The League of Extraordinary GentlemenDirector: Steve Norrington, Sean Connery, Shane West, Stuart Townsend
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Based on the comic book miniseries by Alan Moore, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen takes place in an alternate universe where the characters of several literary classics exist in reality. As if that weren't enough, they've been assembled together in 1900 by Queen Victoria as a team of evil-fighting heroes. Among them are Allan Quatermain (Sean Connery) from H. Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines; Mina Harker (Peta Wilson) from Bram Stoker's Dracula; Tom Sawyer (Shane West) from several works by Mark Twain; Dorian Gray (Stuart Townsend) from Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray; Captain Nemo (Naseeruddin Shah) from Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea; The Invisible Man (Tony Curran) from H.G. Wells book of the same name; and several others. Working together, the odd assortment of characters must combine their powers to defeat a mysterious villain and save the world from certain destruction. Directed by Stephen Norrington (Blade), The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen also stars Jason Flemyng, Tom Goodman-Hill, and David Hemmings.
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- 20th Century Fox
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Cast & Crew
|Sean Connery||Allan Quatermain|
|Shane West||Tom Sawyer|
|Stuart Townsend||Dorian Gray|
|Peta Wilson||Mina Harker (nee Murray)|
|Tony Curran||Rodney Skinner, AKA The Invisible Man|
|Jason Flemyng||Dr. Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde|
|Naseeruddin Shah||Captain Nemo|
|Tom Goodman-Hill||Sanderson Reed|
|Patrick Banister||Set Decoration/Design|
|David Baxa||Set Decoration/Design|
|Rick Benattar||Associate Producer|
|Michel Cheyko||Asst. Director|
|K.C. Colwell||Asst. Director|
|Sean Connery||Executive Producer|
|Elinor Rose Galbraith||Art Director|
|Stephan O. Gessler||Set Decoration/Design|
|Mark Gordon||Executive Producer|
|Mark Holding||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Industrial Light & Magic||Special Effects|
|Trevor Jones||Score Composer|
|Jason Knox-Johnston||Set Decoration/Design|
|Jindrich Koci||Art Director|
|Milena Koubkova||Set Decoration/Design|
|Gordon Lebredt||Set Decoration/Design|
|James McAteer||Art Director|
|New Deal Studios Incorporated||Cinematographer|
|Peter P. Nicolakakos||Set Decoration/Design|
|James Dale Robinson||Screenwriter|
|Marco Bittner Rosser||Art Director|
|Carol Spier||Production Designer|
|Jan Svoboda||Set Decoration/Design|
|Andy Thomson||Set Decoration/Design|
|James F. Truesdale||Art Director|
|Grant Van Der Slagt||Set Decoration/Design|
|Jacqueline West||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Gordon White||Set Decoration/Design|
|David Wood||Set Decoration/Design|
1. On the Brink of War
3. Armored Assassins
4. The New League
5. Mr. Dorian Gray
6. The Fantom
7. Mrs. Harker's Conduct
8. The American Agent
9. The Last Member
10. Out of His League
11. Voyage to Venice
12. The Shooting Lesson
13. The Portrait
14. Death in Venice
15. Behind the Mask
17. The Game Is Over
18. Hyde the Hero
19. The Message
20. Waiting for Skinner
21. A Fortress Vast
22. The Game Is On
23. The Napoleon of Crime
24. A Woman's Wrath
25. Invisible Enemy
26. Meet Your Demon
27. The Dante Beast
28. Killing the Future
29. The Long Shot
30. A Hero's Bequest
31. The Flame of Life
32. End Titles
English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio (Lossless)
Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
French 5.1 Dolby Digital
Commentary (Costume/Makeup/Visual Effects Team)
Commentary by Producers Don Murphy and Trevor Albert and Actors Shane West, Jason Flemyng and Tony Curran: On
Commentary by Producers Don Murphy and Trevor Albert and Actors Shane West, Jason Flemyng and Tony Curran: Off
Commentary by Costume Designer Jacqueline West, Visual Effects Supervisor John E. Sullivan, Make-Up Effects Supervisor Steve Johnson and Miniatures Creator Matthew Gratzner: On
Commentary by Costume Designer Jacqueline West, Visual Effects Supervisor John E. Sullivan, Make-Up Effects Supervisor Steve Johnson and Miniatures Creator Matthew Gratzner: Off
Jekyll, Dr. Henry
Sawyer, Agent Tom
Personal Scene Selections
Planet of the Apes
Kiss of the Dragon
Behind Enemy Lines
LXG: Shooting Gallery
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I thought the movie was cool. I liked Captain Nemo's ship and the car. To bad Allan Quartermain died at the end. I didn't understand the last part about the African guy with the sand and the fire. Was it the pat where 'Africa would never let him die' thing. Overall I really liked it.
Tell you the truth I grew up with more modern heroes and villains made by Marvel and DC but the director did an excellent job at bringing victorian era heroes and villains to the big screen. It was an enjoyable movie and for someone who is a big book reader (especially those considered classics) it was really cool to see these characters brought to life.
This was a very cool and well thought of film. It brings together historical figures that are all unique in their own way. I like movies like these. Even as betrayal takes place in the League, the remainder still stood as one, their powers combined. As such, most characters in here are based on real historical figures from years ago. They are basically remembered in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Sean Conner is always a blast but as far as his role here...hmmmmm? The effects arent great and the climax is predictable. This movie is a waste of money. Better luck next time.
GREAT ACTION AND SPECIAL EFFECTS,THIS IS WORTH BUYING!
....you don't take it seriously! Critics blasted it, and lovers of the graphic novel on which this movie is based were disappointed by it. But while the action is neither compelling nor coherent, the level of character development is surprisingly deep, considering the fact that the heroes in this movie are drawn from the well-turned pages of classic nineteenth-century literature. If you are searching for inspirational drama, watch "The Elephant Man," but if you are craving escapist adventure, then join "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen."
I loved this movie. I thought the gaphic novel was good, and the movie did it justice. Go see it!
It's an interesting set of characters, at least. Mr. Hyde was rather stunning and realistic in my opinion as far as effects go. The concept of Dorian Gray was new to me so I appreciated that character as well. There is so much potential there with these characters yet it fell a little short. Could have been an interesting franchise and it reminded me a bit of the Fantastic 4 in some ways.
The most disappointing feature would have to be its lack of a sequel, ah well, leaves room for the imagination. Still... I LOVED the range of characters, in the beginning all I could do is point and say, "LOOK! It's the character from...!"
This movie was alright but not awful, you couldn't help but watch it again and is one of those movies where you know it didn't do so good bu still liked it anyway. It has a bunch of different literary characters coming together to stop a plot of destruction from happening.
Having no exposure to the comic book from which this movie originated... and having had only some exposure to the literary heroes highlighted in this film (e.g. Jekyl/Hyde, Mina, and Captain Nemo among them), I was a bit surprised by how fantastic and utterly unreal this film was. One thing it did, though, was prompt me to do some exporing. Insodoing, I have since come to better appreciate not only the movie - but also the concept behind it. While definitely over-the-top in many ways, it makes more sense when one realizes the story is meant to be a 'comic book' with its own 'alternate reality'... and with its own rules. I think that once each of the characters is better known in its own right outside the story, the whole of the movie makes better sense. If nothing else, this is an excellent movie to stimulate viewers to dig into their English literature bins.... and do some reading about each of the main characters! Not on my Top 10 list.... but definitely Worth a watch. I'd encourage you to FIRST read the books about each of the characters BEFORE watching it as it will enhance the enjoyment.
Unlike some i foudn this movie to be wonderful. A league of some of the msot unlikely characters from books, the invisible man, a vampire whsoe also a scientist, Tom Sawyer, a man who lives forever named Darien Gray, Hyde & Jackle, Captain Nemo, and Allen Quartermain the best hunter in the world. I found it rather well acted and intriguing. Although near the end when one important character dies it's presumed that they come back to life, won't say who you'll have to see the movie, because of the witch doctor yet we're left on a cliff hanger as to what all happens afterward which caused me to believe that they were going to make a sequal following it but alas they haven't. on my top 10 list.
this is absolutley a great movie. plenty of action, plot twist and great charecters. this movie is an instant classic
i had been wanting to see this movie for sometime and when i finally did i must say i was a little disapointed. i thought the plot and idea of the movie was awsome but the casting was off. Casting Sean Connery as Quatermain was a mistake to say the least and Shane West's acting was not as good as i was hoping. all in all i don't hate this movie but i thought it could have been better.
If so, you may enjoy this film. However, I would not suggest it for anyone with a central nervous system. Here's a simple summary: literary heros, death death death death death death. Then, obvious plot twist. Followed by "character development" and more death. No nudity, sorry, for all you dorky teenage boys.
I truly enjoyed this for fun movie. I was very farmiliar with all of the characters in their own right. This movie is for anyone that would like to relax without the seriousness of it all. It had suprises for those that are not farmiliar with all of the characters and just enough action to keep your attention. If your a very serious person then this movie may not be for you.
This is just a great movie. That's about all there is here.
This is another one of the few movies I got to see in theatre. This movie makes the characters look more than just superheroes. But, whats really cool about this movie is that it takes characters from other stories and puts them in here, for instance, Tom Sawyer, The Invisible Man, and Jonathan Harker's wife from Dracula. If you want more than just a superhero movie, get this.
To start my 72 year old mother said this was the best movie she has ever seen -- and I tend to agree. The characters were excellent and there was non-stop action. It was wonderful to see classical characters come to life. And the fact that Captain Nemo was presented as Indian means that at least someone has read Jules Verne. Great movie with a great cast -- cannot wait for part 2.