CubeDirector: Vincenzo Natali
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This low-budget science-fiction drama, winner of a 1997 Toronto Film Festival prize for "Best Canadian First Feature," depicts the plight of a group of people clad in prison-style uniforms and trapped in futuristic cube-like metal cells. Their memories are hazy; no one can recall how they got there. Alderson (Julian Richings) awakens in a cell, seeks an exit, and arrives in an adjacent cube where he's sliced and diced. Former cop Quentin (Maurice Dean-Wint) becomes the group leader, and he's challenged by conspiracy theorist Dr. Holloway (Nicky Guadagni). Government worker Worth (David Hewlett) remembers a past government link to the project. A discovery that the cubes have numerical codes suggests study by math-student Leaven (Nicole deBoer) while former thief Rennes (Wayne Robson) knows some escape tricks. However, the extreme behavior of Kazan (Andrew Miller) becomes a threat to their survival. Also shown at the 1997 Vancouver Film Festival.
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Cast & Crew
|Maurice Dean Wint||Quentin|
|Stephen Barden||Sound Editor|
|Colin Brunton||Executive Producer|
|Sue Conley||Sound Editor|
|Craig Henighan||Sound Editor|
|Peter Kelly||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Darcey Kite||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Mark Korven||Score Composer|
|John Laing||Sound Editor|
|Diana Magnus||Art Director|
|Steve McNamee||Sound/Sound Designer|
|C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures||Special Effects|
|Jill Purdy||Sound Editor|
|John Sievert||Sound Editor|
|Yasna Stefanovic||Production Designer|
|Jasna Stefanovic||Art Director|
|Patrick Tidy||Asst. Director|
|Todd B. Warren||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Justine Whyte||Executive Producer|
18. Square One
22. Next Move
24. End Credits
English 5.1 Surround
Commentary With Vincenzo Natali
English for the Hard of Hearing
Cube 2: Hypercube Trailer
Interview With Nicole deBoer (Leaven)
Art & Design
Spike Trap (Gallery Only)
Wire Twist Trap
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I once worked on a project that was Top Secret and did not discover what it was really for until years later. This movie hits that nerve exactly. And the Math is wonderful, and the mathematician who thought up the scheme is nice to talk to in real life.
OK, here's how it's summed up: This movie - Friggin' Awesome. Cube 2; Hypercube - Friggin' Gay. This film is definately worth watching at least once, and is easily my favorite sci-fi movie. Oh, and one more thing... I watched MOST of this film 2 YEARS AGO, CENSORED on the SCI-FI CHANNEL. It still gives me chills when I think about it. Needless to say, it's pretty scary.
I bought this movie a few years ago and every few months I like to watch it again. Best watched late at night with all the lights out. It still creeps me out each time I see it. Too bad the 2 sequels were so dreadful.
AMAZING! soooo scary and a great movie to watch! it gives the creeps and has a fantastic twist ending.
I saw this movie on a cold lonely winter nigth in seville, it was a midnite presentation and since the party I was waas over I walked to the movie theater. This is a master piece in script, in this movie you will not see explosion, persecutions or chases. But the characters depth, the interactions between them is well done. This is a movie that proves that the more important thing in Filmaking is the script, if you have a good script and low money you can make gratness, but on the other hand, no matter how many millions you use, how many computer effects you do and how big the stars are, if the script sucks, so will your movie. Logan
Great Script, Great Characters, Great Mind Twister, A Movie everyone should see at least twice.
Cube will make you not want to fall asleep, for fear of where you will awaken. And you will love it. Seven (six really, since alderton is killed nearly instantaniously) people are trapped in an enormous metal cube, made up of tens of thousands of smaller cube shaped rooms. None of the know how they got there, why they are there,or even what or where the cube is, but they are determined to escape. It is a dificult task, seeing as some of the cube's rooms are rigged with feindish traps. All of the people come from different backgrounds, but each has a skill to offer in their escape, but one by one, they fall victom to the cube, or their own paranoia. The dark, mindbending imagery and atmosphere are best described as what Dark City should have been. One of the most disturbing films I have seen, Cube is a definate must.
Cube is the most interesting and the most powerfully gripping film I've ever seen. Personally, I'd love to see it again, but I must admit, although it didn't have a lot of violence, that which was in it was a bit gratuitous, the first scene in particular... And the scene in which that poor guy gets the acid on his face wasn't too much better. But, it's worth a watch anyway. I would have liked it better if it was more surreal and less technological, but that's just me. The movie is incredibly original, unbelievably spectacular, and an ending not even the most avid movie-goer would expect.