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Ransom [Special Edition] [DVD] [1996]

  • SKU: 6270938
  • Release Date: 03/23/2004
  • Rating: R
Ron Howard's kidnapping thriller Ransom comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. The film has neither looked nor sounded better on home video. Spanish subtitles are accessible, and a French soundtrack has also been included. The extensive supplemental materials include a detailed commentary by Howard. He discusses many elements of the production and is full of praise for his cast. Those who like insider gossip will greatly enjoy the story of what happened the day Mel Gibson was nominated for an Oscar for directing Braveheart. Numerous deleted scenes have been included, and two behind-the-scenes featurettes allow the actors to talk about the process of making the film. This disc was released simultaneously with a number of Ron Howard films that have all been outfitted with quality extras.
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (15 out of 17)

    Special Features


    • Extensive deleted scenes
    • "What Would You Do?" featurette with cast & crew
    • Commentary with director Ron Howard
    • Behind-the-scenes special with cast and filmmakers
    • International theatrical trailer
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Ransom
    Ron Howard directed this thriller which stars Mel Gibson as Tom Mullen, a former fighter pilot who built a ramshackle one-plane airline into a major multinational service fleet. Mullen has a multi-million dollar fortune, a beautiful wife, Kate (Rene Russo) and a nine-year-old son, Sean (Brawley Nolte) that he dotes on. However, Mullen's life comes crashing down around him when Sean is kidnapped. The FBI are called in, but Mullen is wary -- he was the recent target of an FBI investigation in which he was found to have bribed union officials while negotiating a contract. FBI Agent Hawkins (Delroy Lindo) advises Mullen to make the $2 million dollar drop to pay the kidnappers, which will make it easier to track the criminals, but when the tradeoff goes wrong, Mullen takes a new tactic -- he goes on television and offers a $2 million bounty for the heads of the people who kidnapped his child. Meanwhile, it becomes clear the kidnappers include Maris Connor (Lili Taylor), who once worked for the Mullens, and Jimmy Shaker (Gary Sinise), one of the cops who investigated Mullen for bribery. This remake of the 1956 Glenn Ford vehicle of the same name was scripted by Richard Price, who has a bit part as a police detective. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Mel Gibson
      Mel Gibson - Tom Mullen
    • Rene Russo
      Rene Russo - Kate Mullen
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      Brawley Nolte - Sean Mullen
    • Gary Sinise
      Gary Sinise - Jimmy Shaker
    • Delroy Lindo
      Delroy Lindo - Agent Lonnie Hawkins



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews

    89%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Love me some Gibson

      Posted
      TheProfessor
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      A nice, tight kidnapping thriller. Every parents worse nightmare. Probably around a 6.5 to 7 out of 10, but Gibson elevates it to an 8 out of 10 with his intense performance. Average audio and video for a blu-ray, but still much better than the dvd version. It's a steal for the price of under 10 dollars.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very intense movie

      Posted
      Layz

      Pure greatness, I love the way this movie is shot for its dramatic scenes with Mel Gibson and Rene Russo. You could feel their pain for their missing son. Everything is great in this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      One of my favorite movies

      Posted
      Daddie1
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      This movie is a must buy. It’s one of the few movies not available on digital. Some of Mel Gibson’s best work.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A unique perspective

      Posted
      MovieMan29
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      This is definitely a good movie with a twist, one of Gibson's earlier rolls before he swapped acting for directing

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Prtedictable movie

      Posted
      Horrorman

      This movie was too predicatable. Good actors in this movie, but the movie was just sub par. You know from the beginning what is going to happen. Pass on this one folks.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One Of Mel's Best

      Posted
      F150Driver
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      I couldn't find this movie on Netflix, but Best Buy had it! One of Mel's best performances.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Mel Gibson's Finest

      Posted
      jroc
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      Saw this movie in theaters in 1996 and it is still as thrilling and exciting in 2018!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      I Wasn't Impressed

      Posted
      kevman79

      The cast was great, so I'm not quite sure what happened, but this film is just not that good in my opinion, though some people may like it.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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