The Long Kiss Goodnight

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Overview

Renny Harlin's action spectacular The Long Kiss Goodnight comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include cast bios and a theatrical trailer. Action fans will certainly appreciate the great picture and sound, but anyone ...
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Overview

Renny Harlin's action spectacular The Long Kiss Goodnight comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include cast bios and a theatrical trailer. Action fans will certainly appreciate the great picture and sound, but anyone hoping for a deeper look into the film will be left wanting.
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Special Features

Interactive menus; Scene access; Cast bios; Theatrical trailer
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
Certainly a vast improvement over the legendary debacle of Cutthroat Island (1995), the previous collaboration of the then husband-and-wife team of director Renny Harlin and star Geena Davis, this overblown action thriller starts out very strong but fails to pay off in a satisfying conclusion. Acting really isn't the hallmark of the action genre, so suffice it to say that the cast is what is required of a fast-paced pulp tale littered with corpses and explosions: They grunt, grimace, and grit their teeth with appropriate determination when firing a weapon or jumping from great heights. It's the script by Shane Black that makes or breaks a film such as this, so it's a pleasant surprise that The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) starts off with an inventive high-concept twist, developing a character nicely. Sadly, it then morphs somewhere in the second act into a routine series of percussive beats and a predictable government espionage/conspiracy/paranoia tale. If their project had delved into the issues of identity as thoughtfully as those action epics based on the works of novelist Philip K. Dick, the filmmakers might truly have had something not only viscerally exciting but intellectually fresh and stimulating on their hands.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/30/1997
  • UPC: 794043444623
  • Original Release: 1996
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Pan & Scan
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 2:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 21,112

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Geena Davis Samantha Caine (Charly)
Samuel L. Jackson Mitch Henessey
Patrick Malahide Perkins
Craig Bierko Timothy
Brian Cox Nathan
David Morse Luke/Daedalus
G.D. Spradlin President
Tom Amandes Hal
Yvonne Zima Caitlin
Melina Kanakaredes Trin
Alan North Earl
Joe McKenna One-Eyed Jack
Rex Linn Man on bed
Renny Harlin
Technical Credits
Renny Harlin Director, Producer
Steve Arnold Art Director
Stephanie Austin Producer
Shane Black Producer, Screenwriter
Howard Cummings Production Designer
Dennis Davenport Art Director
Michael De Luca Executive Producer
Tom Doherty Set Decoration/Design
Carla Fry Co-producer
Douglas Ganton Sound/Sound Designer
William C. Goldenberg Editor
Bonnie Greenberg Musical Direction/Supervision
Warren Hamilton Sound Editor
Michael Kaplan Costumes/Costume Designer
Bruce G. Moriarty Asst. Director
Guillermo Navarro Camera Operator
Jeffrey A. Okun Special Effects
Richard Saperstein Co-producer, Executive Producer
Alan Silvestri Score Composer
Michael Taylor Set Decoration/Design
Steve Tisch Executive Producer
Mary Vernieu Casting
Ronnie Yeskel Casting
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Full Screen
0. Jump to a Scene
1. Opening Logos [:17]
2. Main Title [6:33]
3. Bed Agreement [2:14]
4. Party Crashers [4:30]
5. Eye-Opening Chat [2:10]
6. Mom's Cooking [3:29]
7. A Cold, Hard Lesson [2:50]
8. Visitor From the Past [2:44]
9. Quest for the Truth [5:15]
10. Calling Information [2:27]
11. Putting it Together [6:49]
12. Station Identification [4:44]
13. The Truth of the Matter [3:23]
14. Farmboy Flashback [4:25]
15. Wheel of Torture [7:48]
16. Back to Her Roots [4:03]
17. First Contact [5:57]
18. The Key to Getting Out [5:24]
19. Dangerous Ice Capades [1:47]
20. Celluar Demands [2:07]
21. Phone Tag [3:35]
22. Rescue Attempt [5:29]
23. Locked Into a Bad Situation [7:45]
24. Going in Alone [:51]
25. There's No Stopping Her [5:22]
26. Ememies Collide [5:07]
27. Timed to Go [4:24]
28. Participant Recognition [2:34]
29. End Credits [6:11]
Side #2 -- Widescreen
0. Jump to a Scene
1. Opening Logos [:17]
2. Main Title [6:33]
3. Bed Agreement [2:14]
4. Party Crashers [4:30]
5. Eye-Opening Chat [2:10]
6. Mom's Cooking [3:29]
7. A Cold, Hard Lesson [2:50]
8. Visitor From the Past [2:44]
9. Quest for the Truth [5:15]
10. Calling Information [2:27]
11. Putting it Together [6:49]
12. Station Identification [4:44]
13. The Truth of the Matter [3:23]
14. Farmboy Flashback [4:25]
15. Wheel of Torture [7:48]
16. Back to Her Roots [4:03]
17. First Contact [5:57]
18. The Key to Getting Out [5:24]
19. Dangerous Ice Capades [1:47]
20. Celluar Demands [2:07]
21. Phone Tag [3:35]
22. Rescue Attempt [5:29]
23. Locked Into a Bad Situation [7:45]
24. Going in Alone [:51]
25. There's No Stopping Her [5:22]
26. Ememies Collide [5:07]
27. Timed to Go [4:24]
28. Participant Recognition [2:34]
29. End Credits [6:11]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Full Screen
   Play Movie
   Spoken Language Selections
      English
      French
   Subtitled Language Selections
      English
      French
      Spanish
      Off
   Theatrical Trailer
   The Cast
      Geena Davis
      Samuel L. Jackson
      Craig Bierko
      Brian Cox
      David Morse
      Directed by Renny Harlin
      Written by Shane Black
Side #2 -- Widescreen
   Play Movie
   Spoken Language Selections
      English
      French
   Subtitled Language Selections
      English
      French
      Spanish
      Off
   Theatrical Trailer
   The Cast
      Geena Davis
      Samuel L. Jackson
      Craig Bierko
      Brian Cox
      David Morse
      Directed by Renny Harlin
      Written by Shane Black
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very awesome movie!

    Wow! This movie is an excellent action-packed thriller. This will definately keep you on the edge of your seat.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome movie

    First off, Geena Davis is HOT! Especially as a blond. Now that we got that out of the way, this movie is great. Jackson's role was perfect for him with his sarcastic sense of humor. It went perfectly with Davis' hard A$$ attitude. The duo was great together. A must see movie for anyone who likes action and/or comedy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pretty good action film with some hilarious moments.

    I saw this on TV, where there was a scene when Samantha (played by Geena Davis) was cutting vegetables like a pro chef, sort of then threw the knife through the wall. Years later I forgot about the movie and decided to see it from beginning to end. At times the movie is a little cliche but its still an alright movie. Its one of those movies you see just once. Recommend if you like the sometimes cheesy but still enjoyable action type films.

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