Natural Born Killers

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Overview

Natural Born Killers was criticized for its violence when released in theaters, and this director's cut release restores even more graphic content. Only huge fans of the film are likely to be interested in these additional scenes, but for those interested in learning how Oliver Stone ticks, it's a great study of the mind of the director. Also included are several surreal deleted scenes, including two featuring Ashley Judd and Denis Leary, as well as an alternate ending. Stone's commentary, which is prefaced with ...
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Overview

Natural Born Killers was criticized for its violence when released in theaters, and this director's cut release restores even more graphic content. Only huge fans of the film are likely to be interested in these additional scenes, but for those interested in learning how Oliver Stone ticks, it's a great study of the mind of the director. Also included are several surreal deleted scenes, including two featuring Ashley Judd and Denis Leary, as well as an alternate ending. Stone's commentary, which is prefaced with a Trimark Pictures disclaimer as not reflecting the company's views, proves he really does have a grasp of the medium, and the "making of" featurette with the cast and crew reinforces the idea that this film was made in an "inmates running the asylum" manner. For those interested in the controversy or looking for an education in violent experimental filmmaking, this disc is loaded with goodies.
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Special Features

Feature-length audio commentary by writer/director Oliver Stone; Behind-the-scenes documentary: "Chaos Rising: The Storm Around Natural Born Killers"; Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1; Deleted scenes and alternate ending; Interactive menus; Theatrical trailer; Scene access; Languages: English, Français; Subtitles: English, Français, Español & Português
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Robert Firsching
Natural Born Killers is a vicious, gory, disgusted kick in the pants to America, as Oliver Stone seemingly throws the culture's sickness back in its face, screaming "You like this kind of stuff? Here!" In a country which made Bonnie and Clyde heroes and slobbered over bloody gloves and horrifying 911 calls for over a year, how do you make this kind of satire crazy enough? Stone tries to do so by taking every facet of the crime/glamor obsession to its extremes. Mallory (Juliette Lewis) and her psycho sweetheart Mickey (Woody Harrelson) commit over 50 murders and become big stars, with Stone tracing every step of the mad journey to celebrity in a multitude of styles including color, black-and-white, hand-held Super 8, and even cartoons. At one point, he presents Mallory's obligatory "unhappy childhood" as a demented sitcom, with sexually abusive dad Rodney Dangerfield spouting abuse to big laughs from a delighted audience. It's all just fodder for the media machine and the bloodthirsty public, as Robert Downey, Jr. illustrates as a camera-obsessed reporter whose quest for fame has blinded him to the perversion of what he is doing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/16/2001
  • UPC: 085391853527
  • Original Release: 1994
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Letterbox
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 1:59:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 19,340

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Woody Harrelson Mickey Knox
Juliette Lewis Mallory Knox
Robert Downey Jr. Wayne Gale
Tommy Lee Jones Dwight McClusky
Tom Sizemore Jack Scagnetti
Rodney Dangerfield Mallory's dad
Russell Means Old Indian
Edie McClurg Mallory's mom
Balthazar Getty Gas Station Attendant
Joe Grifasi Duncan Homolka
O-Lan Jones Mabel
Kirk Baltz Wayne Gale's cameraman
Jake Beecham Kid
Marshall Bell Deputy
Glen Chin Druggist
Carl Ciarfalio Mallory's Guard
Peter Crombie Intense Cop
Dale Dye Dale Wrigley
Matthew Faber Kid
Lanny Flaherty Earl
Risa Bramon Garcia
Jerry Gardner Work Boss
Evan Handler David
Mark Harmon Mickey Knox in Wayne Gale's reconstruction (uncredite
Jared Harris London Boy
Jamie Harrold Kid
Billy Hopkins
Arliss Howard See-Through Diner Patron/Prison Escapee (uncredited)
Robert Jordan Wgn Newscaster
Ashley Judd
Denis Leary
Heidi Levitt
Richard Lineback Sonny
Louis Lombardi Sparky
Phil Neilson Mickey's Dad
Jack Palance
Maria Pitillo Deborah
Everett Quinton Wurlitzer
Red West Cowboy Sheriff
Josh Richman Soundman
Sean Stone Kevin
Bob Swan Napalatoni
Rachel Ticotin
Pruitt Taylor Vince Kavanaugh
John M. Watson Sr. Black Inmate
Ed White Pinball Cowboy
Steven Wright Dr. Emil Reingold
Salvator Xuereb French Boy
Technical Credits
Oliver Stone Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Brian Berdan Editor
Merideth Boswell Set Decoration/Design
Budd Carr Musical Direction/Supervision
Hank Corwin Editor
Stella Furner Set Decoration/Design
Herbert W. Gains Asst. Director
Risa Bramon Garcia Associate Producer, Casting
John Perry Goldsmith Set Decoration/Design
Jane Hamsher Producer
Billy Hopkins Casting
Richard Hornung Costumes/Costume Designer
Chuck Jeffreys Stunts
Chuck Jeffries Stunts
Victor Kempster Production Designer
Heidi Levitt Casting
David MacMillan Sound/Sound Designer
Mike Smith Animator
Arnon Milchan Executive Producer
Thom Mount Executive Producer
Matthew Mungle Makeup
Don Murphy Producer
Robert Richardson Cinematographer
Richard Rutowski Associate Producer, Screenwriter
Matt Sweeney Special Effects
Quentin Tarantino Original Story
Alan Tomkins Art Director
Clayton Townsend Producer
David Veloz Screenwriter
Rand Vossler Co-producer
Margery Zweizig Art Director
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Scene Index

Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
1. Opening; café carnage [6:47]
2. Floorin' through the credits [1:43]
3. I Love Mallory [5:40]
4. On the tail of a twister [3:04]
5. Taking care of Dad and Mom [2:02]
6. Free [:50]
7. 'Til death do us part [2:52]
8. The American Maniacs version [3:02]
9. The people on the street [:56]
10. Thinking about... [4:15]
11. Too eager [3:51]
12. Meet Jack Scagnetti [:58]
13. Left turn into a lovers spat [2:28]
14. Demons visit the Old Indian [3:59]
15. Demonic dreams [3:13]
16. Two snake pits [3:41]
17. Drug Zone desperados [4:00]
18. Catching the big bad wolf [3:22]
19. Welcome to Batonga Penitentiary [5:32]
20. Born bad [1:35]
21. Wayne's pitch [3:55]
22. A love letter [1:22]
23. An expert opinion [2:52]
24. Dead quiet on Super Bowl Sunday [3:43]
25. Fate's messenger on violence [1:48]
26. "Only love can kill the demon." [3:29]
27. Mallory's visitor [1:33]
28. The purity of a natural born killer [:11]
29. A riot breaks out [1:33]
30. Armed and dangerous [1:29]
31. Getting sexy [3:21]
32. Live!!! inside Batonga [2:32]
33. Together again [:56]
34. On the loose...on network TV [2:04]
35. Wayne catches bloodlust [1:46]
36. Owen and a means of escape [2:41]
37. The warden and his charges [5:01]
38. A roadside statement [:56]
39. Other news tonight [5:38]
40. End Credits [1:07]
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Menu

Main
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   Menu Group #1 with 40 chapter(s) covering 01:58:49
Special Features
   Cast & Crew
      Woody Harrelson
      Juliette Lewis
      Robert Downey Jr.
      Tommy Lee Jones
      Oliver Stone
   Commentary By Director Oliver Stone
   Deleted Scenes
      The Desert
      The Courtroom
      The Drive-In
      Steven Wright
      The Hun Brothers
      Dennis Leary
   "Chaos Rising" Documentary
   Theatrical Trailer
   Alternate Ending
   Charlie Rose Interviews
Languages
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    natural born killers is an awesome action thriller

    natural born killers is an awesome action thriller

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A total waste of time and film stock

    This is simply the worst movie I have ever seen. It is Disgusting from start to finish. Stone has made some fine films but this is not one of them. You couldn't pay me enough to sit through this piece of junk again.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    I know a lot of people will disagree with this and will probably brand me some kind of psycho, but at the end of the day, this movie is a love story. A very twisted love story, but a love story nonetheless.

    This movie should also challenge the way you look at the media and the way they drive our culture. The cinematography and directing are fantastic regardless of what you think of the content. Every shot, every scene, pulls an emotion and sends you on a roller coaster through the length of the film. (Side note: try to find the book "Killer Instinct" by Jane Hamsher. She's one of the producers and tells the story of how the movie got to be made. It sure was a wild ride!) Also, it's a shame Woody Harrelson didn't do more roles like this one because he was wonderful, and he completely shed the Woody persona from "Cheers". I will admit, the most frightening and astounding performance was by Rodney Dangerfield as Mallory's father. A role I absolutely never expected to see from him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    "You can't beat the King"

    From provocatuer Oliver Stone, he makes us debate with and against each other than any other film he directed after this was released. A satirical and bitter dissention against our morally bankrupt media, Stone hits the mark with murder cases. Maybe overly violent, but shows how troubled our society is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the supreme greatness

    This is a film that works its way to a satire of life in the modern sociaty that now exists. This can relate to such storys as 1984 or clockwork orange, but it is a nightmare because its happening right now. Of course its not real or has ever happened, other than the copicat incident, or now any sort of killer could get that kind of noteriaty for being a sadistic sociopath. Once isnt enough to comprehend its inderence to utter chaotic rithim. Even if Quentin Tarantino didn't like it, he had Pulp Fiction right after this, Oliver Stone is still a genius filmaker that can show us what the hell he wants. If any director can have the talent he has or Kubrick they can do what the hell they want without any on corruption about it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Truth

    I believe this movie diplicts the actual media crazed society we have in America. I also think that if people are not ready for a film such as this then media should be less graphic and publicize murderers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Enlightenment in an odd way...

    This movie is amazing to say the least. Yep, sure it's shocking, but the movie is just amazing. It's funny in parts that wouldn't be funny normally. It's just so violent and twisted it's funny. And the way the film is shot is superb. It's got enlightenment written all over it. And the messages in the movie are true. An instant classic. Take this Tipper.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    OLIVER STONE PRESENTS NATURAL BORN KILLERS: DIRECTOR'S CUT

    NATURAL BORN KILLERS: DIRECTOR'S CUT is a great movie. However, it is ultraviolent and it needed 150 cuts (about three minutes) to get an R rating instead of an NC-17. The movie's filming style is wonderful. This is one of the most entertaining movies I have ever seen. The second tape is one hour of splendid bonus footage. ***WARNING: DON'T WATCH THIS ONE WITH THE KIDS*** Objectionable content: Extreme violence. Extreme carnage. Extreme profanity. Extreme sexuality. Atmosphere of chaos. Brief nudity. 182 minutes. (First tape: 125 minutes; second tape: 57 minutes) MUST-SEE

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