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This gritty tale of a drug lord whose attempts to go straight lead him even deeper into crime gets a polished presentation on DVD. Empire has been given a widescreen transfer, letterboxed at 2.35:1 and enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 X19 monitors. The audio is mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo, and the dialogue is in English (there's also a separate Spanish language edition); subtitles in English and Spanish have also been included. In addition to the picture, this DVD release includes a number of special features, including an alternate commentary track from director Franc Reyes, a collection of deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the film, Empire's original theatrical trailer, biographies of key members of the cast and crew, and footage from the film's world premier in Los Angeles.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/18/2003
UPC: 0025192305320
Original Release: 2002
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 24,840

Special Features

Closed Caption; The Making of Empire; Feature commentary with director Franc. Reyes and director of photography Kramer Morgenthau; Deleted scenes; The Los Angeles premiere; Samples from the Empire soundtrack

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Leguizamo Victor
Peter Sarsgaard Jack
Denise Richards Actor
Vincent Laresca Jimmy
Delilah Cotto Carmen
Sonia Braga Actor
Isabella Rossellini La Columbiana
Rubén Blades Actor
Rafael Baez Jay
Anthony "Treach" Criss Actor
Fat Joe Tito
Nestor Serrano Actor
Stracy Diaz Gina
Granville Adams Actor

Technical Credits
Franc. Reyes Director,Screenwriter
Steven Beer Executive Producer
Daniel Bigel Producer
Rubén Blades Score Composer
Robert B. Campbell Executive Producer
Jill Footlick Executive Producer
Peter C. Frank Editor
Ted Glass Production Designer
Evan Lamberg Executive Producer
John Leguizamo Executive Producer
Michael Mailer Producer
Kramer Morgenthau Cinematographer
Frank White Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [2:19]
2. The Entrepreneur [3:13]
3. Trouble [4:59]
4. Respect [3:38]
5. Carmen [5:58]
6. Jack and Trish [4:56]
7. A Bullet in the Back [5:10]
8. War [5:42]
9. The Sure Thing [6:12]
10. A Loft in Soho [4:35]
11. The New Vic [5:50]
12. Smart Money [3:51]
13. La Colombiana [4:08]
14. Jimmy's Way [7:58]
15. A Talk With Trish [3:18]
16. Jimmy Has to Go [7:53]
17. Taken [8:11]
18. Getting Even [5:42]
19. The Consequences [2:08]
20. End Titles [3:30]

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Empire 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie isn't for the viewer who has a problem watching violent, bloody action scenes. It's a realistic look inside the world of a bigtime drug dealer in the South Bronx. The soundtrack is HOT. The action is constant. There is nothing pretentious about this movie, and that's what makes it great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An uneducated Puerto Rican drug lord from the Bronx is looking for a way out of the drug game so that he and his family can live a better life. In the process, an up tight white business man betrays him. This was called Carlito's Way the first time I saw it. I've got to be totally honest ... As a Puerto Rican from the Bronx, I'm tired of movies like this that support these stereotypes of our people. I'm also tired of the stereotypes these movies create for white people in this country. This movie has been done before and (I personally think) creates more problems in the long run. This holds especially true for young latinos who look at this movie as some source of inspiration.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this movie John Leguizamo's character is different than say from Moulin Rouge or Ice Age. It has a lot of action and drama in it. The end is SOOOO sad. It is a great movie! If you want to see something exciting and leaving you on the edge of your seat this is definently the movie for you!!!