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Divorce lawyer Danny De Vito warns his prospective client that the story he's about to tell isn't a pretty one, but the client listens with eager intensity -- as do the folks out there in the movie in the audience. The War of the Roses can best be described as a slapstick tragedy concerning the decline and literal fall of a marriage. After 17 years, Oliver Michael Douglas and Barbara Kathleen Turner Rose want a divorce. Not for this couple is there anything resembling a "civilized understanding": Barbara wants their opulent house, and Oliver isn't about to part with the domicile. Barbara nails the basement door shut while Oliver is downstairs, Oliver disrupts Barbara's fancy party by taking aim at the catered dinner, Barbara lays waste to Oliver's sports car....and so it goes, culminating in a disastrous showdown around, about and under the living room's fancy chandelier. DeVito and screenwriter Michael Leeson never let us forget that the couple's self-indulgent imbroglio exacts an awful price upon their children Sean Astin and Heather Fairfield. The War of the Roses was adapted from the novel by Warren Adler.
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
"Greed is good," declares Gordon Gekko, the acquisitive, unscrupulous arbitrageur of Oliver Stone's hyperbolic, Reagan-era morality play. As portrayed by Michael Douglas -- who won a well-deserved Oscar for his marvelously unsubtle histrionics -- Gekko is an unabashedly manipulative player whose wealth and stature prove irresistibly alluring to eager young broker Bud Fox Charlie Sheen. He willingly surrenders his conscience and values -- and, by implication, his soul -- to become the tycoon's protégé. Stone's other characters don't elicit much sympathy, either: trophy girlfriends Daryl Hannah and Sean Young, would-be players James Spader and John C. McGinley, outwitted businessman Terence Stamp -- none of them seem like particularly nice people. The film's one shining beacon of morality is Martin Sheen, almost beatific as Bud's straight-arrow, working-class father. Stone takes a dim view of the Street and its blithely amoral denizens, and reveals once again the anti-establishment mindset that characterizes many of his films. However one feels about the ideology that informs it, Wall Street can still be enjoyed as an overripe and vastly entertaining melodrama, the perfect showcase for Douglas's bravura performance.
Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Michael Douglas brings his trademark intensity to the role of a desperate father trying to rescue his kidnapped daughter in Don’t Say a Word,, a taut thriller distinguished by unusually fine performances. Douglas plays Nathan Conrad, an accomplished psychiatrist assigned to the case of Elisabeth Burrows Brittany Murphy, a young catatonic whom Nathan suspects of guarding an important secret. And he’s right: Elisabeth alone knows the whereabouts of a valuable jewel lost by thieves following a bungled heist. The robbers kidnap Nathan’s daughter and give him a strict deadline for unlocking his patient’s mind and extracting the needed information. Director Gary Fleder Kiss the Girls introduces us to Nathan, his invalid wife Famke Janssen, and precocious daughter Skye McCole Bartusiak in leisurely fashion but picks up the movie’s pace when Nathan begins treating Elisabeth, and then he races headlong toward a spine-chilling climax. Murphy’s performance brilliantly suggests the repression of conflicted emotions in a troubled mind, and veteran thriller star Douglas minimizes the effect of improbable plot twists with his persuasive portrayal of the embattled shrink. Thanks to him, Don’t Say a Word emerges as both suspenseful and believable -- the most important qualities for a thriller to possess. In addition to a full-length commentary by director Fleder, the DVD offers scene-specific commentaries by Douglas, Murphy, Janssen, and other cast members; Murphy’s screen test; several deleted scenes; some of the unedited dailies; three making-of featurettes; and storyboard-to-screen comparisons.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/12/2006
  • UPC: 024543266679
  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 5:55:00
  • Format: DVD

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Wall Street
1. Main Titles [4:03]
2. Let's Go to Work [5:00]
3. A Father's Son [4:20]
4. Gekko's Birthday [:46]
5. Bagging the Eggplant [6:59]
6. One of Gordon's Friends [5:08]
7. Gekko's New Mole [3:59]
8. Anacott Steel [3:07]
9. School's Out [5:54]
10. The High Life [4:51]
11. Just Like Old Times [8:31]
12. Greed Is Good [6:59]
13. The Blue Star Buyout [:03]
14. The Garage Sale [12:07]
15. Without Gordon's Money... [2:47]
16. To Save Blue Star... [4:27]
17. Into the Abyss [11:14]
18. The Right Thing [2:28]
19. The Price [6:02]
20. End Titles [6:24]
Disc #2 -- The War of the Roses
1. Main Titles [2:15]
2. A Divorce Story [4:16]
3. A Dinner Party [6:13]
4. House Hunting [1:10]
5. Different Interests [5:10]
6. Oliver's Attack [1:32]
7. Barbara's Decision [3:35]
8. Settlement Talks [1:43]
9. The Civil Code [6:28]
10. A Fire [2:17]
11. A Solution [4:34]
12. An Accident [5:18]
13. Payback [1:02]
14. Showdown [4:57]
15. The Ultimate Injury [1:22]
16. Flying High [3:27]
17. The Moral [2:55]
18. End Titles [2:23]
Disc #3 -- Don't Say a Word
1. The Robbery (Main Titles) [1:04]
2. Psychiatrist [7:00]
3. Elisabeth [:04]
4. Uninvited Guests [2:03]
5. The Conrads [1:01]
6. The Floater [3:14]
7. Where's Jessie? [3:47]
8. We Have Your Daughter [:32]
9. By Two Hands [1:12]
10. Emergency [:06]
11. No Percentage [3:21]
12. Counterfeit Schizophrenic [3:22]
13. A Talk With Elisabeth [1:06]
14. The Visitor [1:49]
15. The Croft Connection [:10]
16. Go Back... [4:25]
17. Beneath the Surface [1:04]
18. Part of the Deal [1:36]
19. Daddy's Smart Little Girl [2:53]
20. Security Breach [2:06]
21. Aggie's Battle [:03]
22. The Way It Happened [1:53]
23. New Rules [:04]
24. To Hart Island [:15]
25. Face-to-Face [2:48]
26. The Number [:01]
27. Grave Error [2:47]
28. Cognitive Distortion [:32]
29. A Father's Fight [3:04]
30. Conrad's Justice [2:28]
31. Going Home [:28]
32. End Titles [2:29]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Wall Street
   Language Selection
      Languages
         English 5.1 Surround
         English Dolby Surround
         French Mono
         Commentary by Oliver Stone
      Captions & Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         None
   Play
   Extra Features
      Director's Commentary
      Documentary
      Trailer A
      Trailer B
   Scene Selection
Disc #2 -- The War of the Roses
   Play Movie
   Special Features
      Director's Commentary
      Deleted Scenes Montage
      Storyboards
         The Dinner Party
         The Dog and Cat Chase
         The Sauna Sequence
         The Chandler Sequence
      Trailers
         Trailer A
         Trailer C
         Trailer D
         Trailer E
      TV Spots
         "Christmas Map"
         "Going to War"
         "Days of Christmas"
         "Number 1 Movie"
         "Countdown"
         "Graphics"
      Sketches
         Sketches of the Rose House
         Director's Computer Sketches
      Script
      Still Gallery
         Production
         Visual Effects Props
         Poster Gallery
   Scene Selection
   Language Selection
      Spoken Languages
         English Dolby Surround
         French Dolby Surround
      Captions/Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         None
Disc #3 -- Don't Say a Word
   Play Movie
   Language Selection
      Languages & Audio
         English 5.1 Digital
         English DTS
         Spanish Dolby Surround
      Subtitles
         English for the Hearing Impaired
         None
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Commentaries
         Director Gary Fielder's Full Length Film Commentary
         Scene Specific Actor Commentary
            Michael Douglas: "First Meeting" & "Lost Child"
            Sean Bean: "Heist" & "The Trench"
            Famke Janssen: "The Phone Call" & "Escape"
            Brittany Murphy: "Connection" & "Subway Nightmare"
            Oliver Platt: "Office Intrusion" & "Confrontation"
      Cinema Master Class
         Pre-Production
            Screen Test: Brittany Murphy
            Storyboard to Scene Comparisons
               The Bank Heist
               Potter's Field
            Producing Workshop With the Kopelsons
         Production
            You Are There
               Hospital
               Subway
               Dock
            Screening Room Dailies: Aggie Escapes
               Angle 1
               Angle 2
               Angle 3
               Angle 4
               Angle 5
               Angle 6
               Angle 7
               Angle 8
               Angle 9
               Completed Scenes
            Set Tour With Production Designer Nelson Coates
         Post-Production
            Conversation With Director Gary Fielder
            Thriller Themes
            Inside a Scene: Trench Sequence
      Deleted Scenes
         Scene 37: Bridgeview Hospital Hallway
         Scene 91: Conrad Bedroom-Aggie E-Mail Scene
         Scene 244: Warehouse Anteroom
      "Making Of" Featurette
      Vital Statistics
         Michael Douglas
         Sean Bean
         Famke Janssen
         Brittany Murphy
         Oliver Platt
         Gary Fielder
         Anne Kopelson
         Arnold Kopelson
      "Wallstreet" Trailer
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