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The Perfect Storm/Three Kings [DVD]

Release Date:09/18/2007

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

    Special Features

    • The Perfect Storm:
    • Widescreen (16x9 2.4:1) version
    • 3 documentaries - HBO First Look: Creating the Perfect Storm, Witnesses to the Storm (1991 events that inspired the book)
    • and Creating an Emotion (composer James Horner)
    • 3 commentaries: 1) director Wolfgang Petersen, 2) author Sebastian Junger and 3) visual effects supervisor Stefan Fangmeier and visual effects producer Helen Ostenberg Elswit
    • Yours Forever photo montage
    • Conceptual art gallery with director commentary
    • Storyboard gallery
    • Cast/crew filmographies
    • Theatrical trailer
    • DVD-ROM PC enhanced features
    • Three Kings:
    • Additional scenes
    • 2 commentaries: One by writer/director David O. Russell, the other by producers Charles Roven and Edward L. McDonnell
    • Documentary Under the Bunker
    • Additional scenes with optional director commentary
    • An Intimate Look Inside the Acting Process with Ice Cube
    • Tour of the Iraqi Village Set with production designer Catherine Hardwicke
    • Interview with director of photography
    • Newton Thomas Sigel
    • Stills gallery including exclusive location photos by Spike Jonze
    • Hidden bunkers: find them and treasure awaits


    The Perfect Storm
    In October 1991, a dying tropical hurricane from Bermuda collided with a cold front from the Great Lakes, resulting in a "perfect storm" of previously unknown destructive impact that resulted in 100-foot waves; tragically, the crew of a fishing boat was lost in the midst of the fearsome storm. Based on the best-selling book by Sebastian Junger, The Perfect Storm tells the story of the ship's brave and hard-working crew. Billy Tyne (George Clooney), captain of the Andrea Gail, hasn't had much luck finding catch on his most recent trips to sea, and with money short, he and his crew -- Bob Shatford (Mark Wahlberg), Dale Murphy (John C. Reilly), and David Sullivan (William Fichtner) set out again when they hear that the fish are running. Billy's hunch proves correct, but when the ship's refrigeration system goes haywire, they have to return to shore as quickly as possible before the fish spoil, sending them into the middle of the worst storm in history. The supporting cast includes Mary Elziabeth Mastrantonio, Diane Lane, Bob Gunton, and Karen Allen; Wolfgang Petersen, whose breakthrough film was the aquatic wartime drama Das Boot, directed. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Three Kings
    Three stars team up for this unusual look at America's role in the war against Iraq. In 1991, as the Gulf War winds to a close, three American servicemen find themselves happy to have achieved victory but wondering about the ultimate importance of what they've done (especially since Saddam Hussein is still in power). Major Archie Gates (George Clooney) is a decorated Vietnam veteran and special forces officer with two weeks to go before he retires; Sgt. Troy Barlow (Mark Wahlberg) has a new baby at home; and Chief Elgin (Ice Cube) is probably just going to end up back in Detroit. So when one of them comes across a map that seems to point out where Saddam's forces have stashed a large cache of gold they stole from Kuwait, they decide to follow the trail and take some of the war booty for themselves. However, the deeper they journey into Iraq, the more they see of the consequences of America's policies in the Middle East. Although President George Bush and the American military urged Iraqi citizens to rise up against Saddam Hussein, and pledged their support to a people's movement against the leader, Iraqis found that when they took to the streets against Saddam, the United States did not back them up, and the loss of Iraqi lives was fearsome. When Gates, Barlow and Elgin become aware of what's happening, they're torn between their desire to grab the fortune they came for and the demands of their conscience to help the people they came to liberate. Three Kings was directed by David O. Russell and marked a significant change of direction after his dark-humored relationship comedies, Spanking the Monkey and Flirting with Disaster. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • George Clooney
      George Clooney - Capt. Billy Tyne
    • Mark Wahlberg
      Mark Wahlberg - Bobby Shatford
    • John C. Reilly
      John C. Reilly - Dale "Murph" Murphy
    • Diane Lane
      Diane Lane - Christine Cotter
    • William Fichtner
      William Fichtner - David "Sully' Sullivan

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