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12 Monkeys finally gets stellar treatment on DVD from Universal Home Entertainment with this special edition of the 1995 hit. Two previous movie-only DVD versions have been released through the years, but neither was able to touch the laserdisc release, which included the incredible Hamster Factor documentary and the commentary from Terry Gilliam and producer Charles Roven. For those that have been waiting to throw those valuable discs in storage, this is your chance. Both features have been added to this DVD, ...
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Overview

12 Monkeys finally gets stellar treatment on DVD from Universal Home Entertainment with this special edition of the 1995 hit. Two previous movie-only DVD versions have been released through the years, but neither was able to touch the laserdisc release, which included the incredible Hamster Factor documentary and the commentary from Terry Gilliam and producer Charles Roven. For those that have been waiting to throw those valuable discs in storage, this is your chance. Both features have been added to this DVD, and rightly so! For those who don't know, The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of 12 Monkeys is a 90-minute making-of from the same people that brought you the fabulous Lost in La Mancha documentary, which Gilliam granted permission to film because of Hamster's success. The commentary is just as entertaining and informative, with both bonus features acting as a complimentary story of the long and arduous shoot, which in itself provides just as much drama and comedy as the actual film. Other extras include the original theatrical trailer, along with the 12 Monkey Archives, which is packed with plenty of production sketches and storyboards. Production notes have been included if anyone is interested, though the real good stuff lies in the rest of the extras and the all-new digitally remastered picture, which showcases the truly incredible anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen image that paired with the Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks make for a well done and highly in-demand disc that should do quite well on the rental and retail shelves.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Feature commentary with director Terry Gilliam & producer Charles Roven; The Hamster Factor & Other Tales of 12 Monkeys; Theatrical trailer; 12 Monkeys archives; Production notes
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Clark
Inspired by Chris Marker's benchmark 1962 short film La Jetee, director Terry Gilliam continues his examination of the real versus the surreal in this mind-bending piece of science fiction. In a vein typical of Gilliam's oeuvre, the film leaps through time almost at will, which produces uneven results. Obviously a play on genre conventions, 12 Monkeys succeeds at creating its various worlds (all with various degrees of grunge and gloom). However, the film spirals off in so many directions it's sometimes a trial to keep track -- but it's also this very quality that keeps it interesting and engaging. Very much a visceral film above all else, Gilliam extracts solid turns from his actors, including a nicely understated Bruce Willis and a cheerfully (and entertainingly) manic Brad Pitt, a surprise Oscar nominee for his supporting role. Almost ten years after the highly publicized director vs. studio debacle with the director's acclaimed 1985 film Brazil, Gilliam and Universal had obviously patched things up, as they distributed this film to great financial success and a place as one of the leading cult favorites of the 1990s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/10/2005
  • UPC: 025192545221
  • Original Release: 1995
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 2:10:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 9,400

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bruce Willis James Cole
Madeleine Stowe Dr. Kathryn Railly
Brad Pitt Jeffrey Goines
Christopher Plummer Dr. Goines
David Morse Dr. Peters
Jon Seda Jose
Frank Gorshin Dr. Fletcher
Joseph Melito Young Cole
Michael Chance Scarface
Bob Adrian Geologist
Simon Jones Zoololgist
Bill Raymond Microbiologist
Ernest Abuba Engineer
Irma St. Paule Poet
Bruce Kirkpatrick Policeman#1
Rozwill Young Billings
Nell Johnson Ward Nurse
Fred Strother L.J. Washington
Rick Warner Dr. Casey
Chuck Jeffreys Thug
Lisa Gay Hamilton Teddy
Christopher Meloni Lt. Halperin
Robert O'Neill Wayne
Kevin Thigpen Kweskin
Lee Golden Hotel Clerk
Joe McKenna Wallace
Jeff Tanner Plain Clothes Cop
Annie Golden Woman Cabbie
Stephen Bridgewater Airport Detective
Jack Dougherty Airport Security
Carolyn Walker Terrified Traveler
Joey Perillo Detective Franki
Matt Ross Bee
Aaron Michael Lacey WWI Sergeant
Jamie N. Frey Office PA
Paul Buckmaster Conductor
Technical Credits
Terry Gilliam Director
Mick Audsley Editor
Jeffrey Beecroft Production Designer
Christine Beveridge Makeup
Paul Buckmaster Score Composer
Robert Cavallo Executive Producer
Robin Clarke Sound Editor
Mark Egerton Associate Producer, Asst. Director
Craig Haagensen Camera Operator
Chuck Jeffreys Stunts
Robert Kosberg Executive Producer
Gary Levinsohn Executive Producer
Jay Meagher Sound/Sound Designer
Shirley Montefusco Special Effects
Vincent Montefusco Special Effects
Philip A. Patterson Asst. Director
Janet Peoples Screenwriter
David Peoples Screenwriter
Lloyd Phillips Co-producer
Roger Pratt Cinematographer
Charles Roven Producer
Crispian Sallis Set Decoration/Design
Margery Simkin Casting
William Ladd Skinner Art Director
Kelley Smith-Wait Associate Producer
Tom Waits Songwriter
Julie Weiss Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The "Volunteer" (Main Title) [8:33]
2. An Opportunity [2:23]
3. Baltimore - April 1990 [5:41]
4. The Deluxe Mental Hospital Tour [4:50]
5. The Wrong Time [3:53]
6. Colonics for Everyone! [4:03]
7. Monkey Business [3:18]
8. Emancipation [3:44]
9. Bad Judgment [1:25]
10. Science Ain't an Exact Science [2:04]
11. Another Chance [2:05]
12. Right on the Money [2:39]
13. Baltimore - November 1996 [3:01]
14. It's in Philadelphia... [6:01]
15. The Same Dream [3:25]
16. Cole's Mission [1:36]
17. They're Here! [2:30]
18. All I See Are Dead People... [2:03]
19. The Animal Activists [3:08]
20. Going After Jeffrey [3:33]
21. The Timeworm Threat [5:43]
22. It Was My Idea? [2:37]
23. The Normal Reaction [2:37]
24. You Are My Insanity [2:37]
25. Tell Me What I Want... [1:31]
26. The Man in the Picture [1:22]
27. What's Real and What's Not [2:27]
28. The Path of the Virus [2:27]
29. Mentally Divergent [1:06]
30. Seriously Crazy [2:25]
31. I Want to Stay Here... [1:59]
32. The Pimp and the Crazy Dentist [2:20]
33. The Message [2:15]
34. The Monkey Speaks [2:52]
35. The Movie Never Changes [2:00]
36. It Was Always You... [2:46]
37. The Army of the Twelve Monkeys Factor [1:37]
38. This Is My Dream! [1:50]
39. Someone Else [1:42]
40. You Can Still Be a Hero [2:01]
41. It Doesn't Even Have an Odor... [2:33]
42. Full Circle [2:14]
43. Insurance [2:51]
44. End Titles [1:19]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Scenes
   Bonus
      Feature Commentary With Terry Gilliam & Charles Roven
      Hamster Factor & Other Tales of 12 Monkeys (Making of)
      Theatrical Trailer
      Production Notes
      12 Monkeys Archives
   Languages
      English 5.1 Dolby Digital
      Français 5.1 Dolby Digital
      English Captions for the Hearing Impaired
      Español Subtitles
      Français Subtitles
      No Subtitles
   Play
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    12 Monkeys

    Very good sci-fi movie. Interesting time travel concept. All the performances are great. I enjoyed this movie very much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantabulous movie!!!!

    This is such an amazing movie! it was the first R-rated one I watched, and I am so so SO glad it was this one! Everything you see and bear comes into play somehow, whether it is a big part of the plot or not doesn't matter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Chart Topper

    For the longest time I wanted to see this movie again. I was very young the first time I watched it and I did not get it at all. Finally was able to see it again just less than an hour ago. It just ran up to my #1 movie of all time. It is so intelligent and makes you think every second after the movie is over. It is a must buy!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This movie is a mind twister.

    This movie makes you thinking of many things. The main idea that went through was could time travel be real and if so could you really change what happend. I won't tell you what i believe but definately watch the movie and ask yourself the same question. If you think you have an answer for it now then watch it and see if you think the same. This movie is completely worth seeing for the plot is great and how the movie was directed. Definately worth it!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Brad Pitt's best performance to date

    If you enjoy films with twisted plots and great acting, both Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt do an incredible job in this extremely twisted and thought provoking neo-apocalyptic movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing Film!!

    This is a truly amazing film. My advice: 1. You cannot be interrupted when watching this film, you need to see every single scene and hear every single line 2. Watch it more than once. There's a part in the film where Bruce Willis and Madeline Stowe are in a movie theater watching an old film. The film itself is a reference to his [Willis's] time travel, and there's a significant line when Willis says ''Every time I see this movie it seems different to me''. That's exactly how '12 Monkeys' is. You can watch it 5 times and each time its a different film. This is an extremely intelligent film. Check it out and pay attention, you won't be dissapointed!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Member of My Top Ten

    You have never seen this movie? Seriously? Rent it or buy it. I recommend buying it... you will save the 4.50 you were going to spend renting it, because once you see it, you will want to own it... Great story. Great movie-making.

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