The Quick and the Dead [DVD] [1995]

Sam Raimi's stylish Western The Quick and the Dead comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. Subtitles are available in both of these languages as well. Supplemental materials are limited to a theatrical trailer. The widescreen image captures Raimi's distinctive visuals, making this a disc worthy of attention from his fans as well as from DVD collectors.
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Special Features

  • Theatrical trailer
  • Scene selections

Synopsis

The Quick and the Dead
Director Sam Raimi brings his trademark comic book-influenced visual panache to this post-modern Western. Sharon Stone stars as Ellen, a mysterious female gunslinger who arrives in the frontier hamlet of Redemption for a contest pitting quick-draw artists against each other. The event is the brainchild of Redemption's evil, corrupt mayor, Herod (Gene Hackman), a criminal who has taken over the town and charges a 50% tax on local businesses. The pot for Herod's deadly game has swollen, attracting numerous colorful gunfighters from around the territory. As each battle thins the ranks of players, the pasts of several participants are revealed. Ellen is seeking revenge on Herod for a heinous past injustice. The fast-talking braggart known as "The Kid" (Leonardo DiCaprio) may in fact be Herod's son. The pacifist Reverend Cort (Russell Crowe), who refuses to participate in the bloodshed, is the fastest draw in the West and a former colleague of Herod's. After several spectacular slayings, Ellen and Herod stage a final showdown, but not before he has made her an unexpected proposal. The Quick and the Dead (1995) is dedicated to veteran Western actor Woody Strode, who appears in a cameo as Redemption's coffin maker, his final performance. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Sharon Stone
    Sharon Stone - Ellen
  • Gene Hackman
    Gene Hackman - Herod
  • Russell Crowe
    Russell Crowe - Cort
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
    Leonardo DiCaprio - Kid
  • Tobin Bell
    Tobin Bell - Dog Kelly

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