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    Unique ID Code: 0000006286
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 2/7/2000 00:33
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    Natural Born Killers: Director`s Cut (US)

    7 / 10
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    The media made them superstars
    Certificate: none
    Running Time: 121 mins
    Retail Price: $29.99
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    You Ain`t Seen Nothing Yet! Contains Haunting Bonus Footage, Extra Scenes and Lost Performances!

    Ashley Judd`s shocking courtroom Scene!

    Warden Jones` dismembered head!

    Denis Leary`s never-before-seen performance!

    The controversial shot of reporter Downey`s hand wound!

    Oliver Stone`s intense alternate ending!

    Insightful narration by Oliver Stone and a behind-the-scenes "Making of NBK" special!

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Directors Commentary
    Deleted Scenes
    Cast & Crew Interviews
    Theatrical Trailer
    Alternative Ending

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Letterbox 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Oliver Stone

    Written By:

    O-Lan Jones
    Tommy Lee Jones
    Robert Downey Jr.
    Juliette Lewis
    Woody Harrelson

    Soundtrack By:
    Trent Reznor
    Andy Milburn
    Brent Lewis
    Tom Hajdu

    Director of Photography:
    Robert Richardson

    Hank Corwin
    Brian Berdan

    Costume Designer:
    Richard Hornung

    Production Designer:
    Victor Kempster

    Rand Vossler
    Clayton Townsend
    Richard Rutowski
    Don Murphy
    Jane Hamsher
    Risa Bramon Garcia

    Executive Producer:
    Thom Mount
    Arnon Milchan

    Trimark Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    Oliver Stone’s controversial, satirical look at media madness has come to DVD in this special unrated Director’s Cut. The story (written, and subsequently disowned by, Quentin Tarantino) concerns a couple of murderous newlyweds, Mickey and Mallory Knox, and the media frenzy that surrounds them as they slaughter their way across America. This version features restored footage, including some of the more controversial shots (such as Tommy Lee Jones’ head on a stick). Both Woody Harrelson and Juliet Lewis are outstanding as the couple Knox, and there is a fine supporting cast featuring Tommy Lee Jones, Tom Sizemore and Robert Downey Jr. among others.

    NBK is presented in the director approved letterbox 1.85:1 ratio. An anamorphic transfer would have been nice, but the non-anamorphic transfer does lend itself to the visual style of the film and was specifically requested by Oliver Stone. There were no visible compression problems, and on the whole the video was very good. Natural Born Killers is spread across a generous 30 chapters on a dual layered disc.

    The audio is excellent throughout. This film has a fantastic soundtrack, and this is particularly noticeable during the prison riot sequence. The soundtrack to this film is in many ways every bit as important as the video, and adds to the sensory assault that is NBK. I’m still listening to my DVDs in Pro-Logic, so I probably didn’t garner the full effect, nonetheless it is still very impressive sonically.

    The disc is full of extra content, and for once it’s all very interesting stuff. In addition to the extra footage that has been restored to the film, there is a selection of deleted scenes included on the disc. These include the option to listen to Oliver Stone introduce each one before it begins. The scenes include such gems as the Hun Brothers (victims of a particularly brutal chainsaw assault) and Ashley Judd’s courtroom appearance. Other extras include an alternative ending, made-for-DVD trailer, cast and crew interviews, a making of documentary and an insightful director’s commentary.

    For fans of the film, this disc is an essential purchase. Before this I hadn’t seen Natural Born Killers in a while, and had forgotten just how powerful a film it is. The Director’s Cut is a non-stop roller coaster ride, with just enough humour to offset the violence (and it IS violent). The film may have strayed from Tarantino’s original vision, but evidence of his involvement is still in effect (Scagnetti, for example, is the surname of Mr. Blonde’s parole officer in Reservoir Dogs). This is a top-notch release, with plenty of extra content, and I urge you to go out and buy a copy now.
    posted by Chris Gould on 3/7/2000 02:08
    1 / 10
    I wrote alot about this but I lost it, because my comp crashed. I`ll just say it`s Garbage this time
    posted by Richard73 on 7/2/2001 19:23
    9 / 10
    Great film, great dvd.
    posted by michael85 on 8/3/2001 19:55
    9 / 10
    Great film, great soundtrack even better as the director intended it.
    posted by Fl0yd on 5/5/2001 07:05