Elektra

Elektra

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Director: Rob Bowman

Cast: Jennifer Garner, Goran Visnjic, Will Yun Lee

     
 

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Less than three months after its theatrical debut, Elektra flies to DVD in this full-screen edition from 20th Century Fox. Also available in the recommended widescreen edition, the film comes with a 1.33:1 transfer and a 5.1 Dolby Surround track, both clear and dynamic, with a sharp picture and a loud, booming soundtrack. Since the film virtually died at theSee more details below

Overview

Less than three months after its theatrical debut, Elektra flies to DVD in this full-screen edition from 20th Century Fox. Also available in the recommended widescreen edition, the film comes with a 1.33:1 transfer and a 5.1 Dolby Surround track, both clear and dynamic, with a sharp picture and a loud, booming soundtrack. Since the film virtually died at the box office, it's not surprising that the disc is packed with extras that are virtually carried straight over from most of the promotion found on the Internet before its release. There's a 12-minute making-of along with a slew of "Inside the Editing Room" featurettes with director Rob Bowman explaining the editing process of some of the more complicated sequences. Add in an appearance by Jennifer Garner at a comic convention, plus the teaser and theatrical trailer, and you basically have footage that you might have seen before somewhere else. Probably the biggest hyped extra comes in the form of the deleted Ben Affleck scene in which Matt Murdock visits Elektra in a dream sequence and tells her that he'll always be there to wait for her, though it remains to be seen if the fans will after this movie. Missing is Marvel's usual featurette on the comic character, though one shouldn't be surprised considering the multiple obnoxious tie-ins from The Family Guy and American Dad TV series along with a cheesy commercial for the Elektra soundtrack packing the rest of the disc.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Jennifer Garner reprises her role from 2003's Daredevil in this nicely mounted, action-packed Marvel Comics adaptation. Apparently killed off in that film, Elektra has been resurrected by her old mentor, Stick (Terence Stamp), who is unable to keep her from working as an assassin for hire. Only when she balks at her latest assignment -- killing Mark Miller (ER's Goran Visnjic) and his young daughter, Abby (Kirsten Prout) -- does the emotionally stunted Elektra finally come to grips with her damaged psyche. By then it may be too late: Her assignment falls to minions of "The Hand," an Asian sect dominated by supernatural forces under the control of the evil Roshi (Cary Tagawa). Garner's years of experience on the TV show Alias no doubt facilitate her work in this film, as she cuts a seductive figure in her skin-tight costumes and looks credible in the numerous martial-arts sequences. Elektra abounds in fancy stunt work and special effects, and it seldom deviates from the comic-book ethos, but the star infuses the main character with enough humanity to make her sympathetic. Director Rob Bowman does a good job with the film's visuals, and he works hard to maintain some believability -- a tough order when one is adapting story material that derives from a two-dimensional source. On balance he's done a pretty good job, although in the end Elektra's appeal rests squarely on Garner’s talented shoulders. Bowman's "director's cut" of the film includes a full-length commentary by the director; a two-part production documentary; an alternate beginning to the film; deleted scenes with commentary; still photo galleries; and film dailies.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/05/2005
UPC:
0024543182757
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
PG13
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:36:00

Special Features

Exclusive deleted scenes; The making of Elektra featurette including interviews with Jennifer Garner and director Rob Bowman; Inside the Editing Room; Jennifer Garner's Comic-Con presentation; Sneak peek at the return of TV's Family Guy and series American Dad

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jennifer Garner Elektra Natchios
Goran Visnjic Mark Miller
Will Yun Lee Kirigi
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Roshi
Terence Stamp Stick
Kirsten Prout Abby
Natassia Malthe Typhoid
Chris Ackerman Tattoo
Bob Sapp Stone
Hiro Kanagawa Kinkou
Mike Nowak Conductor

Technical Credits
Rob Bowman Director
Avi Arad Producer
Andrew Arnett Animator
Loyd Bateman Stunts
Shawn Beaton Stunts
Christophe Beck Score Composer
Perry Beckham Stunts
Morgan Beggs Asst. Director
Anna Behlmer Sound Mixer
Lee Berger Executive Producer
Craig Berkey Sound/Sound Designer
Claude Bouchard Stunts
Heike Brandstatter Casting
Dustin Brooks Stunts
Simon Burnett Stunts
Kirk Caouette Stunts
A. Brett Chan Stunts
Doug Chapman Stunts
Lauro Chartrand Stunts
Kimberly Chiang Stunts
Dean Choe Stunts
John Clothier Camera Operator
Dianne Crittenden Casting
Amanda Dague Animator
Ruth Daly Animator
Eclilson De Jesus Stunts
Deborah La Mia Denaver Makeup
Mike Desabrais Stunts
Duane Dickinson Stunts
Mike Dobbin Stunts
Ryan Donoghue Animator
Brian Dowrick Animator
Shauna Duggins Stunts
Dave Dunaway Stunts
Marny Eng Stunts
Kevin Feige Co-producer
Carolyn Field Stunts
Scott Flavelle Stunts
Gary Foster Producer
Corbin Fox Stunts
David Fulton Stunts
Kylie Furneaux Stunts
Christopher Gordon Stunts
Dean Hart Stunts
Adrian Hein Stunts
Brian Ho Stunts
Sharon Smith Holley Editor
Junichi Hosoi Camera Operator
Dave Hospes Stunts
Ernie Jackson Stunts
Kirk Jaques Stunts
Mark Steven Johnson Executive Producer
Dave Jordan Musical Direction/Supervision
Doug Juhn Art Director
Bonnie Kanner Executive Producer
James Kinnings Animator
Jon Kralt Stunts
Larry "Warlock" Lam Stunts
David Lane Stunts
Harvey Larocque Camera Operator
Paul Lazenby Stunts
Stan Lee Executive Producer
Christopher Lentz Animator
Don Lew Stunts
Dean Lockwood Stunts
Brad Loree Stunts
Brian Lydiatt Stunts
John Maccarthy Asst. Director
J.J. Makaro Stunts
Coreen Mayrs Casting
Josh McLaglen Asst. Director,Co-producer
Raven Metzner Screenwriter
Arnon Milchan Producer
Jay Mitchell Set Decoration/Design
Mike Mitchell Stunts
Tony Morelli Stunts
Gaston Morrison Stunts
Graeme Murray Production Designer
David Mylrea Stunts
Jovan Nenadic Stunts
Scott Nicholson Stunts
Eric Norlin Art Director
Ron Otis Stunts
Rick Pearce Stunts
Zak Penn Screenwriter
Thomas J. Potter Stunts
Darryl Quon Stunts
Roger Vernon Cinematographer
Geoff Wallace Set Decoration/Design
Owen Walstrom Stunts
Michael Williamson Sound Mixer
Mitchell Lee Yuen Stunts
Stuart Zicherman Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Elektra
1. The War/Main Title [:23]
2. Urban Legend [:15]
3. The Hand [1:48]
4. Special Request [4:30]
5. Expelled [1:10]
6. OCD [:56]
7. Young Intruder [2:39]
8. Neighbors [1:51]
9. Christmas Dinner [2:44]
10. A Double [:18]
11. Background Check [3:55]
12. Changing of the Guard [1:42]
13. Blind Instinct [:35]
14. Hiding Out [6:04]
15. Not Asking for Anything [1:35]
16. Running for Their Lives [1:29]
17. In the Forest [4:13]
18. Pure of Heart [:02]
19. Just a Kid [2:53]
20. Mano a Mano [3:27]
21. Snakes [1:36]
22. The Final Battle [3:26]
23. From Death, Life [2:44]
24. New Beginning/End Titles [1:40]

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