Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture Hold on tight for a rush of pulse-pounding thrills, breathtaking stunts andd unexpected romance in a film you'll want to see again and again. Keanu Reeves stars as an L.A.P.D. SWAT team specialist who is sent to diffuse a bomb that a revenge-driven extortionist (Dennis Hopper) has planted on a city bus. But until he does, one of the passengers (Sandra Bullock) must keep the bus speeding through the streets of Los Angeles at more than 50 miles per hour or the bomb will explode. A high-octane chase of suspense, nonstop action and surprise twists, Speed is a joyride sure to keep you on the edge of your seat! Special Features Commentaries from Director Jon de Bont and from Writer Graham Yost and Producer Mark Gordon Trivia track, personal scene selections and high-defintion trailers
His crime: nonconformity. His sentence: the chain gang. Now you can own the Director's Cut of the 1967 classic Cool Hand Luke in which Paul Newman plays one of his best-loved roles as the loner who won't or can't conform to the arbitrary rules of his captivity. A cast of fine character actors including George Kennedy in his Academy Award-winning role of Dragline gives Newman solid support as fellow prisoners. And Strother Martin is the Captain who taunts Luke with the famous line '""What we've got here is...failure to communicate."" No failure here. With rich humour and vibrant storytelling power 'Cool Hand Luke' succeeds resoundingly.
The Most Expensive Film Ever Made At The Time Of It'S Release, Waterword Has Thrilled Audiences Through The Years With Its Awe-Inspiring Action Scenes, Gargatuan Maritime Sets And Ground-Breaking Special Effects. A Definitive Post-Apocalyptic Blockbuster, Waterworld Stars Kevin Costner (The Untouchables) As The Mariner - A Mutant Trader, Adrift In A Dystopian Future Where Earth Is Sublerged Under Water And Humankind Struggles To Survive On Boats And Ramshackle Floating Cities. The Mariner Becomes Embroiled With The Smoker, A Gang Of Pirates Who, Let By Villainous Leader Deacon (Dennis Hopper, Blue Velvet), Are Seeking Enola (Tina Moreno Napoleon Dynamite), A Girl With A Map To The Mythical Realm Of Dryland Tattooed On Her Back. Famous For Both Its Epic Scale And The Controversy That Swirled Around Its Production, Waterworld Is A Key Cult Film Of The 1990S, And An Essential Entry Into The Subgenre Of Ecologically-Minded Blockbusters. Presented Here In An Exclusive New Restoration, In Three Different Cuts, And With A Wealth Of Extra Material, This High-Water Mark Of High-Concept Hollywood Can Now Be Enjoyed As Never Before. Two Disc Special Edition Contents Two Cuts Of The Film Newly Restored From The Original Film Elements By Arrow Films Original 5.1 Dts-Hd Master Audio And 2.0 Stereo Audio Options Optional English Subtitles For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Reversible Sleeve Featuring Original And Newly Commissioned Artwork By Paul Shipper Disc One - The Theatrical Cut High Definition Blu-Ray (1080P) Presentation Of The Original Theatrical Cut Maelstrom: The Odyssey Of Waterworld, An All-New, Feature Length Making-Of Documentary Including Extensive Cast And Crew Interviews And Behind The Scenes Footage Dances With Waves, An Original Archival Featurette Capturing The Film'S Production Global Warnings, Film Critic Glenn Kenny Explores The Subgenre Of Ecologically Themed End-Of-The-World Films Production And Promotional Stills Gallery Visual Effects Stills Gallery Original Trailer And Tv Spots Disc Two - The Ulysses Cut High Definition Blu-Ray (1080P) Presentation Of The Extended European Ulysses Cut, Which Includes Previously Censored Shots And Dialogue
Written by Dennis Hopper Peter Fonda and Terry Southern (Dr Strangelove) Fonda produced the low-budget production whilst Hopper took on directing duties receiving an award at Cannes for his first work. Since its release Easy Rider has been regarded as a symbol of free-spirited reaction against society and even for those too young to remember its original release it maintains its status as a classic film which characterises the attitude of a decade.
From director Tony Scott (Man on Fire) and writer Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) this classic crime thriller centres on clarence (Christian Slater) a comic book shop clerk who is set up with hooker Alabama (Patricia Arquette) by his boss. They fall in love and get married the next day but Alabama's pimp Drexel (Gary Oldman) stands in their way. In order to have a future together Clarence decides to take Drexel out, sparking a chain of events that puts them against the Irish Mob, the Mafia and the cops hot on their heels. Featuring an ensemble of brilliant actors including Brad Pitt, Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken and Val Kilmer, and an iconic score from Hans Zimmer, True Romance is one of the great classics from the '90s.
The Timeless Epic from Francis Ford Coppola In a pristine new transfer supervised by Francis Ford Coppola Presented in the original (2.35:1) theatrical aspect ratioOne of the most iconic films ever made and one of the most disturbing dramatisations of the Vietnam War ever seen, Francis Ford Coppolas Apocalypse Now is cinema at its most epic and unforgettable. Traumatised soldier Captain Benjamin L. Willard has been chosen for a highly classified mission. He must journey along the notorious Nung river and into the savage depths of war torn Cambodia in search of the mysterious Colonel Kurtz. Deemed insane and a danger to the war effort, Kurtz must be terminated with extreme prejudice. But the closer he gets to Kurtz the closer he gets to his own heart of darkness.
It has been two decades since master filmmaker George A. Romero's zombies have scared audiances around the globe. For years, fans have been eagerly awaiting his return. And now the day is here. An all-new chapter of horror has arrived. Now that zombies have taken over the world, the living have built a walled-in city to keep the dead out. But all's not well where it's most safe, as a revolution plans to overthrow the city's leadership, and the zombies are turning into more advanced creatures. George A. Romero's Land of the Dead is the acclaimed director's long awaited return to the genre he invented. BE SCARED Bonus Features Disc 1 Cholo's Reckoning: An Interview with Actor John Leguizamo Charlie's Story: An Interview with Actor Robert Joy The Pillsbury Actor: An Interview with Actor Pedro Miguel Arce Four of the Apocalypse: An Interview with Actors Eugene Clark, Jennifer Baxter, Boyd Banks and Jasmin Geljo Theatrical Trailer Dream of the Dead Documentary Dream of the Dead with Audio Commentary by Director Roy Frumkes Deleted Scenes from Dream of the Dead Disc 2 Unrated Version of the Feature Feature Commentary with Director George A. Romero, Producer Peter Grunwald and Editor Michael Doherty Feature Commentary with Zombie Performers Matt Blazi, Glena Chao, Michael Felsher and Rob Mayr When Shaun Met George Bringing the Dead to Life Scenes of Carnage Zombie Effects: From Green Screen to Finished Scene Scream Tests: Zombie Casting Call Bringing the Storyboards to Life Undead Again : The Making of Land of the Dead A Day with the Living Dead Reversible Sleeve All New Artwork by Graham Humphreys
Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 classic tale of the Viet Nam war, re-released with almost an hour of additional footage. Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) is given the task of sailing upriver to find and execute renegade military officer Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Br
It was directed with energetic skill by Top Gun Tony Scott, but t his breathtaking 1993 thriller (think of it as an adolescent crime fantasy on steroids) has Quentin Tarantino written all over it. True Romance is really part of a loose trilogy that includes Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, with a crackling Tarantino screenplay that rides a fine line between raucous comedy and violent excess. Christian Slater plays Clarence, the comic-book lover who meets a beguiling prostitute named Alabama (Patricia Arquette), confronts her vicious pimp (Gary Oldman), and embarks on a cross-country odyssey with $5 million worth of Mafia cocaine. Mayhem ensues, culminating in a favourite Tarantino climax--the "Mexican standoff"--in which a roomful of guys are pointing guns at each other, waiting to see who shoots first. Brutal, profane, and totally outrageous, True Romance is not for everyone, but with a supporting cast that includes Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, Brad Pitt, and Val Kilmer (as the ghost of Elvis!), you can be sure this movie will never be boring. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com
Everything clicked in this 1994 action hit, from the premise (a city bus has to keep moving at 50 mph or blow up) to the two leads (the usually inscrutable Keanu Reeves and the cute-as-a-button Sandra Bullock) to the villain (Dennis Hopper in psycho mode) to the director (Jan De Bont, who made this film hit the ground running with an edge-of-your-seat opening sequence on a broken elevator). This is the sort of movie that becomes a prototype for a thousand lesser films (including De Bont's lousy sequel, Speed 2: Cruise Control), but Speed really is a one-of-a-kind experience almost anyone can enjoy. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com
A never-before-seen and newly restored cut of Francis Ford Coppola's spectacular cinematic masterpiece in a way which the director believes looks better than it has ever looked and sounds better than it has ever sounded. Apocalypse Now was nominated for 8 Academy AwardsÂ® (including Best Picture) and won 2 Academy AwardÂ® for Best Cinematography and Best Sound, 2 BAFTAs for Best Direction and Best Supporting Actor and the Palme d'Or in Cannes. Starring Academy AwardÂ® winner Marlon Brando (1972, Best Actor, The Godfather), Academy AwardÂ® winner Robert Duvall (1983, Best Actor, Tender Mercies), Golden GlobeÂ® winner Martin Sheen (2001, Best Actor TV Series, The West Wing), Academy AwardÂ® nominee Dennis Hopper (1986, Best Supporting Actor, Hoosiers), Academy AwardÂ® nominee Laurence Fishburne (1993, Best Actor, What's Love Got to Do with It), and Academy AwardÂ® nominee Harrison Ford (1985, Best Actor, Witness), the film follows Army Captain Willard (Martin Sheen), a troubled man sent on a dangerous and mesmerizing odyssey into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade American colonel named Kurtz (Marlon Brando), who has succumbed to the horrors of war and barricaded himself in a remote outpost. The best visual and sound technologies have been used to present Coppola's true vision of the film: one that delivers deep, visceral visual and auditory impact. The audience will be able to see, hear and feel this film how I always hoped it could befrom the first bang' to the final whimper said the film-maker. All three versions of this film are available on this release including Apocalypse Now: The Final Cut, Apocalypse Now: Theatrical Cut, and Apocalypse Now Redux Extended Cut. Restored from the original negative for the first time ever, Apocalypse Now Final Cut is Coppola's most complete version of his multi-awarded classic. This is the first time the original negative has ever been scanned and over 11 months and 2,700 hours were spent on cleaning and restoring the film's 300,173 frames. Brought to life through ultra-vivid picture quality with Dolby VisionÂ®, delivering spectacular colours never before seen on a screen, with highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. It has also been mixed in Dolby AtmosÂ® to offer a truly immersive sound experience and it has been enhanced Meyer Sound Laboratories' newly developed Sensual Soundâ¢, a technology engineered to output audio below the limits of human hearing. Special Features: NEW - Introduction to Final Cut by Francis Ford Coppola Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse NEW - Tribeca Film Festival Q&A with Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Soderbergh NEW - Super 8mm Behind-The-Scenes Footage NEW - Dutch Angle: Chas Gerretsen & Apocalypse Now NEW - Apocalypse Now: Remastering A Legend In Dolby VisionÂ® and Dolby AtmosÂ® NEW - Apocalypse Now: A Forty Year Journey NEW - Sensual Sound Technology from Meyer Sound Storyboard Collection (171 pages) John Milius script excerpt with Francis Coppola notes (still gallery) Photo Archive: Unit photography (30 pages) Mary Ellen Mark photography (12 pages) Marketing Archive: 1979 Teaser Trailer 1979 Theatrical Trailer 1979 Radio Spots (4 spots) 1979 Theatrical Program (16 pages) Lobby Card and Press Kit photos (78 pages) Poster Gallery Apocalypse Now Redux Trailer
Such a simple idea--yet so fiendishly complex in the execution. 24, as surely everyone knows by now, is a thriller that takes place over 24 hours, midnight to midnight, in 24 one-hour episodes (well, 45-minute episodes if you extract the ad breaks). Everything to take place in real time--on-screen and off-screen time the same--which means no flash-backs, no flash-forwards, no nice handy time-dissolves. Every strand of the plot has to be dovetailed and interlocked to make sure that things happen just when they should, in the right amount of time. Not that easy. Creator Robert Cochran and his team of writers and directors have done a pretty impressive job in putting the jigsaw together and keeping the tension ratcheted up high, as Federal Agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) hares around LA trying to stall an assassination attempt on a black Presidential candidate and rescue his wife and daughter from the clutches of the Balkan baddies. Twists, turns, revelations and cliffhangers are tossed at us with satisfying regularity. Its not perfect: we get some hokey plot devices (instant amnesia, anybody?) and the final twist, once you start thinking back, makes no sense whatsoever. There are altogether too many huggy family moments ("I love you, Dad." "I love you, son"); and as for überbaddie Dennis Hoppers "Serbian" accent Even so, this is undeniably mould-breaking TV. Sutherland, rescuing his career from the doldrums in one heroic leap, fully deserves his Golden Globe. Sets and locations are artfully deployed--we gain a real sense of LAs splayed-out geography--and Sean Callerys score is a powerful, brooding presence. Like Murder One and The Sopranos, 24 is one of those series future TV thrillers will have to measure themselves against. On the DVDs: 24 is released in a six-disc box set. On discs 1- 5 there are no extras, but disc 6 includes the "alternative" ending and a preview of Series 2, presented by an urbane Kiefer Sutherland, that tells us precisely nothing. The transfer, in 16x9 widescreen and 2.0 Dolby Digital sound, does the high production values of the original every justice.--Philip Kemp
Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel direct this family adventure based on the Super Mario Bros. characters. When Mario (Bob Hoskins) and Luigi (John Leguizamo), plumbers from New York, are called in to help out with a flood at a dinosaur excavation site by the beautiful Daisy (Samantha Mathis), they become embroiled in a struggle with a parallel reptilian universe, ruled by Koopa (Dennis Hopper), a leader who wants to merge it with Earth.
Today a cult film The American Friend is based on the novel Ripley's Game by Patricia Highsmith and won the German Critics Prize in 1977. Frame maker Jonathan (Bruno Ganz) believes he is dying from a blood disease and his American friend displaced cowboy Ripley (Dennis Hopper) decides to use his illness to his advantage. Ripley introduces him to a gangster who proposes to the dying man that he should become a professional mob assassin assuring a large legacy for his wife and children. Since he is facing death anyway what has he to lose? Ripley had originally intended to allow Jonathan to do the dirty work that he didn't feel like doing but has second thoughts when he becomes friends with the doomed man.
When people think of James Dean, they probably think first of the troubled teen from Rebel Without a Cause: nervous, volatile, soulful, a kid lost in a world that does not understand him. Made between his only other starring roles, in East of Eden and Giant, Rebel sums up the jangly, alienated image of Dean, but also happens to be one of the key films of the 1950s. Director Nicholas Ray takes a strikingly sympathetic look at the teenagers standing outside the white-picket-fence 50s dream of America: juvenile delinquent (that's what they called them then) Jim Stark (Dean), fast-girl Judy (Natalie Wood), lost-boy Plato (Sal Mineo), slick hot-rodder Buzz (Corey Allen). At the time, it was unusual for a movie to endorse the point of view of teenagers, but Ray and screenwriter Stewart Stern captured the youthful angst that was erupting at the same time in rock 'n' roll. Dean is heartbreaking, following the method-acting style of Marlon Brando but staking out a nakedly emotional honesty of his own. Going too fast, in every way, he was killed in a car crash on September 30, 1955, a month before Rebel opened. He was no longer an actor, but an icon, and Rebel is a lasting monument. --Robert Horton, Amazon.com
Two lovers (Christian Slater Patricia Arquette) are thrust into a dangerous game of high-stakes negotiations and high-speed adventure. The pair come into unexpected possession of a suitcase of mob contraband. Fleeing to Los Angeles they hope to sell the goods and begin a new life. But both sides of the law have other ideas...
In the tradition of such obsessively driven directors as Erich von Stroheim and Werner Herzog, Francis Ford Coppola approached the production of Apocalypse Now as if it was his own epic mission into the heart of darkness. On location in the storm-ravaged Philippines, he quite literally went mad as the project threatened to devour him in a vortex of creative despair but from this insanity came one of the greatest films ever made. It began as a John Milius screenplay, transposing Joseph Conrad's classic story "Heart of Darkness" into the horrors of the Vietnam War, following a battle-weary Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) on a secret upriver mission to find and execute the renegade Colonel Kurtz(Marlon Brando), who has reverted to a state of murderous and mystical insanity. The journey is fraught with danger involving war-time action on epic and intimate scales. One measure of the film's awesome visceral impact is the number of sequences, images and lines of dialogue that have literally burned themselves into our cinematic consciousness, from the Wagnerian strike of helicopter gunships on a Vietnamese village to the brutal murder of stowaways and the unflinching fearlessness of the surfing warrior Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore (Robert Duvall), who speaks lovingly of "the smell of napalm in the morning." Like Herzog's Aguirre: The Wrath of God, this film is the product of genius cast into a pit of hell and emerging, phoenix-like, in triumph. Coppola's obsession (effectively detailed in the riveting documentary Hearts of Darkness, directed by Coppola's wife, Eleanor) informs every scene and every frame, and the result is a film for the ages. --Jeff Shannon
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