Powder [DVD] [1995]

Henry Silva's somewhat controversial science fiction film Powder comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. An English soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, which is both understandable and disappointing considering some of the concerns raised to the film's studio, Disney.
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 12)

Special Features


  • Widescreen
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio
  • French language track - Dolby Surround
  • Chapter search
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Powder
This unusual modern-day fable concerns a super-powered teenager who inspires nothing but hostility in the small-minded folk of his hometown. Sean Patrick Flanery stars as Jeremy Reed, nicknamed "Powder" because he is an albino. Powder has been living his entire 16 years in his grandparents' basement, but they have both passed away. The boy is removed from his home and placed in a school. There, science teacher Ripley (Jeff Goldblum) and psychologist Jessie Caldwell (Mary Steenburgen) discover that in addition to being an albino, their new student is the smartest person who ever lived with an IQ off the charts -- and that he is electrically super-charged, which renders him hairless. Powder also has miraculous powers of perception, ESP, and healing, which he uses to ease the death of the terminally ill wife of local Sheriff Barnum (Lance Henriksen) and to give a bigoted redneck hunter (Brandon Smith) a firsthand demonstration of the pain suffered by a deer he's just shot. Powder's gentle nature attracts a pretty coed, Lindsey (Missy Crider), but in spite of his Christ-like demeanor, Powder's abnormalities inspire hatred on the part of many bigoted citizens, especially school bully John Box (Bradford Tatum). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Mary Steenburgen
    Mary Steenburgen - Jessie Caldwell
  • Sean Patrick Flanery
    Sean Patrick Flanery - Powder
  • Lance Henriksen
    Lance Henriksen - Sheriff Barnum
  • Jeff Goldblum
    Jeff Goldblum - Donald Ripley
  • Bradford Tatum
    Bradford Tatum - John Box



Overall customer rating

4.8
100%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Get chills everytime I see it! **

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    NavyVet13
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    Saw this movie when it came out and it struck a chord in me.. I get chills everytime I see powder with the sheriffs wife!! Cool entertainment and good story!! Cast is pretty OK too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You feel this one in both your head and your heart

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    NavyVet13
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    I saw "Powder" when it came out in '95. I was surprized to find it in your stock and had to buy it. It's just as good now, 20+yrs. later. Thank you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For me it feels like a a great classic

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    Hopi1
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    I love this show. Even as old as it is, this movie shows you that bullying exist everywhere. A great reminder to show kindness even at the strangest events.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very suspensful

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    Tami
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    This movie was good, although i wished it didnt have such a cut and dry ending. I didnt understand where he went in the end.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    FANTASTIC

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    RICKI
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    We had seen this years ago. Great movie. Bought it for a gift. highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Touching Movie

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    kevman79

    Although it seems to somewhat stray away from its storyline at times, 'Powder' is still a really good movie with a touching story. Anamorphic widescreen. Recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very dramatic movie

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    Layz

    This is a great movie about acceptance when you are different. A very emotional movie that tells a tale of a kid with skill that no one has ever seen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good movie

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    leatherman
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    i enjoy going to best buy there is so much new technigeol there and great deals om everything thank you best buy

    I would recommend this to a friend



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