, Jacob, (actor.). Arjona, Kristina, (actor.). Hill, Joe. Motion picture adaptation of (work): Black phone. (Added Author). Blumhouse Productions, (production company.). Crooked Highway (Firm), (production company.). Universal Pictures (Firm), (presenter,, publisher.). Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Davies, James Ransone, Madeleine McGraw, Mason Thames, J. Gaven Wilde, Brady Hepner, Jacob Moran, Kristina Arjona. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 0 of 7 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 3 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

12 current holds with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library DVD BLA (Text) 33500013643051 Main On holds shelf -
Detroit Lakes Public Library DVD BLA (Text) 33500013643069 Main Checked out 08/24/2022
Moorhead Public Library DVD BLA (Text) 33500013643077 Main Checked out 08/23/2022
Hallock Public Library DVD BLA (Text) 35500006366429 New In process -
Roseau Public Library DVD BLA (Text) 35500006366411 New In process -
Thief River Falls Public Library DVD BLA (Text) 35500006366403 New In process -
Warroad Public Library DVD BLA (Text) 35500006366395 New In process -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Collector's edition.
  • Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2022.
Based on the short story by Joe Hill.
Wide screen (2.39:1)
Bonus features: deledted scenes; answering the call; Ethan Hawke's evil turn; feature commentary; and more.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Brett Jutkiewicz; music by Mark Korven; editor, Frederic Thoraval.
Participant or Performer Note:
Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Davies, James Ransone, Madeleine McGraw, Mason Thames, J. Gaven Wilde, Brady Hepner, Jacob Moran, Kristina Arjona.
Summary, etc.:
Finney Shaw is a shy but clever 13-year-old boy who's being held in a soundproof basement by a sadistic, masked killer. When a disconnected phone on the wall starts to ring, he soon discovers that he can hear the voices of the murderer's previous victims, and they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn't happen to Finney.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; for violence, bloody images, language and some drug use.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1; Dolby digtal 5.1, DVS Dolby digital 2.0; anamorphic wide screen (2.39:1); described video.
Language Note:
English, French or Spanish dialogue; French or Spanish subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH); described video.
Subject: Teenagers > Drama.
Kidnapping > Drama.
Missing persons > Drama.
Ghost plays.
Kidnapping.
Missing persons.
Teenagers.
Genre: Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Horror films.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Horror films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Film adaptations.

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