Cell, The (US)
This summer... enter the mind of a killer
Running Time: 107 mins
Retail Price: $24.98
Content Type: Movie
Jennifer Lopez (Out Of Sight, Selena) takes a terrifying journey into the mind of a killer in this chilling, critically acclaimed psychological thriller.
When a serial killer, Vincent D`Onofrio, (The Thirteenth Floor, Men In Black) falls into a coma before his last victim can be found, a child therapist (Lopez) must use an experimental treatment to enter his mind and learn his secrets before it is too late. The visually haunting world threatens her very existence when she becomes trapped by the terror inside.
Now, an FBI agent, Vince Vaughn (Swingers, Jurassic Park: The Lost World) must rescue her from the killer`s nightmare mind before he too is lost to the twisted world forever.
Feature-Length Commentary: Director
Feature-Length Commentary: Production Team
Deleted Scenes With Director Commentary
Original Documentary: Style As Substance, Several Of Tarsem`s Collaborators Reflect On His Work
Visual Effects Vignettes: An Alternate Angle Feature In Which 6 Special Effects Sequences Are Explored From Storyboards To Final Scene
Interactive Brain Map And Empathy Test
International Teaser Trailer
Script-To-Screen Screenplay Access
Original Theatrical Website
Fully Playable Demo
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
Director of Photography:
Stephen J. Ross
New Line Productions
Your Opinions and Comments
This movie has it all, good guys, bad guy(s), thrills, plot - everything.
The entire movie is wrapped inside a very hallucinated environment which is accompanied by some stunning visual effects and great artistic designs.
The video transfer is very good. The colors are mind blowing and the dark scenes are rendered beautifully. There are no signs of compression at all. Mind you, the layer change is awkwardly positioned.
The DD 5.1 soundtrack is very good. The surrounds and the sub are constantly used. The sounds are very crisp and the separation between the channels is great.
The menus are EXTREMELY good. They are all animated with sound and are, as is the movie itself, very artistic.
The extras include 2 commentaries (rather ordinary, but insightful), some deleted scenes (nothing special), a featurette about the art work (very nice), an alternate angle feature in 6 special effects sequences (awesome), and isolated score track and an interactive game and test (try it, it`s quite interesting, actually). All in all, the extras are wonderful.
Bottom line - this movie is not everyone`s cup of tea, but it is very impressive, both visually and artistically.