L.A. Confidential (Blu-ray)

Starring: Guy Pearce, Kevin Spacey & Russell Crowe Director: Curtis Hanson  Rated: R: Restricted
Everything is suspect... Everyone is for sale... And nothing is what it seems.
L.A. Confidential (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 18 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1997
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Commentary by Critic/Historian Andrew Sarris, James Ellroy, Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, Cromwell, James, Ruth Myers, David Staithairn, Basinger Kim, Helgeland, Jeannine Oppewall, Dante Spinotti and Danny DeVito
    • All-New Featurette Gallery Uncovering the Case of a Contemporary Cinema Classic: Whatever You Desire: Making L.A. Confidential
    • Sunlight and Shadow: The Visual Style of L.A. Confidential
    • A True Ensemble: The Cast of L.A. Confidential
    • L.A. Confidential: From Book to Screen
    • L.A. Confidential TV Series Pilot
    • Off the Record: Vintage Cast/Creator Interviews
    • Director Chris Hanson's Photo Pitch
    • The L.A. of L.A. Confidential Interactive Map Tour
    • Music-Only Track (5.1) Showcasing Jerry Goldsmith's Score
    • Trailer Gallery
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
    • Dolby True HD 5.1 - English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
    • Subtitles - Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"I admire you as a policeman, particularly your adherence to violence as a necessary adjunct to the job."
  - Capt. Dudley Smith (James Cromwell) to Bud White (Russell Crowe)
"There's blood on your shirt. Is that an integral part of your job'"--Lynn Bracken (Kim Basinger) to Bud White
"Yeah."--Bud White
"Do you enjoy it'"--Lynn Bracken
"When they deserve it."--Bud White
"Did they deserve it today'"--Lynn Bracken
"I'm not sure."--Bud White
"Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush."
  - Sid Hudgens (Danny De Vito)

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1997 - Best Adapted Screenplay: Brian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson
Academy Awards 1997 - Best Supporting Actress: Kim Basinger

Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 09/19/1997
"...Savory color schemes provide a vibrant backdrop for L.A. Confidential....Spacey puts the pride in snide and is a joy to watch..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
Entertainment Weekly - 05/30/1997
"...L.A. Confidential brings the rancid thrill of corruption crackingly alive..."
New York Times - 09/19/1997
"...Resplendently wicked L.A. CONFIDENTIAL is a tough, gorgeous, vastly entertaining throwback to the Hollywood that did things right..."
Los Angeles Times - 09/19/1997
"...A dark, dangerous and intoxicating tale of big trouble in paradise, smartly done with the blackest possible humor..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 09/19/1997
"...There are convincing characters here....Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce are two Australian actors who here move convincingly into starmaking roles..."
Total Film - 04/01/2004
"[A] crime classic. Faithful in spirit to James Ellroy's grimy masterpiece....Irresistible but deadly."
Wall Street Journal - 11/18/2010
"[T]he style is delicately ironic. Curtis Hanson directed a flawless cast..."

Plot Keywords:

Big City | Blackmail | Cops | Corruption | Detectives | Essential Cinema | Film Noir | Murder | Prostitution | Recommended | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: September 19, 1997.
  • Filmed in and around Los Angeles and Hollywood, California.
  • Curtis Hanson and Brian Helgeland wrote seven drafts of the script before settling on the final version.
  • L.A. CONFIDENTIAL included 80 speaking parts and used 45 different locations.
  • Both Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce are Australian. Hanson specifically chose lesser known actors to play these roles while filling the role of James Vincennes, the celebrity cop, with a well-known star, Kevin Spacey.

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