Extreme Measures

Extreme Measures

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Director: Michael Apted

Cast: Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman, Sarah Jessica Parker

     
 

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Michael Apted's medical thriller Extreme Measures comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The anamorphic widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame picture. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Subtitles are accessible in both of these languages as…  See more details below

Overview

Michael Apted's medical thriller Extreme Measures comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The anamorphic widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame picture. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Subtitles are accessible in both of these languages as well. Supplemental materials include a theatrical trailer. Although the disc is light on extras, the transfer of the film itself is quite good.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/14/1999
UPC:
0053939251029
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
R
Source:
Turner Home Ent
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Letterbox, Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:58:00

Special Features

Interactive menus; Theatrical trailer; Scene access; Languages & subtitles: English and Français

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hugh Grant Dr. Guy Luthan
Gene Hackman Dr. Lawrence Myrick
Sarah Jessica Parker Jodie Trammel
David Morse Frank Hare
Bill Nunn Det. Burke
Debra Monk Dr. Judith Gruszynski
John Toles-Bey Bobby
Elizabeth Hurley Actor
Paul Guilfoyle Dr. Jeffery Manko
Shaun Austin-Olsen Claude Minkins
Andre DeSheilds Teddy Dolsen
Peter Appel Det. Stone
Diana Zimmer Helen
J.K. Simmons Dr. Mingus

Technical Credits
Michael Apted Director
Paul Denham Austerberry Art Director
John Bailey Cinematographer
Chris Bingham Co-producer
John Brace Casting
Chris Brigham Co-producer
Bruce Carwardine Sound/Sound Designer
Danny Elfman Score Composer,Songwriter
Tina Gerussi Casting
Tony Gilroy Screenwriter
Tony Gittleson Asst. Director
Elizabeth Hurley Producer
Doug Kraner Production Designer
Linda Lowy Casting
Susan Lyall Costumes/Costume Designer
Tom Nelson Sound/Sound Designer
Andrew Scheinman Executive Producer
Rick Shaine Editor
David J. Webb Asst. Director

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
0. Scene Selections
1. Fugitives In The Night (Credits) [4:24]
2. The Doctor In Charge [4:31]
3. The Right Thing? [2:48]
4. Perplexing Patient [3:43]
5. "Help Me...Please" [3:04]
6. Unknown [2:10]
7. Extraordinary...If You're A Rat [2:02]
8. Curiosity About Doctors and Patients [6:02]
9. One Down, Two To Go [1:51]
10. Drop This Thing [3:44]
11. Drafted [:41]
12. Pretty Much On His Own [1:26]
13. Dumped...On Purpose? [4:26]
14. Not Gonna Drop It [2:31]
15. Appointed Tasks [3:38]
16. Sounding Odd [1:27]
17. Something's Going On [3:31]
18. A Clerical Error [3:08]
19. The Way To The Room [3:07]
20. Access To The Fourth Floor [1:36]
21. On The Move [3:38]
22. Beneath Grand Central [3:45]
23. Inside The Room [1:43]
24. "What Are They Doing To These People?" [4:29]
25. Death On The Tracks [3:37]
26. Too Close For Comfort [2:16]
27. A Clue At Julie's Place [2:55]
28. Tough News [3:37]
29. Myrick's Question [4:08]
30. Part Of This [3:36]
31. The Miracle Man's Offer [3:30]
32. Killer above, Cops Below [2:46]
33. Mayhem In Close Quarters [2:19]
34. A Great Doctor's Manifesto [3:34]
35. "And You're Not God" [1:50]
36. Beyond Help [1:56]
37. Guilty And Not Unfishy [1:14]
38. A Package Of Hope [2:47]
39. End Credits [4:11]
Side #1 -- Standard
0. Scene Selections
1. Fugitives In The Night (Credits) [4:24]
2. The Doctor In Charge [4:31]
3. The Right Thing? [2:48]
4. Perplexing Patient [3:43]
5. "Help Me...Please" [3:04]
6. Unknown [2:10]
7. Extraordinary...If You're A Rat [2:02]
8. Curiosity About Doctors and Patients [6:02]
9. One Down, Two To Go [1:51]
10. Drop This Thing [3:44]
11. Drafted [:41]
12. Pretty Much On His Own [1:26]
13. Dumped...On Purpose? [4:26]
14. Not Gonna Drop It [2:31]
15. Appointed Tasks [3:38]
16. Sounding Odd [1:27]
17. Something's Going On [3:31]
18. A Clerical Error [3:08]
19. The Way To The Room [3:07]
20. Access To The Fourth Floor [1:36]
21. On The Move [3:38]
22. Beneath Grand Central [3:45]
23. Inside The Room [1:43]
24. "What Are They Doing To These People?" [4:29]
25. Death On The Tracks [3:37]
26. Too Close For Comfort [2:16]
27. A Clue At Julie's Place [2:55]
28. Tough News [3:37]
29. Myrick's Question [4:08]
30. Part Of This [3:36]
31. The Miracle Man's Offer [3:30]
32. Killer above, Cops Below [2:46]
33. Mayhem In Close Quarters [2:19]
34. A Great Doctor's Manifesto [3:34]
35. "And You're Not God" [1:50]
36. Beyond Help [1:56]
37. Guilty And Not Unfishy [1:14]
38. A Package Of Hope [2:47]
39. End Credits [4:11]

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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¿Extreme Measures' is the story of Dr. Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a physician working out his residency at Gramercy Hospital. Guy¿s personal life and profession seem to be right on track until one of his patients unexpectedly dies of mysterious circumstances. Was it medical malpractice, an accident or something much more sinister? Not since Michael Crighton's 'Coma' have we seen a medical suspense/thriller told with such skill and timely shock value. Nothing is what it appears to be and no one is who they report themselves to be. Sarah Jessica Parker costars as Jodie Trammel, a nurse and Guy¿s most trusted friend. She is distraught when Guy is arrested for drug possession but is her apprehension at testifying on his behalf a byproduct of her own disappointment, or is she cloaking a more guarded secret. Gene Hackman is simply marvelous as Dr. Lawrence Myrick, a benevolent crusader in stem cell research who is actually using his connections and considerable clout to fund a clinic using human test subjects. Originally released under the Castlerock label, which used to belong to Columbia Tristar, this movie is now the property of Warner Brothers Home Entertainment and it looks marvelous on DVD. Colors are well balanced, bold and rich. Flesh tones are infinitely more accurate on the DVD than on the previously released laserdisc or VHS versions from Columbia. Contrast and shadow delineation are superb with fine detail visible even during the darkest scenes. The disc is correctly framed in its 2:35:1 ratio and anamorphically enhanced. The audio is a 5.1 mix and nicely balanced with a very aggressive bass that will give your speakers a work out. There are NO extras. I suppose I could fault Warner for not giving us a featurette but with a transfer this good ¿ who cares?