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American Psycho [Killer Collector's Edition] [DVD] [2000]

  • SKU: 7205053
  • Release Date: 06/21/2005
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (55 out of 56)

    Special Features


    • Commentary from director/co-writer Mary Harron and actor/co-writer Guinevere Turner
    • American Psycho: From Book to Screen - including The Pornography of Killing, a video essay by Holly Willis
    • The '80s Downtown
    • Deleted scenes with optional director commentary
    • Newly remastered 16:9 widescreen
    • 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX
    • Original trailers
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    American Psycho
    Bret Easton Ellis's dark and violent satire of America in the 1980s is brought to the screen in this unsettling drama with blackly comic overtones. Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), the son of a wealthy Wall Street financier, is pursuing his own lucrative career with his father's firm. Bateman is the prototypical yuppie, obsessed with success, fashion, and style. He is also a serial killer who murders, rapes, and mutilates both strangers and acquaintances without provocation or reason. Donald Kimble (Willem Dafoe), a police detective, questions Bateman about the disappearance of Paul Allen (Jared Leto), whom Patrick murdered several days earlier. As Kimble stays on Bateman's trail, Bateman's mask of studied, distant cool begins to fall apart. American Psycho also features Reese Witherspoon as Bateman's girlfriend, as well as Samantha Mathis, Chloe Sevigny, and Guinevere Turner; the latter also co-authored the screenplay. Controversy followed the production from the start, when speculation that Leonardo Di Caprio would play Bateman sparked concerns that he would lure preteens to an R-rated movie. Di Caprio soon bowed out of the project, and original leading man Bale was reinstated. Later, a group of Toronto residents attempted to block filming in that city after Canadian serial killer Paul Bernardo claimed that Ellis's novel inspired his murder spree. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Christian Bale
      Christian Bale - Patrick Bateman
    • Willem Dafoe
      Willem Dafoe - Donald Kimball
    • Jared Leto
      Jared Leto - Paul Allen
    • Reese Witherspoon
      Reese Witherspoon - Evelyn Williams
    • Samantha Mathis
      Samantha Mathis - Courtney Rawlinson



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 56 reviews

    98%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Truly stunning 4K UHD presentation of a classic.

      Posted
      LoveHDR
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      I'm a huge fan of the movie, we've watched American Psycho once or twice a year for many years from VHS, to DVD to blu-ray. It never gets old, always amuses, and as it grows on you the perplexing horror becomes a quite quotable and entertaining mix of character psychology and humor, in an 80's culture time capsule. The American blu-ray was never a very good transfer of the 35mm film, but the UHD absolutely destroys every other release by light years. The gains in detail are immense, and you see so much more of the film, whether it's the settings, the costume work, the hair and skin... it really brings the film to life in a new way, given how integral these elements are to the people and places in it. Can't recommend it enough. If you're a fan of the movie it's a must see, and if you're in any way interested in movies with a bit of wit and semi-indie sensibilities, it's worth taking a chance on.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Lionsgate strikes again. American Psycho 4K!

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      MisterJay
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      Excellent video and audio quality. Audio is Dolby ATMOS, which sounds much more improved, dynamic and energized. Sounds great on my surround sound system. My only complaint is that the Blu-ray disc included is not remastered, it's just the same old Blu-ray that has been floating around for years. They could have remastered the disc and added some special bonus features, but no biggie. Great release over all, I just think it's a waste to include the same old Blu-ray disc. Lionsgate, keep up the good work but you know you have plenty of room for improvement.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Christian Bale is awesome

      Posted
      Radicxs
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      When I first watched the film I didn't know what to make of it, but now I understand the film much better. This film is must viewing, it brings out the truth about today's world - Nothing but material values matter, we live empty lives, we think empty thoughts, we are empty people, life is boring. Bale plays a wealthy banking executive is haunted by an alter-ego which he hides from his co-workers and friends but gets trapped further down into his own imaginations and horrifying fantasies. This movie is a truly terrifying depiction of the American public's mental state. I think you'll either love it or hate it. Somehow if your not a Bale fan you will be after this performance.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent psychological thriller!!!

      Posted
      redandblack6s

      My wife and I love this movie! Christian Bale is one of our favorite actors. I love his role in this. He's demented yet humorous. I'm glad he got this role over Leonardo Di Caprio, Bale fits it better. Plus, I love a movie surrounded by controversy. The book this film was based on actually inspired a real killing spree from serial killer Paul Bernardo. This was a twisted and disturbing movie with some dark humor. I love it! I highly recommend it! Also, another great psychological thriller with Christian Bale is The Machinist.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good Movie

      Posted
      Soda
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      I'm mainly writing this to get points, as for a review, this really isn't the place to be looking for any because if you're on BestBuy, chances are you are here to buy it because you heard/know it's a good movie. Anyhoo, my review would consist simply of this: I think it's a good movie, and Christian Bale did a great job. And for the physical quality of the movie, the box is a standard Blu-Ray box which is sturdy and my order came ahead of schedule so overall this has been a pretty good experience.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic!

      Posted
      mjaytmann

      "American Psycho," this movie is a classic. The story was awesome and I liked how it was telling a story about the dark-side of the 1980's corporate world. Christian Bale did an amazing job acting in this film and again he totally transformed for his role. "American Psycho" looked absolutely clear on Blu-ray and I liked the stylistic looking cinematography to fit the film's setting. Overall, this film was great and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys movies or is just a Christian Bale fan.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Must See

      Posted
      Fyfedaddy

      This was the first adult role I had ever seen Christian Bale in. Since then I have had to see every movie he is in. His performance is that good! There is so much hidden humor in this movie and trust me...YOU WILL BE QUOTING LINES FROM THIS MOVIE! It is a film that you can't help but watch over and over again. Bale is perfect in his role as Patrick Bateman. This movie is also filled with great supporting roles from Willem Dafoe, Josh Lucas, Jarrod Leto, and Reese Witherspoon.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A real classic

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      corporateanalysis365

      This movie is simply brilliant. Christian Bale plays his character Patrick bateman so well. He is such a great actor. In this movie you really get into the mind of the serial killer which I find intriguing. I was so into this movie that I thought it was actually real for a second. This movie is a great thriller to watch on a friday night! I seriously advice that you watch this movie because you will watch it over and over again like me.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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