Capricorn One

Capricorn One

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Director: Peter Hyams

Cast: Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro

     
 

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Peter Hyams' paranoid thriller Capricorn One comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include production notes, cast and crew information, and theatrical trailers. This is aSee more details below

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Peter Hyams' paranoid thriller Capricorn One comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include production notes, cast and crew information, and theatrical trailers. This is a very strong disc as well as a perfect example of '70s paranoia. This disc provides good picture and sound while offering an old-fashioned, entertaining film.

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This agreeable high-concept effort is one of Peter Hyams' most accomplished films. The script's conspiracy-theory premise requires a major suspension of disbelief, but Hyams makes it worthwhile for those willing to make that leap with some inspired work behind the camera. The script is peppered with plenty of rapid-fire dialogue worthy of a Howard Hawks comedy (the exchanges between Elliott Gould and Karen Black are particularly memorable) and Hyams applies plenty of style and pizzazz to the film's action set pieces, especially the memorable "dogfight" finale. The thrills Hyams generates are bolstered by plenty of noteworthy assistance behind the camera, the most notable contributions being Bill Butler's sharp widescreen cinematography and Jerry Goldsmith's rousing, militaristic score. However, the glue that holds the film together is the tight ensemble work of its gifted cast: Elliott Gould effectively utilizes his off-kilter charm to flesh out a stock "intrepid reporter" role, James Brolin is appropriately stoic as the bravest of the astronaut trio, and Hal Holbrook is quietly effective as a government figure with a hidden agenda. There are also plenty of great cameos, the best being Telly Savalas' scene-stealing work as an easily annoyed aviator. In the end, Capricorn One is a lightweight but likable affair which provides plenty of fun for thriller fans.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/18/1998
UPC:
0012236047506
Original Release:
1978
Rating:
PG
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
2:03:00

Special Features

Theatrical trailers; Production notes; Cast and crew information

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elliott Gould Robert Caulfield
James Brolin Charles Brubaker
Brenda Vaccaro Kay Brubaker
Sam Waterston Peter Willis
Orenthal James Simpson John Walker
Hal Holbrook Dr. James Kelloway
David Huddleston Hollis Peaker
David F. Doyle Walter Loughlin
Denise Nicholas Betty Walker
Robert Walden Elliot Whittier
Lee Bryant Sharon Willis
Alan Fudge Capsule Communicator
Karen Black Judy Drinkwater
Telly Savalas Albain
James Karen Vice President Price
Nancy Malone Mrs. Peaker
Norman Bartold President
Darrell Zwerling Dr. Bergen
Milton Selzer Dr. Burroughs
Lou Frizzell Horace Gruning
Paul Picerni Jerry
Barbara Bosson Alva Leacock
Jon Cedar F.B.I. Man #1
Steve Tannen Man at Hangar #1
Trent Dolan Man at Hangar #2
Todd Hoffman NASA Usher
Ken White Tracking Technician
James Bacon Reporter #4
Ron Cummins F.B.I. Man #2
Zack Taylor F.B.I. Man #4
Frank Farmer Policeman
James B. Sikking Control Room Man

Technical Credits
Peter Hyams Director,Screenwriter
Albert Brenner Production Designer
Bill Butler Cinematographer
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
David M. Haber Art Director
Jerry Jost Sound/Sound Designer
Paul N. Lazarus Producer
Henry Millar Special Effects
James Mitchell Editor
Pat Norris Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Rachmil Associate Producer,Production Manager
Rick Simpson Set Decoration/Design
Irby Smith Asst. Director
Michael Westmore Makeup

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Scene Index

Side#1
0. Scene Index
1. Main Credits [1:10]
2. January 4 [2:24]
3. Mission Control [2:27]
4. Countdown [2:54]
5. Lift-Off [3:20]
6. Sixteen Years [3:23]
7. The Moment of Truth [2:58]
8. Soundstage [2:52]
9. Answers [3:15]
10. Press Conference [2:38]
11. March 16 [1:55]
12. May 14 [2:53]
13. TouchDown [5:33]
14. "Soul-Searching" [2:49]
15. Rebellion [3:06]
16. July 22 [4:23]
17. Tampering [4:13]
18. September 19 [5:41]
19. Safety Procedure [3:09]
20. Out of Fuel [4:23]
21. Yosemite [2:38]
22. Apology [4:12]
23. Pursuit [5:41]
24. Walker [3:20]
25. Home Movie [3:12]
26. Willis [3:28]
27. Conspiracy [4:38]
28. Set Up [3:25]
29. Jumping [2:15]
30. Brubaker [3:28]
31. Jackson [2:43]
32. Crop Dusting [3:32]
33. Gas station [4:23]
34. Dogfight [5:16]
35. Memorial Service [3:06]
36. End Credits [2:07]

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