Mercury Rising [Collector's Edition] [DVD] [1998]

This DVD edition of the action thriller Mercury Rising gets the deluxe treatment, with plenty of bells and whistles for fans of the DVD format. Mercury Rising: Special Edition has been given a letterboxed transfer in its original widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1, which has been enhanced for 16 x 9 playback on HDTV monitors. The original English-language soundtrack has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while two alternate tracks, dubbed into French and Spanish, are in Dolby Digital Surround. Optional Spanish-language subtitles are included, as well as closed captioning in English. In addition to the feature film, a wealth of bonus material has been included, including a short documentary on the making of the film, a chapter of production notes, a commentary track from the director, biographies of the key members of the cast and crew, production stills, a link to the film's official website, and the original theatrical trailer.
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Special Features

  • Feature commentary with director Harold Becker
  • "Watch the Mercury Rising" original documentary featuring interviews with director Harold Becker, cast members Bruce Willis, Chi McBride, Kim Dickens, and producer Brian Grazer
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Production photographs
  • Deleted scenes

Synopsis

Mercury Rising
In this action-suspense thriller, orphaned nine-year-old autistic savant Simon (Miko Hughes) deciphers a government code hidden in a puzzle magazine. Calling for his prize, Simon triggers an alarm at the National Security Agency: NSA chief Nicholas Kudrow (Alec Baldwin), who says the code protects covert American operatives all over the world, sends an assassin to do away with Simon. Simon's parents are killed, but Simon survives, hiding in a secret closet crawlspace where he's later discovered by maverick FBI agent Art Jeffries (Bruce Willis). Simon is emotionally unpredictable, complicating matters as Art drags him all over Chicago, eluding Kudrow's hitman in a variety of interesting locations (train tracks, street scenes, heliport, Wrigley building) and improbable situations. Based on the novel Simple Simon by Ryne Douglas Peardon, the film features Industrial Light & Magic special FX/animation. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Bruce Willis
    Bruce Willis - Art Jeffries
  • Alec Baldwin
    Alec Baldwin - Nicholas Kudrow
  • Miko Hughes
    Miko Hughes - Simon
  • Chi McBride
    Chi McBride - Tommy B. Jordan
  • Kim Dickens
    Kim Dickens - Stacey

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