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8MM [DVD] [1999]

  • SKU: 14699016
  • Release Date: 11/22/2005
  • Rating: R

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    8MM [DVD] [1999]
    8MM [DVD] [1999]
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

    Special Features

    • Language: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital) & 2-Channel (Dolby Surround)
    • Subtitles: English
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Making-of featurette
    • Talent & filmographies
    • Director's audio commentary
    • Scene selections
    • Full screen and widescreen formats
    • Production notes
    • Digitally mastered video & audio
    • Anamorphic transfer
    • Closed Captioned


    Tom Welles (Nicolas Cage) is a surveillance expert on the rise. He's living the American dream with a wife, Amy (Catherine Keener), infant daughter, and a house in the suburbs of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. After the completion of an assignment for a U.S. Senator, Welles is summoned to the house of a recently deceased captain of industry. His widow, in settling his estate, has discovered an 8MM film in her late husband's private safe. The silent short depicts the apparent murder of a young woman by a large, masked figure, what is known as a "snuff" film. Greatly disturbed by the film's contents, the widow hires Welles to find the identity of the woman and determine if she is still alive. Welles finds the girl's identity and follows her trail from the time she ran away from home to Hollywood. Once there, Welles meets adult bookstore clerk Max California (Joaquin Phoenix) to act as Virgil to Welles' Dante. As the two begin their descent into the world of underground pornography, the detective grows more and more distant from his family, as if he cannot shake the taint of the world in which he now walks. Tom and Max eventually meet pornographers Dino Velvet (Peter Stormare) and Eddie Poole (James Gandolfini). By this time the detective finds he can no longer walk out of the inferno. ~ Ron Wells, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Nicolas Cage
      Nicolas Cage - Tom Welles
    • Joaquin Phoenix
      Joaquin Phoenix - Max California
    • James Gandolfini
      James Gandolfini - Eddie Poole
    • Peter Stormare
      Peter Stormare - Dino Velvet
    • Anthony Heald
      Anthony Heald - Longdale

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Few will like

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      Have watched this film several times. I may be the only one to say that. It's deeply disturbing and I have heard the same comment from three people that watched it with me. "Why did you make me watch this?"

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent psychological thriller!!!


      This was a fantastic film, my wife and I loved it! Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Pheonix, Peter Stormare, and James Gandolfini were all terrific. The plot really draws you in and keeps you on the edge of your seat till the last scene. I highly recommend this movie!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Entertaining Dark & Dangerous Movie


      This movie is not for everyone, but it has a good story which makes for some pretty thrilling moments. Very good and interesting commentary by Joel Schumacher. Dvd offers both anamorphic widescreen 2.35:1 and full-screen formats.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Movie Most Hate

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      Everyone that I've watched this film with have asked, "why did you make me watch this?" It's violent, disturbing and bizarre. Still, I'll watch it again.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A dark thriller

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      One of Nicolas Cage's last really good performances.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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