Get Carter

Get Carter

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Director: Stephen Kay

Cast: Stephen Kay, Sylvester Stallone, Miranda Richardson, Rachael Leigh Cook

     
 

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Sylvester Stallone's remake of the 1971 Michael Caine actioner arrives on DVD in a fairly solid offering. The picture is presented in a crisp, detailed 2.35:1 widescreen anamorphic format. The sound, a nice Dolby Digital 5.1 transfer, is also commendable. Tyler Bates' Moby-esque reworking of Roy Budd's muscular score is especially chilling here. Director Stephen Kay… See more details below

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Sylvester Stallone's remake of the 1971 Michael Caine actioner arrives on DVD in a fairly solid offering. The picture is presented in a crisp, detailed 2.35:1 widescreen anamorphic format. The sound, a nice Dolby Digital 5.1 transfer, is also commendable. Tyler Bates' Moby-esque reworking of Roy Budd's muscular score is especially chilling here. Director Stephen Kay also provides a solid commentary track. Additionally, there are a host of deleted scenes, including the original ending. As a capper, the DVD includes the lean, mean trailer for the original film. It's worth checking out, if not owning.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Sylvester Stallone assumes the title role in this gritty crime drama, a graphically violent remake of the 1970 British thriller Get Carter with Michael Caine as the lead. This version, directed by Stephen Kay (The Last Time I Committed Suicide), sticks closely to the original film despite its change of locale. Stallone is aptly cast as small-time thug Jack Carter, a mob enforcer working out of Las Vegas, who goes to Seattle for his brother's funeral. Upon learning that his wayward sibling was bumped off, Carter undertakes a one-man campaign of vengeance. Kay makes Seattle a dreary, gray, sordid town where constant rain forces human rats underground. He lavishes obvious care on his images while coaxing memorable performances from a talented cast. Miranda Richardson takes top acting honors for her relatively brief, understated turn as Carter's embittered sister-in-law, and Rachael Leigh Cook is very appealing as his wistful niece. In a nod to the original, Michael Caine portrays a devious saloon owner and makes an appropriately menacing presence. The heavy, doom-laden atmosphere is frequently punctuated by bursts of violent action, making Get Carter a meritorious specimen of the genus neo-noir. Stephen Kay provides a full-length commentary on the DVD, which also includes deleted scenes and theatrical trailers for both versions.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/13/2001
UPC:
0085391858324
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:43:00
Sales rank:
23,137

Special Features

The DVD includes feature-length commentary by director Stephen Kay and deleted scenes.

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sylvester Stallone Jack Carter
Miranda Richardson Gloria Carter
Rachael Leigh Cook Doreen Carter
Alan Cumming Jeremy Kinnear
Mickey Rourke Cyrus Paice
Michael Caine Cliff Brumby
John Cassini Thorpey
John C. McGinley Con McCarty
Rhona Mitra Geraldine
Gretchen Mol Audrey
Garwin Sanford Les Fletcher
Johnny Strong Eddie

Technical Credits
Stephen Kay Director
Helen Veronica Jarvis Art Director
Mauro Fiore Cinematographer
Julie Weiss Costumes/Costume Designer
Charles J.H. Wood Production Designer
Tyler Bates Score Composer
David McKenna Screenwriter
Elizabeth Wilcox Set Decoration/Design
Kevin King Associate Producer
Jim Brebner Asst. Director
Amanda Mackey-Johnson Casting
Cathy Sandrich Casting
John Goldstone Co-producer
James Holt Co-producer
Dawn Miller Co-producer
Jerry Greenberg Editor
Ashok Amritraj Executive Producer
Steve Bing Executive Producer
Don Carmody Executive Producer
Bill Gerber Executive Producer
Arthur Silver Executive Producer
Andrew Stevens Executive Producer
Jellybean Musical Direction/Supervision
Mark Canton Producer
Neil Canton Producer
Elie Samaha Producer
Eric Batut Sound/Sound Designer
Richard King Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
1. Taking Care of Business. [3:27]
2. Credits [2:35]
3. Graveside Questions [4:26]
4. Where Were/Are You? [4:40]
5. Cliff Brumby [3:16]
6. Looking Cyrus in the Eye [3:57]
7. Chat with a Gazillinaire [6:50]
8. Where He Fits [3:42]
9. Visiting Geraldine [3:59]
10. Get Out of Town [5:05]
11. This Little Dance [2:54]
12. Refresher of Memories [4:52]
13. What Jack Brought in [3:10]
14. Through a Mirror [3:02]
15. Wanting the Same Thing [2:32]
16. Audrey's Choice [2:04]
17. The Disc's Secrets [1:58]
18. Elevator Explosion [3:00]
19. Rooftop Revalation [3:11]
20. Revenge Works [6:35]
21. Eddie's Fall [1:16]
22. Full Speed Ahead [1:25]
23. "I know who I am" [3:41]
24. Finishing What's Started [4:23]
25. Second Chance [3:11]
26. Nice Knowing You [4:19]
27. Gravside Goodbye [2:09]
28. End Credits ( If Everybody Looked the Same) [1:58]

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