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Overview

The two-disc special edition of David Fincher's Seven should more than satisfy hard-core fans of the film by dramatically improving on the initial, single-disc version of the film. It boasts excellent audio options: English Dolby EX 5.1, DTS ES Discreet 6.1 and Stereo Surround Sound, with subtitles available in English and French. It also features incredible picture quality in an anamorphic widescreen letterbox format, remastered from the original negative and set at a theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The ...
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Overview

The two-disc special edition of David Fincher's Seven should more than satisfy hard-core fans of the film by dramatically improving on the initial, single-disc version of the film. It boasts excellent audio options: English Dolby EX 5.1, DTS ES Discreet 6.1 and Stereo Surround Sound, with subtitles available in English and French. It also features incredible picture quality in an anamorphic widescreen letterbox format, remastered from the original negative and set at a theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The special features are abundant, including four feature length audio commentaries by David Fincher, Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman and others, deleted scenes and extended takes, the original theatrical trailer, a DVD-ROM "John Doe" website that probes the killer's mind with his fan sites, reading list, his photo gallery and a penetrating look at the seven deadly sins; alternate endings to the picture with animated storyboards to illustrate them and an electronic press kit, and several galleries with production designs and stills.
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Special Features

Four feature-length audio commentaries featuring director David Fincher, actors Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, and other collaborators on the film; DVD-ROM content: Printable original screenplay with links to the feature film; Deleted scenes and extended takes; Alternate endings with animated storyboard exploration; Exploration of the opening title sequence from multiple video angles with various audio mixes and two commentary tracks; Multiple animated galleries featuring production designs and stills, crime scene photos used in the film, "John Doe's" notebooks, photos, and more; Original theatrical trailer and electronic press kit; DVD-ROM exclusive: A comprehensive "John Doe" website penetrating the killer's mind with links to his photo gallery, several of his "fan sites," reading list, and exploration of the seven deadly sins
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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: 12/19/2000
  • UPC: 794043499722
  • Original Release: 1995
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital Surround EX
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:07:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 55,075

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
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 Jr. 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
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 Jr. 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

Disc #1- THE MOVIE
0. Scene Selection
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 Attrition [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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Menu

Disc #1- THE MOVIE
   Play Movie
   Audio Commentaries
      Director David Fincher, Actor Brad Pitt, Actor Morgan Freeman
      Professor of Film Studies/Author Richard Dyer, Screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker,
   Set Up
Disc #2- SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL
   Exploration of the Opening Title Sequence
      Play Sequence
   Deleted Scenes and Extended Takes
      Original Opening Including Storyboards
         Original Opening
            View With Commentary
            No Commentary
         Animated Storyboards of Original Opening
            View With Commentary
            No Commentary
      Car Ride In From GLUTTONY
         View With Commentary
         No Commentary
      "Spare Some Change?"
         View With Commentary
         No Commentary
      "My Future"
         View With Commentary
         No Commentary
      Tracy Wakes From Light SLEEP
         View With Commentary
         No Commentary
      Raid On Victors
         View With Commentary
         No Commentary
      Pride
         View With Commentary
         No Commentary
   Alternate Endings
      Original "Test" Ending
         View With Commentary
         No Commentary
      Animated Storyboards of Un-Shot Ending
         View With Commentary
         No Commentary
   Production Designs
   Still Photographs
      John Doe's Photographs
      Victor's Decomposition
      Police Crime Scene Photographs
      Production Photographs
   The Notebooks
   Promotional Materials
      Theatrical EPK
      Theatrical Trailer
   Filmographies
      Brad Pitt
      Morgan Freeman
      John C. McGinley
      Kevin Spacey
      Gwyneth Paltrow
      David Fincher
      Andrew Kevin Walker
      Darius Khondji
      Richard Francis
      Arthor Max
      Arnold Kopelson
      Ren Klyce
      Howard Shore
      Peter Sorel
   Mastering For The Home Theater
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Disturbing

    This was a well acted suspense thriller. Morgan Freeman is always good. Brad Pitt showed us he is more than a handsome face. Kevin Spacey was all out creepy. This dark movie didn't let up. The ending was shocking. It was also moving because you see there is a relationship between the two leads.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    This is one of those movies that makes you cower in your seat as you cover your eyes repeatedly while viewing it. Real scary stuff one of the most frightening in its genre. This movie was well formulated and the cast well- chosen. Brad Pitt is perfect in the role of the young detective who wears his emotions on his sleeve, while Morgan Freeman is wonderful as the older, more patient but cynical mentor who tries to help the younger man. Kevin Spacey plays the part of the insane killer who is on a misguided mission to save mankind from sin, murdering sinners to do so. He's great in this role, also, leading the detectives from one bloody, gory crime scene to another and another, until he turns the tables on them in a surprise move. The ending, though shocking and unexpected, is a brilliant piece of writing, but it ruined the movie for me. I not only gasped at the ending, I cried for both detectives. The movie left me craving a happier, more equitable kind of justice, so I had to lower my rating to 4-star, despite the extremely high-caliber of the acting and the screenplay.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The thinking man's horror movie

    The first time I saw this movie, it was in a theater with a fairly large crowd. When the movie ended and everybody was getting up to leave, there was almost complete silence in the theater. It was like everyone was trying to get their minds around what they had just seen. My date told me that she had almost gotten up and left the theater during the movie because it had disturbed her. I think this is one of the best psychological horror movies ever made. The way it made you envision what the killer had done instead of just showing you the carnage was pure genius. I thought the performances by Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman were excellent and only added to the enjoyment of this movie. It was nice to see a movie that didn't conform to the happy "Hollywood" ending. One of my top ten movies of all time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One Of The Best Movies Of The Time Period

    This film is one of the scariest thrillers I have ever seen. Kevin Spacy is one of the most convinceing psychopaths since Anthony hopkins in Silence Of The Lambs. People I now to be lazy have taken the "SLOTH" sin to heart.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This movie is by far, one of my favorite movies. A classic that has no equal

    A lot of people think it's frightening that i love this movie so much but it's a sick pleasure of mine. Se7en is a very dark movie that never lets up. It pins Freeman and Pitt against a very disturbed, demented, and suprisingly insightful serial killer, I wont mention his/her name. He chooses his means of murder according to the 7 deadly sins. This is a movie you can't wait to see what happens next, honestly. I won't say any more. Morgan Freeman, the killer, and Pitt absolutely nail their parts perfectly. This movie is very visual and graphic but it's not over-emphasized... it has meaning. This is a movie you can't miss.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    a thriller thats good and has Brad Pitt he's hot!

    so Seven a thriller with Brad Pitt and Morgon Freeman and Gwyneth Paltrow the movie is good and so was Brad Pitt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    JUST OKAY, NOTING GREAT

    This movie is certainly full of great actingand and has an interesting plot, but there is really no action until the last few minutes of the movie. Some of my favorite actors were in this movie, and I was frankly disappointed in the movie as a whole. This movie was not scary, in my opinion, and I was watching a tv show that said this was one of the top 20 scariest movies of all time, yet it's not scary at all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome!!! Bravo!

    This is, and has been since I first watched it a couple years ago, my all-time favorite movie. Freeman and Spacey were PERFECT for their parts. Brad Pitt just sucked and almost ruined the movie, but I'll let that slide. Overall, the movie kicked @$$

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    easily one of the best

    A great movie to watch from beginning to end. The biggest surprise since 'Primal Fear'. This is a movie that will leave you feeling very uneasy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Deserves 7 stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    There have been countless imitations but never any duplications after se7en came around. Dreadifully atmospheric, superbly acted, and cleverly executed Se7en is probably the best thriller ever. It is quite clear that this movie is brilliant when there's talks of sequels. on the one hand you ask, why make a sequel of this great movie? But on the other hand you wonder what happens to the characters of Sommerset and Mills. Se7en is a great addition to your film collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Jaw Dropping

    Blistering performances are given by every member of this tallented cast. Pitt is great in this flick, and it has an ending that's sure to leave you in suprise!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Seven is too small for this movie!

    Seven is a serial-killer thriller from the director of The Game, Fight Club, and Panic Room, which are all good. Stars Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman play detectives searching for a killer basing his murders on the seven deadly sins. There are things you should look for, that will come back to you later in the movie. Seven's ending is VERY chilling and in the final climax, you don't know what's right.........or wrong.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    this is da bomb

    ohh my god this is a great movie with a great meaning to it the end was amazing just pure genious i never saw it coming and so i say WATCH THIS MOVIE NOW go and rent it it will be worth it

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