Based on the Alexander Dumas extended novel of the same name, The Count of Monte Cristo is a difficult story to adapt because of it's length. The DVD has a commentary track from director Kevin Reynolds, a feature on the writing of Dumas, a feature on the choreography of the fight scenes, and a feature on the production design. There are also deleted scenes, choreography on the final duel, an examination of the sound design of Edward's escape, and more. The film is in widescreen 1.85:1 aspect ratio and audio is THX certified with English 5.1 and French 5.1 Surround Sound, and Spanish subtitles.
Audio commentary with director Kevin Reynolds
"The Napoleonic World" production design featurette
"En Garde" multi-angle swordfighting feature
"The Pen" retrospective on author Alexandre Dumas
"Adapting a Classic" screenwriting segment
"The Clash of Steel" stunt choreography piece
Layer-by-layer interactive sound design feature
4 deleted scenes with commentary by filmmakers
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
THX-certified with optimizer
Widescreen (1.85:1) - enhanced for 16x9 televisions
French language track - Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
James CaviezelEdmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo
Richard HarrisAbbe Faria
Alex NortonNapoleon Bonaparte
Freddie JonesCol. Villefort
Helen McCroryValentina Villefort
Ed ShearmurComposer (Music Score)
Mark GeraghtyProduction Designer
Robert HubermanArt Director
Terry PritchardSupervising Art Director
Chris BrighamExecutive Producer
Tom RandCostume Designer
Robert HubermanFirst Assistant Director
Arthur WoosterSecond Unit Camera
Arthur WoosterSecond Unit Director
Action and Adventure,Adventure
Costume Adventure,Period Film,Escape Film
The Count of Monte Cristo
Year of Release
Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel, THX-Certified Mastering
This is a rock n roll classic movie for all ages.I have played this movie over 10 times in my media room to multiple audiences of 10+ people and ages and everyone raves about it. I borrowed my original to my X Girlfriend and naturally never got it back..so I treated myself to the Blue Ray version.. AWESOME..The actors and acting are superb..and jim caviezel (JC in the pasion) takes the film to the limit..You will find Revenge to be very sweet even when you have been burned by all your friends!!
This remains in my Top 5 of all DVDs..and I have nearly 5000 of them!!
What are you waiting for..rent it or Buy it NOW!! :-)
This is a really good and underrated movie. I finally upgraded my DVD and it looks alright but the transfer did look dated and could use a refresh. Hopefully it gets a 4K release one day but in the meantime this is pretty good.
of all the remakes of this classic story this stands out as the best! frankly the other remakes are not worth watching once you've seen this version. best direction and screenplay early five stars. highly recommended you will not be disappointed.