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Dark City: Director's Cut DVD

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Film noir meets sci-fi, in director Alex Proyas' cult classic, "Dark City" (1998), in which Rufus Sewell wakes up in an icy bathtub to discover a murdered woman's body. In true noir form, he has no memory of the preceding night and to make matters worse, he's now being pursued by a police detective who is convinced that he's the killer. Can he prove that the murder is the work of extraterrestrials who are experimenting on the human memory? This director's cut version features enhanced picture and sound, three different commentary tracks and never-before-seen footage. Co-starring Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, and William Hurt.
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 111 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: New Line Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: July 29, 2008
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
    ENGLISH: DD-EX 5.1 [CC]
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    - Expanded Audio Commentaries by Film Critic Roger Ebert, Director Alex Proyas, Writers Lem Dobbs and David S. Goyer
    - Documentaries: Introduction by Alex Proyas, Memories of Shell Beach (Making Of) and Architecture of Dreams
    - Production Gallery
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Sci/fi Masterpiece!


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  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Great Cinematography
  • High Production Value
  • Informative
  • Original


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    Tagline: "A world where the night never ends. Where man has no past. And humanity has no future." Neo-noirish in its overall mood, Alex Proyas, who is renowned for using dark overtones and post-apocalyptic settings in his films - "I, Robot", "The Crow", etc - was influenced by Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone" and Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" in making this film. He has created what I believe is a sci/fi masterpiece, and - even though failing at the box office when released - it has become a cult favorite. Critics have always liked it and in this Director's Cut, we can see Proyas' full artistic intent for the movie. The world has been taken over by a dying race of aliens, who are trying to find the essence of humanity, so they can use it to attain immortality. They have created an enclosed city that knows only darkness (the aliens cannot abide sunlight) and are constantly changing the structure of the city and "tuning" the humans who inhabit it. Then they accidentally create an anomaly, John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) through their captive psychiatrist, Dr Schreber (Kiefer Sutherland) who can't be tuned and thus can't be controlled. Murdoch awakes in an apartment with a murdered prostitute, with no memory of his past. He is of course a murder suspect and immediately starts seeking his identity to prove his innocence. He learns his name and the name of his wife (Jennifer Connelly) and the name of the town (Shell Beach) where he spent his childhood. He escapes the clutches of the aliens and the police inspector (William Hurt) who are hunting him down...for awhile. Do the aliens ever find out what makes us tick? Here's what Murdoch says..."You wanted to know what it was about us that made us human. Well, you're not going to find it...[Murdoch points at his head] here. You were looking in the wrong place." If you're a fan of science fiction, you'll love this one!

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