Mississippi Burning [DVD] [1988]

  • SKU: 4158351
  • Release Date: 05/08/2001
  • Rating: R
This controversial and hard-hitting drama has been given a lean but satisfying presentation on DVD. Mississippi Burning has been transferred to disc in letterboxed format, replicating the film's original 1.85:1 aspect ratio, and the image has also been enhanced for playback on widescreen televisions. The original English-language audio track has been presented in a Dolby Digital Surround mix; two alternate soundtracks are also included, a French version in Dolby Digital Surround and a Spanish track in Dolby Digital Mono. The film has been closed captioned in English, and also includes optional subtitles in Spanish and French. The disc also includes two notable bonus features: the film's original theatrical trailer and a commentary track in which director Alan Parker discusses the film.
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 9)

    Special Features


    • Director's audio commentary
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • English: stereo Surround
    • French: stereo Surrond
    • Spanish: mono
    • French & Spanish subtitles

    Synopsis


    Mississippi Burning
    Mississippi Burning is an all-names-changed dramatization of the Ku Klux Klan's murders of three civil rights workers in 1964. Investigating the mysterious disappearances of the three activists are FBI agents Gene Hackman (older, wiser) and Willem Dafoe (younger, idealistic). A Southerner himself, Hackman charms and cajoles his way through the tight-lipped residents of a dusty Mississippi town while Dafoe acts upon the evidence gleaned by his partner. Hackman solves the case by exerting his influence upon beauty-parlor worker Frances McDormand, who wishes to exact revenge for the beatings inflicted upon her by her Klan-connected husband Brad Dourif. Many critics took the film to task for its implication that the Civil Rights movement might never have gained momentum without its white participants; nor were the critics happy that the FBI was shown to utilize tactics as brutal as the Klan's. The title Mississippi Burning is certainly appropriate: nearly half the film is taken up with scenes of smoke and flame. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Gene Hackman
      Gene Hackman - Rupert Anderson
    • Willem Dafoe
      Willem Dafoe - Alan Ward
    • Frances McDormand
      Frances McDormand - Mrs. Pell
    • Brad Dourif
      Brad Dourif - Deputy Pell
    • R. Lee Ermey
      R. Lee Ermey - Mayor Tilman



    Customer rating

    4.3
    89%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent movie!

      Posted
      HPGREAT
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      Hard to believe this was happening 100 years after the Civil War. However, the war just freed the slaves; it did not make them human. Of course, perhaps the people who treated them that way, both before and after the war, weren't human. Sometimes it takes something not in the book to bring people to justice.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great story about civil rights

      Posted
      BillyDspage1
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      Gene Hackman delivers in one of his best performances (outside of Popeye Doyle ala French Connection)! Hackman is great when he's angry, however equally great at showing a sensitive side.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Outstanding

      Posted
      Lalo
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      I enjoy this movie too much. I believe it is a classic and a must have for people two like this type of movies

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      powerful civil rights story

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      4116
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      Gene Hackman and Willem Defoe deliver award-worthy performances as FBI agents in 1960s Mississippi.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Doesn't work with U.S. BluRay players

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      Dave
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      This BluRay is NOT the right region so it will not play with U.S. BluRay players. Had to return it.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Burn baby, burn.

      Posted
      Snuffycakes
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      The burning rage of racism needs to be extinguished at all costs. This movie shows why.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Revealing

      Posted
      Lalo
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      A great film that makes you believe that everything is possible with persistence and courage

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good movie about bad times!

      Posted
      Jock
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      Good movie, great acting from Gene Hackman and cast!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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