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Director: Francis Lawrence

Cast: Francis Lawrence, Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf


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Warner Brothers Home Entertainment releases this single-disc issue of Vertigo Comics' crass character John Constantine's big-screen debut. Containing the original widescreen presentation of the film, the disc comes with a stunning 2.35:1 anamorphic transfer along with Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks in both English and French. The picture quality is befitting to the unique… See more details below

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Warner Brothers Home Entertainment releases this single-disc issue of Vertigo Comics' crass character John Constantine's big-screen debut. Containing the original widescreen presentation of the film, the disc comes with a stunning 2.35:1 anamorphic transfer along with Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks in both English and French. The picture quality is befitting to the unique look of the picture, which only looks better and better as time goes on. The disc not only shines with its fine presentation, but with its inclusion of 18 minutes of deleted scenes that feature an alternate ending and a cut storyline featuring Constantine and Michelle Monaghan as a demon seductress. Director Francis Lawrence provides optional commentary for the scenes, as well as a feature-length track along with producer Akiva Goldsman and screenwriters Kevin Brodbin and Frank Cappello that provides the viewer with insight on the filmmaking process of this adaptation. Add in the theatrical trailer, and you have a solid release that delivers just enough from the incredible 2 Disc Deluxe Edition to make it a worthwhile single disc investment for those low in the pocketbooks or not interested in substantial bonus features. This film is also available in the less-recommended single-disc full-screen version.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Another horror-action movie that comes to the screen by way of comic books, Constantine gives Matrix star Keanu Reeves yet another opportunity to do battle with demonic forces as humanity's fate hangs by a thread. He plays John Constantine, a suicide victim who confronts undead malefactors on a daily basis to maintain the tenuous balance of good and evil -- and hopefully win entry into heaven, thus far denied him. Aided by a small but devoted network of friends (Shia LaBeouf, Djimon Hounsou, and Pruitt Taylor Vince, among others), the cynical, irreverent Constantine wages constant war on an enemy that goes unseen by human beings. After being enlisted by police detective Angela Dodson (Rachel Weisz) to help her ascertain the reasons for her twin sister's suicide, John uncovers a gargantuan plot that ultimately brings him face-to-face with Satan himself (Peter Stormare). The yarn's comic-book origins are readily apparent; one can easily imagine the dialogue appearing in word balloons over the characters' heads. Constantine abounds in supernatural claptrap and corny plot devices, but it features inventive, eye-popping special effects and moves like a freight train under the direction of music-video specialist Francis Lawrence. Along with the rapid pace and stylish visuals, we get some fight scenes in which Reeves shows his mettle. (Obviously, all those brawls with the Matrix trilogy's Agent Smith served to toughen up our boy Keanu.) Make no mistake about it, this movie is filled with nonsense from beginning to end -- but it's highly entertaining and slickly turned-out nonsense, which is the best kind.
All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
Based on the DC comic Hellblazer, Warner Bros.' Constantine is a murky tale of heavenly redemption, which is basically what the comic company has been looking for ever since the slap in the face that was Catwoman. While leaps and bounds above that wretched pile, you could say this flick is basically an American slap in the face to the Brits, who have long championed the bastard character of John Constantine as their country's own. Cue in Keanu, fresh from the intellectually bloated Matrix trilogy, turning in a moody performance full of drawn-out line deliveries that, while stilted, deliver just enough of the original character to make it work, though the screenwriters don't help things by handing him yet another morose guy to deal with instead of retaining the piss and vinegar that made Constantine such a likable chap to begin with. With more attitude and less glum, the movie would have had a better center to keep it from wallowing in its gloomy seriousness. Still, first-time director Francis Lawrence brings an inspired eye to the picture, delivering on the dingy atmosphere with fantastical effects around each corner to keep things interesting. Despite a gutsy ending that hinges on a late but deliciously juicy reveal of the main villain, the flick seems to have been sculpted in the editing room and not on the page. The sidekick characters are hardly used (and in Shia LaBeouf's case, serve little purpose in the story), and some slog the picture for its vague take on the mysticism angle, even though it remains to be one of the flick's strongest and boldest creative choices. In the end, Constantine is an entertaining ride that only slightly misses its mark, but it's certainly worth the price of admission for people that are looking for something a bit different from your usual Hollywood fare.

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Warner Home Video
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[Wide Screen]
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Special Features

18 minutes of additional scenes, including an alternate ending; Theatrical trailer; Exclusive DVD-ROM content (PC only)

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Keanu Reeves John Constantine
Rachel Weisz Angela Dodson / Isabel Dodson
Shia LaBeouf Chas
Djimon Hounsou Midnite
Max Baker Beeman
Pruitt Taylor Vince Father Hennessy
Gavin Rossdale Balthazar
Tilda Swinton Gabriel
Peter Stormare Satan
Jesse Ramirez Scavenger
José Zuñiga Detective Weiss
Francis Guinan Father Garrett
Larry Cedar Vermin Man
April Grace Dr. Archer
Suzanne Whang Mother
Johanna Trias Possessed Girl
Alice Lo Old Woman
Nicolas Downs Church Attendant
Tanoai Reed Midnite Bouncer
Quinn Buniel 10 Year- Old Constantine
Ann Ryerson Old Woman on Bus
Stephanie Fabian Molly's Server
Connor Dylan Wryn Teenage Constantine
Laz Alonso Morgue Security Guard
Jeremy Ray Valdez Liquor Store Clerk
Jose Molina Scavenger #2
Barbara Pilavin Old Woman on Bus (Demon)
C.W. Pyun Korean Man
Sharon Omi Female Tenant
Edward J. Rosen Liquor Store Clerk
John Gipson Smoking Man
Roberto Kawata Police Officer
Brian Tyler Conductor

Technical Credits
Francis Lawrence Director
Nathaniel Acord Special Effects
Gilbert Adler Executive Producer
Jeff "Khach" Adoorian Special Effects
Michael Aguilar Executive Producer
Kenny Alexander Stunts
Hank Amos Stunts
Greg Anthony Stunts
Jason Armstrong Animator
Steve Artmond Makeup
Klaus Badelt Score Composer,Songwriter
Brian Barnhart Special Effects
Greg Berry Set Decoration/Design
Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Producer
Michael Brady Stunts
Kevin Brodbin Original Story,Screenwriter
Bob Brown Stunts
Jim Brown Animator
Willie D. Burton Sound Mixer,Sound/Sound Designer
Frank Cappello Screenwriter
Richard Cetrone Stunts
Denise Chamian Casting
Paul Crawford Stunts
Scott Dougherty Animator
Brian Duffy Stunts
Ante Dugandzic Special Effects
Chuck Duke Animator
Jared Eddo Stunts
Pam Elliott Special Effects
Lena Fennema Stunts
Thomas Ficke Stunts
Jeremy Fitzgerald Stunts
Christian Fletcher Stunts
Louise Frogley Costumes/Costume Designer
Jeremy Fry Stunts
Furious FX Animator
Andree Gibbs Stunts
Aaron Gilman Animator
Akiva Goldsman Producer
Allen Hall Special Effects
Matthew Hall Special Effects
Thirl R. Haston Stunts
Anthony Ray Herrera Special Effects
Steven Ho Stunts
David Hugghins Stunts
Clint James Stunts
Julie Jaros Animator
Jack B. Jennings Special Effects
Brandon Johnson Stunts
Mike Justus Stunts
Michael R. Kay Special Effects
Rick Kelly Co-producer
Henry Kingi Stunts
Michael Kitchen Animator
Hiro Koda Stunts
Mark La Bonge Camera Operator
William Law Set Decoration/Design
David S. Lazan Art Director
Michael Leonard Animator
David Lingenfelser Animator
Brad Martin Stunts
Cherylanne Martin Co-producer
Richard Mays Set Decoration/Design
Josh McLaglen Asst. Director,Co-producer
Benjamin Melniker Producer
Brian Mendenhall Animator
Heidi Moneymaker Stunts
Joe Montenegro Special Effects
Guido Muzzarelli Animator
Neal Norton Cinematographer
Gloria O'Brien Stunts
Doug O'Dell Stunts
Jeff Ogg Special Effects
Jane Oshita Stunts
Chris Palermo Stunts
Jeremy Peirson Sound/Sound Designer
J.J. Perry Stunts
Rex Reddick Stunts
James Reedy Special Effects
Craig Reedy Special Effects
Tim Rigby Stunts
Darin John Rivetti Asst. Director
Jay T. Rockwell Special Effects
Carlos M. Rodriguez Special Effects
Jason Rodriguez Stunts
Scott Rogers Stunts
Debbie Rondell Stunts
Philippe Rousselot Cinematographer
Matthew Rugetti Stunts
David Schultz Stunts
Steven Schwartz Set Decoration/Design
Mark Shoaf Animator
Naomi Shohan Production Designer
Lauren Shuler-Donner Producer
Karin Silvestri Stunts
Stan Winston Studio Makeup Special Effects
Erwin Stoff Producer
Frank Toro Special Effects
Brian Tyler Score Composer,Songwriter
Michael E. Uslan Producer
Xuyen T. Valdivia Stunts
Jess Vickery Animator
Wayne Wahrman Editor
David Waine Special Effects
Andrew Weder Special Effects
Parry D. Willard Special Effects
Marcus Young Stunts

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Spear of Destiny [2:46]
2. The Exorcism [3:55]
3. Demon in the Mirror [3:49]
4. Leap of Lost Faith [3:48]
5. Death in Their Paths [3:38]
6. Little Talks [2:31]
7. The Rules [3:59]
8. Message to Angela [2:51]
9. Personal Swarm [2:19]
10. Midnite and Balthazar [4:39]
11. Sounds Like a Theory [3:13]
12. Demonic Light Show [3:42]
13. To Hell and Back [5:30]
14. Hennessy to the Last Drop [3:39]
15. World Behind the World [3:04]
16. Things Left Behind [4:29]
17. Beeman Bedeviled [3:21]
18. No Turning Back [2:15]
19. Submerged [:51]
20. Firepower and Protection [4:45]
21. Balthazar's Last Rites [3:06]
22. Blown and Blasted Away [3:41]
23. Electric Chair Visions [2:24]
24. Not Always Like in Books [4:06]
25. Holy Water [3:13]
26. Devil Inside Her [4:01]
27. Gabriel's Road to Salvation [4:13]
28. Bloodletting [3:01]
29. Satan [2:51]
30. Archangel and Devil [2:58]
31. Luciferocious Lease on Life [2:06]
32. Get Used to It [3:24]
33. Safekeeping [3:01]
34. End Credits [2:23]
1. Chas Bowls [1:16]
2. Surveillance Video [:41]
3. Border Patrol [:40]
4. Hennessey's Apartment [:33]
5. Demonic Tryst [1:30]
6. Original Vermin Attack [1:43]
7. Background Check [1:39]
8. Password [:10]
9. Demonic Escort [1:48]
10. Constantine's Past [1:44]
11. Light Command [1:42]
12. Last Chance [1:38]
13. Demon's Pardon [1:06]
14. Alternate Cemetery Ending [1:25]

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