The Jacket [DVD] [2005]

The Adrien Brody trippy sci-fi flick The Jacket comes to DVD in this edition from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Including the matted anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen image and 5.1 Dolby Digital sound, the disc actually sports a less-than-stellar picture transfer that digitally blocks up the shadows in most of the picture. Hopefully this bit of annoyance is something that will be fixed in future re-releases. Bonus features are a cut above the rest, thankfully. Instead of displaying the deleted scenes in their own menu system, the disc's producers decided to include them in one 27-minute featurette that includes interviews with the director, producer, and stars of the film. Included you'll find an extended steamy sex scene, along with extra small bits of scenes that progress the story beyond the theatrical cut. Also included is a nine-minute clip on the special effects of the film that also features the director along with one of the art directors, Rhian Nicholas. Also available for viewing is the original theatrical trailer, which amounts to a reasonable amount of features for a film that will probably get another expanded release down the road.
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Special Features

  • The Jacket: Project History and Deleted Scenes
  • The Look of the Jacket: Special effects featurette
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned


The Jacket
A troubled war veteran tries to unlock his memories of a terrible crime in this stylish thriller, the first American project for British filmmaker John Maybury. In 1991, Jack Starks (Adrien Brody) was an American soldier serving in the Persian Gulf when he was shot in the head; pronounced dead by a field surgeon, Starks somehow returned to life, though with no small number of psychological problems to show for his troubles. A year later, Starks is walking through the snowy Vermont wilderness when he discovers a woman whose truck has broken down, Jean (Kelly Lynch). Starks tries to help Jean and her young daughter, and later flags down a car for a ride into town; however, the car is being driven by a criminal on the run from the police (Brad Renfro), and not long after the car is cornered by police, Starks' memory goes blank. When he comes to, Jack is accused of killing a patrolman in the violent standoff that followed, and is told that the woman, her daughter, and the criminal existed only in his imagination. Declared insane in his murder trial, Starks is sentenced to a mental institution run by Dr. Becker (Kris Kristofferson), who seems to believe that the more brutal the treatment, the better. As Starks suffers frequent beatings and long spells in a frozen locker, his mind drifts from his harrowing past into the future, where he visits with Jackie (Keira Knightley), who once was the young girl Starks tried to help. The Jacket also features Jennifer Jason Leigh as Dr. Lorenson, a compassionate doctor who tries to help Starks and his fellow patients. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Adrien Brody
    Adrien Brody - Jack Starks
  • Keira Knightley
    Keira Knightley - Jackie Price
  • Kris Kristofferson
    Kris Kristofferson - Dr. Becker
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh
    Jennifer Jason Leigh - Dr. Lorenson
  • Daniel Craig
    Daniel Craig - Mackenzie

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