Wanted

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Overview

Night Watch director Timur Bekmambetov helms his first English-language feature film with this big-screen adaptation of Mark Millar's action-packed graphic novel. Wesley Gibson James McAvoy is a cube-dwelling hypochondriac whose uneventful life has become a mundane blur of terminal boredom. Repeatedly humiliated by his boss and constantly cuckolded by his cheating girlfriend, weakling Wes seems to be living right down to everyone's expectations that he would never amount to anything in life. However, upon ...
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Overview

Night Watch director Timur Bekmambetov helms his first English-language feature film with this big-screen adaptation of Mark Millar's action-packed graphic novel. Wesley Gibson James McAvoy is a cube-dwelling hypochondriac whose uneventful life has become a mundane blur of terminal boredom. Repeatedly humiliated by his boss and constantly cuckolded by his cheating girlfriend, weakling Wes seems to be living right down to everyone's expectations that he would never amount to anything in life. However, upon discovering that the father he never knew has been brutally murdered, the spineless, clock-punching pushover is recruited into a secret society of assassins known as the Fraternity. During the course of his training, the man who was once an office-bound wimp develops lightning-fast reflexes and superhuman dexterity courtesy of his skilled mentor Fox Angelina Jolie. Upon completing his training, Wes is assigned the task of dealing out death to the mythological Fates, who possess the ability to alter the lifelines of mortal men. It isn't long before the nebbish nerd-turned-agile assassin is erasing the bad guys with surprising efficiency, yet as Wes begins to carry the mantle passed down to him by his father, he gradually begins to suspect that his wise tutors are not the crime-fighting enforcers they present themselves to be. Now, with everything he ever wanted in life finally within his grasp, Wes is about to find out that the only thing more difficult than ending the lives of others is summoning the courage to take control of his own.
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Special Features

See an animation of the Wanted Collector's Set The package features 4 collectible postcards and a lenticular scene in an acrylic frame; disc-based extras include a digital copy of Wanted; an extended scene; featurettes including "Cast-and-Characters," "Stunts on the L Train," "Special Effects: The Art of the Impossible," "Groundbreaking Visual Effects: From Imagination to Execution," "The Origins of Wanted: Bringing the Graphic Novel to Life," and "Through the Eyes of Visionary Director Timur Bekmambetov"; Wanted: Motion Comics; "The Little Things" Music Video Mash-Up; The Making of Wanted: The Game
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/2/2008
  • UPC: 025195051255
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: 2-Disc Collector's Edition / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 56,686

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James McAvoy Wes Gibson
Morgan Freeman Sloan
Angelina Jolie Fox
Terence Stamp Pekwar
Thomas Kretschmann Cross
Common The Gunsmith
Kristen Hager Cathy
Marc Warren The Repairman
David Patrick O'Hara Mr. X
Konstantin Khabensky The Exterminator
Dato Bakhtadze The Butcher
Chris Pratt Barry
Lorna Scott Janice
Technical Credits
Timur Bekmambetov Director
Mitchell Amundsen Cinematographer
Varya Avdyushko Costumes/Costume Designer
Gary Barber Executive Producer
David Baxa Art Director
Roger Birnbaum Executive Producer
Michael Brandt Original Story, Screenwriter
David Brenner Editor
Danny Elfman Score Composer
Derek Haas Original Story, Screenwriter
Jim Lemley Producer
Mindy Marin Casting
Chris Morgan Screenwriter
John Myhre Production Designer
Kathy Nelson Musical Direction/Supervision
Jason Netter Producer
Marc E. Platt Producer
Adam Siegel Executive Producer
Marc Silvestri Executive Producer
Iain Smith Producer
Patrick Sullivan Art Director
Martin Vackar Art Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Wanted
1. The Fraternity [7:00]
2. Stressed-Out [5:56]
3. Greatest Assassin [7:59]
4. One of Us [5:27]
5. I'm the Man [5:45]
6. In the Factory [5:18]
7. Feeling Good [4:33]
8. One by One [3:17]
9. Who Are You? [6:30]
10. Loom of Fate [4:30]
11. First Target [4:34]
12. Second Target [3:00]
13. A Message [3:24]
14. Meeting the Maker [2:18]
15. Off Track [3:48]
16. Perfect Weapon [6:51]
17. Kill Kim [6:46]
18. Follow the Code [6:13]
19. Taking Control [6:01]
20. End Titles [2:55]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Wanted
   Play
   Scenes
   Languages
      Spoken Language
         English 5.1
         Español 5.1
         Français 5.1
         DVS Descriptive Video Service 2.0
      Subtitles
         English SDH
         Español
         Français
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Disc #2 -- Wanted
   Bonus Features
      Extended Scene
      Cast and Characters
      Stunts on the L Train
      Special Effects: The Art of the Impossible
      Groundbreaking Visual Effects: From Imagination to Execution
      The Origins of Wanted: Bringing the Graphic Novel to Life
      Through the Eyes of Visionary Director Timur Bekmambetov
      Wanted: Motion Graphics
      The Making of Wanted: The Game
      "The Little Things" Music Video Mash-Up
   Subtitles
      English SDH
      Español
      Français
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   Code of the Fraternity
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Can we see that part again, please?

    This movie was insane, in all the best ways. McAvoy, Jolie, and Freeman delivered with some nice work done by the supporting cast. McAvoy did a beautiful job with the hopeless nerd to bad-ass transformation, and even though we've seen that transformation in action and/or comic book films many times, we WANTED (no pun intended) him to become what we knew he would become. The fact that it's ultra violent makes it that much more stomach twisting when Wes is STILL getting the crap beat out of him. The twist was a little predictable, but still excellent, and it was nice to know, come the end, that not all "bad guys" only care about themselves. The effects and fights were breathtaking, and it was nearly impossible to hit "pause." For anyone who enjoys action films of any kind, Wes and Fox will rock you.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Deliciously Absurd

    Wanted was a movie I didn't want to like. I'm not particularly an Angelina Jolie fan, and the premise seemed absolutely ridiculous. However, this is a film that plants it's tounge firmly in it's cheek from the opening frames. Never has a movie so delightfully dived into it's own silliness and insanity like Wanted has. You can't possibly attempt to find anything based in reality in this film. Wanted is one of the most over-the-top explosions of sex, violence, and patently absurd mythologizing ever put to screen. The effects are beyond anything you can imagine. Physics do not apply. Blood flows remarkably freely. And our unlikely hero proves his meddle and saves the day. This was the most fun I had at the movies this summer, hands down...

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I want Wanted!!

    If you can suspend your belief in the insane for about two hours, you've got a lot to love about Wanted. Excellent acting by James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie and an awesome script that little resembles the Mark Millar graphic novel it was spawned from (in a good way!) propel a fantastic story of transformation and revenge forward to it's inevitable, explosive climax. Hired by a secret brotherhood of assassins, a nobody (McAvoy) finds his calling and in the process becomes someone completely different, the man he was supposed to be. Also starring Morgan Freeman, this violent tale should be great on DVD, especially for those with the hi-def rigs. Some camerawork gets a little hectic, especially in the beginning, and sometimes the special effects looks a LITTLE cheezy, but that's simply nitpicking a great overall work by the director of the international sensation Night Watch. If you missed it in the theaters, pick up Wanted when you can, I'll be getting it as a Christmas present to myself!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    This was a phenomenal movie

    I saw this movie in the theater and it is amazing. The special effects were out of this world and nothing you've ever seen before. Even though the special effects were not realistic, it was very captivating and exciting to watch and I left stunned at how different this movie was from anything I had ever seen before. I can't wait for it to come out and own it. I highly suggest everyone watching it at least once, even if you don't like it you have to admit that its visually fascinating!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Meh

    I enjoyed director Timur Bekmambetov's Nightwatch and Daywatch for their clean, fluid special effects and style. The plot in Nightwatch kept me interested, even though it wasn't the greatest. And in Daywatch, the plot was barely there, and the CGI didn't quite make up for it. <BR/><BR/>Wanted felt very much like his other movies. Fun to watch, so-so to listen to. This movie is marketed like some big time, high budget action flick. Less than 5 minutes in, it's clear it does not have a big budget. And while this is not another paycheck movie for the actors, it's not quite up to par with, I guess, my standard of action movie. <BR/><BR/>The plot isn't bad, but I had to suspend my disbelief more than I would've liked to. Before it was over I was tired of everyone being a badass. The violence is cool and well done. <BR/><BR/>I've never read the graphic novel this movie was inspired by, but I have flipped through it, and it looks a hell of a lot more interesting than this movie. The movie took the over the top killer angle of the graphic novel, but none of the science fiction or superheroish qualities of the characters. It tried to make something that is obviously an ode to the genre classics into something new and gritty and all its own. <BR/><BR/>The result is a mixed bag. There are cool parts, but as a whole, the movie left me wanting more. A better plot, better action scenes, less macho crap. <BR/><BR/>But, it is what it is. <BR/><BR/>Action candy.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2012

    Okay

    Some of the scenes were alright. A little too much CGI and slow mo moments. Not my kind of movie.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Master Fate?

    An entertaining bit of escapism, Wanted could have been, dare I say , both exciting and philosophical. Instead it went for the safety of predictability. The Actors and Actress did well, the story flowed well, and surprisingly, the CGI, was not overdone and unnessarily in your face; rats excepted. It is refreshing to see a car chase were the cars are beat to death, losing bits and pieces along the way, and not showroom new at the end. <BR/> However, "Fate" was left unexamined. Although it directs the story, the director leaves it basically unexplained, relying on the viewer to fill in the blanks. I believe that an opportunity was lost by not including a narrative on free will and predestination. Who better to deliver this than Mr. Freeman? It would have only enhanced the movie.<BR/> For what it is, Wanted succeeds.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    DTS Sound Track does not work with older audio systems

    I was very disappointed to find out that the sound track (DTS) is the only track available and since I have an older home receiver, the track only plays in pro-logic. You would think that the producers would include a Dolby-Digital 5.1 track on blu-ray with the added available space on the disk.<BR/><BR/>I am going to try to return the disk for non-compatiability and buy something else. Good movie, but it doesn't have the punch without the surround sound.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING!

    Phenomenal, sexy, raw, and exquisite talent on one screen, in one movie! WOW! I highly recommend it, as you will be totally satisfied after watching this action pack, high adrenalin block buster. Angelina...LOVE HER! She is awesome, along with Common, and of course, James McAvoy. Phenomenal, and an excellent actor, that has great potential. And, Morgan Freeman...what can you say...STAR QUALITY, ALL THE WAY!<BR/><BR/>Enjoy!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    No Audio Output From Blu-ray Version

    Warning to those with older Receivers. This Blu-Ray disk only has a DTS audio soundtrack in English. If you have a Receiver, like I do, that only decodes Dolby Digital 5.1, there is no audio output.<BR/><BR/>The rest of this review is for the clueless producers of this Blu-Ray disk. Obviously they have learned nothing from the costly lost sales of the war with HD-DVD. People like me are not going to buy an expensive new Receiver just to play a particular movie on Blu-Ray. Especially with six audio formats to cover and perhaps more to come! I will rent this movie on DVD and wait for the audio wars to end. Since Blu-Ray has plenty of capacity, I do not see any reason why an English Dolby 5.1 soundtrack could not be included to ensure backwards compatibility. Particularly since Dolby 5.1 is already provided on this disk in other languages. From reading various blogs and reviews, I know I am not the only potential lost sale.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Pretty Good

    All and all this movie is pretty good. Some of the fight sceens are out there. The story line is what keeps this move going and it has some twists.

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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