The Count of Monte Cristo (Blu-ray)
Prepare for adventure. Count on revenge.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 2 hours, 11 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 13, 2011
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Touchstone / Disney
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: 5 Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Filmmakers Including Alternate Final Duel
- "The Napoleonic World" - Production Design Featurette
- "En Garde" - Multi-Angle Sword Fighting Feature
- "The Pen" - Retrospective On Author Alexandre Dumas
- "Adapting A Classic" - Screenwriting Segment
- "The Clash of Steel" - Stunt Choreography Piece
- Layer-By-Layer - Interactive Sound Design Feature
- Audio Commentary With Director Kevin Reynolds
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, Spanish
- DTS HD Master Audio - English, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Jim Caviezel & Guy Pearce|
|Performer:||Dagmara Dominczyk, James Frain, Luis Guzmán, Richard Harris, Helen McCrory, Michael Wincott & Albie Woodington|
|Directed by||Kevin Reynolds|
|Screenwriting by||Jay Wolpert|
|Story by||Alexandre Dumas|
|Produced by||Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Chris Brigham & Jonathan Glickman|
|Director of Photography:||Andrew Dunn|
A preposterous, expansive and self-conscious attempt to resurrect the historical spectacular. Full Review
Kevin Reynolds, who hit it big with Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and then met a watery grave in Waterworld, directs this Count with unfussy efficiency. He has a grand villain in Guy Pearce. Full Review
Dumas's classic tale is such a rattling good yarn, there's nothing you can do to derail it as it hurtles down the track. Full Review
...The period details are meticulous....[The director] is well served by his hardworking cast....Hard to resist...
New York Times
...Caviezel's quiet intensity and now trademark haunted eyes means it's him you'll be watching....Very enjoyable...
Rating: 4/5 -- A thoroughly enjoyable movie for older kids. Full Review
Common Sense Media
...Opulently produced and superbly acted....Caviezel embodies the transformation of his character completely...
In this highly entertaining, beautifully photographed rekindling of the classic French novel by Alexandre Dumas, director Kevin Reynolds choreographs a fantastic adventure replete with breathtaking scenery, fiery swashbuckling battles, lavish costumes, and, above all else, sweet revenge. In 19th-century Marseille, Edmond Dantès (Jim Caviezel) is the optimistic but uneducated son of a sea captain. He cherishes his friendship with the son of a count, Mondego (Guy Pearce), and is deeply in love with his fiancée, Mercedes (Dagmara Dominczyk). Young Dantès is so innocent and naive that it is positively shocking when Mondego turns on him, accusing him of treason, and having him sentenced to life in the dreary dungeon of Chateau D'If. Years of isolation and torture nearly defeat the revenge-thirsty Dantès, but with the help of invaluable lessons from the Abbé Faria (Richard Harris), his luck slowly changes. An incredible prison break starts Dantès on his way to a new life, and from there Reynolds' COUNT truly takes off. Battles with pirates lead to hunts for sunken ocean treasure, and soon Dantes is living in Marseille as the transformed, newly rich, self-proclaimed Count of Monte Cristo. Installed in a ritzy chateau, he slowly unfurls his excrutiatingly careful plans to exact his revenge on Mondego and all those who ever wronged him.
- Theatrical release: January 25, 2002
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