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Constantine [WS] [DVD] [2005]

  • SKU: 7170045
  • Release Date: 07/19/2005
  • Rating: R
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.
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (98 out of 101)

    Special Features


    • 18 minutes of additional scenes, including an alternate ending
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Exclusive DVD-ROM content (PC only)

    Synopsis


    Constantine
    An ordinary man with an extraordinary gift must save the planet from evil in this action-packed fantasy. Unknown to most people, the world is crowded with spirits both good and evil who walk among us in human guise. One of the few who can see these spirits is John Constantine (Keanu Reeves), but the responsibility of his vision is more than he can stand, and he tries to kill himself. Saved from death, Constantine must now atone for his actions by acting as a guardian in the middle ground between Paradise and Hell. Constantine also makes the acquaintance of Angela Dodson (Rachel Weisz), a police detective who becomes aware of his unusual gift while looking into the death of her sister; he leads her into the unknown world of the spirits and soon circumstances demand that they join forces in a desperate bid to save humanity from evil. Constantine also features Tilda Swinton, Peter Stormare, and Gavin Rossdale, the latter best known as the lead singer of the rock group Bush. Michelle Monaghan (Made of Honor) was originally in the film (cast as a half-breed demon) but director Francis Lawrence cut her scenes. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Keanu Reeves
      Keanu Reeves - John Constantine
    • Rachel Weisz
      Rachel Weisz - Angela Dodson / Isabel Dodson
    • Shia LaBeouf
      Shia LaBeouf - Chas
    • Djimon Hounsou
      Djimon Hounsou - Midnite
    • Max Baker
      Max Baker - Beeman



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 101 reviews

    97%
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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Ted is alone in Hell...

      Posted
      JakeInLivnColor
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      Yes, this was made in the early days on the comic book influx of the early millennium, and got lost in the fold of things. It made decent money, got decent reviews and not bad considering the film was the debut of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire helmer Francis Lawrence. Still, I can't get over Keanu Reeves starring as the British, hard smokin', hard drinkin' John Constantine. Still, he does well though not excellent, and the rest of the cast does well as well. The film looks excellent though with some excellent CG, but nothing much else of note. The PQ and AQ are strong, but nothing fantastic and needs a 4K remastering, which would be nice considering it has been successful on DVD and BluRay and seen on TV quite often but other than that, a nice picture. The same goes for the AQ, but fares a bit better with a nice soundscape and plenty of bass. The extras, however, are very plentiful filled to the brim with 2 commentaries with Lawrence and producer Akiva Goldsman on track one and the writers on track two, a P-in-p in movie experience, 14 featurettes, deleted scenes and trailers fill out this well-stacked edition. Only buy it if its cheap, but still a good movie, just not great.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A cool graphic novel movie

      Posted
      CrimsonKing42

      Constantine is the story of John Constantine (Keanu Reeves), a New York City inhabitant who, after being revived from having killed himself as a teenager finds himself cursed with the ability to see angels and demons on earth. For his sin, Constantine must go to the bad place when he dies, so he seeks to earn favor with God by destroying as many of the invading demons as possible. He is aided by the young Chazz (Shia Laboeuf) and voodoo master Papa Midnight (Djimon Hounsou), and is occasionally visited by the angel Gabriel (Tilda Swinton, who is very amusing in the role). The performance I am most impressed with when it comes to this movie is that of Peter Stormare as the devil. Though I don't want to spoil it, let's just say he defies convention. For his scene alone I recommend this film. This 2 disc edition is great. It's got a ton of features, including several deleted scenes and an alternate ending. For anyone who enjoys special features, this is the version to get, and this film's special effects are quite interesting to see dissected. I recommend it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      HellWantsHim.HeavenWon'tTakeHim.EarthNeedsHim...

      Posted
      DaddyZ13

      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.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent movie!!!

      Posted
      redandblack6s

      This is a fantastic movie, my wife and I love it! Keanu Reeves is superb, as usual. It has an all star cast including Rachel Weisz, Shia Labeouf, Djimon Hounsou, Tilda Swinton, Gavin Rossdale, and my favorite Peter Stormare. (He plays the Devil, and his role alone is worth buying this movie!) The imagery and special effects are outstanding. This film, which is actually based on a graphic novel, is a definite must see! I highly recommend it! Also, some other great films that are similar are Max Payne, Ghostrider, and The Prophecy series.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

      Posted
      setupman

      Constantine is a good movie to watch. It’s even better on blu-ray as it is recorded in Dolby TrueHD. The theme of the movie is great but coupled with great surround sound it is an even greater movie. I for one think the sound is just as important as the movie itself. If you have ever watched a movie in surround sound through a home theater then you should know the extra dimension of enjoyment the sound will bring. Constantine is a movie that can provide that extra dimension. I would recommend this movie to anyone.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great movie to get you interested

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      Atariclassic
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      A great look at a very deep comic book character. Watching this movie will make you want to learn the mythology behind each of the characters and artifacts in the movie. The glimpse into this is what really sets this movie above just being another basic summer action movie. It may take a little more effort to get the most out of it, but taking that extra step is a chance to learn about aspects of mythology and religion you may not have otherwise.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Nice Bonuses

      Posted
      TylerRose
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      The movie is exactly the same -- and I love it. The "extra footage" is in the Bonus features as Deleted Scenes. I wish a couple of them had been left in the movie. They would have filled in details that would have made the movie even better. The alternate ending did connect a couple dots for me, as I knew nothing about the Constantine graphic novel series.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The battle of good and evil!

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      Nyla
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      This is a really cool film, and I say that not as a Keanu Reeves fan because I'm not. But he's really good in this film, as are the other supporting actors. It's fun to watch, and it has a moral to the story, which is a bit difficult to find in current films. Again, really cool.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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