Watch now

£3.67 + £1.26 shipping
In stock. Sold by supermart_usa
Quantity:1

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£4.55
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Sold by: RAREWAVES USA
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Joe the King [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]


Price: £3.67
Only 4 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by supermart_usa.
5 new from £3.66 8 used from £3.65

Looking for Bargains?
Check out the DVD & Blu-ray Deals of the Week page to find this week's price-drops. Deals of the Week end on Sunday at 23:59.
Region 1 encoding. (requires a North American or multi-region DVD player and NTSC compatible TV. More about DVD formats)
Note: you may purchase only one copy of this product. New Region 1 DVDs are dispatched from the USA or Canada and you may be required to pay import duties and taxes on them (click here for details) Please expect a delivery time of 5-7 days.

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

Joe the King [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] + Michael [DVD]
Price For Both: £9.42

These items are dispatched from and sold by different sellers.

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Actors: Noah Fleiss, Karen Young, Camryn Manheim, Austin Pendleton, Val Kilmer
  • Directors: Frank Whaley
  • Writers: Frank Whaley
  • Producers: John Leguizamo, Janet Grillo, Jennifer Dewis, Kathy DeMarco, Lindsay Marx
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Colour, DVD-Video, Letterboxed, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Feb 2000
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000038I15
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 96,414 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Diana on 12 Jun 2010
Format: DVD
This movie will carry you through many emotions, and most will be painful...even down right depressing. Fleiss plays his part perfectly.
His facial expressions and body language can make you laugh in one moment; make you want to cry in the next.
Joe the King is a tale of a young lad virtually abandoned by society and family. The father (Val Kilmer) is an abusive, alcoholic; the mother is a passive female who allows the abuse. In essence, she has given up.
The older brother is in the same mess. All he has going for him is the fact that he is a year older, and is, perhaps, more attractive. Joe, for the most part, seems more like a little hobo.
Near the end of the film, something happens that makes you stop and pay attention, and look at your own life, because sometimes you only get one chance.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JOSEPH OLIVER on 7 May 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is a very moving drama of a fourteen year old boy in a rather dysfunctional home. So dsyfunctinal in fact that his mother suggests a way out for her son to a judge which most parents would never consider but she feels that she has lost the run of his life and is unable to cope with him. The sad thing is that no one really bothers to ask him why he is always late for school, falls asleep, steal things etc. He is just guilty and not worth redeeming. It is all for his father and mother's sake but even they don't see it - and possibly don't care. Particularly the father who is unfortunately very well acted and portrays the sort of loser that rear their offspring for prison.

Joe Henry is terribly well acted. Very convincing and you can only feel pity for him even though he shouldn't evoke any good feelings from the viewer as he is just some scruffy kid we pass on the streets every day and just don't see. Or care about.

It's not a feel good film by any means but a true to life film. Joe Henry's are everywhere and nowhere. Unseen until they are adults when it is too late to do anything.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
ts a good item and was just what I was expcting Thanks a lot for swift delivery and good value item.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Red on 5 May 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I enjoyed it. Don't know what else to say but I have to fill with x number of words. Got there.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 37 reviews
25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Great screenplay 24 Feb 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
"Joe the King," written by actor Frank Whaley (Swing Kids, Pulp Fiction) debuted him this time as director in this independant film that takes place in upstate New York(actually filmed on Staten Island).
This movie, told about a young boy's struggle for survival in a world that has the odds stacked against him, is a powerful and moving movie. The young actor playing Joe, Noah Fleiss (Josh and S.A.M.) proved to be a very wonderful actor. Other actors included are Val Kilmer, Ethan Hawke, John Leguizamo, Camryn Manheim, Karen Young, and countless others.
Despite the not so good reviews and ratings given by film critics, I believe that this movie is a very unique, interesting, and nicely put together movie.
The DVD version is very interesting because of a special feature included in it, which is a commentary made on the film that is narrated by Frank Whaley, his brother Robert Whaley, and snipits by actor and friend of Whaley's, Ethan Hawke. The whole movie is replayed in this feature, but this time with their voices in the background, offering each person's individual opinion about each and every single scene, as well as behind-the-scenes information. Frank Whaley's witty humour provides for laughs throughout the commentary.
All in all, this was a wonderful movie...that just happened to be filmed in my school!
23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
A Bittersweet Tale That Haunts You 25 May 2000
By Sheldon Alquist - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Joe the King is a tale of a young lad virtually abandoned by society and family. The father (Val Kilmer) is an abusive, alcoholic; the mother is a passive female who allows the abuse. In essence, she has given up. The older brother is in the same mess. All he has going for him is the fact that he is a year older, and is, perhaps, more attractive. Joe, for the most part, seems more like a little hobo (or to some, perhaps, a modern Artful Dodger).
This movie will carry you through many emotions, and most will be painful...even down right depressing. Fleiss plays his part perfectly. His facial expressions and body language can make you laugh in one moment; make you want to cry in the next.
The opening scene was difficult for me. A younger Joe has his pants pulled down and is paddled by his antagonistic teacher. I don't think this would have really happened during the time frame of this movie, but I did flash back to the many times I had to hold my hand out for a swat with a wooden ruler.
While Joe tries to work at a legitimate job, he finds it ever too tempting to start stealing. Joe is going to pay off his alcoholic father's debt and replace his mother's record collection; it was destroyed by the father during a drunken rage. Joe never uses the money for his own gain.
You will find yourself 'rootin' for Joe. You don't want him to get caught. But a meddling school counselor (Hawke) upsets the scheme, ultimately leading to the arrest and conviction of Joe. The counselor thinks he is helping. HA!
Prior to Joe's departure to the juvenile facility, the father delivers a rather touching dialog. But, too little, too late.
Many people may find this movie too much of a downer. You want a happy ending; it is not there.
If you are a male 25 or older, and if you had an abusive, alcoholic father...if you were ever tempted to steal something...if your boyhood days were tough and you lived on the edge of what could have been 'normal' but was in fact hell...if you've loved and lost, then you will probably enjoy this movie. I think it's a great movie, but then, again, I could see a lot of myself in Joe; I just never got caught. I recommend the DVD version, simply for the exceptional narrative.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
joe the man 16 Jan 2003
By paul kelly - Published on Amazon.com
this movie was wonderful, NOAH FLEISS ,whom i never heard of before, was perfectly cast in this film about a boy who has nothing but himself. well thats not entirely accurate, he lives with his mom,dad and older brother, but no-one realy knows he is there. the family has nothing, Joe's father (val kilmer) is an abusive drunk who used to be the school janitor, and Joe was embarased by his job, his mom is to busy to even care about Joe, and his older brother just doesnt want him hanging around him. so what is a guy to do, in this case Joe desides that stealing is his answer, he is not a bad kid, he just does bad things and has no role model to keep him straight.
this was actor Frank Whalley's directorial debut, which he also wrote. supposed to be semi auto-biographical.
i was so impressed with this movie that i went out and bought it. and i want to find out all i can about Noah Fleiss (a definite star of the future) who plays the part perfectly.
the critics didn't like the movie too well, but it did win awards at the sundance film festival, so it cant be that bad.
near the end of the film, something happens that makes you stop and pay attention, and look at your own life, because sometimes you only get one chance.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Awesome movie with breakthrough performance! 19 July 2002
By T. Francois - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Remember this name: Noah Fleiss. This young kid gives such a mesmerizing, true-to-life performance you almost forget you're watching a movie and become totally engrossed in the life of this kid, who is at the center of this movie. This kid lives the most dismal, sad life and does not complain once to anyone. He just tries to live day by day and get through his meager existence by claiming little "victories" where he can. You just can't help but really feel for this kid down to the core of your being. A must see! Good performances from the supporting cast round out the movie as well.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
A sad, bitter dose of reality. 17 May 2000
By Jack Galloway - Published on Amazon.com
This is a vulgar, profane, painful movie about a vulgar, profane, and painful young life that, at 14, appears already to be wasted. The boy, "Joe the King," never had a chance. In the most dysfunctional of homes, where he is cursed by both slovenly mother and drunken father, in a school where he suffers severe emotional abuse (not to mention a pants-down whipping in front of the class) at the hands of a fat, ugly teacher, and onto the streets, where alienation and theft become a way of life: that is young Joe's milieu. And friends, it isn't pretty. Neither is the movie. Poignant? Yes, absolutely. But pretty? No chance. And that is exactly the hand that fate has dealt to young Joseph: no chance.
The cinematic beauty of Joe the King-easily the most moving motion picture that I have seen in many years-is the dose of gut-wrenching reality that it dishes up . . . and keeps dishing all the way to the end. And then some. Because it doesn't just go away after the credits. It stays there in your conscience to haunt you. There is no saving grace in store for that boy. No one steps forward to save him from the sordid future that appears to be in store for him. No redemption. No touch by an angel to rescue this soon-to-be-lost soul. His no-good father (well-played by Val Kilmer) is moved almost to tears, but too late . . . way too late.
You like irony? Joe ends up before a juvenile judge after being caught for burglary and theft. And what has he done with the ill-gotten gains? He paid off a pressing debt for his father, and replaced his mother's precious record collection destroyed by his father in a drunken rage. Admirably, the movie-makers don't hit you over the head or moralize about any of that, they merely show it, period.
I shall not soon forget the bitter final scene as Joe is led down the long, long hallway to begin serving the kid's-prison sentence handed down by the judge. The boy stops, turns and stares you straight in the eye. Then in heart-rending closeup he continues the wordless stare. At you. At me. At all of us who failed him.
And it hurts. It truly hurts.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   



Feedback