The Count of Monte CristoDirector: Kevin Reynolds
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Based on the Alexander Dumas extended novel of the same name, The Count of Monte Cristo is a difficult story to adapt because of it's length. The DVD has a commentary track from director Kevin Reynolds, a feature on the writing of Dumas, a feature on the choreography of the fight scenes, and a feature on the production design. There are also deleted scenes, choreography on the final duel, an examination of the sound design of Edward's escape, and more. The film is in widescreen 1.85:1 aspect ratio and audio is THX certified with English 5.1 and French 5.1 Surround Sound, and Spanish subtitles.
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- Walt Disney Video
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- [Wide Screen]
- [THX-Supervised Mastering, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
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Cast & Crew
|James Caviezel||Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo|
|Richard Harris||Abbe Faria|
|Alex Norton||Napoleon Bonaparte|
|Fred Jones||Col. Villefort|
|Helen McCrory||Valentina Villefort|
|Chris Brigham||Executive Producer|
|John Byrne||Set Decoration/Design|
|Connor Devlin||Art Director|
|Mark Geraghty||Production Designer|
|Robert Huberman||Art Director,Asst. Director|
|Peter Joly||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Tom Rand||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Edward Shearmur||Score Composer|
1. Opening Titles/The Island of Elba
2. A Letter From Napoleon
3. The New Captain
5. False Arrest
6. A Complicated Betrayal
7. Chateau D'If
8. The Case of Edmond Dantes
9. God Will Give Me Justice
10. Tunnel Companions
11. Neglect Becomes Our Ally
13. Death of the Priest
14. Edmond's Escape
16. Useful Information
17. Isla di Monte Carlo
18. Becoming a Count
20. The Means to an End
21. Albert's Birthday
22. The Toast
23. Not the Same Man
26. Mercedes and Edmond
27. A Complicated Vengeance
28. The Duel
English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Captions and Subtitles
Captions: English for the Hearing Impaired
Lucasfilm THX Optimizer
An Epic Reborn
Adapting a Classic
The Napoleonic World
The Clash of Steel
Fernand & Danglars
Mercedes & Fernand
En Garde: Multi-Angle Dailies
Layer by Layer: Sound Design
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I find it hard to beleive that anyone who has read the full version of the Count of Monte Cristo would be surprised this movie left out large portions of the book. The book is far too large to turn into a 2-3 hour movie. The entire background story on Lugi Vampa alone could have been turned into a movie. So to could have been my favorite par of the book; the Valintine and Maxmillion love story. The film did manage to capture the main themes of the novel; revenge, betrayl and Dantes' transformation from a gullible, innocent sailor to a jaded count. Overall it is worth watching. But, if possible, watch the movie before you read the book.
The movie adaptation is much better than the book. I usually never like the movie as well as the book, but in this case - big improvement. The movie whittles down all the convoluted second half of the book and makes some agreeable changes in plot. The scenery and music are great and so is the acting. My 9-year old son loves this movie and we have watched it many times as a family.
The Count of Monte Cristo is known to be a classic, but overall I didn't really enjoy it. I mostly enjoy mystery and action books and this book seemed very slow paced. In some parts you just wanted the scene to end and in others it was pretty hard to comprehend. The story felt like it just dragged on. I feel like if the book was shorter the story would have been more interesting. I also thought that when the story ended there should have been a little more of an ending. Although I didn't like the book, I did think that the author created a well thought out story line and plot. I liked how you read about the time when Edmond Dantes had a perfect life and he was about to receive everything he always wanted. Then all of the sudden his friends turned to enemies and his perfect life was stripped away from him piece by piece. I also liked how during the time he was in jail, his anger built up more and more until he created a “map to revenge” in his mind. He escaped and he followed that “map to revenge” until he ruined the people’s lives who put him in the situation he was put in for the last 14 years. In conclusion he realized what he had done, but only regretted how he ruined the lives of the people who were not a part of his enemies’ conspiracy. It was a pretty creative story. I don’t think I would recommend this book to people that like the same kind of books as me, or people who don’t enjoy reading a lot, because it is a super long book. I would however recommend it to people who enjoy historical books of any kind. It is actually a pretty good book it is just not for me. Maybe now I should watch the movie.
This was one of the worst versions of the Count of Monte Cristo that I have viewed....Hollywood ruined the storyline and destroyed Dumas' book...bad...bad...bad...JRVA
the book was wonderful!
Great movie.....full of suspense, romance, and intrigue.
This film is definitely one of the best, and unfortunately overlooked, films of this year. It was old-fashioned in its approach but not boring for one minute! The story features a delicious romance, a sinister betrayal, and a befitting quest for vengeance. The choreography was fantastic, much better than in other incarnations of Alexander Dumas' works. Lastly, the costumes and setting were transcending -- I felt like I was a part of Dumas' swashbuckling world.
I think that this story is one of the best captured on film. I loved every second of it and enjoyed Henry Cavill's performance as Albert Mondego. It was all very well played out and I enjoyed it very much.
The Count of Monte Cristo starring Jim Caviezel is stunning. Not only does the story have exceptional acting, but its visual is remarkable. Simply beautiful to watch and once you do, you are taken along with Dantes from his revenge to his justice through love. Mercedes and Dantes do age since their 19 and 20 years of age to roughly 35 years or so....because anyone that age looks great, not old. Perfect makeup and costumes, and the humor woven throughout is worth your time. A great film.
Keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire film. You'll want to see it again and again. This director takes the work of Dumas to the next level!
One of the best films of the year. This film beats a lot of other big name films out there. Too bad it didn't get the credits it deserves. Wonderful remake of the novel. Beautiful scenary, well executed plot and great development of characters.
I loved this movie when I first saw it in the movie theater! I've been waiting a whole year to buy it, and tomorrow, it will be mine! This movie is great, with lots of action, deception, suspense, and romance. The main guy is the most gorgeous man on the plant, and the girl in it isn't too bad, so that should make all the guys happy. It was a great movie, and everyone will love it.
the quality filmwork and the raw acting talent presented in this movie is amazing...you've never watched true artistic filmwork until u see this...I WAS BLOWN AWAY by this movie...i started watching not expectin much....but before the days end i had watched it through 3 times. Amazing movie a must have
Like others, I was anticipating the theater release of this movie. The movie was good with it's swordplay and dialogue. Yet, having read the Dumas's book thousands of times, I've found little bits that were lost in the movie making. Some say I may be a harsh critic - analyzing it too much, but it still was a thoroughly engrossing movie. Both Cavizel and Pearce are phenomenal. Cavizel showing the truth and grit while being held capitive for years without understanding why, his miraculous escape, and the revenge he plots against the people that betrayed him. A wonderful story plot!
A great remake on Alexandre Dumas' novel. Jim Caviezel and Guy Pearce are exceptional actors and add passion and charisma to their characters. Includes such poignant moments that will have you feeling deeply for Jim Caviezel's character as Edmond Dantes.
I thought this movie was very well written and all of the actors gave an outstanding performance. Normally, I dont watch movies dated back in time but for some reason I sat and watched this. I love The Count of Monte Cristo. Jim Caviezel gave the performance of his life. He brought this movie to life. I also liked all the different looks he had during this movie. As ''THE COUNT'' he was absolutely gorgeous. Also The sword fighting scenes seemed so real. Whoever taught them to sword did a fantastic job.
This movie is one of the better suspense movies I have seen in a long time! It was great and you could watch it over and over and see something new each time. I think this is a great family movie for 8+. No heavy love scenes or foul language. HIGHLY recommend.
My fiance and I rarely agree on any film, however, this is the exception. A beautiful adaptation of the novel with wonderful costumes, scenery and actors that breathe life into the characters! Truly a movie you can invest in, we bought it this weekend! (For those of you who have read the novel, the ending to the film has a twist that is not in the book!) Must see!