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Crimson Tide (Extended Cut) [DVD]

Tony Scott    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: Tony Scott
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English, French, Italian, German, Dutch
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios HE
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Nov 2006
  • Run Time: 130 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000HWXQL6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,550 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



In the typical Don Simpson-Jerry Bruckheimer mould(the partnership yielded Top Gun and Days of Thunder, among many other films), this 1995 drama is a combination of one-dimensional but enjoyable performances, lots of high-tech nonsense taking place onscreen, and mechanistic movie-making at its loudest and most seizure-inducing. Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington play nuclear submarine officers squaring off over the former's apparent intention to do some unauthorized damage to an enemy. Tony Scott (Top Gun) directed, bringing his lustre and pop commercial sense to go with all that Simpson-Bruckheimer eye candy. --Tom Keogh

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Combat veteran Frank Ramsey (Gene Hackman) and his second-in-command Ron Hunter (Denzel Washington) are the chief officers on board US nuclear submarine Crimson Tide. They are heading for Russia, ready to intervene in an escalating crisis which could result in the outbreak of World War 3. When they then receive orders to launch their missiles, Ramsay and Hunter clash over the validity of the command and mutiny ensues.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent picture quality 27 Nov 2012
By R. Forse TOP 500 REVIEWER
I won't use this review to discuss the plot, direction, or performances in this film - I'm sure you know all about that by now. However, what I will say is that within my ever expanding collection of Blu Ray films, this was one of the first I bought and it is easily one of the best in terms of the picture detail and quality. The upscaling of the original footage has lead to an incredible viewing experience and it still remains my 'go to film' when I want to show friends and family the kind of experience that they can expect from Blu Ray.

I bought it on Blu Ray because at the time there was not much difference is cost between this and the regular DVD version and what I got was a real gem and an unexpected visual treat.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
By Mr. Stephen Kennedy TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
After the 80's unthinking testosterone action movies, the 90's marked a real change in action ouput, even from the Bruckheimer / Simpson producing team - and so came about this unusually intelligent war movie.
Following in the tradition of classic submarine movies like `The Hunt for Red Octobe' or `Das Boot', there are all the traditional action notes you would expect - torpedo attack, flooding compartments, sinking towards crush depth etc., all done with the technical and editorial perfection you would expect from Tony `Top Gun' Scott. However, all the action is merely a backdrop for a real character study and moral dilemna.
Hackman's veteran Captain is of the old school, `I like things simple' approach. When unrest in Russia becomes critical enough for them to receive orders to launch their nuclear payload, he sets out to perform his duty. However, a second message is received - and it is incomplete, therefore can not be verified. The radio goes down, and the sub is now out of touch with the rest of the world. The `new school' Executive Officer played by Denzel Washington feels strongly enough that they should not follow through with the launch until the message is verified, leading him into direct conflict with the Captain and a tense, riveting and exciting showdown ensues.
The action is note perfect, but it is the acting that makes the movie stand out. Seeing Washington and Hackman `mano-a-mano', cannot fail to knock your socks off with its intensity. Indeed, all the actors have their moments to shine, including a pre-Lord of the Rings Viggo Mortensen, and an excellent George Dzundza playing `Chief of the Boat'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER
Russian rebels have seized one of their government's nuclear missile bases and are threatening to attack the U.S.A. A patrolling US nuclear submarine is ordered to fire, but almost straight afterwards an incomplete counter order brings uncertainty. The submarine Captain and the Executive Officer come into conflict as to which order to follow, and thus the subs crew are torn as to which officer is right or wrong.

Directed by Tony Scott, one could be forgiven for thinking that Crimson Tide would be an outlandish ball of explosions and slaughter, thankfully it isn't, as Scott gives us one of the best underwater thrillers going. Scintilating characters are cloaked in dynamic claustrophobia, and this coupled with the ever increasing unbearable tension, makes this a must see for fans of films that are scary because of what might happen, and not because of what many blockbuster film makers actually show you.

This is not a standard good vs evil plot piece, or even a good vs insane cretin film, this pitches old school stickler for the rules Captain Ramsey against the deep thinking common sense purveyor Lt Commander Ron Hunter. Ramsey believes that the completed order, which is basically to blast the Russians before they blast us type thing, should be followed, Hunter on the other hand feels that the second incomplete order must be clarified before any action is taken, because after all this could be nuclear war! The film then twists and turns as the sub is divided into two factions, mutiny is rife, but what will the outcome be? Can the radio be fixed to complete the order? Will it be too late? All these questions are tensely drawn out by Scott to get the maximum impact from what is an admittedly standard global crisis in waiting story.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Languages and Subtitles 29 Mar 2010
By James
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
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Ratio of the feature film:

Languages of the feature film:
PCM 48 kHz, 24 bits, 5.1: English
DTS 5.1: European French, Castilian Spanish
Dolby 5.1: English, European French, Castilian Spanish

Subtitles for all the videos:
Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic, English and English for the hearing impaired

An outstanding picture and sound quality but with only a few extras (3 deleted scenes plus 2 documentaries).
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Blu-ray 10 Sep 2009
If you have seen this movie on dvd and liked it then you will love this version. The sound and picture quality are really good.Well worth the upgrade.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'A TRULY INTENSE DRAMA' 8 Jun 2014
By rbmusicman TOP 500 REVIEWER
The film is packed with genuine 'tension' the world is on the brink of a nuclear holocaust,the sub's Captain 'Frank Ramsey' (Gene Hackman) is convinced the last order recieved gives authority for a devestating 'strike' ....but comunication is down, the number 'two' 'Lt Commander Ron Hunter' wants to wait for further communication which causes a serious split in the command chain.
Taking over the heavily armed vessel becomes the only option left for the number 'two' and those that feel the same way.
Both men have a point, but who's decision will turn out to be the right one ?
'Denzel Washington' and 'Gene Hackman' afford you some compelling viewing, this is such a good film, i've seen it several times before, but still wanted to watch it again on the 'Blu-ray' format,...........
The picture and sound quality is good throughout.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my fave films Purchased to replace DVD
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Published 17 days ago by nigel garbutt
5.0 out of 5 stars Not reviewing the film although excellent in my opinion
Not reviewing the film although excellent in my opinion, (IMDB 7.3/10) this is for the Blu ray itself, the film is a 1995 so wasn't expecting too much due to age of film, however I... Read more
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Published 1 month ago by peter hale
5.0 out of 5 stars a really great film!
Tense, exciting, scary; gets straight into the story. Thought-provoking and ugly in places. Unbeatable cast; Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman are brilliant.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Crimson Tide
The first of many collaborations between Denzel Washington and the great Tony Scott, Crimson Tide is a great submarine thriller. Read more
Published 4 months ago by dozza
5.0 out of 5 stars In the top three films of all time...
This film had the strapline: "tension you can chew" and that description is spot on. Hackman and Washington are perfectly cast as opposites in the claustrophobic and tense... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mr. S Bailey
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Brill have watched it again and again, Denzel Washington at his best and Gene Hackman playing a military commander every bit as convincing as the one he played in "Behind Enemy... Read more
Published 7 months ago by EllieWin
5.0 out of 5 stars good DvD
A very well priced package that arrived quickly, works (not always the case) and provides one of my favourite films. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Sean Mcknight
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