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The Watcher [DVD] [2000]

Release Date:02/20/2001
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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    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

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