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Crimson Tide [DVD] [1995] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Gene Hackman , Denzel Washington , Tony Scott    DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington, Matt Craven, George Dzundza, Viggo Mortensen
  • Directors: Tony Scott
  • Writers: Michael Schiffer, Richard P. Henrick
  • Producers: Bill Unger, Don Simpson, James W. Skotchdopole, Jerry Bruckheimer, Lucas Foster
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Colour, DVD-Video, Letterboxed, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Video
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Feb 1998
  • Run Time: 116 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6304765258
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 280,999 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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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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Washington/Hackman ~ Crimson Tide

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent picture quality 27 Nov 2012
By R. Forse TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray
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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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
Blu-ray all zone

Ratio of the feature film:
2.35:1

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

Verdict:
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
Format:Blu-ray
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 In the top three films of all time... 5 April 2014
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
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 environment of a nuclear submarine. Not sure that the Blu-Ray is much better quality than the DVD, though...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
the film is almost perfect... HD transfer and sound are incredible given the age of the film but there is a huge plot hole [ !!!! SPOILER !!!! ] A captain who threatened to shoot a random rating in the head with his pistol to get information from another crew member would be prosecuted and jailed , not given early retirement [ !!!! SPOILER !!!! ] this oversight is so absurd it sticks out like a sore thumb. This film should not have had a happy ending.... simples..... but the rest of the film is as tight as a but so 4 stars easily if you can ignore that one plot-bomb.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Blu Ray of an Epic Film 26 Jun 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
And to think so many people wasted their time watching The Hunt for Red October. This is the better film by a country mile.

Denzel Washington is good, Gene Hackman is awesome and at times quite frightening. Hans Zimmer's score fits this epic film perfectly. Tony Scott's (RIP) direction is tight and he keeps momentum at all times.

The Blu Ray is significantly better than most 1990s films, with a surprisingly clean picture during the many dark scenes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most excellent 30 Dec 2009
Format:DVD
This is the best film I have seen in a long time. Gripping from start to finish, I did not know until the very end what was going to happen.
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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 5 days ago by dozza
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 2 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 2 months ago by Sean Mcknight
5.0 out of 5 stars Crimson Tide
Was bought with three other films with Denzel Washington for a friend of my son. He has enjoyed all of these films.
Published 3 months ago by Janice
5.0 out of 5 stars a classic
what a movie a brilliant film that kept me glued to the screen 1st rate acting denzel + gene are fantastic I would recommend this film to everyone a must see
Published 4 months ago by crewestew
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This is a hard hitting movie about what happens when the chain of command breaks down. It is full of action from start to end.
Published 5 months ago by John Paget
4.0 out of 5 stars Crimson Tide (Extended Cut)
On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Simon
2.0 out of 5 stars Weak Plot Strong Cast
The cast is excellent. Little else is.

I hoped this would be an edge-of-the-seat thriller, but it was difficult to get invested in a film that was so predictable. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Optimus
5.0 out of 5 stars Godd service
A good promt sevice, not much I can say about the file, you either like it or not, I like it
Published 7 months ago by Derek Ward
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent DVD
It's time for me to catch up on all those old films and programmes I saw when originally released. Brilliant product and service thank you Zoverstocks and Amazon! I will be back!
Published 9 months ago by Chris Morris
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