One of this year's more interesting psychological thrillers hits DVD July 17.
Spiraling into a dark obsession with the number 23, Walter Sparrow (Jim Carrey) twists his once idyllic life into an inferno of psychological torture that could possibly lead to his death as well as the deaths of his loved ones. Spurred on by a mysterious novel, The Number 23, that he doesn't dare put down, Walter is forced to unlock the secrets of his past before he can continue his future with his wife, Agatha (Virginia Madsen), and teenage son, Robin (Logan Lerman).
The novel, given to Walter by Agatha as a birthday gift, depicts a chilling murder mystery that seems to mirror Walter's life in dark and uncontrollable ways. The life of the book's main character, a brooding detective named Fingerling (also played by Carrey), is filled with moments that echo Walter's own history. As the world of the book starts to come alive, Walter becomes infected by the most frightening and evocative part of it: Fingerling's obsession with the hidden power of the number 23.
This obsession permeates the book and begins to control Walter. He sees the number everywhere in his own life and becomes convinced that he is damned to commit the same horrific crime as Fingerling - murder. Nightmarish fantasies come to haunt Walter, ones that portend terrible fates for his wife as well as family friend Isaac French (Danny Huston), placing him on a desperate quest to understand the mysteries of the book.
If he can unlock the power behind the number 23, he may be able to change his future.
- Commentary Track with Joel Schumacher
- 15 minutes of deleted scenes with optional commentary
- "The Making of The Number 23" Featurette
- "The Number 23 Enigma" Featurette
- "How To Do Your Numbers" Featurette
- "Beyond the Movie" Branching Featurette
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen
- Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1-EX
The Number 23 will sell for $28.98