The Devil's Advocate/Insomnia [DVD]
- SKU: 8446309
- Release Date: 09/18/2007
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Ratings & Reviews
- Devil's Advocate: Widescreen (16x9 2.4:1) version
- Devil's Advocate: Over 30 minutes of additional scenes
- Devil's Advocate: Commentary by director Taylor Hackford
- Devil's Advocate: Production notes
- Devil's Advocate: 5 theatrical trailers & 2 TV spots
- Devil's Advocate: Languages - English & Français
- Devil's Advocate: Subtitles - English, Français & Español
- Insomnia: Widescreen (16x9 2.4:1) version
- Insomnia: Additional scene
- Insomnia: 2 commentaries - one by director Christopher Nolan, the other by Hilary Swank, production designer Nathan Crowley, editor Dody Dorn, cinematographer Wally Pfister and screenwriter Hillary Seitz
- Insomnia: 4 featurettes - Day for Night, 180°: A Conversation With Christopher Nolan and Al Pacino, In the Fog: Cinematography and Production Design, and Eyes Wide Open: the Insomniac's World
- Insomnia: Stills gallery
- Insomnia: Filmographies
- Insomnia: Theatrical trailer
- Insomnia: DVD-ROM PC enhanced features
- Insomnia: Languages - English & Français (dubbed in Quebec)
- Insomnia: Subtitles - English, Français & Español
Director Christopher Nolan follows up his breakthrough sophomore film Memento with this remake of a stylish Norwegian thriller. Al Pacino stars as Detective Will Dormer, a Los Angeles Police Department legend who temporarily escapes an internal affairs investigation that may ruin his career by traveling to Nightmute, AK, the remote site of a murder that has the local authorities flummoxed. Along with his partner, Hap Eckhart (Martin Donovan), and the small town's wide-eyed rookie investigator, Ellie Burr (Hilary Swank), the exhausted Dormer probes the brutal slaying of a teenage girl who was rumored to have a secret lover. A clever ruse quickly lures the killer into a police trap, but the suspect escapes and a tragic accident at the scene leaves Dormer at the mercy of the murderer, a pulp crime novelist named Walter Finch (Robin Williams). As Finch plays a dangerous game of extortion with Dormer, the detective's mental health deteriorates rapidly from guilt over his complicity in a crime and sleep deprivation compounded by the lack of darkness in the land of the midnight sun. Meanwhile, the bright and dogged Ellie continues putting the pieces of a complex puzzle together despite Dormer's skillful attempts to lead the investigation toward the right suspect, but away from his own malfeasance. Insomnia co-stars Paul Dooley, Nicky Katt, Maura Tierney, and Jonathan Jackson. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
The Devil's Advocate
Supernatural forces hover over the courtroom in this devilish drama adapted from the novel by Andrew Neiderman. Attorney Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves) doesn't heed the Bible-based warnings of his mother (Judith Ivey), who views New York City as "the dwelling place of demons." Instead, he leaves Gainesville, Florida, with his wife Mary Ann (Charlize Theron) to put his legalistic skills to the test at a leading Manhattan law firm run by John Milton (Al Pacino). It all goes smoothly -- with Milton urging them to stay, putting Kevin on a $400-per-hour salary, and moving the couple into a luxurious apartment in his own building on Fifth Avenue -- where Mary Ann falls under the influence of neighbor Jackie (Tamara Tunie). After Kevin defends a weird animal sacrificer (Delroy Lindo, uncredited), he moves up to an important case with an apparent murderer, real-estate tycoon Alexander Cullen (Craig T. Nelson). Ignored by Kevin, the troubled Mary Ann has some disturbing experiences, verging on the occult, while Kevin, at work, becomes attracted to redhead Christabella (Connie Neilsen). Dazzled by his entrance into paradise, Kevin doesn't grasp who handed him this Big-Apple success. Could it be...Satan? The film features demonic creatures by Rick Baker. Cameos (Senator Alfonse D'Amato, Don King, others) add to the ambiance of ambition and power in the canyons of Manhattan. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
Cast & Crew
- Al Pacino - Det. Will Dormer
- Robin Williams - Walter Finch
- Hilary Swank - Ellie Burr
- Maura Tierney - Rachel Clement
- Martin Donovan - Hap Eckhart
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