Platinum Series DVD
2000 - Rated R (MPAA)
Release Date: 06/18/2002
Time: 107 mins.
Label: Warner Home Video
DVD Features: Region 1 Snap Case Single Side - Single Layer Letterbox - 1.85 Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 - English Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Additional Release Material: Deleted Scenes With Commentary Isolated Score Trailers: 1. International Teaser Trailer 2. Theatrical Trailer Audio Commentary: 1. Tarsem Singh - Director 2. Production Team 3. Howard Shore - Composer Featurette: 1. VISUAL EFFECTS VIGNETTES 2. STYLE AS SUBSTANCE Interactive Features: Interactive Menus: Animated Menus Brain Map Empathy Test Text/Photo Galleries: Cast and Crew Filmographies DVD-ROM Features: Weblinks Script to Screen Screenplay Sierra Game Demo - CATACLYSM
A wild ride inside the mind of a serial killer, THE CELL is a movie that leads viewers on a strange visual and psychological journey. Catherine Deane (Jennifer Lopez) is a child therapist working on an experimental new technology that allows for direct access into someone else's mind. However, the benefits of the technology are still unproven. Meanwhile FBI Agent Peter Novak (Vince Vaughn) is hard at work tracking down a serial killer who encloses women in a small glass cell and drowns them. Novak is able to identify the killer as Carl Stargher (Vincent D'Onofrio), but before he can be arrested, he goes into a coma. The only way to rescue his most recent victim is for Catherine to enter his mind using the experimental technology. However, Stargher's mind is so warped and frightening, there's no way to know what Deane will encounter inside of it. THE CELL is the feature film debut of Tarsem Singh, a renowned commercial and video director who overloads his film with visual splendor and horror, while sticking to a simple story of innocence lost and innocent victims saved. A must-see for fans of dark psychological thrillers, THE CELL features some controversial violence and sexual content along with amazing special effects. A chilling yet strangely elegant thriller, THE CELL is a stunning cinematic experience.
"...[Jennifer Lopez] gives a provocative and nuanced performance....The director [Tarsem Singh] is a dexterous visual stylist, moving effortlessly from smooth, gleaming surfaces photographed in slow motion to grainy, slightly sped-up frames..." -- Elvis Mitchell , (New York Times)
"...Tarsem cleverly depicts Stargher's nightmarish psyche with some kaleidoscope optics....Plenty of disturbing, futuristic and erotic imagery..." -- Tiffany Rose , (Total Film)
"...There's plenty here to keep the eye busy..." -- Ken Hollings , (Sight and Sound)
"...Visually arresting....[With] a remarkable performance by D'Onofrio, who continues to impress in difficult roles..." -- Annlee Ellingson , (Box Office)
"...A wildly visionary fantasy....Challenging, wildly ambitious and technically superb..." -- Roger Ebert , (Chicago Sun-Times)