I picked this two disk set up in Malta whilst on holiday in July and finally got around to watching it last night. Now I know there has been a lot of hype in relation to this film, but I did manage to avoid most of this, thus being able to watch it with a relatively unbiased opinion. The story unfolds in a sedate fashion, and through subtle implication and a intelligent screenplay, builds a disquietening sense of tension. There are little or no FX shots that I was aware of and it is the editing and quality of acting that convey the sinister atmosphere. The ending is a belter (although I'm sure most viewers would have some inclination of the outcome) and raises some interesting questions about Catholic doctrine and dogma. This film reminded me of such classics as "The Haunting" (the original) and "The Uninvited", in it's style and technique. In these days of vacuous big budget, film making by board meeting and focus group, "The Others" really is a breath of fresh air.