Cover image for Alexander Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo
Title:
Alexander Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo
Author:
Birnbaum, Roger.
Uniform Title:
Count of Monte Cristo (Motion picture : 2002)
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Entertainment : distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (131 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
An innocent man, Edmond Dantes, is imprisoned for years on a godforsaken island while the friend who betrayed him takes Dantes ravishing fiancé for himself. Dantes eventually escapes, recovers a fortune in buried pirate treasure, transforms himself into the mysterious Count of Monte Cristo, and methodically goes about exacting his revenge.
General Note:
Based on the novel by Alexander Dumas.

Special features: commentary by Kevin Reynolds; theatrical trailer; The Pen (feature on Alexandre Dumas); adapting a classic (screenwriting feature); The Napoleonic World (production design feature); The Clash Of Steel (fight choreography feature); deleted scenes; sword choreography; the final duel; layer by layer sound design; Edmonds escape.

Closed-captioned.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG-13.
ISBN:
9780788838125
UPC:
786936165395
Format :
DVD

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The classic tale of swashbuckling adventure by the senior Alexandre Dumas comes to the screen in its umpteenth incarnation, this time from Kevin Reynolds, directing his first feature in five years. James Caviezel stars as Edmond Dantes, an honest sailor who plans to marry his beautiful lover Mercedes (Dagmara Dominczyk). Edmond doesn't know that his best friend Fernand Mondego (Guy Pearce) secretly desires Mercedes for himself and schemes with fallen aristocrat Villefort (James Frain) to frame Edmond for a crime he didn't commit. Sentenced to life on the remote island prison of D'If, Edmond becomes consumed by plans for revenge. Thirteen years pass and he meets a fellow innocent convict, Abbe Faria (Richard Harris), who becomes Edmond's mentor in swordfighting, finance, and escape, confiding that a vast treasure awaits a discoverer on the island of Monte Cristo. Eventually, Edmond is able to get away using Faria's tunnels and makes his way to Monte Cristo, where he retrieves the fortune and uses it to make himself over as the wealthy "Count of Monte Cristo." With the help of a loyal sidekick (Luis Guzman), Edmond insinuates himself into French royalty and sets about getting revenge on Villefort and Fernand, who is now married to Mercedes. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) also stars Michael Wincott and Albie Woodington. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi