Any Given Sunday

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Overview

Warner Brothers' presentation of Any Given Sunday is billed as a Special Edition Director's Cut and contains a handful of additional pieces of footage not seen theatrically. Visually, the film is very well presented. The colors are exceptionally bright, if a bit too red. This could have been the intention of director Oliver Stone, however, and not a fault of the transfer. The video is shown in an anamorphic widescreen 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The details, especially in anamorphic mode, are extremely crisp. The Dolby ...
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Overview

Warner Brothers' presentation of Any Given Sunday is billed as a Special Edition Director's Cut and contains a handful of additional pieces of footage not seen theatrically. Visually, the film is very well presented. The colors are exceptionally bright, if a bit too red. This could have been the intention of director Oliver Stone, however, and not a fault of the transfer. The video is shown in an anamorphic widescreen 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The details, especially in anamorphic mode, are extremely crisp. The Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track is light on surround usage but full of pulse-pounding bass; each hit and tackle is rendered thunderous. Several special features are included: a documentary on the making of the film, an L.L. Cool J music video, trailer, and biographies. Unfortunately, there is no commentary. Any Given Sunday is also enhanced for DVD-ROMs with web events, chat-room access, Web-site links, reviews, and more. Although the extras are large in number, their quality is limited. As with any feature by a renowned director, some type of commentary would have been welcome. The trailer and bios are one-time views, if that, and the DVD-ROM features are hardly compelling. This DVD, however, is all about the presentation of the film. In this area it succeeds wonderfully. With added scenes, an incredible video transfer, and heavy-hitting sound, there is enough here for both fans of the film and newcomers to Stone's football opus.
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Special Features

Director's and cast commentary; deleted/extended scenes with optional director's commentary; DVD-ROM; biographies; filmographies; production stills and ad materials; three music videos featuring Jamie Foxx and LL Cool J.; trailer
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Football, arguably the most spectacle-oriented of sports, is given the highly stylized, seedy-underside presidential treatment by Oliver Stone in Any Given Sunday, a lengthy, star-studded drama with the most graphic gridiron sequences ever lensed. This is the anti-Brian's Song -- as certain to make you cringe as James Caan and Billy Dee Williams make you cry. As depicted by Stone, the average football game becomes a clash of titans, an epic undertaking of Homeric scope. His players achieve almost mythic proportions, crunching bones and straining sinews in slow motion as an angry sky hurls lightning down at them. Off the field, they become mere mortals with very real faults and frailties. Not unexpectedly, top-billed Al Pacino dominates this three-hour spectacle with his portrayal of the weary, cynical coach of the fictitious Miami Sharks, desperate for one more championship. Very unexpectedly, though, Jamie Foxx, previously a minor sitcom star, is quite convincing albeit undersized as the Sharks' upstart quarterback who goes from third string to superstar in a matter of minutes. Those two receive admirable support from Cameron Diaz as the team's ruthless co-owner, Dennis Quaid as the aging, injury-prone quarterback, and especially James Woods as the unethical team doctor. This is another in the string of smarmy, detestable roles that Woods has perfected for Stone movies including Salvador and Nixon. Despite frequent lapses into over-the-top melodrama, Any Given Sunday is an unusually brutal examination of pro football and its tawdry ties to the media and big business. And as such, it makes for a much more explosive outing than your typical Sunday afternoon at the stadium.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/7/2001
  • UPC: 085391794523
  • Original Release: 1999
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:36:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 9,997

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Al Pacino Tony D'Amato
Cameron Diaz Christina Pagniacci
Dennis Quaid Jack "Cap" Rooney
James Woods Dr. Harvey Mandrake
Jamie Foxx Willie Beamen
LL Cool J Julian "J Man" Washington
Matthew Modine Dr. Allie Powers
Jim Brown Montezuma Monroe
Charlton Heston The Commissioner
Ann-Margret Margaret Pagniacci
Aaron Eckhart Nick Crozier
John C. McGinley Jack Rose
Lauren Holly Cindy Rooney
Lela Rochon Vanessa Struthers
Lawrence Taylor Luther "Shark" Lavay
Bill Bellamy Jimmy Sanderson
James Karen Ed Phillips
Gianni Russo Joe Polito
Elizabeth Berkley Mandy Murphy
Andrew Bryniarski Patrick "Madman" Kelly
Duane Martin
Clifton Davis Mayor Tyrone Smalls
John Daniel
Patrick J. O'Hara
Jerry A. Sharp
Marty Wright
Sean Stone Fan
Dick Butkus Coach
Tony Gonzalez
Technical Credits
Oliver Stone Director, Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Jeff Adams Set Decoration/Design
Bill Brown Score Composer
Budd Carr Musical Direction/Supervision
Peter Devlin Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Donner Executive Producer, Producer
Richard Fojo Set Decoration/Design
Stephanie Girard Set Decoration/Design
Dan Halsted Producer
Eric Hamburg Co-producer
Derek R. Hill Art Director
Billy Hopkins Casting
Richard Horowitz Score Composer
Camara Kambon Score Composer
Paul Kelly Score Composer
Victor Kempster Production Designer
Jonathan Krauss Co-producer
Stuart Levy Editor
John Logan Original Story, Screenwriter
Michael Mees Editor
Thomas J. Nordberg Editor
George Parra Asst. Director
Richard Patrick Asst. Director
Daniel Pyne Original Story
Ronald R. Reiss Set Decoration/Design
Robbie Robertson Score Composer
Richard Rutowski Co-producer
Keith Salmon Editor
Lauren Shuler-Donner Producer
Salvatore Totino Cinematographer
Clayton Townsend Producer
Mary Vernieu Casting
Stuart Waks Editor
Ford Wheeler Set Decoration/Design
Mary Zophres Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1-- ANY GIVEN SUNDAY
0. Scene Selections
1. There goes history (Game 1). [:46]
2. Two in a row. [1:15]
3. Mystery man. [2:23]
4. Hurting men. [1:17]
5. Half-time speech. [1:16]
6. Go to the Buick. [3:05]
7. Turning up the volume. [1:48]
8. Post-Game 1. [2:24]
9. Hospital visit. [2:23]
10. Bar talk. [1:05]
11. Matters of economics. [:13]
12. Off the playbook (Game 2). [2:36]
13. That is football (My Niggas)! [2:21]
14. Benefit party. [2:13]
15. Getting and going along (Cheek to Cheek). [:05]
16. Lovers quarrel. [2:58]
17. Airplane to L.A. [1:17]
18. Game 3. [1:55]
19. Steamin' Beamen (Revolution). [4:47]
20. Post-Game 3. [2:03]
21. New blood (Como Ves, My Name Is Willie). [:42]
22. One can, the other can't. [:08]
23. Media star. [1:08]
24. Lunchtime argument. [:44]
25. Sharks party. [:47]
26. Stormy weather (Game 4). [1:08]
27. Back to basics. [:32]
28. Dreams of warriors. [3:30]
29. Steamroom. [3:03]
30. Cap's decision. [1:40]
31. Willie finds Vanessa. [1:51]
32. In charge. [2:34]
33. Pantheon rings (I Can't Face the Music). [1:11]
34. Reluctant tasks. [:08]
35. Inches speech. [:01]
36. Cap's game (Blue on Blue). [:54]
37. The commissioner. [:03]
38. Half-time. [2:49]
39. Visual damage. [3:23]
40. Willie's game. [:23]
41. 4th And 1. [1:03]
42. Christina and Margaret reconnect. [:00]
43. Willie and the team. [1:42]
44. Final play. [:02]
45. Together. [3:11]
46. Tony's plans. [3:27]
47. End Credits (Any Given Sunday, Bended Knee). [2:39]
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Menu

Side #1-- ANY GIVEN SUNDAY
   Play Movie
   Special Features
      Cast & Crew
         Al Pacino
         Cameron Diaz
         Dennis Quaid
         James Woods
         Jamie Foxx
         LL Cool J
         Directed by Oliver Stone
      Theatrical Trailer
      Commentaries:
         Director Oliver Stone
         Cast & Crew
      Music- Only Track
         Play All
         "Rock and Roll Part 2" By Gary Glitter
         "Cruisin" By Smokey Robinson
         "Stompbox" By Overseer
         "My Niggas" DMX
         "Take California" By Propellerhead
         "Revolution" By Kirk Franklin
         "Como Ves" By Ozomatili
         "Willie Beamen" By Jamie Foxx
         "Garciosa" By Moby
         "Twilight Zone" By 2 Unlimited
         "Use Me" By Bill Withers
         "Soul Sunday" By Goodie Mob Featuring Outkast
         "Twisted Hair" By Robbie Robertson
         "Introduction From Run Lola Run" By Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek and Rein Hold Heil
         "My Weakness" By Moby
         "Any Given Sunday" By Jamie Foxx
         New Menu Item
         New Menu Item
      Instant Replay
         Hit on "Cap"
         Beamen throws first TD
         Beamen runs with the football
         Beamen runs for a TD
         The Monsoon Bowl
         "Cap" runs for TD
         Dallas game scoring drives
         4th and 1- Shark goes down
         Comanche
         4- seconds left
   Languages
Side #2- Extra Features
   Pregame
      "Full Contact: The Making of Any Given Sunday"
      Jamie Foxx Audition Tape and Screen Tests
         Football Home Video (Audition Tape)
         Screen Test- "The Lunch"
         Screen Test- "Willie and Vanessa at the Cordoza Hotel"
   Halftime
      Music Videos
         "Shut 'em Down" by LL Cool J
         "My Name is Willie" by Jamie Foxx
         "Any Given Sunday" by Jamie Foxx
   Postgame
      Deleted/Extended Scenes
         With Commentary by Director Oliver Stone
         Production Audio Only
         Play All
         Madman's pre-game ritual
         Game 1- Sanderson tunnel speech Madman and angry fan
         Game 1- Sharks tackle/Beastman's broken finger
         Game 1- Press conference
         Viscaya party- Dr. Mandrake sets the rules for Dr. Powers
         Tony and son breakfast
         Game 3- Butkus vs. referee
         Post Game 3- Miami win over Crusaders
         Sharks locker room- Willie and Christian
         Sharks party- Hot tub scene/Willie meets Ray Fields
         J-Man at home/Watching Willie
         Pre-game 5- J-Man makes up with Willie/Monte urges on the team
         Game 5- Sanderson and Dr. Powers
         Post Game 5- Victory
      Outtakes/Gag Reel
      Football Outtakes Montage
      Miscellaneous Landscapes and Outtakes Montage
      The Art of Selling
      Stills Gallery
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    LoveMoviez

    I enjoyed this One ! If you're a Pacino fan, don't miss this. Also good entertainment for sports fans. I learned some things 'bout football :) I usually watch basketball :) Great Visuals on the field, seemed very authentic on and off. I'm very happy with my purchase ~

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    For the Off Season

    Great movie! Helps get you ready for football season. Any football fan will love it and its fun to compare the movie characters to different real players.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love Al Pacino!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Master director Oliver Stone crafted this look at pro football as an assault on the senses, and you'll get every tackle, pass and torn ligament in full-on glory with this astonishing DVD. Stone's brilliant ensemble cast captures the triais and tribulations of the Miami Sharks, a team beset by unnecessary roughness on and off the field.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The most Boring Movie I've ever seen.

    I got motion sickness from the camera shots bouncing around. I didn't care about any of the characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Al Pacino is Truly Outstanding!

    This is a unique, albeit unrealistic, look into the world of football. Al Pacino's acting is the star of the film. His locker room speech near the end of the film is a highlight.

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    Posted July 24, 2010

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