Darkman [DVD] [1990]

Director Sam Raimi brings to life a comic book-like superhero and frantic camera work in the action-adventure comedy Darkman. Universal has done a great job on this 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer. While the image sometimes suffers from some small amounts of grain and dirt, overall, this picture looks very crisp with vivid colors and even black levels. The audio is presented in Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround in English and French, sounding much better than expected. While the mix is limited to only the front and center speakers, the bulk of this soundtrack has a very bombastic and explosive feel to it. Also included on this disc are subtitles in Spanish and English captions. Extra features are relatively scant -- the only supplements available on this disc are some thin production notes, a few bios on the cast and crew, and a single theatrical trailer for the movie.
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Darkman
Neglecting Julie (Frances McDormand), his lawyer lady friend, Dr. Peyton Westlake (Liam Neeson) works feverishly to perfect his latest invention -- artificial skin that could be used to treat burn victims. Peyton himself falls victim to an explosion when one of Julie's crooked clients sends his henchmen to sniff out an incriminating document that's been left in Westlake's lab. Hideously disfigured and left for dead, the good doctor receives an experimental medical treatment that renders him super-strong, impervious to pain and prone to heightened fits of rage. Rebuilding his lab into an underground hideout, Westlake begins using his synthetic skin to impersonate various characters and engineer his revenge against those who destroyed his life. Reconnecting with Julie, however, becomes the unsightly vigilante's biggest challenge. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Liam Neeson
    Liam Neeson - Peyton Westlake/Darkman
  • Frances McDormand
    Frances McDormand - Julie Hastings
  • Colin Friels
    Colin Friels - Louis Strack, Jr.
  • Larry Drake
    Larry Drake - Robert G. Durant
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    Nelson Mashita - Yakitito

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