Revenge (Unrated Director's Edition) [Blu-ray]
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|Format||Blu-ray, AC-3, Color, NTSC, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, Director's Cut|
|Runtime||1 hour and 40 minutes|
Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves, Field of Dreams) and Madeleine Stowe (12 Monkeys, The Last of the Mohicans) ignite the screen in this deeply erotic and suspenseful thriller from the director of Top Gun and Crimson Tide. Costner stars as Michael J. Cochran, a former fighter pilot who finds himself irresistibly drawn to the beautiful wife of an old friend. Anthony Quinn (Lawrence of Arabia, The Guns of Navarone), in a powerful performance, co-stars as the husband who reacts with uncontrollablerage to the double betrayal. His brutal attack on the adulterous lovers sets into motion a terrifying cycle of retribution that cannot be stopped, making REVENGE an instant classic.
- Aspect Ratio : 2.40:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : English
- Product dimensions : 17.15 x 13.97 x 1.27 cm; 90.72 Grams
- Item Model Number : 165086876
- Media Format : Blu-ray, AC-3, Color, NTSC, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, Director's Cut
- Run time : 1 hour and 40 minutes
- Release date : 8 May 2007
- Subtitles: : English, French
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (PCM)
- Studio : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- ASIN : B000NQPZCY
- Country of origin : USA
- Number of discs : 1
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Retired US Naval aviator Michael "Jay" Cochran (Costner) is taking life easy when he heads down Mexico way at the behest of cartel crime boss Tiburon Mendez (Anthony Quinn) who seals the deal by gifting him a pair of Beretta shotguns (pay attention, these puppies have significance later on). Staying at his hacienda, Cochran is intent on keeping his nose clean but when he meets Mendez' young wife Miryea (Madeline Stowe), the two unwisely embark on a passionate affair which accelerates a cataclysmic chain of events resulting in the two unlucky lovebirds being given a first class lesson in the rules of adultery... Cue a race against time as Cochran forges a path of revenge against his former friend and a desperate quest to find his newly found love before she meets her fate at the hands of a Mexican cartel...
The movie, although partially melodramatic is a little known gem. From the razor sharp direction of Scott to the spiky, hard as nails screenplay by (original book author) Jim Harrison and Jeffrey Alan Fiskin, the piece rolls along at a swift pace with nary a dull moment. Sure, everything is heightened and the stakes higher than the norm - but that's all part of the fun. Costner (before his Oscar glory and Waterworld reality check) is laid back, charming and disarmingly dangerous - watching him, he would have made a perfect 007 at this point, if he were not American. His Cochran a man with varying shades is a great romantic lead, yet complex enough to drop the persona in order to shoot a guy across a room with his shotgun. Quinn takes on the pantomime villain mantle and Stowe the pouting damsel, but they are both really effective even if simple cyphers in order for Cochran to ply his trade of retribution... Add in a great supporting turn from Miguel Ferrer and this one does add up to a solid slice of entertainment. Scott dresses his leading man in a sombre western outfit as revenge fully consumes him and the latter half feels like a darker '70s cowboy movie, juxtaposed against the romantic and much sumptuous look of the opening - its truly a film of two halves and the style and production reflect that decision.
Twentieth Century Fox's UK DVD release features the movie in its original form (a US Blu-Ray has been released which features a much shorter directors cut, although unavailable in the UK at this time of writing) with a strong transfer and vibrant audio. There are no extra features but with the price being so low on Amazon, its hardly a complaint. For me, this is one of director Scott's finest hours (maybe bar 'Man on Fire' and for my sins 'The Last Boy Scout') and allows Costner to create a multi-faceted character that even though features in a slightly far-fetched Mills & Boon meets Death Wish action thriller, still delivers the goods across the board. Highly recommended.
This blu ray is an unrated directors cut running at 100 mins, 20 mins less than the original theatrical release. And to be fair it works better than the drawn out version which dragged out the ending from what I recall when Costner discovers his lovers fate. There is also a directors commentary & a short retrospective documentary with Scott, Costner & Stowe discussing the making of the film.
Set in Mexico Costner foolishly begins a passionate affair with his powerful friend's wife. Despite being the boss of a large criminal empire dealing in drugs, prostitution and violence Anthony Quinn is a man anyone would like to be friends with - amazing party organiser, rich, generous, trusting and loyal to those who pay him the same respect, until he is betrayed that is and he becomes an inhuman animal dishing out pain and cruelty to all those who have crossed him. Left for dead Costner travels across dusty, hot Mexico for the cool nectar of his sweet love. A trip that leads to considerable searching not just of Mexico but of both of his soul and his conscience. But does the punishment justify the crime? You're the judge.
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