Final Destination

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Overview

New Line has produced an excellent DVD package for James Wong's Final Destination, despite the fact that beyond its novel premise the film is just another teen slasher flick of limited appeal. Presented in anamorphic widescreen, the film looks absolutely terrific, maybe as good as home cinema can get. The Dolby Digital 5.1 Sound is impressive on a more subtle level, but is certainly never found wanting. Beyond the so-so theatrical trailer and some DVD-ROM features, there are some fine extras on this disc. Of the ...
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Overview

New Line has produced an excellent DVD package for James Wong's Final Destination, despite the fact that beyond its novel premise the film is just another teen slasher flick of limited appeal. Presented in anamorphic widescreen, the film looks absolutely terrific, maybe as good as home cinema can get. The Dolby Digital 5.1 Sound is impressive on a more subtle level, but is certainly never found wanting. Beyond the so-so theatrical trailer and some DVD-ROM features, there are some fine extras on this disc. Of the two featurettes, the 20-minute study of a real-life psychic is the less interesting, although it may be of real value to anyone interested in the subject. The 13-minute look at test screenings is more compelling, illustrating with humor the enormous bearing they can have on a movie's final edit. This ties in nicely with the inclusion in the deleted scenes section of a strangely sentimental alternate ending, which was passed over after test screenings in favor of the crowd-pleasing ending eventually used. The feature commentary by director Wong, producer Glen Morgan, editor James Coblentz, and (intermittently) writer Jeffrey Reddick is mainly standard fare, but with some good insight and interesting background (apparently Tobey Maguire was the first choice for Devon Sawa's role!). The commentary by Sawa and three of the other cast members is more light-hearted but actually quite dull. A third commentary of sorts is provided on the film's isolated score, with composer Shirley Walker offering a truly fascinating insight into the process of creating music for a motion picture. However silly Final Destination might be as a film, the presentation and content of this DVD are absolutely outstanding.
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Special Features

Widescreen version; 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound; 2.0 stereo Surround; English subtitles and closed captions; Filmmaker commentary by James Wong, Glen Morgan, James Coblentz, and Jeffrey Reddick; Actor commentary by Devon Sawa, Kerr Smith, Kristin Cloke, and Chad E. Donnella; 5.1 isolated score and commentary with composer Shirley Walker; Deleted scenes and alternate ending; Two original documentaries: "Test Screenings" and "Premonitions"; Theatrical trailer; DVD-ROM features:; "Script to Screen"; Original theatrical website
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Patricia Kim O'Cone
A well-crafted nightmare with a hip and charming cast, Final Destination transcends the self-referencing parody infused in many modern-day teen horror films. Alex Devon Sawa is a clairvoyant student bound for Paris who, after a disturbing vision of his flight crashing, keeps himself and six others on terra firma only to witness the plane explode during take-off. But the magnificent seven turn out to be not as lucky as originally thought: One by one they are brutally met by their originally intended fate, and only psychic Alex can see it coming. Together with fellow student Clear Ali Larter, he must beat the clock to outsmart Death's game -- if that's possible. Director/writer team James Wong and Glen Morgan put their experience as X-Files alumni to thrilling use in their feature film debut. Quick cuts are interlaced with suspenseful situations to create twists and turns as thrilling as anything in The Sixth Sense. Time may heal all wounds, but in Final Destination, Death's clock ticks with a vengeance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/2000
  • UPC: 794043506123
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 16,738

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Devon Sawa Alex Browning
Amanda Detmer Terry Chaney
Chad E. Donella Tod Waggner
Ali Larter Clear Rivers
Daniel Roebuck Agent Weine
Kristen Cloke Valerie Lewton
Seann William Scott Billy Hitchcock
Kerr Smith Carter Horton
Roger Guenveur Smith Agent Schreck
Tony Todd Bludworth
Forbes Angus Larry Murnau
Peter Atherton Student Singer
Lisa Caruk Christa Marsh
Christine Chatelain Blake Dreyer
Guy Fauchon Hare Krishna
Brendan Fehr George Waggner
Larry Gilman Mr. Waggner
Marrett Green TV News Anchor
John Hainsworth Minister
Mark Holden Co-pilot
P. Lynn Johnson Mrs. Waggner
Fred Keating Howard Seigel
Kristina Matistic Reporter
Nicole Robert Ticket Clerk
Nicole Robert Ticket Clerk
Randy Stone Flight Attendant
Barbara Tyson Barbara Browning
Robert Wisden Ken Browning
Shirley Walker Conductor
Technical Credits
James Wong Director, Screenwriter
John Alvarez Set Decoration/Design
Eric Batut Sound Mixer
Chris Bender Associate Producer
Richard Brener Executive Producer
James Coblentz Editor
Brent Crowell Asst. Director
Mary Eilts Production Manager
Jack Hardy Asst. Director
Willie Heslup Art Director
Casey Hotchkiss Camera Operator
Coreen Mayrs Casting
Peter McIennan Camera Operator
Robert McLachlan Cinematographer
Glen Morgan Producer, Screenwriter
John Papsidera Casting
Shirley Papsidera Casting
Craig Perry Producer
Ron Precious Camera Operator
Jeffrey Reddick Original Story, Screenwriter
Roger Scott Russell Asst. Director
Art Schaefer Co-producer
Terry Sonderhoff Special Effects, Special Effects Supervisor
Anneke Van Oort Set Decoration/Design
Shirley Walker Score Composer
Geoff Wallace Set Decoration/Design
John Willett Production Designer
Brian Witten Executive Producer
Jori Woodman Casting, Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Wrinch Camera Operator
Warren Zide Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Main Titles [3:00]
2. Flight 180 [6:46]
3. Departure [5:53]
4. Early Exit [3:59]
5. "I Didn't Cause This." [7:10]
6. Memorial [4:49]
7. Tod [7:09]
8. A Visit With Clear [3:08]
9. Death's Design [3:56]
10. Signs [3:30]
11. Path of Destruction [2:09]
12. Miss Lewton [10:27]
13. Looking for Alex [4:35]
14. "Who's Next?" [7:37]
15. Safe House [3:16]
16. Alex's Revelation [2:39]
17. Race Against Death [7:22]
18. 6 Months Later [4:43]
19. End Credits [5:43]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Special Features
      Cast and Crew
         Devon Sawa
         Ali Larter
         Kerr Smith
         Tony Todd
         Kristen Cloke
         Seann William Scott
         Chad E. Donella
         Amanda Detmer
         James Wong
         Glen Morgan
         Shirley Walker
         Jeffrey Reddick
         James Coblentz
      Theatrical Trailer
      Deleted Scenes
         Aternate Love Scene
         Pregnancy Test
         Alternate Ending
      Commentaries
         Filmmaker Commentary: James Wong, Glen Morgan, James Coblentz, Jeffrey Reddick
         Actor Commentary: Devon Sawa, Kerr Smith, Kristen Cloke, Chad E. Donella
         5.1 isolated score with commentary by Shirley Walker
      Documentaries
         "A Look at Test Screenings"
         "Premonitions"
      Games
         Death Clock
         Psychic Test
   Audio Options
      Audio Selections
         English 5.1 Surround Track
         English 2.0 Stereo Surround Track
      Subtitles
         English
         None
   New Line Home Video
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Kinda predictable but a good watch.

    The least gory of the 3 movies, it's fairly predictable as well but still manages to keep you uneasy because you don't exactly how death will strike right away. <BR/><BR/>You follow Alex, who, while on his way to France on a class trip, has a vision of the plane blowing up. He freaks, gets off, along with a few others, only to see it actually explode moments later. But the thing is...death has a "design" and they all should have died too, so now, it's going to hunt them down. One by one, death kills them in the order they should have died on the plane and they have to find a way to beat death. Strange, hm?<BR/><BR/>Anyways...I won't spoil anything but it is worth watching, perhaps. Each death varies and are pretty freak one-in-a million encounters, so it's a little hard to predict how. It's a creative idea and quite original.<BR/><BR/>And I remember one very memorable scene that leaves you staring at the screen, eyes wide, mouth open, just staring in shock. Probably the best part of the movie. ^_~ No doubt, once you see it, you'll know what I'm talking about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    pretty scary

    for a guy who has visions about people dying is pretty scary so he gets on the plane and sees the whole thing the plane that crashed all the people screaming so everyone dies its in the order of their deaths this movie proves that you can't cheat death its just a part of life my other favorite part is 6 months later when Alex Clear and Carter sit down to have a drink and Carter ends up dying by a sign that hits me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    I loved the premise of this movie It is not a cheesy slasher movie. I loved all 3 FD movies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the first thrilling movie I'v ever seen looked real

    This movie felt so real to me because I had to watch it while I was on an airplane and I thought it was going to crash but I'm lucky that it didn't.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    more laughes than scares

    i thought this movie was supposed to keep me up at night with terror but it just made me laugh my head off. i will admit that certain parts made me jump and i did get a little scared when alex (who is hott!!) had the dream that the plain exploded. the most hilarious part was when they guy got his head cut off by that metal thing. my boyfriend and i were cracking up.if you havn't seen it, you should. (p.s. i think alex should have been in final destination 2 and who names their child 'clear')

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    :)

    I definitely loved this movie. The second one was good, too, however it wasn't as good without Alex in it. Just for the record, if you really pay attention in the second movie, Clear explains that Alex was killed in the last scene of the first movie. When the new girl is looking up online articles in the second film, read the one with Alex's picture. He was killed by falling bricks when the huge sign fell and killed Carter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very Creepy and Awesome Effects and full of suspense

    This movie has a very scary and creepy story and the acting and effects are awesome. The movie itself is amazing. The starting scene is terrifying. I really enjoyed this movie. The thing i liked the most was the random deaths. Whoever enjoyed this film dont waste your time on the second film. Its not near as good as this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2004

    Devon (alex) Sawa is HOT!!!!!!!!!!!

    this is the best movie ever and devon sawa is like the hottest guy ever and he was an awsome actor in this movie I LOVE HIM!!!!!!!!! love his #1 fan, amanda :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great!

    Great movie with cool plot + Devon Sawa is really hot!! I didn't like the second one though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Final Destination: Death

    I thought this movie was an awesome movie, it gave you blood and gore, chills and thrills, and a little bit of romance. Alex was really good at cheating death. But I wonder, where in the world is Alex in the 2nd movie? It never showed him dying at the end, so why didn't it show you in the second movie how he died? I really enjoyed this movie and I am sure others will enjoy it too! But I warn you: leave the light on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love this movie

    This movie is good, I really liked it. It got me into movies like that. I totally recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    UTIMATE HORROR FLICK!!!

    I absolutely loved Final Destination. It rules. A helpful tip: don;t watch this in the dark by yourself at night!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE GREATEST AND BEST MOVIE EVER!!!!!!!!!

    Final Destination 1 is very very good. But, the sequel is so very boring. Final Destination 1 is the best movie I've ever seen. It is so scary and thrilling. I really, really enjoy this movie. I can rate this title more than 1,000 stars! If you are fans of a 'cheating death' movies, I highly recommend you to watch this one. If you don't like the first part or the middle part, you should see when the plane explodes and the one at the end, where it should be Clear's turn, but she cheated it! It is full of thrilling actions. Ali Larter is a very good actor. I recommend you to watch all her movies! That's all I have to say, but if you watch it, you won't feel sorry at all!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2003

    final destination 1 an 2

    those were the best movies of all time i watch f.d 1 all the time an i just got the 2nd one on dvd i wanna know how alex died but anyway i watch the 2nd one 3 times in a row!!!! they need a 3rd one b/c of how number 2 ended!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    NOTE: NOT a Teen Slasher Movie!

    For anyone who thinks this is just one of the many ''teen slasher'' type movies - You are sorely MISTAKEN! It is instead a tense, seat of the pants, eerie thriller where the ''killer'' is not a deranged psycho - but DEATH itself! The premice of the story is that if for some reason you do not die at the time you are supposed to and have somehow ''cheated'' death - that Death will come to find you and complete what you had ''escaped'' earlier! I had not seen this excellent film till it was on television and thought it was just another in the line of ''teen'' horror films like ''Friday the 13th'' and ''Nightmare on Elm Street'' - but it's story is very plauseable, as we all face death at any time and that is more scary than any ''human'' killer could ever be! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED as is the sequel - ''FINAL DESTINATION 2''. Lets hope New Line Cinema has the forsight to make a 3RD installment in this very creepy series of movies that really make you think and ponder - Life....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    is he gone?

    i wonder why devon sawa did not appear on the final destination part 2... did he die on the first movie? how about carter? carter was sooo funny.. alex(devon) was also good! just wondering where he was on the 2nd movie...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Greatest movie ever!

    I don't really like horror movies, but this was one of the best movies ever! I didn't see the sequal, but I hope it is as good as the first!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    get into death

    I thought this movie was very suspensefull and thrilling. You could really get into the characters and what they were feeling. It was great!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It was the final destination

    It was so good, I thought it would be a typucal teen slasher movie but how wrong couuld i have been. Devon Sawa is an ace actor and Kerr Smith is soooo cool Carter made me laugh all the way through. I would recomend this to anyone , it certainly makes you stay gripped to the edge of your seat for the entire way through

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An Awesome Thriller

    This movie is an excellent piece of work that starrs the amazing Devon Sawa. Although scary, it's an awesome thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat, you never know what unexpected things is going to happen next. Keep your eyes open for this movie.

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