Rats

Overview

John Lafia's horror film Rats comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.78:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.0 and Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a making-of featurette. This is a fine release from 20th Century Fox with solid video and audio quality that will appeal mostly to genre enthusiasts. ...
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Overview

John Lafia's horror film Rats comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.78:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.0 and Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a making-of featurette. This is a fine release from 20th Century Fox with solid video and audio quality that will appeal mostly to genre enthusiasts.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; "Wild on the Set" making of featurette; Anamorphic widescreen (aspect ratio 1.78:1); Audio: English 5.0 surround, English Dolby surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
An enormous, and as yet secret, colony of genetically mutated rats invades a ten-block area of New York City. Department store executive Susan Costello (Madchen Amick) hires hunky exterminator Jack Carver (Vincent Spano) to quietly clear out her store, but the rats only get bolder, and more vicious. And the Health Department is helpless to stop them. This is a surprisingly arousing, fitfully entertaining take on the familiar nature-run-amok genre. Little is done as expected, and expectations are exceeded at every turn. The computer-generated and puppetry special effects are creepily effective -- particularly the rushing rodent hoard at the end -- and the reluctant sexual tension between the attractive leads (happily, unresolved) is utterly convincing and adds immeasurably to character development. The hilarious, over-the-top finale featuring a dry swimming pool filled with squiggling rats is a must-see moment.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/15/2002
  • UPC: 024543056003
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Alternate Wide Screen (1.78:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 42,117

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Daveigh Chase Amy Costello
Shawn Michael Howard Ty
Vincent Spano Jack Carver
Mädchen Amick Susan
Sheila McCarthy Susan's Boss
Elisa Moolecherry Elisa
Kim Poirier Jay
Balazs Koos Tech Guy
Cabral Richards Rookie Conductor
Jason Sharman Subway Passenger
Technical Credits
John J. Lafia Director
Elia Cmiral Score Composer
Robert W. Cort Executive Producer
Frank Deasy Teleplay
Eric Hetzel Producer
David Madden Executive Producer
Armando Sgrignuoli Art Director
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [:24]
2. A Rat in Garson's [:29]
3. The Operations Manager [2:06]
4. Customer Problems [1:42]
5. Amy & Mom [1:47]
6. Rat in the Window [1:53]
7. Carl's New Friends [1:43]
8. A Rat Bite [1:00]
9. The Exterminator [4:24]
10. The Ugly Truth [2:01]
11. Water Rats [4:31]
12. Checking the Apartment [1:17]
13. The Deputy Chief Inspector [2:18]
14. The Coops [4:44]
15. Rats' Nest [3:05]
16. A Bad Decision [3:31]
17. Susan's Stowaway [1:46]
18. Mutation [3:14]
19. The Research Lab [4:31]
20. A Rat in the Toilet [1:32]
21. The Colony [2:38]
22. An Accident [2:26]
23. Dead on the Tracks [4:13]
24. No More Help [4:12]
25. Jack's Plan [2:30]
26. A Pool Full of Rats [6:17]
27. Safe at Last? [2:09]
28. End Titles [2:29]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Language Selection
      English 5.0 Surround
      English Dolby Surround
      English
      Spanish
      None
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Wild on the Set "The Rats"
      Ablaze
      From Hell
      The Fury
      The Omen
      Phantom of the Paradise
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2003

    EEK??

    Saw the movie ''The Rats'' tonight and enjoyed almost all... the final pool-scene seemed a little far-fetched. The characters were good, had a sensible story behind it.

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