Mel Gibson
Director: Ron Howard Cast: Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
, Rene Russo
Rene Russo
, Brawley Nolte
Brawley Nolte
Ron Howard

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Ron Howard's kidnapping thriller Ransom comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. The film has neither looked nor sounded better on home video. Spanish subtitles are accessible, and a French soundtrack has also been included. The extensive supplemental materials include a detailed commentary by Howard. He discusses many elements of the production and is full of praise for his cast. Those who like insider gossip will greatly enjoy the story of what happened the day Mel Gibson was nominated for an Oscar for directing Braveheart. Numerous deleted scenes have been included, and two behind-the-scenes featurettes allow the actors to talk about the process of making the film. This disc was released simultaneously with a number of Ron Howard films that have all been outfitted with quality extras.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2004
UPC: 0786936232981
Original Release: 1996
Rating: R
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:01:00
Sales rank: 5,356

Special Features

Closed Caption; Extensive deleted scenes; "What Would You Do?" featurette with cast & crew; Commentary with director Ron Howard; Behind-the-scenes special with cast and filmmakers; International theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mel Gibson Tom Mullen
Rene Russo Kate Mullen
Brawley Nolte Sean Mullen
Gary Sinise Jimmy Shaker
Delroy Lindo Agent Lonnie Hawkins
Lili Taylor Maris Connor
Liev Schreiber Clark Barnes
Donnie Wahlberg Cubby Barnes
Evan Handler Miles Roberts
Dan Hedaya Jackie Brown
Paul Guilfoyle Wallace
Michael Gaston Agent Jack Sickler
José Zuñiga David Torres
Nancy Ticotin Agent Kimba Welch
Donna Hanover Actor
John Ortiz Roberto

Technical Credits
Ron Howard Director
Susan Bode-Tyson Set Decoration/Design
Michael Corenblith Production Designer
Brian Grazer Producer
B. Kipling Hagopian Producer
Todd Hallowell Executive Producer
Daniel Hanley Editor
Michael Hill Editor
Mike Hill Editor
Janet Hirshenson Casting
James Horner Score Composer
Cyril Hume Original Story
Alexander Ignon Screenwriter
Jane Jenkins Casting
John Kasarda Art Director
Richard Maibaum Original Story
Susan Merzbach Co-producer
Danny Michael Sound/Sound Designer
Aldric La'Auli Porter Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Richard Price Screenwriter
Scott Rudin Producer
Rita Ryack Costumes/Costume Designer
Adam Schroeder Co-producer
Piotr Sobocinski Cinematographer
Louisa Velis Associate Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Titles - A Family Man
2. Junior Science Fair
3. "Making Beds in a Burning House"
4. A Payer
5. Unauthorized Interference
6. The Criminal Food Chain
7. Going Alone
8. High Ground
9. Error in Judgement
10. Human Garbage/End Credits [9:33]

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