The Rock [DVD] [1996]

Michael Bay's high-octane hostage thriller The Rock comes to DVD with basic features such as a widescreen transfer, Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio, and the theatrical trailer. Though the set's lack of extras is somewhat disappointing, the disc's impressive video and audio, as well as strong performances from Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, and Ed Harris, make The Rock worthwhile for action fans.
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The Rock (DVD)  (Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV)  (English/French)  1996 - Larger Front
  • The Rock (DVD) (Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV) (English/French) 1996
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Special Features

  • French-language track
  • Spanish subtitles
  • Original theatrical teaser trailer
  • Chapter search

Synopsis

The Rock
The sophomore film from former music video and commercial director Michael Bay, this fast-paced action yarn featured rapid-fire editing, a cutting-edge rock soundtrack and liberal use of shots awash in a haze of burnished hues, all trademarks of producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. Nicolas Cage stars as Stanley Goodspeed, an FBI chemical weapons expert handed a unique assignment. Francis X. Hummel (Ed Harris), an insane Marine Corps general, has taken 81 tourists hostage on the abandoned island prison of Alcatraz. He and his men are threatening to bomb San Francisco with deadly gas unless $100 million is paid in war reparations to the families of servicemen killed in covert operations. Goodspeed is teamed with former British spy John Patrick Mason (Sean Connery), the only man ever to escape "The Rock," as well as a Navy SEAL team. When their military escorts are ambushed, it's up to odd couple Goodspeed and Mason to break into Alcatraz and stop Hummel. The Rock was the last film produced by Simpson, who died of a drug overdose before the film's release. Solo, his partner Bruckheimer continued making the sort of glossy, frenetic films for which the duo was famed. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Nicolas Cage
    Nicolas Cage - Stanley Goodspeed
  • Sean Connery
    Sean Connery - John Patrick Mason
  • Ed Harris
    Ed Harris - Gen. Francis X. Hummel
  • Michael Biehn
    Michael Biehn - Commander Anderson
  • William Forsythe
    William Forsythe - Eddie Paxton

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