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Cube [WS] [DVD] [1997]

  • SKU: 3554754
  • Release Date: 01/26/1999
  • Rating: R
Confusion and fear meet in the terrifying thriller Cube. Trimark has done a very good job transferring this 1.85:1 widescreen image to DVD, though it's a shame that it is a non-anamorphic transfer. Overall, the color schemes and deep black levels look good, though an excessive amount of grain shows up in the picture along with a small amount of edge enhancement. The audio is presented in Dolby Digital 2.0 in English and Spanish. This soundtrack displays a nice amount of fidelity, though the rear speakers are not utilized. Overall, the dialogue, effects, and music are all clear and free of any excessive distortion or hiss. Also included on this disc are Spanish and French subtitles. For a small independent movie, Cube includes a nice array of extra features. A commentary track by actor David Hewlett, co-writer/director Vincenzo Natali, and co-writer Andre Bijelic should please fans looking to know more about the movie. This is a very entertaining commentary track that includes lots of production details and stories from the making of the film. Some comparative and alternate storyboards are included that shed some light of the effects and the sets, and a few very rough-looking deleted scenes give the viewer a glimpse at what ended up on the cutting-room floor. Finally, there is some interesting production artwork (drawings) from the conceptual stages of the movie, and a few bonus trailers for other Trimark movies.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

    Special Features

    • Widescreen
    • Ultra stereo
    • Digitally mastered
    • Interactive menus
    • Scene access
    • Trailer
    • Spanish and French subtitles
    • Comparative and alternate storyboards
    • Deleted scenes
    • Production design
    • Schematic set design
    • Special F/X artwork
    • Production commentary


    This low-budget science-fiction drama, winner of a 1997 Toronto Film Festival prize for "Best Canadian First Feature," depicts the plight of a group of people clad in prison-style uniforms and trapped in futuristic cube-like metal cells. Their memories are hazy; no one can recall how they got there. Alderson (Julian Richings) awakens in a cell, seeks an exit, and arrives in an adjacent cube where he's sliced and diced. Former cop Quentin (Maurice Dean-Wint) becomes the group leader, and he's challenged by conspiracy theorist Dr. Holloway (Nicky Guadagni). Government worker Worth (David Hewlett) remembers a past government link to the project. A discovery that the cubes have numerical codes suggests study by math-student Leaven (Nicole deBoer) while former thief Rennes (Wayne Robson) knows some escape tricks. However, the extreme behavior of Kazan (Andrew Miller) becomes a threat to their survival. The film was also shown at the 1997 Vancouver Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Maurice Dean Wint
      Maurice Dean Wint - Quentin
    • Nicole deBoer
      Nicole deBoer - Leaven
    • Nicky Guadagni
      Nicky Guadagni - Holloway
    • David Hewlett
      David Hewlett - Worth
    • Wayne Robson
      Wayne Robson - Rennes

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent movie!!!


      This is a terrific movie! My wife and I love it, it's a classic. I originally bought this on VHS many years ago when it first came out. I've since made the transition to DVDs and bought it again. This is one of those movies that you'll never get tired of watching, it's just as entertaining every time. This film will definitely make you think and will keep you on the edge of your seat, from the first scene to the last. You won't be disappointed. I highly recommend this movie and its two sequels, Cube 2: Hypercube and Cube Zero. Buy all three!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars



      I first saw this movie in my Discreet Math class in high school over 10 years ago. If you don't mind the math and the gore, then you'll love this movie. It keeps you on the edge of your seat, whilst making you think and keeping you guessing. I definately recommend this movie if you don't have a weak stomache. Imagine if the government really did have something like CUBE in's a scary thought.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very interesting story


      The story is the highlight here. Well written and good cinematography. Acting is fair. Sets are well made and with using good camera angles despite how cheap overall movie costed to produce.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Worth watching


      This was a pleasant surprise. Didn't receive good reviews and I didn't expect much - but turned out to be a pleasantly entertaining film. Complex plot, although somewhat far-fetched.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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