Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 2 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Released: October 25, 2009
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Additional Release Material:
- Alternate Ending with introduction by Oliver Stone
- Introduction: by Oliver Stone
- Commentary by Director Oliver Stone
- Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Oliver Stone
- Director's Cut Trailer
- InterviewsCharlie Rose Oliver Stone on the making of this violent film, from the HD DVD release, SD)
- Chaos Rising The Storm Around Natural Born Killers
- The Desert
- Steven Wright
- The Courtroom
- The Hun Brothers
- The Drive-In
- Denis Leary
- NBK Evolution: How Would It All Go Down Now'
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 09/08/1994
"...The movie is a technical marvel, stunningly photographed..."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/01/2000
Ranked #1 in Entertainment Weekly's "10 Favorite Films of the '90s" -- "...Fevered genius....[A] hypnotic, revolutionary head trip..."
New York Times - 08/26/1994
"...Stone's vision is impassioned, alarming, visually inventive, characteristically overpowering..."
Film Comment - 11/01/1994
"...[A] brilliantly outrageous film..."
Sight and Sound - 03/01/1995
"...[Harrelson and Lewis are] superb at exaggerating the archetypes of cool psychopathology..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 08/26/1994
"...NATURAL BORN KILLERS is like a slap in the face, waking us up to what's happening..."
Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis star as Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson, two young, attractive mass murderers in love in Oliver Stone's wild-eyed satire on the American fascination with criminals. After killing Mallory's loathsome parents, the pair perform a ritual "marriage" and take off on a "honeymoon" killing spree that wipes out 52 people. Bloodthirsty tabloid reporter Wayne Gale (Robert Downey Jr.) reports their every move to an adoring public while warden Dwight McClusky (Tommy Lee Jones) is only too eager to welcome such celebrities to his prison.
Black Comedy |
Essential Cinema |
Love Story |
Prison / Prisoners |
Road To Ruin |
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical release: August 26, 1994.
- The prison riot scene took place at the Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois--342 maximum security prisoners were cleared to act in the Hollywood riot.
- The Director's Cut restores footage that was edited from the original release version so it could receive an MPAA R rating. It also includes seven complete scenes that Oliver Stone had voluntarily excised from the movie for its theatrical release. One of these sequences features Ashley Judd as the sister of one of Mickey and Mallory's victims.
- "'It's such an outrageous story,' [Oliver Stone] said, 'and in the time between oppositioning the film and making it, tremendous things have happened on America's landscape.'"--interviewed by Bernard Weinraub, New York Times, 8/16/1994
- "I shoot good violence. I mean, I know I do."--Oliver Stone