The Cell

The Cell

Jennifer Lopez
Director: Tarsem Singh Cast: Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez
, Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
, Vincent D'Onofrio
Vincent D'Onofrio
Tarsem Singh

DVD (Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo)

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Overview

The Cell, a movie some critics labeled all style and no substance, might be the best-looking DVD on the market. To add to that feat, the included supplemental material provides depth and substance, making it clear that the movie's visuals were a labor of love. There aren't enough compliments for the widescreen anamorphic 2.35:1 presentation. Director Tarsem's imagination explodes from the screen, making for an intense, colorful tour de force. The Dolby Digital 5.1 Sound is also stunning, from the twisted sound effects to Howard Shore's wicked score. The "isolated score" audio track makes for a truly spooky experience. Since the visuals of the movie are so mind-bending, the "Behind the Scenes" area and audio commentaries are engrossing. "Style as Substance: Reflections on Tarsem" is a featurette thick with hyperbole, but the cast and crew who praise Tarsem seem justified at every film clip. Vince Vaughn seems oddly agitated during his segments, making for an interesting conclusion. Tarsem's commentary is a candid, rapid-fire treat; he leaves no stone unturned in passionately dissecting his debut feature film. The production team commentary is also interesting, though the fascinating "Visual Effects Vignettes" go deeper into key set pieces. "Interactivities," a brain map and empathy test, are worth a look. The empathy test is meant for fun, but it's pretty powerful in its ability to enlighten and/or disturb. Filmographies and two suspenseful trailers round out this landmark DVD.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/19/2000
UPC: 0794043515026
Original Release: 2000
Rating: R
Source: New Line Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time: 1:47:00
Sales rank: 24,348

Special Features

Widescreen version of the film; English 5.1 Surround Sound; English 2.0 stereo Surround Sound; English subtitles and closed captions; Feature-length commentary with director and production team; Deleted scenes with director commentary; Original documentary: "Style As Substance," several of Tarsem's collaborators reflect on his work; Alternate-angle feature explores six special effects sequences from storyboards to final scene; Interactive brain map and empathy test; Theatrical trailer; International teaser trailer; Cast/crew filmographies; DVD-ROM features:; Script-to-screenplay access; Original theatrical website; Fully playable game demo

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jennifer Lopez Catherine Deane
Vince Vaughn Agent Peter Novak
Vincent D'Onofrio Carl Stargher
Jake Weber Agent Gordon Ramsey
Dylan Baker Henry West
Marianne Jean-Baptiste Dr. Miriam Kent
James Gammon Dr. Theodore "Teddy" Lee
Tara Subkoff Julia Hickson
Colton James Edward Baines
Patrick Bauchau Lucien Baines
Gareth Williams Stargher's Father
Pruitt Taylor Vince Dr. Milton Reid
Catherine Sutherland Anne Marie Vicksey
Jake Thomas Young Carl Stargher
Musetta Vander Ella Baines

Technical Credits
Tarsem Singh Director
Michael Amundson Asst. Director
Michele Burke Makeup
Julio Caro Producer
Robert Duffy Editor
Tom Foden Production Designer
Luke Freeborn Set Decoration/Design
Eiko Ishioka Costumes/Costume Designer
Ronna Kress Casting
Donna Langley Executive Producer
Paul Laufer Cinematographer
Josh Lusby Set Decoration/Design
Carolyn Manetti Executive Producer
Michael Manson Art Director
Eric McLeod Producer
April Napier Costumes/Costume Designer
Clay Pinney Special Effects Supervisor
Mark Protosevich Co-producer,Screenwriter
Steven J. Ross Co-producer
Steve Ross Co-producer
Paul Rubell Editor
Howard Shore Score Composer
Nico Soultanakis Associate Producer
James Thornton Sound/Sound Designer
Dean Wolcott Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Main Titles [6:38]
2. No Proof [1:37]
3. Carl's Lair [2:05]
4. Reversing the Feed [1:52]
5. Rest and Rituals [3:57]
6. Number 7 and 8 [2:59]
7. Trace Evidence [1:44]
8. The Capture [1:28]
9. On the Case [3:06]
10. Raid [6:38]
11. Diagnosis and Referral [5:35]
12. The Mind of A Killer [10:07]
13. Belief and Reality [2:17]
14. Twisted Kingdom [5:51]
15. Round 2 [12:32]
16. Trapped [1:18]
17. Novak Enters [12:19]
18. Time Running Out [3:53]
19. Catherine's World [1:20]
20. Final Showdown [:39]
21. Epilogue [2:22]
22. End Credits [7:55]

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