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The box

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Widescreen version.


English, dubbed Spanish or dubbed French dialogue; optional English, Spanish or French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella, James Rebhorn, Holmes Osborne.

Publication Information

Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2010]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic elements, some violence and disturbing images.


Norma and Arthur Lewis are a suburban couple with a young child. After Arthur loses his job, they receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. Arlington Steward is a mysterious stranger who delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million with the press of a button. But, by pressing this button, it will simultaneously cause the death of another person somewhere in the world--someone they don't know. With 24 hours to decide, Norma and Arthur find themselves in the cross-hairs of a startling moral dilemma and must face the true nature of their humanity.


Title from container.

Based upon the short story "Button, button" by Richard Matheson.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.

Special feature: "Richard Matheson: in his own words--an intimate interview with a sci-fi legend" featurette.

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