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Deja Vu (Bilingual)
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|Genre||DEJA, Action/Adventure, VU|
|Format||AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dubbed, DVD-Video, NTSC, Subtitled, Dolby, Widescreen|
|Contributor||James Caviezel, Ted Manson, Mark Phinney, Nolan North, John Warner Williams, Enrique J. Castillo, Polly Craig, Adam Goldberg, Clay Steakley, Maureen Brennan, Paula Patton, Lara Grice, Brian Howe, Ritchie Montgomery, Tony Scott, John "Spud" McConnell, Val Kilmer, Rich Hutchman, Doug M. Griffin, Scott Smith I, Scott Klace, Carol Sutton, Erika Alexander, Bruce Barnes (Sunpie), Rio Hackford, Shondrella Avery, John McConnell, Donna W. Scott, Missy Papageorge, Julia Lashae, John Johnson, Chris Rose, Patt Noday, David Jensen, Pat Noday, Bruce Greenwood, Denzel Washington, Matt Craven, Jerry Bruckheimer, Brian Durkin, Andy Umberger, David Pease, Bart Hansard, Ron Flagge, Macy Gray, Elle Fanning, Gary Grubbs, Enrique Castillo, Elden Henson, Dane Rhodes, Michael Arata, Ann Turkel, Lew Temple, Yvonne Landry See more|
|Runtime||2 hours and 6 minutes|
Academy Award(R) winner Denzel Washington (Best Actor, TRAINING DAY, 2001) joins forces with blockbuster producer Jerry Bruckheimer and mega-hit director Tony Scott for DEJA VU â the powerful, fast-paced action-thriller with a spectacular mind-bending twist. Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin (Washington) gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help prevent crime. But can it help Carlin change the past? Hold on to your seat for an explosive and intriguing thrill ride you'll want to experience again and again.
- Aspect Ratio : 2.35:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : English
- Product Dimensions : 1.78 x 19.05 x 13.72 cm; 68.04 Grams
- Item model number : 05066100
- Director : Tony Scott
- Media Format : AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dubbed, DVD-Video, NTSC, Subtitled, Dolby, Widescreen
- Run time : 2 hours and 6 minutes
- Release date : April 24 2007
- Actors : Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer, Paula Patton, Adam Goldberg, James Caviezel
- Dubbed: : French, Spanish
- Subtitles: : English, French, Spanish
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Unqualified, Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
- Studio : Touchstone Home Entertainment
- Producers : Jerry Bruckheimer, Missy Papageorge
- ASIN : B00005JPD0
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #18,055 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
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The setting is New Orleans and the place there is the Algiers Ferry dock.The ferry is loaded with armed forces personnel out in celebration and shortly after it leaves the dock,there is a huge explosion,condemning over 500 souls to their doom.Enter agent Carlin who is there investigating the carnage.He is an agent who is extremely on the ball and attention to detail is his forté.
During his probing a woman's body is found washed up on a nearby shore.It is first assumed it is just another body from the explosion,but its`placement on shore in conjunction to the boats demise is impossible as it would have to have floated there against the tide.Not only that but the ends of the fingers of one hand have been removed.Carlin attends the autopsy to find out the body was evidently placed there before the explosion and had nothing to do with the ferry blast;or did it?
Enter FBI man Pryzwarra who entreats Carlin to join in their investigation.He takes Carlin to some office where a group of folks are looking at seemingly real time four day old footage of the ferry,from any angle they choose and with sound.He is first told this is just new satellite techno stuff,but the explanation doesn't sit well with him.He goes along only so far until they are looking at the woman whose body was found,and who they have since identified,but is now alive,being,supposedly,four days before.The woman comments that she thinks she's being watched.Carlin pulls out a laser pen and points it into the picture,and the woman sees it.Carlin realizes what he is seeing is more than what they're telling him.It is finally revealed that this is top secret technology government researchers stumbled upon previously,and are now using for the first time here.
With Carlin fully in the picture,as it were,he is now able to identify the bomber,arrest him and learn what his steps were before and leading up the actual event.The team also sends Carlin a message into the past to help him stop the bombing before it happened,but it doesn't reach him and instead his partner gets it,and gets himself killed following the lead.Carlin then asks for himself to be sent back in time.Although never done with a human before he takes a terrible risk.He travels back to the day of the bombing but at a hospital,where he is revived as his heart stopped,as it was feared would happen.Once out of the hospital he saves the woman and together they tackle the problem at hand;stopping the bomber.They arrive at the ferry dock and the woman disobeys Carlin's pleadings to stay behind.She gets captured and tied to the steering wheel of the truck with explosives in it,but between her and Carlin they take the bomber down.They drive the truck off the ferry but only the women escapes and Carlin gets killed in the explosion.
In the aftermath the woman is told by authorities to sit tight while an agent is coming to interrogate her about the explosion.The agent comes and the movie fades to black.
The movie,produced in conjunction with Jerry Bruckheimer,is well crafted and ably directed by Tony Scott.The film is in an off colour sepia-like tone which enhances the movies feel throughout.Washington has got game as has the entire cast.I always like movies that start out going in one direction but branch off and head in another,and this is one of them.The original Predator,where a group of army types is on a rescue mission and are later fighting for their lives against of all things,an alien,is just one example.This movie starts off as a "routine" investigation of a terrorist act in New Orleans,then suddenly vaults into the realm of Sci Fi with the use of secret government controlled time travel.And thanks to the great direction and editing,and attention to detail,the film works on alot of different levels.
Technically speaking the film is in its original a/r of 2:35:1.It's clear and crisp and includes commentary,a featurette,and deleted and extended scenes.
All in all a highly recommended bit of filmmaking by the late Tony Scott(I never thought I would be saying that about a director whose works I really admired),who passed much too soon.This film will have you on the edge of your seats from start to finish.
Directed by the late Tony Scott, this film has a fantastic visual flair, that is ingrained in all of his films, and a story that allows for snappy characters, engaging plot and enthralling set pieces.
Definitely worth the watch, if you're looking for something new, but similar, at the same time.
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The ever excellent Denzel plays a cop who has to investigate a domestic terrorism incident where someone blows up a boat full of naval servicemen and their families as it draws into port in New Orleans. However, instead of taking witness statements and making public appeals, he chooses to team up with a shadowy government agency who have invented a machine that can ‘look into the past.’ However, just because they can peek into the past, doesn’t mean they can easily identify the killer. Unfortunately, the machine can only look into the past exactly four and a half days ago – and time is constantly moving forward. Even in the past. Confused? Don’t worry. Denzel will explain it better than I can.
Although, it is one of those films where you do have to pay attention. It’s not one where you can check your Instagram account and wander off for a cup of tea. I’m not going to go into how the plot unfolds, as there’s more to it than I’ve mentioned. If you’re slightly put off by the sci-fi element, don’t be. It works on many levels. Obviously, there’s a strong sci-fi feel to it, but nothing too over-the-top and the machine has a ‘real’ look to it, like it could really exist in our world. However, it’s primarily a cop movie where the good guy has to track down the bad guy. So, hopefully it should appeal to more than just fans of the sci-fi genre. And, obviously, you have Denzel. He’ll probably never win any Oscars for his performance here, but it is definitely enough to lift the film to even higher heights.
Don’t expect wall-to-wall action. This is definitely not a ‘Transformers’ movie. And it’s all the better for it. Get ready to follow closely and see what the future holds for the war on terror. Or should that be the past?
I think they were on the limit with this plot, immensely enjoyable as I found it, and there are plot holes that I could drive my Jeep Cherokee through (especially the ending ). I found that the best enjoyment comes from watching the film a couple of times as the plot and chain of events is complicated and implants on someone like me much better with repetition.
The characters are very likeable and extremely well acted in the sense that they all came 'on board' the incredible plot. Denzil is affable, clever and alone which means that he's not perfect in this kind of film, and is drawn to a murder victim, played ( in flashback ) by the stunning Paula Patton, because he wished that he'd known her when she was alive after delving into her background. Val Kilmer is an agent, flexible in thought and with a science background, working within a scientific project that can display the past with a kind of 3D video imagery.
Jim Caviezel plays a disturbed terrorist and does bring his trademark intensity to the role which makes the character very believable, committed but creepy.
I don't think I'm giving any spoilers away because much of this unfolds early in the film, after a spectacularly filmed opening sequence involving a ferry in New Orleans.
From there on the film is a roller coaster ride, visually brilliant, technically unbelievable and you need to suspend belief to follow the plot, though to be fair to both writers they tried to make the film as believable as is possible for a time travel themed production ---- a minefield.
I loved it, but I was wearing my flexible hat.
The dvd has English subtitles and shed loads of superb bonus features.
Federal agent Doug Carlin (Denzel Washington) is called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry that was filled with crewmen from the USS Nimilz and their families. Just as he gets started he is pulled away from the scene and taken to a top secret government lab that uses a time shifting surveillance device to help prevent crime.
The question is will this new device allow Doug Carlin change the past events ?
Ignore the clumsy and contradictory way the Grandfather Paradox is dealt with and the fact the police think nothing of his blood and prints being all over a murder scene prior to his ostensible first visit to it.
You have a top-notch high budget crime thriller - you really want Denzel to save the girl.
Obligatory car chases,explosions,baddie who is a lousy shot ( surprise,surprise )
Supporting cast - Paula Patton,Val Kilmer and Adam Greenberg particular are top-class