Crimson Tide [DVD] [1995]

  • SKU: 3298096
  • Release Date: 02/04/1998
  • Rating: R
  • 4.3 (32)
Crimson Tide, Tony Scott's claustrophobic tale of mutiny on a submarine, comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. Spanish subtitles are accessible. The sound and picture quality is quite good, which is a very good thing considering the lack of supplemental materials. This disc will please fans of the film, but it does not offer anything of interest to anyone else.
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Overall Customer Rating:
4.3
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (32 out of 32)

Special Features

  • French-language track
  • Spanish subtitles
  • Chapter search

Synopsis

Crimson Tide
Two leaders with different philosophies about battle and leadership wage war with each other in this tense military thriller. Capt. Frank Ramsey (Gene Hackman) is the commanding officer of a nuclear submarine, the U.S.S. Alabama. Ramsey is a distinguished veteran near the end of his career, and he leads his men with an iron hand; as he puts it, "We're here to preserve democracy, not to practice it." Ramsey is assigned a new second-in-command, Lt. Cmmdr. Ron Hunter (Denzel Washington); Hunter is much younger than Ramsey, Harvard educated, and believes the goal of the military in the nuclear age is to prevent war, not fight it. While at sea, word reaches the Alabama that a splinter group of Russian forces have seized missile silos, and the ship is put on red alert. The Alabama has orders to fire, but as it is receiving a new incoming order the radio malfunctions. It's Ramsey's contention that an order is an order and they are to move forward with the attack, while Hunter feels if there is any question at all about their mission, they should wait until they can receive further instruction, with Hunter going so far as to threaten mutiny against Ramsey if the missile strike is carried out. Quentin Tarantino and Robert Towne both contributed to the screenplay without credit. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Denzel Washington
    Denzel Washington - Lt. Commander Ron Hunter
  • Gene Hackman
    Gene Hackman - Capt. Frank Ramsey
  • George Dzundza
    George Dzundza - Cob
  • Viggo Mortensen
    Viggo Mortensen - Lt. Peter (Weps) Ince
  • James Gandolfini
    James Gandolfini - Lt. Bobby Dougherty

Overall Customer Rating

4.3 out of 54.3
32 Reviews
100%of customers recommend this product.

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