Seven

Seven

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Director: David Fincher

Cast: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow

     
 

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David Fincher's serial killer thriller Seven was given a fabulous two-disc deluxe release a few years back. This single-disc edition offers an inexpensive way to acquire just the film without the extras that were loaded onto that previous edition. The film is presented here in a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1.See more details below

Overview

David Fincher's serial killer thriller Seven was given a fabulous two-disc deluxe release a few years back. This single-disc edition offers an inexpensive way to acquire just the film without the extras that were loaded onto that previous edition. The film is presented here in a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital EX 5.1, DTS ES Surround Sound, and Stereo Surround Sound. English and French subtitles are accessible. Both the video and audio quality are excellent.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
A murky, claustrophobic whodunit distinguished by its unusually literate script, stylized production design, masterful performances, and directorial virtuosity, Seven pits detectives Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman against an unknown serial killer in a desperate race against time. Seemingly random murders, readily identifiable as the work of one man, suggest a master plan of some sort, and the pressure to divine it begins to alienate Pitt from his devoted wife, Gywneth Paltrow, herself a possible target of the phantom menace. No effect in this gut-wrenching thriller, visual or dramatic, was achieved by accident, as viewers of New Line's Platinum series two-disc DVD will learn. Four audio commentaries -- including analysis by Pitt, Freeman, and director David Fincher (Fight Club) -- plus a plethora of supplemental features outline the creative processes employed for Seven. Practically every scene, including an alternate ending and others deleted from the final cut, undergoes dissection in one way or another here. As this elaborate DVD package demonstrates, Seven has no equal among neo-noir thrillers. It is a viewing experience of almost unendurable intensity, and a textbook example of classic collaborative filmmaking.
All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
With its old cop/young cop pair trailing a brilliant psycho, Seven (1995) could have been just another serial killer movie. Director David Fincher's prodigious visual talent for choreographing an atmosphere of grim tension and evocative, partially hidden horrors, however, made it a disturbing foray into human darkness. From the jittery, unsettling credits sequence on, Seven reveals just enough of the grisly murders signifying the Bible's deadly sins, and the extremity of killer John Doe's devotion to his project, to allude to unspeakable terrors without actually showing a lot of violence. Circumspect old-timer Morgan Freeman's dedication and tyro Brad Pitt's fury both mirror the telling responses of their characters, and reveal signs of how tenuous the line is between cop and killer. Enhancing the aura of universal, unfathomable mystery shrouding Seven's unnamed city, Darius Khondji's cinematography creates a neo-noir urban murk of permanently rain-swept streets and deep interior shadows wanly pierced by flashlights that allow Doe to literally hide in plain sight from the audience before he turns himself in. Though the film divided some critics over whether it was stylishly rote depravity or tour de force filmmaking, Seven became a surprise smash, redeeming Fincher after his ill-fated debut feature, Alien 3 (1992).

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/03/2004
UPC:
0794043698927
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
R
Source:
New Line Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital Surround EX, Digital Theater Systems]
Time:
2:07:00
Sales rank:
3,462

Special Features

Closed Caption; DVD-ROM enabled

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brad Pitt David Mills
Morgan Freeman William Somerset
Gwyneth Paltrow Tracy Mills
Kevin Spacey John Doe
R. Lee Ermey Police Captain
Richard Roundtree Talbot
Pamela Tyson Actor
John Cassini Officer Davis
Peter Crombie Dr. O'Neill
Reg E. Cathey Coroner
George Christy Workman
Hawthorne James George, Library Night Guard
Bob Collins Library Guard
Dominique Jennings TV News Reporter
Allan Kolman Forensic Man
Gene Borkan Eli Gould (Sin of Greed)
Julie Araskog Mrs. Gould
John C. McGinley California
Harrison White Cop on SWAT Team
Bob Stephenson Cop on SWAT Team
Michael Reid Mackay Victor (Sin of Sloth)
Richard Portnow Dr. Beardsley
Tudor Sherrard Coupon Man
Mark Boone Greasy FBI Man
Michael Massee Man in Massage Parlour Booth
David Correia Cop at Massage Parlour
Leland Orser Crazed Man in Massage Parlour
Lexie Bigham Sweating Cop at Massage Parlour
Brian Evers Duty Sergeant
Shannon Wilcox Cop Behind Desk
Richard Schiff Mark Swarr
Charles Tamburro SWAT Helicopter Pilot
Andrew Kevin Walker Opening Scene Corpse (uncredited)
Daniel Zacapa Actor

Technical Credits
David Fincher Director
Jean A. Black Makeup
Rob Bottin Makeup
Stephen Brown Co-producer
Willie D. Burton Sound/Sound Designer
Dan Cangemi Special Effects
Phyllis Carlyle Producer
Richard Francis-Bruce Editor
William C. Gerrity Producer
Nana Greenwald Co-producer
Clay Griffith Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Lynn Harris Co-producer
Billy Hopkins Casting
Hugo Santiago Set Decoration/Design
Michael Alan Kahn Asst. Director
Michael Kaplan Costumes/Costume Designer
Darius Khondji Cinematographer
Dan Kolsrud Executive Producer
Arnold Kopelson Producer
Anne Kopelson Executive Producer
Elizabeth Lapp Set Decoration/Design
Arthur Max Production Designer
Michael White Makeup
Gianni Nunnari Executive Producer
Nilo Otero Asst. Director
Snaford Panitch Co-producer
Chuck Picerni Stunts
Michele Platt Associate Producer
Lori Rowbotham Set Decoration/Design
Richard Saperstein Co-producer
Howard Shore Score Composer
Andrew Kevin Walker Screenwriter
Monty Westmore Makeup
Gary Wissner Art Director

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Last Seven Days [4:08]
2. Main Titles [2:08]
3. Monday [1:14]
4. Gluttony [7:13]
5. Somerset Wants Out [2:20]
6. Tuesday [1:04]
7. Greed [3:30]
8. Seven Deadly Sins [2:44]
9. Hitting the Books [5:01]
10. Wednesday [:58]
11. Close Quarters [2:45]
12. A Late Supper [4:15]
13. Forced Attention [4:55]
14. Mrs. Gould [1:09]
15. Help Me [4:10]
16. Thursday [2:35]
17. Sloth [4:06]
18. Feeding Off His Emotions [3:03]
19. Friday [4:16]
20. Methodical, Exacting and Patient [2:34]
21. Who's Reading What [1:39]
22. John Doe [1:27]
23. A Reason to Knock [7:18]
24. I Admire You [5:48]
25. Saturday [3:33]
26. Lust [:57]
27. Apathy Is Easy [3:10]
28. Sunday; Pride [4:49]
29. Surrender [:53]
30. The Deal [2:48]
31. Ready to Move [2:17]
32. You Won't Miss a Thing [1:49]
33. The Chosen One [3:10]
34. It's Close [6:48]
35. The Package [2:12]
36. Envy and Wrath [3:50]
37. End Credits [5:03]

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