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Title:
Natural born killers
Author:
Stone, Oliver, film director, screenwriter.
Edition:
Director's cut.
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 bonus disc.
Summary:
The story of a husband and wife who are serial killers involved in a cross-country killing spree that elevates them from fugitives into media celebrities. Special features include: Commentary by director Oliver Stone, deleted scenes with optional commentary by Oliver Stone, alternate ending, and "Chaos rising: the storm around Natural born killers."

The companion booklet includes a 2009 introduction by Oliver Stone, actor filmographies, trivia, and an essay, America's tradition of violence, and the director's notes written by Oliver Stone for pre-release in 1994.
General Note:
Videodisc release of the 1994 motion picture.

Some copies may not have bonus disc.

Release date: Oct. 13, 2009.
Language:
English
Contents:
Disc 1. The movie -- disc 2. Special features.
Reading Level:
Rating: Not rated; for mature content some viewers may not find suitable."Warning! Contains unrated graphic and violent footage not seen in theaters"--Booklet cover.
ISBN:
9781419878398
UPC:
883929056729

031398729228
Format :
DVD

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The death toll hits 52 when police finally capture lovers on a three-week spree through New Mexico.


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A frenetic, bloody look at mass murder and the mass media, director Oliver Stone's extremely controversial film divided critics and audiences with its mixture of over-the-top violence and bitter cultural satire. At the center of the film, written by Stone and Quentin Tarantino, among others, are Mickey (Woody Harrelson) and Mallory (Juliette Lewis), a young couple united by their desire for each other and their common love of violence. Together, they embark on a record-breaking, exceptionally gory killing spree that captivates the sensation-hungry tabloid media. Their fame is ensured by one newsman, Wayne Gale (Robert Downey, Jr.), who reports on Mickey and Mallory for his show, American Maniacs . Even the duo's eventual capture by the police only increases their notoriety, as Gale develops a plan for a Super Bowl Sunday interview that Mickey and Mallory twist to their own advantage. Visually overwhelming, Robert Richardson's hyperkinetic cinematography switches between documentary-style black-and-white, surveillance video, garishly colored psychedelia, and even animation in a rapid-fire fashion that mirrors the psychosis of the killers and the media-saturated culture that makes them popular heroes. The film's extreme violence -- numerous edits were required to win an R rating -- became a subject of debate, as some critics asserted that the film irresponsibly glorified its murderers and blamed the filmmakers for potentially inciting copy-cat killings. Defenders argued that the film attacks media obsession with violence and satirizes a sensationalistic, celebrity-obsessed society. Certain to provoke discussion, Natural Born Killers will thoroughly alienate many viewers with its shock tactics, chaotic approach, and disturbing subject matter, while others will value the combination of technical virtuosity and dark commentary on the modern American landscape. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi


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