Unbreakable by M. Night Shyamalan |Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright | 786936144772 | DVD | Barnes & Noble
Unbreakable

Unbreakable

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Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Cast: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright

     
 

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Unbreakable, M. Night Shyamalan's follow-up to the phenomenally successful The Sixth Sense, comes to DVD with this fine release from Disney/Buena Vista. The disc boasts a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1, while

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Unbreakable, M. Night Shyamalan's follow-up to the phenomenally successful The Sixth Sense, comes to DVD with this fine release from Disney/Buena Vista. The disc boasts a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1, while Spanish and French soundtracks are recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include deleted scenes introduced by the director, a behind-the-scenes featurette, multi-angle capabilities for some scenes, excerpts from Shyamalan's early films, and a pair of collectible illustrations. This is a superb THX-certified DVD.

Editorial Reviews

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M. Night Shyamalan's follow-up to The Sixth Sense is, like its predecessor, an intelligent, eerie thriller that raises as many questions as it does goosebumps. Unbreakable reteams Shyamalan with Bruce Willis, here playing stadium security guard David Dunn-the lone survivor of a catastrophic train wreck-whose lifelong imperviousness to injury and illness intrigues accident-prone comic-book collector Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson). Elijah postulates that David's seeming invulnerability is the sign of an honest-to-goodness superhero. Shyamalan's exploration of this concept is conducted in a deadly earnest manner; there's nothing puerile or campy about it. Willis, whose character is a melancholy soul tormented by the failure of his marriage and the alienation of his son, plays Dunn with subtlety and restraint, and Jackson makes Elijah a pitiable but convincing eccentric whose persuasiveness eventually sways the security guard. Shyamalan sustains a gloomy atmosphere throughout, and a lengthy third-act set piece-in which David tests Elijah's theory amidst horrifying circumstances-is guaranteed to leave your teeth chattering and your knees knocking. Unbreakable is a tribute to the ingenuity of its talented writer-director, who takes an inherently ridiculous notion and makes it plausible by virtue of his masterful storytelling gifts. Shyamlan provides a commentary for the DVD, as does composer John Newton Howard; additionally, there are three featurettes covering aspects of the film's production, and storyboard-to-film comparisons.
All Movie Guide - Jason Clark
This follow-up to M. Night Shyamalan's out-of-nowhere breakout smash The Sixth Sense retains that film's deliberate pacing and attention to detail, but has more on its mind. This makes Unbreakable an even more ambitious and intriguing picture, even if the film's resolution leaves the viewer in the lurch by not realizing its full potential. A bold take on the mythology of comic books and realizing one's fate, the film is closest to the spirit of Alfred Hitchcock, who, like Shyamalan, lures viewers in one direction only to draw attention to something completely different when they least expect it. This is one of the film's strongest points: it is genuinely unpredictable and, until its wrap-up, feels as if it was helmed by a true visionary. Bruce Willis is quietly powerful in a rare interior role, fully engaging the viewer with his unshowy, sympathetic portrayal of a conflicted individual. While no Sixth Sense in terms of popularity, Unbreakable was still a box-office champ, despite polarizing much of its core audience. Supposedly, Shyamalan intended this film to be part of a planned trilogy, all of which would further explore Willis' character.
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
Unbreakable, the somberly fantastic new mystery-thriller written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, is even more of an anxiety-drenched trance-out than The Sixth Sense, his breakthrough hit of 1999. This picture, too, is set in Philadelphia, but it really takes place in a hushed and disquieting meta-movie world where every new shot is a meditation, a sensual piece of the puzzle, and where wonder merges with dread.
New York Post
Unbreakable, writer-director M. Night Shyamalan's dazzling reunion with Bruce Willis confirms he's one of the most brilliant filmmakers working today. Lou Lumenick

Product Details

Release Date:
06/26/2001
UPC:
0786936144772
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, THX-Supervised Mastering]
Time:
1:47:00
Sales rank:
13,946

Special Features

Fully produced additional scenes not seen in theaters, introduced by M. Night Shyamalan; Behind the scenes, featuring Bruce Willis; Comic books and superheros: exclusive feature with Samuel L. Jackson; The train station sequence: multi-angle feature; An excerpt from an early film of M. Night Shyamalan; DTS 5.1 Digital Surround Sound/ Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; THX-certified; Widescreen [2.35:1] enhanced for 16x9 televisions; French and Spanish tracks and Spanish subtitles; Two collectable Alex Ross illustrations

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bruce Willis David Dunne
Samuel L. Jackson Elijah Prince
Robin Wright Audrey Dunne
Charlayne Woodard Elijah's Mother
Spencer Treat Clark Joseph Dunn
James Handy Priest
Eamonn Walker Dr. Mathison
Elizabeth Lawrence School Nurse
Leslie Stefanson Kelly
Joey Perillo Actor
Richard Council Noel

Technical Credits
M. Night Shyamalan Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Douglas Aibel Casting
Steve Arnold Art Director
Gary Barber Executive Producer
Roger Birnbaum Executive Producer
Allan Byer Sound Mixer,Sound/Sound Designer
Larry Fulton Production Designer
James Newton Howard Score Composer
Joanna Johnston Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard King Sound/Sound Designer
Barry Mendel Producer
Sam Mercer Producer
Gretchen Rau Set Decoration/Design
John Rusk Asst. Director
Eduardo Serra Cinematographer
Dylan Tichenor Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Unbreakable
0. Chapter Selection
1. Opening Titles/Train to Philadelphia [:25]
2. Eastrail #177 [2:31]
3. The Only Survivor [2:31]
4. Memorial Service [2:31]
5. How Many Sick Days? [:03]
6. West Philadelphia, 1974 [5:43]
7. Elijah's Gallery [5:43]
8. Newspaper Clippings [5:43]
9. A Second Chance [1:07]
10. Instinct for Protection [5:04]
11. A Silver Gun With a Black Grip [1:35]
12. How Much Can You Lift? [4:26]
13. An Unbelievable Possibility [4:07]
14. Intuition [7:20]
15. The Hero's Code [2:11]
16. Fantasy or Reality? [1:51]
17. Love -- That's Forever [4:27]
18. Comic Book Store [2:26]
19. First Date [6:36]
20. Message From Elijah [1:16]
21. Revisiting the Wreckage [3:37]
22. Go to Where People Are [2:04]
23. Overcoming His Weakness [3:01]
24. I Had a Bad Dream [2:48]
25. A Hero [1:45]
26. Kind of a Miracle [1:21]
27. It Has Begun [1:40]
28. End Credits [4:39]

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