Ecks vs. Sever

Ecks vs. Sever

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Director: Kaos

Cast: Antonio Banderas, Lucy Liu, Gregg Henry

     
 

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Kaos' stylish action film Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Supplemental materials include a pedestrian making-of featurette that appeared originally on HBO, the original theatrical trailer,See more details below

Overview

Kaos' stylish action film Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Supplemental materials include a pedestrian making-of featurette that appeared originally on HBO, the original theatrical trailer, and an interactive game titled "Know Your Enemy." This disc offers excellent sound and picture quality, making it worthwhile for any genre enthusiast.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
One of 2002's most action-packed films, this ultra-stylish thriller owes much of its appeal to the pairing of Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu, who invest their stock characters with attitude and charisma to spare. Banderas is Jeremiah Ecks, a former FBI ace coaxed out of retirement after losing his wife and going to pieces. Liu is Sever, a rogue Defense Intelligence Agency operative intent on killing a onetime comrade, Gant (Gregg Henry), who is looking for a top-secret weapon that might have fallen into the wrong hands. The action unfolds in and around Vancouver, visualized by director Wych "Kaos" Kaosayananda as a bleak, grayish metropolis illuminated mainly by the explosions that occur with metronomic regularity: Ballistic is nothing if not a grandly appointed shoot-'em-up. Elaborate action set pieces flash across the screen every few minutes, and sequences involving hand-to-hand combat are extremely well choreographed. The stars do many of their own stunts, and Liu's martial arts training makes her exceptionally convincing in the fight scenes. She makes Sever an enigmatic opponent whose motivations are always suspect, and Banderas's brooding sensuality takes on an air of melancholy as he pursues her. Ballistic is wildly improbable, but it offers so much slam-bang action that few will pause to question its believability. For expertly staged mayhem and edge-of-the-seat thrills, it can hardly be beat.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/24/2002
UPC:
0085392341627
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:31:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; HBO First Look - The Making of Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever; Line up in your sights our cool Know Your Enemy challenge; Interactive menus; Theatrical trailer; Stars/director/writer film highlights; Scene access; Languages: English & Français (dubbed in Quebec); Subtitles: English, Français & Español

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Antonio Banderas Jeremiah Ecks
Lucy Liu Sever
Gregg Henry Gant/Clark
Ray Park Ross
Talisa Soto Vinn/Rayne
Miguel Sandoval Julio Martin
Terry Chen Harry
Roger R. Cross Zane
Sandrine Holt Agent Bennett
Steve Bacic Agent Fleming
Aidan Drummond Michael
Eric Breker Agent Curtis
Tony Alcantar Edgar Moore
David Parker Dark Suit #1
Josephine Jacob Pretty Girl
David Palffy Sleazy Man
David Allan Pearson VPD Officer (Sc. 73)
John McConnach Escort Agent (Sc. 111)
Norm Sherry Ross Sniper
Brian Drummond VPD Officer (Sc. 116)
Ashley Kobayashi Mali
Lenora Wong Harry's Wife
Joel Kramer Bus Driver
John De Santis Bus Guard #2
Charles Andre Agent Addis
Mike Dopud DIA Agent (Sc. 36, 154)
Scott Leva Lone Sniper
Jim Filippone DIA Pilot

Technical Credits
Kaos Director,Producer
Tarak Ben Ammar Executive Producer
David Birdsall Set Decoration/Design
Jay Cassidy Editor
Chris Lee Producer
Don Davis Score Composer
Greg Frankovich Associate Producer
Jeff Gerrard Casting
Magali Guidasci Costumes/Costume Designer
Oliver Hengst Executive Producer
Douglas Higgins Production Designer
James Holt Co-producer
Timothy Joyce Set Decoration/Design
Richard King Sound/Sound Designer
Peter M. Lenkov Co-producer
Michael Lloyd Musical Direction/Supervision
Julio Macat Cinematographer
Alan B. McElroy Screenwriter
Dawn Miller Associate Producer
Lawrence Pevec Art Director
Caroline Ross Editor
Elie Samaha Producer
Wolfgang Schamburg Associate Producer
Ernst August Schneider Associate Producer
Albert M. Shapiro Asst. Director
Tracee Stanley Executive Producer
Andrew Stevens Executive Producer
Gary Viola Camera Operator
Michael Wale Camera Operator
Michael Williamson Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Credits [2:22]
2. Hooded Kidnapper [3:48]
3. Option Ecks [4:51]
4. Taskmaster [2:06]
5. DIA Orphan Class [3:15]
6. Hard Target (Smartbomb) [4:19]
7. All Fall Down [3:19]
8. Not Done Yet [2:35]
9. Woman on the Run [3:10]
10. Ecks vs. Sever [1:54]
11. She Doesn't Miss [2:21]
12. Casting Each Other [4:05]
13. What Sever Knows [3:25]
14. Traffic Bam [3:10]
15. Motorcycle Mayhem [4:05]
16. Time Running Out [2:29]
17. Aquarium Reunion [5:33]
18. Driving to Michael (Time) [2:50]
19. Some Women Buy Shoes [3:42]
20. Killers and Victims [2:28]
21. Railyard Rumble [4:55]
22. Explosive Gauntlet [3:24]
23. Ross vs. Sever [3:51]
24. Best She Can Do [4:34]
25. Thank You [2:27]
26. End Credits (Anytime) [5:54]

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