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Overview

Alex Proyas' striking virtual reality/film noir hybrid Dark City comes to DVD with a pleasantly surprising amount of extra features, including two audio commentaries -- one with Proyas, writers Lem Dobbs and David Goyer, and production designer Patrick Tatopoulos and another with critic Roger Ebert, one of the film's biggest supporters at the time of its release. The disc also includes comparisons to Fritz Lang's classic Metropolis (which inspired Dark City's angular, retro-yet-timeless look), set designs, cast and crew biographies/filmographies, and the theatrical trailer. Along with the film's widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio, these bonuses make the Dark City disc an exciting addition to the collection of any fan of intelligent sci-fi films.
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Special Features

Widescreen and full-screen versions of the film; Audio commentaries by Roger Ebert and director, writers, director of photography, and production designer; "Find Shell Beach" interactive game; Cast and crew biographies, filmographies, and star highlights; Comparisons to Fritz Lang's "Metropolis"; Theatrical trailer; Set designs; Fully animated menus
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An extremely ambitious film about the nature of the human soul, Dark City is worth seeing for simply for its visual artistry. The film presents a bleak, film noir-ish urban landscape of no particular era and perpetual nighttime. The imaginative story begins as a crime thriller, though we quickly learn that the murder mystery is part of an all-encompassing puzzle that blends the realms of science fiction and philosophy. Dark City takes what could have been a wildly pretentious storyline and imbues it with skill and substance. Director Alex Proyas was responsible for the similarly desolate, dreamlike world of The Crow; with this film, he proves himself not just a visual wunderkind, but a deft storyteller as well (he co-wrote the screenplay with Lem Dobbs and David S. Goyer). Rufus Sewell is excellent as the brooding, justly paranoid John Murdoch, and Kiefer Sutherland is delightfully creepy as the wheezy Dr. Schreber. Those who like their stories straightforward and grounded in reality should be forewarned, but for those who don't mind mixing their entertainment with metaphysics, Dark City is one of the most overlooked films of the 1990s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/29/1998
  • UPC: 794043465727
  • Original Release: 1998
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  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Pan & Scan
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rufus Sewell John Murdoch
Kiefer Sutherland Dr. Daniel Schreber
Jennifer Connelly Emma Murdoch
William Hurt Frank Bumstead
Richard O'Brien Mr. Hand
Ian Richardson Mr. Book
Colin Friels Walenski
Mitchell Butel Husselbeck
Frank Gallacher Stromboli
Bruce Spence Mr. Wall
Melissa George May
John Bluthal Karl Harris
Technical Credits
Alex Proyas Director, Original Story, Producer, Screenwriter
Steve Andrews Asst. Director
Axel Bartz Set Decoration/Design
Mara Bryan Special Effects Supervisor
Jenny Carseldine Set Decoration/Design
Michael De Luca Executive Producer
Lem Dobbs Screenwriter
David S. Goyer Screenwriter
Judith Harvey Set Decoration/Design
Richard Hobbs Art Director
Dov Hoenig Editor
Trevor Jones Score Composer
Liz Keogh Costumes/Costume Designer
David Lee Sound/Sound Designer
George Liddle Production Designer
Sarah Light Set Decoration/Design
Andrew Mason Producer, Special Effects Supervisor
Valerie McCaffrey Casting
Michelle McGahey Art Director
Vanessa Pereira Casting
Patrick Tatopoulos Production Designer
Arthur Windus Special Effects Supervisor
Brian Witten Executive Producer
Shauna Wolifson Casting
Dariusz Wolski Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Fullscreen
0. Scene Index
1. The Strangers [2:51]
2. John Murdoch [4:24]
3. Dr. Schreber's Office [4:13]
4. Automat [5:02]
5. He Can Tune! [3:10]
6. Who Am I? [5:15]
7. Thinking in Circles [4:50]
8. Tuning Begins [11:51]
9. Imprinted Memories [7:51]
10. Search for Murdoch [6:10]
11. Tuning Time Again [5:37]
12. Do You Remember? [4:58]
13. "Sleep" [2:55]
14. Dark Secrets [9:03]
15. Final Imprint [10:34]
16. To Shell Beach [11:30]
Side #2 -- Widescreen
0. Scene Index
1. The Strangers [2:51]
2. John Murdoch [4:24]
3. Dr. Schreber's Office [4:13]
4. Automat [5:02]
5. He Can Tune! [3:10]
6. Who Am I? [5:15]
7. Thinking in Circles [4:50]
8. Tuning Begins [11:51]
9. Imprinted Memories [7:51]
10. Search for Murdoch [6:10]
11. Tuning Time Again [5:37]
12. Do You Remember? [4:58]
13. "Sleep" [2:55]
14. Dark Secrets [9:03]
15. Final Imprint [10:34]
16. To Shell Beach [11:30]
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Side #1 -- Fullscreen
   Play Movie
   Languages
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         English
         French
      Subtitled Languages
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         French
         Spanish
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   Special Features
      Cast and Crew
         Jennifer Connelly
         Kiefer Sutherland
            Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
         William Hurt
            Lost in Space
         Rufus Sewell
         Ian Richardson
         Richard O'Brien
         Lem Dobbs
         Dariusz Wolski
         David S. Goyer
         Andrew Mason
         Trevor Jones
         Alex Proyas
      Set Designs
      Commentaries
         Roger Ebert
         Alex Proyas, Lem Dobbs, David Goyer, Dariusz Wolski, and Patrick Tatopoulos
      The Metropolis Comparison
         Metropolis
         H.G. Wells' 1927 Review
         Original Weekly Variety Review
      Neil Gaiman on Dark City
      Original Theatrical Trailer
      To Shell Beach...
   Credits
Side #2 -- Widescreen
   Play Movie
   Languages
      Spoken Languages
         English
         French
      Subtitled Languages
         English
         French
         Spanish
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   Special Features
      Cast and Crew
         Jennifer Connelly
         Kiefer Sutherland
            Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
         William Hurt
            Lost in Space
         Rufus Sewell
         Ian Richardson
         Richard O'Brien
         Lem Dobbs
         Dariusz Wolski
         David S. Goyer
         Andrew Mason
         Trevor Jones
         Alex Proyas
      Set Designs
      Commentaries
         Roger Ebert
         Alex Proyas, Lem Dobbs, David Goyer, Dariusz Wolski, and Patrick Tatopoulos
      The Metropolis Comparison
         Metropolis
         H.G. Wells' 1927 Review
         Original Weekly Variety Review
      Neil Gaiman on Dark City
      Original Theatrical Trailer
      To Shell Beach...
   Credits
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic Noir

    One of the best movies I've seen. Rated as the number one movie of the year that year by Roger Ebert and deserves to be more popular than it was. I am not some blind fan - I am telling you that Dark City will stay with you in your head for a few days after watching. I fell in love with 'Mr. Hand' and the way he spoke, mimicking his 'Sleep... NOW' quotes. The movie unravels at a deliberate pace so that you can relate with the main character, who, as you might guess, doesn't remember anything including his own name when he wakes up. The pace is given a shot in the arm when you see entire skyscrapers literally grow out of the ground as if they were organic - the visual impact is obvious. The commentary by Roger Ebert, who discussed the movie with a class that summer, is also highly recommended viewing. Additional details can be picked up with repeated viewing. Great, great movie.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    you are in for a real treat with this new issue of Dark City

    Whereas some Directors cut versions of familiar films do not quite live up to expectations
    This does and does it in spades. It is a completely different and totally improved film.
    Every image is packed with so much detail that it is impossible to catch it all in just one viewing. For anyone who is a fan of this film this is a must- a gotta have, must!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2014

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    Film Noir meets Sc Fi. Awesome may be an over-used word, but t

    Film Noir meets Sc Fi. Awesome may be an over-used word, but this is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    i saw the cover of this when i was younger and i thought it would be the scary and science fiction ish type of film. now years later finally saw it and it wasn't what i was expecting. should of kept that comparison to matrix in mind. the strangers look almost badass and reminded me of hellraiser's pinhead's outfit. this is the story about a guy and a creepy underground world. and kiefer's character was kinda annoying especially the way he talked. jennifer connelly was pretty and liked her hair. the film was okay though don't expect much just from the cover like a book and cd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Borrowed Ideas

    While a good entertaining film to watch, it looks like the writer borrrowed some of his ideas and characters from the french/english film 'City of Lost Children'. The idea of living life thru others and the look of the sets and the Strangers comes staight out of the other film.

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