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Alex Proyas (The Crow) directed this noir-styled futuristic thriller, scripted by Proyas, Lem Dobbs (Kafka), and David S. Goyer (The Puppet Masters). Separated from his wife Emma (Jennifer Connelly), amnesiac John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) awakens alone in a strange hotel to learn he is wanted for a series of brutal killings -- but he can't remember if he did or didn't commit these murders. Indeed, most of his memories have completely vanished, and he becomes the focus of interest for both mad genius Dr. Schreber (Kiefer Sutherland) and sympathetic detective Frank Bumstead (William Hurt). Attempting to unravel the twisted riddle of his identity, Murdoch encounters a group of ominous beings known as the Strangers, shadow-like figures who have a collective memory and possess the ability to stop time and alter physical reality through a process called The Tuning. Focusing their minds, they are able to change the size and shape of the material world. Murdoch manages to stay a step ahead of his adversaries as he slowly jigsaws together the puzzle of his past-bittersweet memories of his childhood, his love for Emma, and the key to the murders -- while following a labyrinth leading to the Strangers' Underworld, a set inspired by Fritz Lang's Metropolis. Rufus Sewell commented on the Underworld: "When Alex first sent me the sketches for that set, I was more excited than I had been when I read the script. The Underworld was truly remarkable -- a little bit scary, very thrilling, and full of hundreds of bald people." At the Fox Film Studios in Sydney, Australia, where 50 sets were built, three months were spent constructing the set for the Underworld, the largest indoor set ever built in Australia. The production design by George Liddle (Rapa Nui) and Patrick Tatopoulos (Godzilla, Space: Above and Beyond) is a composite of different styles and eras, combining the look of 1940s Manhattan with German Expressionism. The music is by Trevor Jones (G.I. Jane). The film's dedication reads: "In Memory of Dennis Potter with gratitude and admiration." ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
Serial murders -- Drama.
Psychokinesis -- Drama.
Criminal behavior -- Drama.
Murder -- Investigation -- Drama.
Science fiction films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Detective and mystery films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [Los Angeles, California] :2008
|Edition||Director's cut, Blu-ray, Widescreen.|
1963- film director, film producer, screenwriter.
Mason, Andrew (Andrew James), film producer.
Dobbs, Lem, screenwriter.
Goyer, David S., screenwriter.
Sewell, Rufus, 1967- actor.
Sutherland, Kiefer, 1966- actor.
Connelly, Jennifer, actor.
O'Brien, Richard, 1942- actor.
Richardson, Ian, 1934-2007, actor.
Hurt, William, actor.
Jones, Trevor, 1949 March 23- composer.
New Line Cinema Corporation, presenter.
Mystery Clock (Firm), production company.
New Line Home Entertainment (Firm), publisher.
Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, Richard O'Brien, Ian Richardson, William Hurt.
Music, Trevor Jones ; editor, Dov Hoenig ; director of photography, Dariusz Wolski.
Theatrical version: MPAA rating: R; for violent images and some sexuality.
Extended version: Not rated.
In English; with optional Spanish subtitles; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1998.
Special features: Documentaries: Introduction by Alex Proyas, Memories of Shell Beach (making of), Architecture of dreams; production gallery; text essays; Neil Gaiman review of Dark city; director's cut fact track; theatrical trailer; multiple audio commentary tracks featuring director Alex Proyas, writers Lem Dobbs and David S. Goyer, director of photography Dariusz Wolski, production designer Patrick Tatopoulos, and film critic Roger Ebert.
Blu-ray Disc; region A; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; 1080p high definition; 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.
Blu-ray Disc requires a Blu-ray Disc player.
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.