Murder in the First

Murder in the First

Director: Marc Rocco

Cast: Christian Slater, Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman

     
 

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Director Marc Rocco's exploration of the case that brought an end to Alcatraz comes to DVD with two different transfers. The widescreen image preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame 1.33:1 presentation. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Subtitles are accessible in both of… See more details below

Overview

Director Marc Rocco's exploration of the case that brought an end to Alcatraz comes to DVD with two different transfers. The widescreen image preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame 1.33:1 presentation. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Subtitles are accessible in both of those languages as well. There are no supplemental materials of note on this disc, which is something of a shame seeing as the story is based on real events. The film's highlight, a riveting performance by Kevin Bacon, resonates as intensely on the small screen as it did in theaters.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/22/1999
UPC:
0085391389521
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Full Frame]
Sound:
[stereo]
Time:
2:02:00

Special Features

Interactive menus; Scene access; Language & subtitles: English & Français

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christian Slater James Stamphill
Kevin Bacon Henri Young
Gary Oldman Associate Warden Glenn
Embeth Davidtz Mary McCasslin
William H. Macy William McNeil
Brad Dourif Byron Stamphill
R. Lee Ermey Judge Clawson
Stephen Tobolowsky Mr. Henkin
Stefan Gierasch Warden James Humson
Mia Kirshner Adult Rosetta Young
Ben Slack Jerry Hoolihan
Kyra Sedgwick Blanche
Charles Boswell Simpson
Michael Melvin Inmate Arthur "Doc" Barker
George Maguire Inmate #1
Douglas Bennett Inmate #3
Tony Barr Winthrop
Stuart Nisbet Harve
Gary Ballard Alcatraz Guard Swenson
Randy Pelish Alcatraz Guard Wimer
Neil Summers Alcatraz Guard Whitney
Eddie Bowz Alcatraz Guard
Tim Winters Alcatraz Guard
James Keane Alcatraz Guard
Michael Merrins Alcatraz Guard
Rob Lee Newsreel Reporter
Sheldon Feldner Man on the Street
Danny Kovacs Man on the Street
William Hall Man on the Street
Wally Rose Shopkeeper
Eve Brenner Winthrop's Secretary
Gary Lee Davis Giant of a Man

Technical Credits
Marc Rocco Director,Executive Producer
Marc Frydman Producer
Dan Gordon Screenwriter
Greg Grande Set Decoration/Design
Deborah Lee Co-producer
Russell Livingstone Editor
Kevin McCarthy Special Effects
Philip McKeon Associate Producer
Fred Murphy Cinematographer
Kirk M. Petruccelli Production Designer
Michael Rizzo Art Director
Lisa Rocco Makeup
Mary Jo Slater Casting
Sylvia Vega-Vasquez Costumes/Costume Designer
Ed White Musical Direction/Supervision
Mark Wolper Producer
David L. Wolper Executive Producer
Christopher Young Score Composer

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Scene Index

Jump To A Scene
0. Jump To A Scene
0. Menu Group #1 with 38 chapter(s) covering 02:02:28
1. A fugitive surrenders. [3:09]
2. The rehabilitation process at Alcatraz (Credits). [8:10]
3. Glenn's job. [6:11]
4. Murder at mealtime. [4:31]
5. A monkey's first case. [2:47]
6. Henri's first crime. [4:20]
7. How's DiMaggio doing? [3:16]
8. No breaks. [:49]
9. Older than he thought. [2:15]
10. Stamphill's deadline. [1:22]
11. Three last years. [1:54]
12. Like a lost cause. [1:01]
13. Henri on holiday. [3:43]
14. "They haven't caught all the killers." [4:51]
15. Alcatraz on trial. [3:21]
16. Cool as a cucumber. [2:19]
17. Playing hardball. [2:17]
18. "I need a friend." [1:54]
19. Nobody's talking. [2:26]
20. The dungeons of Alcatraz. [3:27]
21. A new lawyer on the case. [3:25]
22. Family matters. [3:45]
23. Brother to brother. [3:04]
24. Lured into an ambush. [1:47]
25. Henri's first time. [3:35]
26. Glenn takes the stand. [5:10]
27. Bad timing. [2:39]
28. Could've been just like you. [2:31]
29. A cold, hard fact about Warden Humson. [5:15]
30. Not worth going back there. [2:12]
31. Something worth fighting for. [3:49]
32. "I want to stop being afraid." [7:35]
33. "They're the murderers." [2:15]
34. A verdict and a petition. [2:00]
35. "I won, didn't I?" [1:24]
36. The definition of victory. [1:22]
37. Action/reaction. [2:02]
38. Coda and End Credits. [4:14]
Side #2 -- MURDER IN THE FIRST WIDESCREEN
0. Jump To A Scene
1. A fugitive surrenders. [3:09]
2. The rehabilitation process at Alcatraz (Credits). [8:10]
3. Glenn's job. [6:11]
4. Murder at mealtime. [4:31]
5. A monkey's first case (Tuxedo Junction). [2:47]
6. Henri's first crime. [4:20]
7. How's Di Maggio doing? [3:16]
8. No breaks. [:49]
9. Older than he thought. [2:15]
10. Stamphill's deadline. [1:22]
11. Three last years. [1:54]
12. Like a lost cause. [1:01]
13. Henri on holiday. [3:43]
14. "They haven't caught all the killers." [4:51]
15. Alcatraz on trial. [3:21]
16. Cool as a cucumber. [2:19]
17. Playing hardball. [2:17]
18. "I need a friend." [1:54]
19. Nobody's talking. [2:26]
20. The dungeons of Alcatraz. [3:27]
21. A new lawyer on the case. [3:25]
22. Family matters. [3:45]
23. Brother to brother. [3:04]
24. Lured into an ambush. [1:47]
25. Henri's first time. [3:35]
26. Glenn takes the stand. [5:10]
27. Bad timing. [2:39]
28. Could've been just like you. [2:31]
29. A cold, hard fact about Warden Humson. [5:15]
30. Not worth going back there. [2:12]
31. Something worth fighting for. [3:49]
32. "I want to stop being afraid." [7:35]
33. "They're the murderers." [2:15]
34. A verdict and a petition. [2:00]
35. "I won, didn't I?" [1:24]
36. The definition of victory. [1:22]
37. Action/reaction. [2:02]
38. Coda and End Credits. [4:14]

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