American Psycho 4K [Blu-ray] 
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It’s 1987 and Patrick Bateman (Academy Award Winner Christian Bale*; The Fighter, Batman Begins) is living the American dream. He has a great job, he’s handsome, he’s athletic and has the attention of many beautiful women. However, Patrick has a dark secret that he keeps hidden from those around him; Patrick is a psychopath. Dissatisfied with his charmed life, Patrick spends his evenings prowling the streets looking for victims; whether they are his business associates or strangers he meets in passing, he makes no distinction. Cultivating his serial killer persona as much as his yuppie lifestyle, the two sides of Patrick’s life soon begin to merge and he begins to wonder where one side of his life ends and the other begins. Also starring Academy Award Nominee Willem Dafoe** (The Grand Budapest Hotel) Academy Award Winner Jared Leto*** (Dallas Buyers Club), Josh Lucas (J. Edgar), Samantha Mathis (TVs Under The Dome) and Academy Award Winner Reese Witherspoon**** (Walk The Line).
Disc 1 - 4K Ultra HD (Movie + Special Features)
- DELETED SCENES WITH OPTIONAL DIRECTOR COMMENTARY
- AUDIO COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR MARY HARRON (RECORDED IN 2018 - 4K ONLY)
- AUDIO COMMENTARY WITH WRITER GUINEVERE TURNER
Disc 2 - Blu-Ray (Movie + Special Features)
- AMERICAN PSYCHO: FROM BOOK TO SCREEN
- THE '80S: DOWNTOWN
- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- Language : English
- Package Dimensions : 18.03 x 13.76 x 1.48 cm; 83 Grams
- Media Format : 4K
- Release date : 15 October 2018
- Subtitles: : English, Spanish
- Studio : Lionsgate Home Entertainment
- ASIN : B07GYY2439
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And if anything, the movie is even more wonderfully brutal than Brett Easton Ellis original book -- a scathing, unnerving movie that swings between savage violence and hilariously sick social satire. But what really makes it work is Christian Bale, who is utterly perfect as the titular American psycho. Every smile, snarl and twitch from this man is utterly perfect.
Patrick Bateman (Bale) is the perfect yuppie -- he has a high-paying job and a beautiful fiancee (Reese Witherspoon). He dines at all the best restaurants and goes to the best clubs. He keeps his body, New York apartment and wardrobe in perfect condition, and gives detailed descriptions of his designer clothes, beauty products and music collection.
But when his associate Paul (Jared Leto) flaunts a business card that is superior to Bateman's, it sends him into a psychotic rage -- first he kills an old man and his dog, then he cheerily axes Paul to death. A detective named Donald Kimball (Willem Defoe) investigates Paul's disappearance, but doesn't seem to connect Bateman to the man's disappearance despite his many lies.
As the days roll by, Bateman's homicidal urges begin to spiral out of control as he kills more and more people, descending deeper and deeper into his own bloody madness. Will he finally be caught for his crimes, and will his insanity finally swallow him up?
It sounds like a cliche, but "American Psycho" is all about the emptiness of a life without real substance. Every part of Patrick Bateman's life is carefully chosen for the image it gives him. Within that shell of material wealth is a howling void, and the only thing that fills that soul-destroying emptiness is hate, rage and violence.
But Mary Harron doesn't preach to you. She starts the story off relatively quietly, following Bateman around his everyday life -- only interrupted by brief explosions of violence ("I want to stab you to death, and then play around with your blood"). But as the movie unfolds, the story becomes more gruesome -- and more surreal. By the finale, the world has been warped into a bloody funhouse mirror where nothing can be trusted.
Consider: an ATM demands that Bateman feed it a cat... and he does. He manages to kill a prostitute by FLINGING A CHAINSAW DOWN A STAIRWELL. And he cheerfully dances through his apartment in a tidy raincoat, babbling about music right before he axes his nemesis in the head.
Christian Bale is scarily brilliant in this role, in the way that only the best actors can be. Not everybody can play a psychotic this perfectly. Reportedly he based his performance on Tom Cruise, and I can see that -- Bateman greets the world with a friendly voice and a shiny smile. But his eyes are cold and empty, except when the rage and hate begins to well up behind them.
And yet... and yet Bale still manages to make you feel vaguely sorry for Bateman every now and then. He's insane, empty and seems to yearn for the human connections he only knows about through songs. He's pitiable, freakish and terrifying.
"American Psycho" is wickedly funny, surreal and gruesome -- and Christian Bale is utterly sublime as a psycho that nobody seems to recognize. Absolutely stunning.
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" My pain is constant and sharp. And I do not hope a better world for anyone.
In fact I want my pain to be inflicted on others. I want no one to escape. "
But I am not sure if the cast, acting, camera , music were overwhelmingly supporting this moral message.
Though there were a couple of scenes I loved.
One was when Patrick wants to kill Jean scene where he says "Put it in the carton" to Jean warning for the spoon she was going to put on the table.
I love this about his obsession with order and neatness. This was also a reflection about his concerns about his face, body,
dressing that he is putting so much energy for the life style his surrounding expect him to be.
Another scene was when Patrick and his business friends showing off their business cards he goes mad with jealousy , because Paul Allens card looks better
There should have been more scenes showing off Patrick's greed, jealousy, and resentment in more horrifying but also subtle way.
And he also hates himself for all this
But the link between his hate of himself, and his murders were not strong.
Also about the cast, I have doubts if Christian Bale was the right person for this movie.
I think only two characters were ahead of others giving more enjoyment.
One is Jean (Chloë Sevigny), and other one is detective Donald Kimball (Willem Dafoe)
the video quality on this is otherwise quite pleasant and the sound mix is good, but the fact this is at 1080i is inexcusable.
avoid in favour of the 15th anniversary edition.
2 Audio commentaries - The commentary with Director Mary Harron is good. She has plenty relevant to say. Haven't listened to the commentary with writer Guinever Turner.
Deleted Scenes - The deleted scenes are presented along with short, on set interviews with cast members and have an optional commentary track with Mary Harron. One of the deleted scenes is in a Nightclub. Justin Theroux and Christian Bale are shout-talking to each other but it's funny because the music hasn't been put in. There's six scenes in total and are definiteley worth watching, even though the sound mixing hasn't been done on them.
'The 80's downtown' and from 'book to screen' featurettes - These featurettes are hilariously bad. The editing and graphics make me think these are from the first dvd release, which was when dvds and special features were a new medium. 'The 80s downtown' is only looseley related to the film, pretentious New York hipsters reminisce about the debauchery of new york in the period of the film. 'book to screen' was clearly made by the same folks and uses a lot of the same interviewees. It has a lot of interested information about the film, mostly during the pr-production process, like Leonardo DiCaprio being determined to star as Bateman, against Hannon's wishes.
I don't believe there are any new special features for this release,apart from the menu screen, and you can tell that they were put together around the year 2000 but i found them interesting anyway.
Overall a very disappointing film with a great performance by christian bale and some very memorable scenes, but overall a shallow vapid movie.