Death Sentence (Rated & Unrated Footage)

Closed Capationed Starring: Kevin Bacon Director: James Wan  Rated: R: Restricted
Rating 3.6
105 ratings
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Item:  FOX 2249187D
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Unrated
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: "Fox Movie Channel Presents: Life After Film School with Kevin Bacon"
    • Behind the Scenes:
      1. "Fox Movie Channel Presents DEATH SENTENCE: Making A Scene"
      2. Webisodes (10)
  • Interactive Features:
    • Branching Footage - Unrated Version (10 min.)

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Product Description:

A white-collar revenge fantasy in the vein of DEATH WISH (and based on a novel by the same author, Brian Garfield), DEATH SENTENCE ponders the nature and limits of retribution, asking if murder can ever be justified. Director James Wan (SAW) delivers a high-end exploitation film, complete with a washed-out, grainy appearance and some startling violence, but with complex, thrilling action sequences.

Kevin Bacon is Nick Hume, a successful businessman with two children and a lovely wife (Kelly Preston). While driving home from his older, college-bound son's hockey game, Nick must pull into a gas station in a tough part of town. When the boy goes into the store to buy a drink, his throat is slit during a bloody robbery attempt. Nick identifies the killer, but with him as the only witness, the case is unable to go to trial. Discovering that the murder was merely a gang initiation, Nick is pushed over the edge, taking on the deadly gang headed by the fierce Billy Darley (Garrett Hedlund). Payback becomes all-encompassing for Nick: it not only takes over his life, but it also causes a startling physical transformation. Wan forgoes emotional impact in favor of souped-up, visceral, and occasionally thrilling setpieces. Bacon makes Nick's transformation from a suburban, suit-and-tie family man into a gaunt, shaved-headed angel of death startling and believable. Full of interesting contradictions, DEATH SENTENCE lets viewers have it both ways--fulfilling their bloodlust while ensuring that Nick's targets are despicable people who deserve their fates. Ultimately, though it serves to remind us that, as a solution, violence only begets more violence.

Plot Keywords:

Action | Gangs | Revenge | Theatrical Release | Violence

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: August 31, 2007

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  • UPC: 024543491873
  • Shipping Weight: 0.14/lbs (approx)
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