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Overview

A low-key glimpse into the life and crimes of one of history's most notorious serial killers, Dahmer doesn't concern itself with the gruesome nature of its protagonist's horrific crimes, but rather the troubled mind of the man who committed them. Focusing on the later years in the life of Jeffrey Dahmer Jeremy Renner, David Jacobson's film follows the troubled killer from department store to gay nightclub as he stalks his prey and battles his inner demons, all the while providing contrast to current events with ...
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Overview

A low-key glimpse into the life and crimes of one of history's most notorious serial killers, Dahmer doesn't concern itself with the gruesome nature of its protagonist's horrific crimes, but rather the troubled mind of the man who committed them. Focusing on the later years in the life of Jeffrey Dahmer Jeremy Renner, David Jacobson's film follows the troubled killer from department store to gay nightclub as he stalks his prey and battles his inner demons, all the while providing contrast to current events with flashbacks from the days during which madness finally gained an inescapable grip on his already unstable mind. From his days in a Milwaukee chocolate factory to nights spent haunting the streets in search of prey, the viewer peers cautiously over the edge of an abyss so deep and so far-stretching that most minds will never fathom the truly monstrous nature of Dahmer's heretofore unprecedented crime spree. As he befriends and brings home yet another potential victim in the form of an outgoing young man named Rodney Artel Kayaru, Dahmer is forced to confront his past as the two grow increasingly close over the course of the evening. Will Dahmer have a glimmer of humanity during a night of intimate and revealing conversation, or is it already too late for the unassuming young man who has fallen into the same trap as so many before him?
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Director/Actor commentary; Featurette; Trailer; Scene selections; Spanish subtitles; Interactive menus; Full screen presentation
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Editorial Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
Dahmer does something quietly riveting. It lets you brush up against the humanity of a psycho, without making him any less psycho.... Jeremy Renner, the young actor who plays him, gives a spectacular performance. Owen Gleiberman
Hollywood Reporter
Ambitious, unsettling psychodrama that takes full, chilling advantage of its rough-around-the-edges, low-budget constraints. Michael Rechtshaffen
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2005
  • UPC: 687797612199
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: Millennium
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 98,374

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeremy Renner Jeffrey Dahmer
Bruce Davison Lionel Dahmer
Artel Kayaru Rodney
Matt Newton Lance Bell
Dion Basco Khamtay
Kate Williamson Grandma
Technical Credits
David Jacobson Director, Screenwriter
Christina Agamanolis Score Composer
Marianna Bernoski Score Composer
Gary Gelfand Sound/Sound Designer
Dana Hart Costumes/Costume Designer
Eric J. Larson Production Designer
Mark Linden Sound/Sound Designer
Chris Manley Cinematographer
Ricki G. Maslar Casting
Anthony J. Nahar Asst. Director
Phillip W. Palmer Sound/Sound Designer
Larry Rattner Producer
Susan R. Rodgers Co-producer
Leonard Shapiro Executive Producer
Bipasha Shom Editor
Timothy Swain Executive Producer
Tinsley Studio Makeup Special Effects
Renee Travis Musical Direction/Supervision
Willow Williamson Score Composer
Kelley Wright Art Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Dahmer
1. Start [3:47]
2. Shopping [2:15]
3. Deadly Cocktail [6:04]
4. Work [:26]
5. Escape [3:30]
6. Safe Hands [3:24]
7. Grandmother's House [2:29]
8. Flashback [4:43]
9. The Box [2:45]
10. The Knife Store [5:19]
11. The Bar Scene [4:18]
12. An Easy Pick-Up [2:51]
13. The Old Days [2:22]
14. Cocktails [7:41]
15. Home Alone [3:30]
16. Meeting the First Victim [4:41]
17. Hard to Get [5:34]
18. Luck? [2:19]
19. Programmed [4:03]
20. The First Kill [1:55]
21. "You're Welcome to Stay." [5:21]
22. Destroying the Evidence [1:28]
23. A Victim's Reason [2:26]
24. A Brush With the Law [2:34]
25. Guilt [1:16]
26. "I Am a Pervert." [5:29]
27. Dad [4:50]
28. The End [4:26]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Dahmer
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   Scene Selections
   Featurette
   Director/Actor Commentary: On
   Director/Actor Commentary: Off
   Spanish Subtitles: On
   Spanish Subtitles: Off
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    This movie is pivitol

    this is one of Jeremy Renner's most pivitol roles in my opinion and poeple should defenitly see this!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Watch for Jeremy Renner in the future!

    Although we have little sympathy for serial killers, Jeremy Renner did for Jeffery Dahmer what Charlize Theron did for Aileen Wuornos...made you feel some sort of empathy. This film turned out to not be what I was expecting, which was a horror film. Instead, it was full of emotion and inner conflict, portrayed brilliantly by Renner. It was more about his connection, or lack thereof, with his victims rather than the crimes he commited. Sure, there were some unsettling things about the film. He was, after all, a serial killer. But, I found myself intrigued by David Jacobson's unique storytelling of such a grousome subject, but more so by Renner's portrayal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Jeremy Renner's gonna be huge!

    This movie was very well done. Jeremy Renner did an outstanding job playing the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. This movie had a minimum of gore (there wasn't much really), which I was happy about. I was kind of afraid to watch this movie, incase it would make me sick, and it didn't! This movie showed Jeffrey Dahmer having flashbacks so you could kind of get an idea of his past life, before he really started the murdering of people. I didn't know all that much about the real Jeffrey Dahmer, but this movie let me know what I wanted to know, and I don't think I'll ever need to try to find out anything else. This movie was again very wonderfully done, and Jeremy Renner is going to be a big big star, this guy was definately born to act, he's truly a gifted actor (and there aren't many out there right now). It was good, he was even better than I could have hoped. You should see this movie, it's a good one for what it's based on. It also kind of made me feel sorry for Jeffrey Dahmer in a way, but nevertheless he was a cold blooded killer, and one can feel sorry for the way he lived and what he went through, but he was not a great man, and I feel sorry for the loved ones of the boys he murdered, but again it's a good good movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dahmer

    I think this movie was very well done it was a bit hazy on what went on with his arrests and his record. But the way the movie was laid out I felt sorry for ''Jeffrey Dahmer''. I think this young new actor did a wounderful job at portraying one of the many known serial killers in this century.

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