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Overview

This release finds Michael Mann's epic crime drama Heat getting the two-disc deluxe treatment from Warner Bros. that it most certainly deserves. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film, and showcases both Mann's precise framing and Dante Spinotti's first-rate cinematography. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Mann provides a commentary track for the film. While Mann may not be the most electrifying speaker, he does share a great ...
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Overview

This release finds Michael Mann's epic crime drama Heat getting the two-disc deluxe treatment from Warner Bros. that it most certainly deserves. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film, and showcases both Mann's precise framing and Dante Spinotti's first-rate cinematography. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Mann provides a commentary track for the film. While Mann may not be the most electrifying speaker, he does share a great deal of information about the making of the film. Eleven deleted scenes are included, as are five documentaries about the film. The documentaries cover such diverse topics as how the script bounced around Hollywood for decades before the film was made, a look at the real police officer whose story inspired the film, a visit to the film's locations a decade after filming occurred, and a breakdown of the infamous scene between stars Al Pacino and Robert De Niro.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by writer/producer/director Michael Mann; Three theatrical trailers; 11 additional scenes; Five new making-of documentaries - "True Crime": Recalling the real-life Chicago cop and criminal whose exploits inspired the movie; "Crime Stories": The screenplay's 20-year history and how the movie finally got greenlit; "Into the Fire": Filming in L.A., how the cast trained for their roles, shooting the climactic downtown heist and post-production; "Pacino and De Niro: The Conversation": Anatomy of this historic onscreen showdown; "Return to the Scene of the Crime": Revisiting the film's real-life L.A. locations ten years later
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Bolstered by the stellar performances of two screen giants, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, Heat rather ambitiously delineates the relativity of good and evil in contemporary society, turning what might have been a routine crime thriller into a thought-provoking, if melancholy, reflection on modern life. Writer-director Michael Mann Collateral presents a sprawling narrative that pits obsessed, intuitive police detective Vincent Hanna Pacino against highly disciplined thief Neil McCauley De Niro, whose latest robbery target is a seemingly burglarproof bank in Los Angeles. McCauley has always managed to slip away from crime scenes and elude Hanna, but this time things could be different: The heist’s complexity requires the employment of thugs the master thief doesn’t quite trust -- with good reason, as it turns out. The story plays out along parallel tracks; De Niro and the crooks here, Pacino and the cops there. The two leads don’t confront each other until well into the movie’s explosive third act -- unbelievably, their first time on screen together -- which builds to a suspenseful climax at LAX. Mann surrounds his stars with top-flight supporting actors, including Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore, and Diane Venora. What elevates Heat above most movies of its type is the moral ambiguity of the characters: The good guys aren’t all good, and the bad guys aren’t all bad. The production has the same stylishly gritty look that Mann has been using since his old TV show, Miami Vice, and the caper -- including a bravura set-piece on the streets of downtown L.A. -- is presented in a cold, clinical manner that suggests documentary more than narrative film. At nearly three hours, Heat is long; yet the intricate plot, the rich characterizations, and Mann’s masterful direction combine to make a film worthy of its epic length.
All Movie Guide
Prior to Michael Mann's stylish crime epic, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro had appeared in only one film together, The Godfather Part II, in which they never appeared in the same scenes. Their combined star power was one of Heat's major selling points, but there's also more to the film than their onscreen meeting. As he did in Thief, Manhunter, and Last of the Mohicans, Mann ladles on a rich, visceral atmosphere. The impressive shoot-out sequence on the streets of Los Angeles has an operatic resonance that would make Sam Peckinpah, Sergio Leone, or even John Woo proud. Mann's slick direction is matched by Elliot Goldenthal's driving score and the glistening cinematography of Dante Spinotti.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/22/2005
  • UPC: 085392891924
  • Original Release: 1995
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 2:52:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Al Pacino Vincent Hanna
Robert De Niro Neil McCauley
Val Kilmer Chris Shiherlis
Jon Voight Nate
Tom Sizemore Michael Cheritto
Diane Venora Justine
Amy Brenneman Eady
Ashley Judd Charlene
Mykelti Williamson Det. Drucker
Ted Levine Bosko
Wes Studi Det. Casals
Tom Noonan Kelso
Danny Trejo Trejo
Dennis Haysbert Breedan
William Fichtner Van Zant
Hank Azaria Alan Marciano
Kevin Gage Waingro
Natalie Portman Lauren
Tone-Loc Richard Torena
Bud Cort Solenko
Rick Avery Armoured Guard
Xander Berkeley Ralph
Ray Buktenica Timmons
Kenny Endoso Bartender
Martin Ferrero Construction Clerk
Kimberly Flynn Casals' Date
Steve Ford Officer Bruce
Farrah Forke Claudia
Hazelle Goodman Hooker's Mother
Niki Harris Marcia Drucker
Patricia Healy Bosko's Date
Paul Herman Sergeant Heinz
Brian Libby Captain Jackson
Dan Martin Harry Dieter
Rick Marzan Basketball Player
Bill McIntosh Armoured Guard
Terry Miller Children's Hospital Nurse
Daniel O'Haco Detective
Jeremy Piven Dr. Bob
Begonia Plaza Anna Trejo
Mario Roberts Bank Guard
Henry Rollins Hugh Benny
Thomas Rosales Jr. Armoured Truck Driver
Kai Soremekun Prostitute
Kim Staunton Lillian
Susan Traylor Elaine Cheritto
Jerry Trimble Schwartz
Technical Credits
Michael Mann Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Anne H. Ahrens Set Decoration/Design
Tony Brubaker Stunts
Pieter Jan Brugge Executive Producer
Pasquale A. Buba Editor
Ami Canaan Asst. Director
Budd Carr Musical Direction/Supervision
Gusmano Cesaretti Associate Producer
Doug Coleman Stunts
Tom Elliott Stunts
Robert Fechtman Set Decoration/Design
Logan R. Frazee Special Effects
William C. Goldenberg Editor
Elliot Goldenthal Score Composer
Dov Hoenig Editor
R.J. Hohman Special Effects
Norman Howell Stunts
Joel Kramer Stunts
Art Linson Producer
Michael Maxman Asst. Director
Gary McLarty Stunts
Cliff McLaughlin Stunts
Marjorie Stone McShirley Art Director
Arnon Milchan Executive Producer
Donald Myers Special Effects
Lee Orloff Sound/Sound Designer
Tom Rolf Editor
Steven Schwartz Set Decoration/Design
Deborah L. Scott Costumes/Costume Designer
Kathleen M. Shea Associate Producer
Paul Sonski Set Decoration/Design
Dante Spinotti Cinematographer
Neil Spisak Production Designer
Bonnie Timmermann Casting
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1
1. Tools for the Job (Credits). [4:20]
2. Attention in the Morning. [2:41]
3. Countdown to a Heist. [3:03]
4. Quick on the Trigger. [3:27]
5. Neil and Nate. [1:16]
6. Vincent in Charge. [3:28]
7. Rid of Waingro. [2:42]
8. Three Households Under Strain. [4:19]
9. A Connection: Neil and Eady. [6:35]
10. Albert Irks Vincent's Ire. [2:58]
11. Deals in the Works. [2:57]
12. No Attachments. [2:52]
13. Rules of the Games. [3:46]
14. A Lead on Slick. [4:47]
15. Shootout at the Drive-In. [2:40]
16. Dead Man Talking. [:54]
17. An Evening Out. [3:06]
18. The Grim Reaper Visits. [2:06]
19. A Mother's Pain. [3:31]
20. The Mess Vincent Leaves. [2:51]
21. Couples Seeking Comfort. [3:57]
22. Walking Away Under Watch. [6:22]
23. Everybody's In. [2:25]
24. In Each Other's Sights. [4:41]
25. A Hit-and-Miss Guy: Going Out. [3:24]
26. Invitation to Coffee. [3:28]
27. A Couple of Regular Fellows. [6:17]
28. Where These People Are. [1:50]
29. New Afflictions. [4:19]
30. The Heist Begins. [3:45]
31. Tipped Off. [1:33]
32. Under Fire. [5:55]
33. Cheritto's Last Stand. [1:21]
34. Fallout. [2:52]
35. The Source of the Leak. [2:29]
36. Revenge. [3:31]
37. Charlene's Choice. [4:32]
38. It Will Be Different. [2:41]
39. A Means Toward Closure. [2:03]
40. No Point. [2:36]
41. With a Wave. [4:40]
42. TV to Go. [2:17]
43. Not Letting Go of Lauren. [3:48]
44. Home Free... Nearly. [2:28]
45. Closing In. [2:43]
46. "I'm Not What You Want, Justine." [2:18]
47. Looking at Death. [2:02]
48. One Last Look. [3:14]
49. Runaway Cat-and-Mouse. [2:05]
50. In the Light. [3:25]
51. Hand in Hand. [1:56]
52. End Credits. [4:40]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Disc 1
   Play
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Commentary by Michael Mann
      Theatrical Trailers: Surprise of a Lifetime
      Theatrical Trailers: Two Actors Collide
      Theatrical Trailers: Closing In
   Languages
      Audio: English
      Audio: French
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: French
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
Side #2 -- Disc 2
   The Making of Heat
      True Crime
      Crime Stories
      Into the Fire
      Play All
   Pacino and De Niro: The Conversation
   Return to the Scene of the Crime
   Deleted Scenes
      Season's Starting Early.
      Nicest Guy on the Block.
      Albert and Hanna. (Alternate Take)
      Shakedown.
      Murder in C-Block.
      Let's Dance.
      Late Arrival.
      Where's Ana?
      Double the Worst Trouble.
      Nate Delivers.
      No Response.
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I wanted to like it. Believe me!

    I'm not saying this just to bash a movie or be 'that jerk'. Though this movie has a lot of powerful actors who play the parts very well, the film has a lazy pace. The plot follows too many different characters personal lives unnecessarily, and has shoot-outs that make Die Hard 2 look like a true story. Additionally, This movie ends terribly. Everyone I watched this with hated it as well. I wanted to like this movie, but would've been better served watching Goodfellas again. Though I know alot of people who love this movie, I disagree entirely.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Heat

    Heat
    The epic cops and robbers movie with an all-star cast including Ashley Judd, Robert Deniro, Al Pacino and Val Kilmer. I loved this movie. It kept me on the edge and the performances were unforgettable.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great, Great!!

    Al Pacino and Robert DiNero at their best. Great plot, great acting, lots of action and an emotional ending. The soundtrack during the robbery is great!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Everybody's Amoral

    In this flick, everybody's evil to a degree. Vincent Hanna, the obsessive detective, has an almost intrinsic viciousness about him while the honorable robber Neil McCauley is nearing the end of the line where these two brilliant men on opposite sides of the law, face to face, (literally)for the first time. Pacino and DeNiro, only one of these Hollywood heavyweights can make it out alive. I won't say who. Michael Mann wrote probably the best crama drama/thriller since the Godfather in Heat. The characters are terrific with one hell of a shootout. I love it when Neil goes after Wangrow and Van Zant for revenge! I won't give anymore away. It's up for you to decide to watch or not, at your own peril.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Different

    I readily enjoyed this from beginning to end. The character development of the story is incredibly documented. The most annoying and relentless character is not the bad guy, but the good guy (Al Pacino.) The movie does an excellent job as it portrays Deniro not as a robotic sociopath, but also brazenly demonstrates his status as a human being.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My Favorite Movie!

    Simply put - if films like Braveheart, The Usual Suspects, Dead Man Walking, Mighty Aphrodite, and Apollo 13 hadn't won the hearts of the Academy in 1995, Michael Mann's epic masterpiece would have reigned supreme at the Oscars. This movie is filmmaking at it's finest. Action is perfectly apportioned, drama is omnipresent, and depth prevails. I can honestly say this is the most soulful and passionate movie I have ever seen in my life. It is a terrific study of humantity in a crime-saga arena. Mr. Mann has inspired me intensely and hopefully one day I will make a picture as good as this. Readers of my reivew, take these words to heart and rent this movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Heat - You Either Get It, or You Don't

    This is a fascinating look at ''good'' putting the heat to ''evil'' in this world where the good guy has his evil and the bad guy has his good. These two men NEED each other for success in their ''professions''. In the coffee shop they each say what they must say, regardless of ''how it will be''. This film is a superb example of sweeping cinematography beautifully matched to a really cool musical score. It's deep enough to THINK your way through it, even in the action scenes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A truly awsome crime film.

    Micheal Mann, the director of great movies like 'The last of the Mohicans' and 'Ali', dilivers a powerful and detailing look into the minds of the men, Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro. As the movie progresses, we find out that the two men, one a cop and the other a mastermind theif, have more in common with one another than they both think. A truly great insight at these two powerful actors, and a great direction with awsome fire-fights and chases, 'Heat' promises to deliver an action-packed knock-out to anyone who watches it. One hell of a movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    simply brilliant

    Wow. What a great film. Al Pacino and Robert Deniro finally meeting is something they everyone wants i'm sure. Not 1 scene in this movie wasted. Plenty of action and swearing. This is kind of a drama and crime movie. I really liked Tom Seizmore's character, he is such an underated actor especially his performance in Saving Private Ryan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Heat

    This is truly an underrated film. With sensational acting, including one of the great scenes you'll see in film, DeNiro and Pacino meeting face-to-face in the diner, this is a can't miss for those that appreciate great acting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A TV cop drama with famous actors

    This movie is nothing but a TV cop drama. It is very long and there is not much action. There are not even any good lines. In one word, 'insipid'.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the Best Crime Movies

    Everything comes together brilliantly in this memorable film about crime and law enforcement. The cinematography, screenplay, direction, acting, etc. Well, especially the acting. 3 of my favorites come together (Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Tom Sizemore) to deliver great performances. Best Film of 1995!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the all-time great crime-action films in the last 20 years. Brilliant all-star cast, teriffic plot, and pin point direction makes this a modern classic by the visionary Michael Mann.

    Everything you can hope for in a bombastic, razor sharp movie that will astound all action junkies everywhere. Superstar cast, cinematography of the highest order, and a terrific plot. What else is there?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ALL STAR CAST MAKES FOR FERVENT ''HEAT''

    Michael Mann pays homage to his classic TV saga CRIME STORY and in doing so, comes full circle...this is CRIME STORY with superstar talent. You can even recall some of the dialogue from the show (''You do not get to watch my television set''). Pacino brings another memorable character to his CV with Lt. Vincent Hanna, a cop obsessed. DeNiro portrays super thief Neil McCauley with frightening realism. Val Kilmer abandons the pretty boy image as a degenerate gambler on DeNiro's crime team. Incredible action and pace. This is a winner and Mann's best work since THIEF (1981).

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