Despite a cast led by Oscar-winners Anthony Hopkins and Cuba Gooding Jr., neither critics nor the public took to the strange prison drama Instinct, and it seems Touchstone also has little affection for the film, judging by this weak DVD. The letterboxed picture is okay and the Dolby Digital 5.1 Sound does at least make the most of the reasonably dramatic soundtrack. However, the only special feature is the film's original theatrical trailer, which is scarcely an adequate selling point for a film that so utterly failed to capture public imagination. At the very least there could have been some production notes and biographies of the stars. As it is, even fans of the two leads will find little to recommend this bare-bones DVD.
Walt Disney Video
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Theatrical trailer; French language track; Dolby Digital 5.1 audio; Widescreen [2.35:1]
Side #1 -- 0. Chapter Selection 1. Opening Credits [5:20] 2. Clinical Observations [5:20] 3. Rampage at the Airport [:09] 4. Who's Got the Ace? [3:54] 5. Interview #1 [7:22] 6. Powell's Ace [5:31] 7. Interview #2 [4:59] 8. Progress Report [5:34] 9. Interview #3: Going Back [6:33] 10. Entering the World of the Gorillas [2:04] 11. Questioning the System [5:14] 12. The Journey Continues [8:25] 13. Control [8:38] 14. True History of Mankind [4:17] 15. No More Ace [5:23] 16. Risking Everything [:17] 17. Hunters [2:34] 18. The Riot [7:23] 19. Trying Not to Say Goodbye [10:44] 20. A Note From Powell [10:22] 21. End Credits [4:34]
Instinct 4.3 out of 5based on
More than 1 year ago
What an eye-opening movie! Anthony Hopkins, one of the greatest actors ever, has done it again! And Cuba Gooding, Jr. was superb, also. This movie is a must-see! The dialogue is a must-hear!
More than 1 year ago
''Instinct,'' is one of the most emotional and powerful movies ever made. I can't think of any others that even come close to the emotions that it has. It is emotional and thought provoking. Teaches us the meaning of control and what civilization really is. Anthony Hopkins the ability to a typical drama or suspense movie feel like a compelling adventure. This movie is not an action-packed movienct. But it will deliver drama with a lot of suspense. It is a movie where ever word must be listen too in order to truly appreciate....but worth ever second of time spent on it.