Kalifornia

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Overview

True crime strikes too close to home as a couple researching a book about serial killers gets more than they bargained for in MGM Home Entertainment's release of this chilling and suspenseful psychological thriller. Viewable in both standard 1.33:1 full-screen and 1.85:1 widescreen with the choice of either closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Surround or French Dolby Digital Surround with optional Spanish subtitles, the disc also contains some exciting extra features. Presented in both the original unrated ...
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Overview

True crime strikes too close to home as a couple researching a book about serial killers gets more than they bargained for in MGM Home Entertainment's release of this chilling and suspenseful psychological thriller. Viewable in both standard 1.33:1 full-screen and 1.85:1 widescreen with the choice of either closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Surround or French Dolby Digital Surround with optional Spanish subtitles, the disc also contains some exciting extra features. Presented in both the original unrated director's cut and the R-rated theatrical release versions, the disc also features a behind-the-scenes featurette, a collectible booklet, and a theatrical trailer.
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Special Features

Both the R-rated and unrated versions; Behind-the-scenes featurette; Collectible booklet; Original theatrical trailer
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
Half-assed in its edginess but full-on trashy, this blood-drenched road movie features an over-the-top Brad Pitt in his Method actor phase; a dead-on Juliette Lewis as yet another special-ed Lolita; a pre-X-Files David Duchovny warming up his Fox Mulder persona; and an icy Michelle Forbes as a castrating intellectual poseur. Pitt's Early Grayce is the most unlikely and over-the-top collection of cheekbones, tics, abs, and guttersnipe slang ever to grace the silver screen. The actor allegedly broke a tooth while opening a beer bottle with his teeth to get into character, and such dedication shows in every nasal snort and lascivious leer. Duchovny's Brian Kessler narrates with incessant banality, lending more sympathy to the serial-killer antagonist than to his own stupid yuppie self. Lewis shows off her considerable skills in a role designed to be sexy, tacky, and pitiable at the same time, while Forbes is a study in minimalism -- all scowl, severe bangs, and artistic pretension. Dominic Sena, who moved from music videos to Kalifornia to a career as a would-be action auteur, infuses each frame of his film with flashy shades of dread, but he never achieves the disturbing grittiness of later Pitt vehicle Seven or even the amphetamine overkill of the Lewis-starring Natural Born Killers. In fact, Kalifornia actually works better as a comedy: a violent and bitchy update of the mixed-doubles scenarios that powered such classic sitcoms as The Honeymooners and I Love Lucy. Oh, that wacky murderer and his ditsy girlfriend. Oh, that pseudo-transgressive photographer and her sensitive new age guy. Put 'em together and you have a movie that's entertaining in spite of itself -- one that exposes the shallowness of urban hipsterdom by wallowing in the supposed depravities of the trailer-park set. Not exactly a light or unlifting viewing experience, but hey -- it's a lot more fun than watching Anthony Hopkins cook Ray Liotta's brains.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/15/2000
  • UPC: 027616851550
  • Original Release: 1993
  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan / Wide Screen / Stereo / Dolby 5.1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Language: English, Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:55:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 6,865

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brad Pitt Early Grayce
Juliette Lewis Adele Corners
David Duchovny Brian Kessler
Michelle Forbes Carrie Laughlin
Sierra Pecheur Mrs. Musgrave
Gregory Mars Martin Walter Livesay
Judson Vaughn Parole Officer
David Rose Eric
Meredith Brasher Kim
John Dullaghan Mr.Musgrave
Pat Golden
Mary Ann Hagen Waitress
Lois Hall Mrs.Musgrave
Ron Kuhlman Male Officer
Catherine Larson Teenage Girl
Carol Lewis
David Milford Driver
Brett Rice Police Officer
Patricia Sill Carol
Eric Stenson Young Cracker
John Zarchen Peter
Technical Credits
Dominic Sena Director
Bojan Bazelli Cinematographer
Lynn Bigelow Executive Producer
Michelle Buhler Makeup
Carter Burwell Score Composer
Steve Golin Producer
Gregory Goodman Producer
Martin Hunter Editor
M. James Kouf Jr. Executive Producer
Stephen Levy Original Story, Screenwriter
Carol Lewis Casting
Jeff Mann Art Director
Aris McGarry Producer
Tim Metcalfe Original Story, Screenwriter
Michael White Production Designer
Eric Mofford Asst. Director
Kristine J. Schwarz Co-producer
Sigurjon Sighvatsson Producer
Thomas Patrick Smith Asst. Director
Kate J. Sullivan Set Decoration/Design
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
0. Scene Selections
1. Opening Credits [:08]
2. Bradbury Warehouse [5:39]
3. Parole Officer Arrives [6:20]
4. The Trip Begins [9:07]
5. The Novak Farm [6:19]
6. Adele's Haircut [7:03]
7. The Service Center [1:12]
8. Shooting Pool [:02]
9. Adele Reveals Secret [3:21]
10. Finding The Doors [3:00]
11. Brian Returns [2:18]
12. Goin' Shooting [2:48]
13. The Storm Begins [8:10]
14. Chinese Food [2:10]
15. Davidson Mine [1:16]
16. Desert Home [1:20]
17. Looking At Photos [3:30]
18. Leaving The Home [8:26]
19. Nuclear Test Site [6:01]
20. On The Beach [4:09]
21. Credit Roll [7:11]
Side #2 -- Standard
0. Scene Selections
1. Opening Credits [:08]
2. Bradbury Warehouse [5:39]
3. Parole Officer Arrives [6:20]
4. The Trip Begins [9:07]
5. The Novak Farm [6:19]
6. Adele's Haircut [6:28]
7. The Service Center [1:26]
8. Shooting Pool [:02]
9. Adele Reveals Secret [3:21]
10. Finding The Doors [3:00]
11. Brian Returns [2:07]
12. Goin' Shooting [2:48]
13. The Storm Begins [8:10]
14. Chinese Food [2:10]
15. Davidson Mine [1:16]
16. Desert Home [1:20]
17. Looking At Photos [3:30]
18. Leaving The Home [8:26]
19. Nuclear Test Site [6:03]
20. On The Beach [4:08]
21. Credit Roll [7:11]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Widescreen
   Play Movie
      Play Rated Version
      Play Unrated Version
   Special Features
      Featurette
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
Side #2 -- Standard
   Play Movie
   Special Features
      Featurette
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Kalifornia

    I will NEVER stand at a men's room urinal again without looking over my shoulder! Although I did not discover this 1993 film until 2009 (only because I thought I hated Brad Pitt), upon the first viewing it instantly became a favorite, as did Pitt's incredible acting. The music, the scenery, and Pitt's intense performance as a cold-blooded killer are all gripping. The final scenes, filmed in the Nevada desert's Dreamland Nuclear Test Range during a windstorm, have some of the most haunting effects in movie history. This is a five-star film; don't wait 16 years to see it like I did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent thrill ride!

    Brad Pitt plays against everything we think of him. No pretty boy here, just a raw, chilling portrait of a serial killer. Watch this when you don't care about a good nights sleep, because it will send chills down your spine and keep you awake wondering where the other "Early's" of this world are tonight. I highly recommend this film, Brad Pitt fan or not.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent!!!!

    This is one of my alltime favorite movies. Even as a redneck Brad Pitt is sexy! All four of the main characters hit their parts on the button. There is also some dark humor. Love it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wierd with a twist of odd humor. Great movie.

    This was a great film. Some funny parts if you have a wide range of humor. Where can I find the unrated version?

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    Posted December 21, 2010

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