Tense Trailer for ‘The Experiment’

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:44 am,

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A trailer has been released for the upcoming straight-to-DVD/Blu-ray psychological thriller entitled The Experiment. The film is a remake of the 2001 German-language film Das Experiment, and the plot entails a group of 26 test subjects who enter a simulated prison system, half of them playing the guards while the other half are the prisoners.

The original film is actually based on a book called Black Box (itself originally inspired by a real life experiment), and it’s certainly one of those plots that provides a pretty blank slate for lots of tense interactions and social commentary. The original German film is fascinating and genuinely tense and it looks like they’ve captured that sentiment in the remake.

Take a look at the trailer for The Experiment below so you can judge it for yourself:

I don’t know about you but I found that trailer to be tense, thrilling and filled with what looks like a crackerjack performance from Adrien Brody (who’s currently playing a macho leading in Predators). It really surprises me that Columbia Pictures has decided to dump The Experiment straight-to-DVD, as it stars two Academy Award winners, Brody and Forest Whitaker.

I know the film isn’t exactly a blockbuster and it’s definitely not the easiest of sells, but I doubt it cost that much to make and I think there’s a theater-going audience out there who would eat the film up. I’d certainly go and see it, wouldn’t you?

Oh well, let’s look at the bright side – with The Experiment going straight onto stores shelves instead of hitting theaters first, at least it means we’ll get to own it that much quicker.

The Experiment is released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 21st, 2010.

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  1. Haha is that a Chaos undivided symbol on Brody’s arm in the first pic?

    Anyways, movie does look pretty good, never had a chance to see the original

    • No, it’s most likely a Buddhistic weel.

  2. i really dont understand these studios. the amount of rubbish that they put on our cinema screens is shocking yet films like the experiment seem to miss out. the trailer alone has made me want to rush out and get it.
    maybe the final product was weak and the trailer made it look better than it actually is. i will still watch this movie just because of the leading actors.

  3. the original never did much to me so I might check this remake ..

  4. The original was great. I can’t believe that its going straight to DVD. Just the thought of an English version was enough to make me want to go see it, throw Brody and Whitaker in there and it makes absolutely no sense to not have theatrical release. The story is awesome, edge of your seat kind of stuff. If people made it through THE BOX,and that got a theatrical release then this should not even be a question!!!

  5. Let’s face it, if the original was in german, for this kind of movie, you can’t top that :) German is made for this!
    The original was very tense, but for me the most important thing is that it all happened for real (except the killing). Actually I thought it was based on an american experiment?
    Psychological experiments are just cool, and sometimes very awkward and even horrifying.

    • Indeed, i saw the original and must say it made me a little bit annoyed sometimes, i have a hard time believing it could simply go that far in just two weeks.

      Nevertheless, it reminded me a lot of another german movie with a similar context. “Die Welle”(the wave) which handles the same scenario of a social/psychological experiment going too far.
      That germans seems to like to do this sort of films about situations like this getting out of hand might have something to do with their own rather embarrasing history (ww2 and the nazi reich), and a need to discourage people from making the same mistakes.

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