Cube [WS] [DVD] [1997]

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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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

Synopsis

Cube
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

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