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

  • SKU: 7205053
  • Release Date: 06/21/2005
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (34 out of 35)

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



Overall customer rating

4.5
98%
would recommend 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

    Posted
    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    creepy & intense

    Posted
    TFABOLOUS

    Patrick Bateman (Christain Bale) is a man who works on wall street by day, and by night he is a serial killer. I can not put into words how much I enjoy this movie. I have seen this movie over a dozen time, and have already recommended it to all my friends. If you enjoy thrillers, scary movies, or gore-fests you must see American Psycho. Beware: Not intended for children, youths, or those that do not like the sight of blood.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent quality for a great movie

    Posted
    MikeCfromNNVA
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    Christian Bale nails this and this has become quite the cult classic. I admit I didn't like this when I saw it at the movies. However, repeated viewings told me I was wrong. The blu-ray quality is average in terms of video and audio but don't let that hold you back. it's still better than the DVD video and audio. Recommended movie with cult qualities!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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