Crimson Tide R

Danger runs deep.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 56 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: February 3, 1998
  • Originally Released: 1995
  • Label: Walt Disney Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Single Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - French, Spanish
  • Interactive Features:
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Certified Fresh88%

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 61,244
Rating: 3/4 -- A big, bold Hollywood movie that won't be winning any awards for subtlety but can't be denied its popcorn appeal. [Blu-Ray review]
Groucho Reviews
Mar 10, 2008
...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...
Chicago Sun-Times
May 12, 1995
Rating: 3/5 -- I don't know what the full Naval procedure is to launch nuclear weapons, but I hope to God it's more structured and fail-safe than what we see in this film. Full Review
7M Pictures
Jun 8, 2006
Nope, this picture doesn't bear thinking about, but, if you resist that nasty temptation, setting all your mental gauges at Dead Slow, the flow of the action will see you through. Full Review
Globe and Mail
Apr 12, 2002
Rating: 2/4 -- Isn't there something awfully satisfying about the throbbing missiles and cathartic explosions that constitute this film's main excitement? Maybe so, but nothing else here delivers a comparable thrill.
New York Times
May 20, 2003
...[A] propulsively pulse-pounding undersea thriller....[A] supersonic race against the clock... -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
USA Today
May 12, 1995
4 stars out of 5 -- CRIMSON TIDE is a brooding and claustrophobic thriller...
Ultimate DVD
May 1, 2008

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.

Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:

Crimson Tide
Dynamic Denzel Washington (TRAINING DAY) joins Hollywood favorite Gene Hackman (ENEMY OF THE STATE) along with Viggo Mortensen (THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy) and James Gandolfini (TV's THE SOPRANOS) in this intense action thriller that's a smash hit with audiences and critics alike! In the midst of a global crisis, the USS Alabama receives an unconfirmed order to launch its nuclear missiles -- signaling the start of Word War III! The tension quickly rises as the sub's respected commander (Hackman) and his brilliant executive officer (Washington) clash over the validity of their orders ... battling each other for control of the sub! As this epic struggle rages under the sea, CRIMSON TIDE brings motion picture excitement to a new level -- and you to the edge of your seat!

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.

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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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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 7,851
  • UPC: 717951000149
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
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