Jack Ryan Special Edition DVD Collection

Jack Ryan Special Edition DVD Collection

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Cast: Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck

     
 

Novelist Tom Clancy created the heroic character of Jack Ryan, and many of the books featuring the government agent have been made into big-budget action films. This box set from Paramount combines four of those titles. The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and The Sum of All Fears are each presented in theSee more details below

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Novelist Tom Clancy created the heroic character of Jack Ryan, and many of the books featuring the government agent have been made into big-budget action films. This box set from Paramount combines four of those titles. The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and The Sum of All Fears are each presented in the original theatrical aspect ratio. English soundtracks are rendered in a variety of mixes. All of the discs offer trailers and interviews with the cast and crew, but only The Sum of All Fears and The Hunt for Red October offer up commentary tracks by the filmmakers. Although these discs are available individually, this set offers the most cost-effective way to acquire all four titles.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
Tom Clancy -- the Stephen King of spy thrillers -- creates high-tech, international tales of espionage and intrigue that translate smoothly into big-screen action pictures. It's no wonder Hollywood has built a franchise around heroic, patriotic CIA analyst Jack Ryan: he's part James Bond, part George Smiley, and 100 percent American. This deluxe DVD Collection compiles Special Collector's Editons of all four Jack Ryan titles. The first, Hunt for the Red October, features Sean Connery as the renegade captain of a new Soviet submarine that's so dangerous he has to... Well, only Alec Baldwin as Ryan seems to know exactly what he's up to. Tense, dramatically dignified (owing much to Connery's presence), and ultimately quite thrilling, Hunt was deemed strong enough to launch sequels with different stars. The next film, Patriot Games, found Harrison Ford in the Ryan role. (The switch has been chalked up to, at various times, either Baldwin's "unprofessional behavior" or his demand to be paid $4 million for the second movie; but even Ryan himself couldn't plum out the truth here.) Patriot Games, with Ford's trademark low-key machismo and director Phillip Noyce's subtle, stylized action sequences, now had Ryan pitted against dissident IRA forces and showed that Clancy's formula for worldwide action wouldn't skip a beat with a casting change. Ford played Ryan again in the third installment in the series, Clear and Present Danger, in which Ryan confronts a violent Columbian drug cartel when they murder a friend of the President. Finally, there is the The Sum of All Fears, starring Ben Affleck as Ryan. An adaptation of a early Clancy novel about a nuclear attack on an American city, it also features Morgan Freeman in the role of a veteran agent.
Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Assuming the mantle previously worn by Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck becomes CIA agent Jack Ryan in this riveting spine-tingler based on one of Tom Clancy’s early novels. Sadly, The Sum of All Fears -- which depicts a terrorist’s nuclear attack upon an American city -- acquired unexpected relevance following the events of September 11, 2001. Ignoring the continuity established in the earlier Clancy adaptations The Hunt for Red October and Clear and Present Danger, Sum introduces Ryan as a callow intelligence analyst taken under the wing of a veteran agent (Morgan Freeman) when relations with Russia become strained to the breaking point. Unbeknownst to them, a nihilistic neo-fascist (Alan Bates) hopes to precipitate nuclear war by exploding a small atom bomb in a Baltimore football stadium -- and making sure that the Russians are blamed. The horrific consequences of this act are depicted realistically and in chilling detail, and Ryan races against time to prove that terrorists are behind the bombing. Sum’s script has some incongruities and relies on improbable coincidences, but director Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams) maintains such a brisk pace that you won’t be aware of them until the film is over. Affleck may strike some Clancy fans as being too boyish to play Ryan, but he’s believable in the role and additionally enjoys the backing of a terrific supporting cast that includes James Cromwell as the beleaguered President, Liev Schreiber as a cold-blooded CIA "spook," and Colm Feore as one of Bates’s associates. At times a grim and even frightening film, The Sum of All Fears is also a compulsively watchable thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat -- literally. Robinson supplies two full-length commentaries for the film on DVD, one with cinematographer John Lindley and another with author Tom Clancy. There are also two featurettes covering various aspects of the film’s production.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/06/2003
UPC:
0097360912579
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
8:35:00

Special Features

The Hunt for Red October: Widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Dolby Digital; English 5.1 Surround; DTS Surround Sound; French stereo; director's commentary; "Beneath the Surface": new cast and crew commentary; trailer; English and Spanish subtitles. Patriot Games: Widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Dolby Digital; English 5.1 and DTS Surround Sound; French stereo; "Patriot Games Closeup": new cast and crew interviews; trailer; English and Spanish subtitles. Clear and Present Danger: Widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Dolby Digital; English 5.1 and DTS Surround Sound; French stereo. "Beind the Danger": new cast and crew interviews; trailer; English and Spanish subtitles. The Sum of All Fears: Widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Dolby Digital; English 5.1 Surround; English and French Dolby Surround; commentary by director Phil Alden Robinson, cinematographer John Lindley, and novelist Tom Clancy; two featurettes; "Creating Reality: The Visual Effects of The Sum of All Fears"; trailer.

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- The Hunt for Red October
1. Turbulance
2. Two Keys, One Safe
3. Caterpillar Drive
4. Ryan's Briefing
5. Sub Plots
6. Thor's Twins
7. Evasive Action
8. Crazy Ivans
9. Rendezvous
10. Periscope Depth
11. East Meets West
12. Battle Sations
13. Home Free
Side #2 -- Patriot Games
1. Opening Credits
2. Games
3. Little Brother
4. American Hero
5. With or Against
6. Taking a Stand
7. Unexpected News
8. Burning Bridges
9. No Going Back
10. Laying Low
11. Targets
12. I Want Back In
13. Who Are We Looking For?
14. Rage
15. Camp 18
16. Looking for a Girl
17. Rare Book Dealer
18. Into Battle
19. Lights Out
20. Decoy
21. Tell Us
22. End Credits
Side #3 -- Clear and Present Danger
1. The Enchanter
2. A Clear and Present Danger
3. Watch Your Back Jack
4. Reciprocity
5. Respectable Businessmen
6. Fort Hunter Liggett
7. No Troops
8. Political Capital
9. Bogota, Colombia
10. $650 Million and Change
11. Ambush
12. Coming Home
13. The Killer's Voice
14. Car Bomb
15. Something in Common
16. Your Word is Who You Are
17. Right and Wrong
18. Great Patriots
19. Shut Down
20. No Place to Hide
21. Ryan's Calling Card
22. The Rescue
23. Potomac Two-Step
Side #4 -- The Sum of All Fears
1. Israel, 1973
2. Mount Weather
3. A New President
4. Meeting Nemerov
5. Three Scientists are Missing
6. Attack on Chechnya
7. A Secret Job
8. This Virus is Airborne
9. Baltimore
10. Chaos
11. The Brink of War
12. Spinnaker
13. Snap Count
14. The Order to Strike
15. Stand Down
16. Keep the Back Channels
17. Credits

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