Kalifornia [DVD] [1993]

True crime strikes too close to home as a couple researching a book about serial killers gets more than they bargained for in MGM Home Entertainment's release of this chilling and suspenseful psychological thriller. Viewable in both standard 1.33:1 full-screen and 1.85:1 widescreen with the choice of either closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Surround or French Dolby Digital Surround with optional Spanish subtitles, the disc also contains some exciting extra features. Presented in both the original unrated director's cut and the R-rated theatrical release versions, the disc also features a behind-the-scenes featurette, a collectible booklet, and a theatrical trailer.
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Special Features

  • Both the R-rated and unrated versions
  • Behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Collectible booklet
  • Original theatrical trailer


This debut feature film from music video director Dominic Sena is a romp through the world of serial killing, which in its bleakness and moral bankruptcy looks backwards to Terrence Malick's Badlands and forward to Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers. Michelle Forbes plays hip, Mapplethorpe-esque photographer Carrie Laughlin, who wants to move to California for a fresh start. Her boyfriend, Brian Kessler (David Duchovny), is a writer who has an idea for a new book, a travel tome on the sites of serial murders. The two plan to go on a cross-country tour of the murder sites, with Brian writing the commentary and Carrie taking the pictures. But they need a couple to share the driving expenses; enter Grayce (Brad Pitt) and his girlfriend, Adele (Juliette Lewis, in a warm-up for her role in Natural Born Killers). Grayce is an ex-con looking to jump parole, while Adele is a childlike naïf. Soon the four are off to California, but the yuppie couple doesn't realize how close they are to their serial killer topic. It seems Grayce has murdered his landlord before their trip and bodies begin piling up disturbingly behind them as they make their way across the country. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Brad Pitt
    Brad Pitt - Early Grayce
  • Juliette Lewis
    Juliette Lewis - Adele Corners
  • David Duchovny
    David Duchovny - Brian Kessler
  • Michelle Forbes
    Michelle Forbes - Carrie Laughlin
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