Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 24, 2011
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Note: Commentary by director Joel Schumacher
- The Real Tigerland
- Joel Schumacher: Journey to Tigerland
- Ross Klavan: Ode to Tigerland
- Casting Session with Colin Farrell
- Theatrical trailer
- TV spot: One Man
- TV spot: Compelling review
- Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
- DTS - English, French, Spanish
- DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 10/06/2000
"...Mr. Schumacher has assembled a hard-working young cast led by the Irish actor Colin Farrell..."
USA Today - 10/06/2000
"...The rawest film ever made by Joel Schumacher..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
Entertainment Weekly - 09/29/2000
"...[Schumacher's] best, most affecting work since FALLING DOWN....Galvanizing passion..."
Rolling Stone - 10/12/2001
"...Colin Farrell excels....Schumacher and the actors prevail by fixing their sights on what happens to men on that last stop before the game of war becomes a grim reality..."
Sight and Sound - 04/01/2001
"...It's a fine showcase for spirited performances from a dozen up-and-coming actors..."
Total Film - 06/01/2001
"...FARRELL takes TIGERLAND by the scruff of the neck and shakes it to life....He's got the kind of relaxed, attention-commanding presence that screams 'STAR!!'..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/06/2000
"...[A] taut, spare drama, which is consistently fresh, engrossing and unpredictable....TIGERLAND is tightly constructed and culminates with a stunningly appropriate charge of ambiguity..."
Wall Street Journal - 06/04/2010
"Mr. Farrell seems to draw the camera toward him without giving it a tumble."
Theatrical Release |
Vietnam War |
- Theatrical release: September 22, 2000 (NY/LA).
- TIGERLAND was shot in 28 days on a military base in Starke, Florida.
- Screenwriter Ross Klavan enlisted in the army reserve in 1971 and did his advanced training at Tigerland.
- Director Joel Shumacher conceived the film in the spirit of Danish director Lars Von Trier's Dogma 95, a movement that rejects typical Hollywood artifice such as special effects, elaborate lighting, and sweeping film scores.
- The film was shot with 16mm and handheld cameras, using natural light. The actors wore no makeup except for blood or bruising makeup.
- Composer Nathan Larsen is the guitarist for alternative punk band Shudder to Think.
- Paul Tatara of of cnn.com named TIGERLAND one of the 10 best films of 2000.
- The Boston Society of Film Critics named Colin Farrell Best Actor for TIGERLAND.
- TIGERLAND screenwriters Ross Klavan & Michael McGruther were nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay.