The Watcher [DVD] [2000]

  • SKU: 4100369
  • Release Date: 02/20/2001
  • Rating: R
Joe Charbanic's serial killer thriller The Watcher comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles on this release, but the English soundtrack is closed captioned. Supplemental materials include detailed production notes, cast and crew filmographies, and a theatrical trailer. Those with access to a DVD-ROM drive can access animated screen savers and wallpaper for the PC. Whatever one thinks of the film, this is a solid DVD release from Universal.
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

Special Features

  • Production notes with information on the making of the film and the story that influenced it
  • Cast and filmmakers biographies and film highlights
  • Special dvd-rom features including:
  • Animated screen savers with sound
  • Thematic wallpapers
  • Access to exciting interactive weblinks
  • Theatrical trailer


The Watcher
A detective is urged on by the lunatic he's trying to put behind bars in this crime thriller. Joel Campbell (James Spader) is a police detective who has recently relocated to Chicago after spending eight frustrating years trying to track down a vicious serial killer who has been terrorizing Los Angeles. However, the slayer, David Allen Griffin (Keanu Reeves), doesn't want the game of cat and mouse to end; even though he previously put his murderous activities on hold, Griffin has started murdering young women again -- and is sending clues to Campbell, mailing him photos of his intended victims and urging Campbell to save them while he still can. Also starring Marisa Tomei, Ernie Hudson, and Chris Ellis, The Watcher was directed by Joe Charbanic. It marked Charbanic's first feature project after directing videos for a number of alternative rock groups, including Soul Coughing, Sonic Youth, and Reeves' band, Dogstar. The film was produced under the title Driven. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • James Spader
    James Spader - Joel Campbell
  • Marisa Tomei
    Marisa Tomei - Polly
  • Keanu Reeves
    Keanu Reeves - David Allen Griffin
  • Ernie Hudson
    Ernie Hudson - Ibby
  • Chris Ellis
    Chris Ellis - Hollis

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars



    Keany Reeves is good in this movie at playing the creepy weird guy. I wouldn't spend more than 9 bucks on the movie but it's a good watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    the watcher dvd

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    another great movie, and the price was just right, it was on sale. i recommend this movie to everyone

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I love this movie watch it a lot Thanks you so much

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    one awesome movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    greatest movie ever made!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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