From Oscar-nominated director Ridley Scott (Gladiator) comes this stylish star-powered crime thriller that crackles with heart-pounding action and taut suspense. Academy Award-winner Michael Douglas is electrifying as Nick Conklin a rough-and-tumble NYC detective under investigation for corruption. Ordered to escort a cold-blooded killer named Sato back to his native Japan Nick and his partner Charlie (Oscar nominee Andy Garcia) unwittingly deliver Sato into the hands of his own gang. With assistance from a by-the-book Japanese cop (Ken Takakura) and a beautiful club hostess (Kate Capshaw) the American cops chase Sato through Osaka's seamy underworld as Nick fights to recapture something as important as the criminal he lost: his honour.
Commencing a risky game of cat and mouse with corrupt D.A. Martin Hunter (Michael Douglas), ambitious reporter C.J. (Jesse Metcalfe) frames himself as a murder suspect to catch Hunter in the act!
It's not quite as clever as it tries to be, but The Game does a tremendous job of presenting the story of a rigid control freak trapped in circumstances that are increasingly beyond his control. Michael Douglas plays a rich, divorced, and dreadful investment banker whose 48th birthday reminds him of his father's suicide at the same age. He's locked in the cage of his own misery until his rebellious younger brother (Sean Penn) presents him with a birthday invitation to play "The Game" (described as "an experiential Book of the Month Club")--a mysterious offering from a company called Consumer Recreation Services. Before he knows the game has even begun, Douglas is caught up in a series of unexplained events designed to strip him of his tenuous security and cast him into a maelstrom of chaos. How do you play a game that hasn't any rules? That's what Douglas has to figure out, and he can't always rely on his intelligence to form logic out of what's happening to him. Seemingly cast as the fall guy in a conspiracy thriller, he encounters a waitress (Deborah Unger) who may or may not be trustworthy, and nothing can be taken at face value in a world turned upside down. Douglas is great at conveying the sheer panic of his character's dilemma, and despite some lapses in credibility and an anticlimactic ending, The Game remains a thinking person's thriller that grabs and holds your attention. Thematic resonance abounds between this and Seven and Fight Club, two of the other films by The Game 's director David Fincher. -- Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com
When the daughter of a psychiatrist (played by Michael Douglas) is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a catatonic young woman who knows the location of a stolen diamond.
Michael Crichton's bestselling novel was both a high-tech thriller and source of controversy with its hot-button plot about a man's charge of sexual harassment against a female colleague and former lover. The movie, directed by Barry Levinson, turned these issues into a prurient thriller dressed up in glossy production values, virtual reality computer graphics and steamy sex between Michael Douglas and Demi Moore. Having cornered the market on roles for men whose brains are located south of their waistline, Douglas is well cast as the computer-industry guy who loses a plush promotion to the opportunistic Moore, and he's perfected the expression of paranoid panic. If you don't think about it too much, this is one of those films that can draw you into its manipulative web and really grab your attention. Disclosure is more entertaining than thought provoking (because the filmmakers basically danced around the story's potential controversy), but there's enough star power and visual glitz to make this an enjoyable ride. --Jeff Shannon
This dynamic action-thriller directed by Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh boasts a talented cast including Ewan McGregor, Antonio Banderas, Michael Douglas, Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender and Gina Carano.Mallory Kane (Carano) is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency. Suddenly the target of skilled assassins who knew her every move, Mallory must find the truth in order to stay alive.
Freeways are clogged. Terror stalks our cities. At shops and restaurants the customer is seldom right. The pressures of big-city life can anger anyone. But Bill Foster is more than angry. He's out to get even. I'm going home Foster says as he abandons his grid-locked car on the hottest day of the year. Instead he walks straight into an urban nightmare by turns absurdly funny and shatteringly violent. Michael Douglas is Foster an ordinary guy at war with the frustrations of daily living. Robert Duvall is the savvy cop obsessed with stopping Foster's city-wide rampage. Falling Down is their story a spellbinding unconventional thriller that asks: are we falling apart?
From the director of 'Platoon' Oliver Stone comes a new battle set in the greatest jungle of them all Wall Street: a place where honour is traded for power and peace of mind for a piece of the action. Against this background two men form a dangerous friendship - one a ruthless multi-millionaire corporate raider the other a newly minted power hungry young broker. Two men trading their women families and each other against all odds and every rule in the book...
Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas) is a shrewdly successful businessman who is accustomed to being in control of each facet of his investments and relationships. His well-ordered life undergoes a profound change however when his brother Conrad (Sean Penn) gives him an unexpected birthday gift that soon has devastating consequences. There are no rules in The Game...
In 1940 a deserted airfield somewhere in the heart of England becomes a bustling bomber command station. In 1942 advance units of the American Air Force arrive to join The Royal Air Force and help turn the tide of World War II. So unfolds the story of a group of flyers and their 'missions'. Peter Penrose (John Mills) a young RAF pilot is sent to Halfpenny Field close to the small town of Shepley. His Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant David Archdale (Michael Redgrave) gives him
Billy (Academy Award-winner Michael Douglas) Paddy (Academy Award-winner Robert De Niro) Archie (Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Academy Award-winner Kevin Kline) have been best friends since childhood. So when Billy the group's sworn bachelor finally proposes to his thirty-something (of course) girlfriend the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However upon arriving the four quickly realize that the decades have transformed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they never imagined. The Rat Pack may have once played the Sands and Cirque du Soleil may now rule the Strip but it's these four who are taking over Vegas. It's going to be legendary!
Made in between Seven and Fight Club, David Fincher's edge-of-your-seat thriller The Game remains arguably his most underappreciated film, bolstered by an exceptional star performance by Michael Douglas. Despite his large mansion and intimidating bank balance, multimillionaire Nicholas Van Orton is haunted by the childhood memory of his father's suicide. On the day he reaches the same age his father was when he died, Nicholas receives an unconventional birthday present from his estranged brother Conrad (Sean Penn): an invitation to play a mysterious game, the aim and rules of which are kept secret. As the game unfolds, Nicholas suddenly finds himself in a fight for his life, assisted by the enigmatic Christine (Deborah Kara Unger, Crash) but unsure of where to turn and who to trust. Presented in a director-approved remaster available for the first time in the UK, the twisty mysteries of Fincher's pulse-pounding paranoiac puzzle are explored in an exciting array of new and archive bonus features. TWO-DISC LIMITED DELUXE EDITION CONTENTS Limited to only 3,000 units Deluxe packaging including a 200-page hardback book housed in a rigid slipcase, illustrated with newly commissioned artwork by Corey Brickley 200-page book exclusive to this edition includes a newly-commissioned full-length monograph by Bilge Ebiri, and selected archive materials, including an American Cinematographer article from 1997, a 2004 interview with Harris Savides by Alexander Ballinger, and the chapter on the film from Dark Eye: The Films of David Fincher by James Swallow Arrow Academy Blu-ray including new bonus features and UK home video premiere of director-approved 2K restoration Universal Special Edition DVD featuring archive extras with cast and crew DISC ONE BLU-RAY 2K restoration from the original negative by The Criterion Collection supervised and approved by director David Fincher and cinematographer Harris Savides High Definition Blu-rayâ¢ (1080p) presentation Original 5.1 & 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio Isolated Music & Effects track Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing New audio commentary by critic and programmer Nick Pinkerton Fool's Week: Developing The Game, a newly filmed interview with co-writer John Brancato Men On The Chessboard: The Hidden Pleasures of The Game, a new visual essay by critic Neil Young Archive promotional interview with star Michael Douglas from 1997 Alternatively-framed 4:3 version prepared for home video (SD only), with new introduction discussing Fincher's use of the Super 35 shooting format Theatrical trailer Teaser trailer Image gallery DISC TWO DVD Standard definition DVD (PAL) presentation 5.1 Dolby Digital audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio commentary with director David Fincher, actor Michael Douglas, screenwriters John Brancato and Michael Ferris, director of photography Harris Savides, production designer Jeffrey Beecroft and visual effects supervisor Kevin Haug Behind The Scenes featurettes - Dog Chase, The Taxi, Christine's House, The Fall (with optional commentary by Fincher, Douglas, Savides, Beecroft and Haug) On Location featurettes Exterior Parking Lot: Blue Screen Shot, Exterior Fioli Mansion: Father's Death, Interior CRS Lobby and Offices, Interior Fioli Mansion: Vandalism, Exterior Mexican Cemetary (with optional commentary by Fincher, Savides, Beecroft and Haug) Theatrical trailer (with optional commentary by Fincher) Teaser trailer Teaser trailer CGI test footage (with optional commentary by designer/animator Richard Baily) Alternate ending Production design and storyboard galleries
Shia LaBeouf stars as a budding Wall Street broker taken under the wing of the financial district's prodigal son, Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas).
Marvel Studios introduces the newest member of the Avengers: Marvel's Ant-Man. Armed with the amazing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang joins forces with his new mentor Dr. Hank Pym to protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from ruthless villains! With humanity's fate in the balance, Pym and Lang must pull off a daring heist against insurmountable odds. This action-packed adventure takes you to new levels of pulse-pounding excitement!
Matthew McConaughey plays the ultimate bachelor about town, a serial heartbreaker until one day the ghosts of his former girlfriends visit him and take him on a journey through his failed relationships
The film tells three concurrent stories set in and around the US-Mexico drugs trade that gradually overlap and intertwine. Michael Douglas portrays the US latest drugs czar with an addict teenage daughter at home, Catherine Zeta Jones plays the unsuspe
Wall StreetMichael Douglas received the 1987 Best Actor Academy Award for his powerful performance as Gordon Gekko, a financial wizard who lures an ambitious young stock broker (Charlie Sheen) into the illegal, lucrative world of corporate espionage in this gripping morality tale about the American dream gone wrong. Wall Street 2: Money Never SleepsFollowing a long prison term, Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) finds himself on the outside of a world he once commanded. Hoping to repair his relationship with his daughter (Carey Mulligan), he forges an alliance with her fianc (Shia LaBeouf). But Gekko is still a master manipulator... and now the stakes are higher than ever.
10 Cloverfield Lane Outside is dangerous inside is terrifying in the deliciously twisted* new thriller from producer J.J. Abrams that's big on chills.** After a catastrophic car crash, a young woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, A Good Day to Die Hard) wakes up in a survivalist's (John Goodman, Argo) underground bunker. He claims to have saved her from an apocalyptic attack that has left the outside world uninhabitable. But, as his increasingly suspicious actions lead her to question his motives, she'll have to escape in order to discover the truth. *Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times **Sara Stewart, NY POST BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES: Commentary by Director Dan Trachtenberg and Producer J.J. Abrams Cloverfield Too Bunker Mentality Duck and Cover Spin-Off Kelvin Optical Fine Tuned End Of Story Cloverfield From visionary producer J.J. Abrams (Lost) and director Matt Reeves comes the worldwide sensation of nonstop terror and suspense. BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES: Special Investigation Mode: Enhanced Viewing Mode with GPS Tracker, Creature Radar, Military Intelligence and more! HD Commentary by Director Matt Reeves Document 01.18.08: The Making of Cloverfield HD Cloverfield Visual Effects HD I Saw It! It's Alive! It's Huge! HD Clover Fun HD Deleted Scenes HD Alternate Endings HD
Releasing January 2012, Haywire stars champion MMA fighter Gina Carano alongside Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas and Channing Tatum.
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