Minority Report

Minority Report

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Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton


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Steven Spielberg's action thriller Minority Report comes to DVD from DreamWorks in this single disc edition. Presented with a widescreen anamorphic transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound in English. Subtitles are available in English, French, and Spanish. Closed captions are also accessible. Extra features include the making of featurette "MinoritySee more details below


Steven Spielberg's action thriller Minority Report comes to DVD from DreamWorks in this single disc edition. Presented with a widescreen anamorphic transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound in English. Subtitles are available in English, French, and Spanish. Closed captions are also accessible. Extra features include the making of featurette "Minority Report: From Story to Screen," along with a photo gallery, production notes, and biographies for the cast and crew. This is the scaled-down release of the film; those interested in bonus material are advised to check out the Special Edition two-disc set released by DreamWorks in 2002.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Chalk up another triumph for Steven Spielberg, whose latest sci-fi effort ranks among his very best films. Minority Report, a futuristic thriller based on a story by author Philip K. Dick (Blade Runner), is also something of a tour de force for Tom Cruise. He plays police officer John Anderton, whose "future crimes" task force uses scientific technology and psychic premonitions to identify contemplated crimes and arrest the would-be perpetrators before they follow through with them. This expansive, revolutionary approach to law enforcement, overseen by visionary Lamar Burgess (Max von Sydow), seems to be foolproof -- until Anderton himself is identified as the potential murderer of a man he’s never met. Minority Report’s script synthesizes sci-fi stories, psychological thrillers, and police procedurals; the result is a complex melodrama that plays out like a particularly intricate whodunit. Spielberg’s trademark virtuosity manifests itself in the film’s striking visuals and elaborately staged action sequences. But the muscular performances of Cruise, von Sydow, and Colin Farrell (as a skeptical cop who becomes Anderton’s nemesis) -- along with those of supporting players Lois Smith, Tim Blake Nelson, and Steve Harris -- keep the story’s human element in the forefront and prevent the film from becoming an extravagantly produced piece of eye candy. To those disappointed by Spielberg’s previous genre offering, A.I., Minority Report will be seen as a much-welcome return to form.
All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
In adapting one of Philip K. Dick's dystopian tales, Steven Spielberg has a tough act to follow after Blade Runner (1982) survived its box office death via E.T. (1982) to become one of the 1980s' most revered films. Rising to the challenge in eye candy and entertainment, if not philosophical depth, Minority Report (2002) finds Spielberg in top action form. With the desaturated photography lending a steely-gray cast to the deliriously high-tech activity, Spielberg neatly lays out the workings of the ominously potent Precrime outfit that sacrifices the freedom of the individual for the safety of all. The film really kicks into gear, however, once Tom Cruise's Precrime honcho John Anderton is fingered by the super-psychic Pre-Cogs and, true to Cruise form, runs. The pure cinematic pleasure in Cruise's adrenaline-rush escape from spirited G-man nemesis Colin Farrell through Washington D.C. is matched by his arrival at the lushly verdant mutant paradise cultivated by Precrime godmother Lois Smith; the rampant product placement throughout becomes a witty comment on the perils of bureaucratic omniscience. Spielberg sabotages the ending, however, by refusing to let the audience get a thought in edgewise. After over-explaining the paradoxes of Precrime, Spielberg and company negate the prior 90 minutes of sublimely bleak sci-fi noir by giving Cruise his obligatory star hero moment before ending on a vision of bucolic freedom strikingly at odds with the story's apparent implications. Sleekly crafted nevertheless, Minority Report is still an engaging walk on the safely Spielbergian dark side.
New York Times
The film is magnificently creepy, a calculated bad dream that stays with you like the best of Roger Corman. Elvis Mitchell
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert

This film is such a virtuoso high-wire act, daring so much, achieving it with such grace and skill.
Hollywood Reporter
One of [Spielberg's] most compelling and entertaining films ever. Kirk Honeycutt
San Francisco Chronicle
This is the kind of pure entertainment that, in its fullness and generosity, feels almost classic. Mick LaSalle

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Product Details

Release Date:
Original Release:
Dreamworks Video
Region Code:
[Wide Screen]
[Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Minority Report Story to Screen: an in-depth discussion between director Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise on the controversial premise behind the film. Additional commentary is provided by the film's producers and screenwriters; Minority Report Archives: fascinating imagery - including storyboard sequences, production photographs and more - reveals how the future was brought to life through the film's sets, costumes, props and vehicles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Cruise Officer John Anderton
Colin Farrell Danny Witwer
Samantha Morton Agatha
Max von Sydow Director Lamar Burgess
Lois Smith Dr. Iris Hineman
Peter Stormare Dr. Solomon Eddie
Tim Blake Nelson Gideon
Steve Harris Jad
Kathryn Morris Lara Clarke
Mike Binder Leo Crow
Daniel London Wally the Caretaker
Spencer Treat Clark Sean at nine
Neal McDonough Fletcher
Jessica Capshaw Evanna
Patrick Kilpatrick Knott
Jessica Harper Anne Lively
Ashley Crow Sarah Marks
Arye Gross Howard Marks
Jason Antoon Rufus Riley
Joel Gretsch Actor
Caroline Lagerfelt Actor
Victor Raider-Wexler Actor
Dominic Scott Kay Actor

Technical Credits
Steven Spielberg Director
Ramsey Avery Art Director
Denise Chamian Casting
Jonathan Cohen Screenwriter
Bonnie Curtis Producer
Jan de Bont Producer
Michael Doven Associate Producer
Scott Frank Screenwriter
Gary Goldman Executive Producer
A. Todd Holland Set Decoration/Design
Hugo Santiago Set Decoration/Design
Industrial Light & Magic Animator
Ronald Judkins Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Kahn Editor
Janusz Kaminski Cinematographer
Anne Kuljian Set Decoration/Design
Aric Lasher Set Decoration/Design
Leslie McDonald Art Director
Alex McDowell Production Designer
Sergio Mimica-Gezzan Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Gerald R. Molen Producer
Walter Parkes Producer
Gary Rydstrom Sound/Sound Designer
Deborah L. Scott Costumes/Costume Designer
Maya Shimoguchi Set Decoration/Design
Ronald Shusett Executive Producer
John Williams [composer] Score Composer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Red Ball/Main Title
2. The Arrest of Howard Marks
3. Clarity
4. Pre-Determination
5. Can You See?
6. Ann Lively
7. Case 1109
8. Everybody Runs
9. Auto Assembly Line
10. History of the Precogs
11. Minority Reports
12. Eyeworks
13. Public Pool
14. The Spyders
15. Agatha Is the Key
16. Downloading Agatha
17. Balloon Man
18. Leo Crow
19. An Echo
20. So Much Love in This House
21. All Thumbs
22. A World Without Murder
23. Forgive Me, John
24. In Peace/End Credits


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