Crimson Tide (Blu-ray)

Starring: Gene Hackman & Denzel Washington Director: Tony Scott  Rated: R: Restricted
Danger runs deep
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 56 minutes
  • Video: Color
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  • Originally Released: 1995
  • Label: Walt Disney Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 05/12/1995
"...[A] propulsively pulse-pounding undersea thriller....[A] supersonic race against the clock..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
Entertainment Weekly - 12/29/1995
Ranked #8 in Entertainment Weekly's "10 Best Movies of 1995" -- "...Riveting....The two actors keep working to top each other's fury..."
Variety - 05/08/1995
"...Skillfully crafted to maximize visual excitement and dramatic fireworks....An exciting, efficient, straight-ahead thriller..."
Los Angeles Times - 05/12/1995
"...A cracking good piece of popular entertainment....Capped by taut performances by stars Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman and a brisk job of direction by Tony Scott..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 05/12/1995
"...It's clever....It's also daring....This is the rare kind of war movie that not only thrills people while they're watching it, but invites them to leave the theater actually discussing the issues..."
Ultimate DVD - 07/01/2006
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his tense, well-handled pot-boiler brings out the very best in its two leads."
Ultimate DVD - 05/01/2008
4 stars out of 5 -- "CRIMSON TIDE is a brooding and claustrophobic thriller..."

Product Description:

When Russian rebels gain control of nuclear weapons in the USSR, the United States retaliates by deploying the USS Alabama, a nuclear submarine commanded by Captain Frank Ramsey (Gene Hackman). Veteran soldier and Naval legend Ramsey selects Lt. Commander Ron Hunter (Denzel Washington)--a Harvard graduate who prefers using brains over weapons--as his Executive Officer. While submerged, the Alabama is attacked by a Russian sub and loses radio contact just as an order is being transmitted from headquarters. Old Navy dog Ramsey firmly believes that the interrupted transmission ends with an order to fire their nuclear missiles at the Russian rebels. Hunter, desperate to avoid starting World War III, is determined to re-establish radio contact and act only after complete orders are received. Without the second-in-command's agreement, the missiles cannot be launched, and soon Ramsey and Hunter are engaged in a tense battle of wills, forcing the crew to choose sides. In the tradition of TOP GUN and TRUE ROMANCE, director Tony Scott keeps the tension running high in this fast-paced military thriller. Hackman scores as the tradition-bound Ramsey, and Washington is superb as the thoughtful young officer who feels compelled to take a stand against his superior.

Plot Synopsis:

The nuclear submarine Alabama, on a mission near Russian waters, gets an incomplete order that may or may not be the signal to launch nuclear weapons. Captain Ramsey (Gene Hackman) wants to launch missiles, but must have the agreement of his second-in-command, Hunter (Denzel Washington). A tense battle of wills ensue, as the crew must choose sides in this tense military thriller.

Plot Keywords:

Action | Adventure | Nuclear Destruction | Recommended | Submarines | Suspense | Theatrical Release | Thriller | War

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: May 12, 1995.
  • Ryan Phillippe made his feature film debut with his brief appearance as Seaman Grattam.
  • Jason Robards makes an uncredited appearance as the Admiral.
  • Uncredited screenplay assistance came from Quentin Tarantino.
  • The film earned $91.4 million at the box office in 1995.

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  • Sales Rank: 111,706
  • UPC: 786936726268
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
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