The Forgotten

The Forgotten

Director: Joseph Ruben Cast: Julianne Moore, Dominic West, Gary Sinise



The Julianne Moore sci-fi melodrama The Forgotten comes to DVD in a fairly packed version thanks to Columbia TriStar. Included are two versions of the film, the theatrical version and an extended cut that features two deleted scenes and an alternate ending. Comparing two alternate cuts of a film is always an interesting exercise, especially when the movie was given such a lukewarm reaction upon its release. What the extended cut adds is a bit more genuine mystery and a nice emotional beat for its two stars. Additionally, the alternate ending doesn't quite take the scary road that the theatrical cut did, but it does deliver a more solid ending that doesn't feel quite as forced as the latter. Thankfully, the disc's producers have included a commentary from the director Joseph Ruben and the writer Gerald Di Pego, whose track covers everything from the inspiration for the script all the way through the story behind the reshot ending. The deleted scenes are available as a separate option and are indeed worth checking out (especially the Anthony Edwards part -- spooky!). A 20-minute making-of also sheds more light on the production, the most interesting of which concerns many of the film's shocking moments, which are detailed here by the talented FX staff. A behind-the-scenes featurette has been supplied as well, with interviews from the actors as well as on-set footage in the New York City shoot. Finally, both the teaser and theatrical previews can be found in the trailers section, along with trailers for other Sony DVDs and theatrical releases. The Forgotten has been given a stellar 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer with separate English, French, and Thai 5.1 Dolby Digital tracks to highlight the image. Well worth taking a look at for fans of the film or anyone else who was tantalized by the fine trailer.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/18/2005
UPC: 0043396100787
Original Release: 2004
Rating: PG-13
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:31:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original theatrical cut plus a never-before-seen extended cut with deleted scenes and an alternate ending; Director and writer commentary; Deleted scenes; On the Set: The Making of The Forgotten; Alternate ending; "Remembering The Forgotten" - a deeper look into the minds behind the making of the film

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julianne Moore Telly
Dominic West Ash
Gary Sinise Dr. Jack Munce
Alfre Woodard Anne Pope
Linus Roache A Friendly Man
Robert Wisdom Carl Dayton
Jessica Hecht Eliot
Anthony Edwards Jim

Technical Credits
Joseph Ruben Director
Michael Barosky Sound/Sound Designer
Bruce Cohen Producer
Dane A. Davis Sound/Sound Designer
Cindy Evans Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Francis-Bruce Editor
Todd Garner Executive Producer
Bill Groom Production Designer
James Horner Score Composer
Sony Pictures Imageworks Animator
Dan Jinks Producer
Paul D. Kelly Art Director
Anastas Michos Cinematographer
Steve Nicolaides Executive Producer
Gerald Di Pego Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Joe Roth Producer
Margery Simkin Casting
Michael Steele Asst. Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start
2. "I Forget All the Time"
3. Paranoia
4. Ash
5. Sam
6. Paranesia
7. Disappeared
8. Seeking Support
9. The Forgotten
10. Lauren
11. Evanding the NSA
12. Abduction
13. Chase
14. Panic Attack
15. Detective Pope
16. Wall Street
17. Butting Heads
18. "I Need You to Stay Clear"
19. Team Up
20. The Experiment
21. "Please Help Us"
22. QuestAir
23. "It's Not Human"
24. Grand Exit
25. One of the Few Who Knows
26. The Connection
27. The First Memory
28. "I'm Telly"

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The Forgotten 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Forgotten was an excellent movie! I could watch it every day.Telly did not forget at all about her little Sam.That showed true love.It surprised me to find out WHAT was the cause of it all.I was on her side all the way.She wasn't crazy.She knew something was not right.The Forgotten makes me wonder will that ever really happen.Will THEY run some sort of experiment to test us? And now,when I forget something,I get the feeling that it might be happening to me! This movie really does make me think...and wonder.But one thing that I won't forget is how good of a movie this was!
Guest More than 1 year ago
An amazing si-fi thriller about the depth and strength of a mother's love for her child.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie held my attention, that is until the secret is disclosed near the end, then this movie becomes very lame and disappointing. What a letdown. I hate movies with terrible, unoriginal, uninspired endings like this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was cool!!!! It was a cool new plot and everything!!!!!!!!!!! Reccomended highly by me!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best thrillers of 2004. Julianne Moore's best movie yet. I would highly recommend this movie to anyone.
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