Warner Brothers Home Entertainment releases this single-disc issue of Vertigo Comics' crass character John Constantine's big-screen debut. Containing the original widescreen presentation of the film, the disc comes with a stunning 2.35:1 anamorphic transfer along with Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks in both English and French. The picture quality is befitting to the unique look of the picture, which only looks better and better as time goes on. The disc not only shines with its fine presentation, but with its inclusion of 18 minutes of deleted scenes that feature an alternate ending and a cut storyline featuring Constantine and Michelle Monaghan as a demon seductress. Director Francis Lawrence provides optional commentary for the scenes, as well as a feature-length track along with producer Akiva Goldsman and screenwriters Kevin Brodbin and Frank Cappello that provides the viewer with insight on the filmmaking process of this adaptation. Add in the theatrical trailer, and you have a solid release that delivers just enough from the incredible 2 Disc Deluxe Edition to make it a worthwhile single disc investment for those low in the pocketbooks or not interested in substantial bonus features. This film is also available in the less-recommended single-disc full-screen version.
18 minutes of additional scenes, including an alternate ending
Great take on the Hellblazer comic. I wish they would have involved the church more or written it in more realistically. Huge potential on the development of the storyline. I personally think Keanu did a great job as his version of Constantine. I loved the fact that even when he was dying he flipped off the devil.
Great movie to watch and discuss your take on how Earth is the battle ground for angels and demons (good vs. evil) etc.
Opening Scene: Men searching an abandoned church in a desert setting. A flag wrapped around highly ornamented knife/spear point is discovered.. If you are in the need for a dull uninspired storyline this is not the show for you. But if you are seeking a “spooked-up” very tough view with almost constant action then get ready for a very realistic supernatural experience. The pairing of Keanu Reeves[Constantine – the Witch Hunter] and Rachel Weisz [Angela – the Police Detective and Seeker of Truth) - coupled with their created tension resulted in a very satisfactory and memorable view. That, together with the “spooky” action, some really creative special effects, and solid horror-action will keep you glued to your seat for movies duration, and most likely will bring you back for another view.
I don't think that the movie critics really appreciate Keanu Reeves. He's a great actor and it's about time that his name is mentioned in the Oscars conversation. Most sci-fi Action Movie actors rarely get mentioned, this needs to change.
This movie has great acting and great special effects.
Interesting story of good and evil and characters with a mix of both.
Fans of the supernatural should enjoy this film which includes interesting special effects. I previously owned the DVD, and was glad to be able to upgrade to the better picture quality of the DVD.
Great mix of actors and actresses.