Copycat [DVD] 
Get £1 Off Amazon Video*
|Price:||£14.97 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details|
Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) is a service Amazon offers sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's warehouses, and Amazon directly does the picking, packing, shipping and customer service on these items. Something Amazon hopes you'll especially enjoy: FBA items are eligible for and for Amazon Prime just as if they were Amazon items.
If you're a seller, you can increase your sales significantly by using Fulfilment by Amazon. We invite you to learn more about this programme .
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently Bought Together
Psychologist Helen Hudson (Sigourney Weaver) and detective M.J. Monahan (Holly Hunter) team up to track down a serial killer who is imitating famous murderers, one by one. Hunter's boss is not keen on her working with Weaver, who is herself confined to her apartment by agoraphobia. When the killer becomes aware that the pair are on his trail, he places them at the top of his hit list.
Taking its lead from Jonathan Demme's Oscar-winning pulse-raiser The Silence Of the Lambs, Copycat strives for intelligence over gristle and carnage. It's a terse, involving thriller that swings away from the usual cinematic notion of violence as a means to an end by forgoing brawn for brains. Young San Francisco police inspector Ruben Goetz (Dermot Mulroney) is teamed with brilliant force vet, M J Monahan (Holly Hunter), a diplomatic, no-nonsense cop who must buck the system in order to find a killer who is copying the crimes of history's most notorious serial killers. Ruben would rather shoot to kill than merely wound a suspect; Monahan labours to help him think more diplomatically. Everything changes when crank calls arrive at the station from serial-killer pin-up girl psychiatrist Helen Hudson (Sigourney Weaver). She's been housebound for 13 months, ever since murderer Daryll Lee Cullum (Harry Connick Jr.) nearly made her his next victim because she testified against him in court. Though he's in prison, he's still mentor and muse to every loose cannon walking the streets--one of whom is killing people with a vengeance and hoping to finish the job Cullum began. Cop and doc team up to solve the case in this stylish, plot-driven movie. Though Copycat loses steam in the end, it still makes a point. And it serves as a cautionary tale for people everywhere, tossing in street smart warnings against victimisation. The teaming of Hunter and Weaver works well, the short and the tall forging a terrific and friction-filled relationship that leads to grudging respect. Establishing an ominous atmosphere reminiscent of his classic British TV miniseries The Singing Detective, director Jon Amiel has an eye for the dark and the unusual and it gives this film an edge that eludes most other mainstream filmmakers. --Paula NechakSee all Product Description
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
Due to the horrific attack Helen suffered in her past as an agoraphobic she is confined to her apartment.
The killer uses this against her in his murderous attempts to become a famous serial killer.
Detectives M. J Monahan and Reuben Goetz they have the challenge of trying to capture the killer before he kills again and uses his chance to commit another murder....
While th film will win no plaudits for originality or scares, it's still good to see a character driven thriller, rather than one intending to shock with bucket loads of gore and cheap scares.
Weaver is great as the Agoraphobic, but it does become quite funny the amount of times she shouts out for her carer at the beginning.
The actual story is quite good, but the two 'Tyler Durden' showings of the killer before we meet the character is awful, and just gives the whole game away.
Connick Jr is truly great in this, but did he really have to look like the guy from MAD magazine? Even though it's on for more than two hours, it runs at a steady pace, and never really gets boring, thanks to the two leads.
good film just slightly lacking in areas preventing it becoming a classic.
dvd quality is average for a film it's age and the surround sound fails to impress but this doesn't ruin the experience.
Don't miss it.
First, and most importantly, for UK buyers....this disc is REGION FREE!!! My region-locked player plays it fine. It's from Warner Bros. who do not region lock their blu-rays.
There are lots of review for the actual film, so in this review I'm only going to focus on the blu-ray release.
The biggest question: Is this worth replacing on Blu-ray. Answer: YES!!
The picture on my DVD is awful, and, while the image on the blu-ray isn't perfect all the time it gets damned close. There is some graininess to the image; but, in my opinion, this film benefits from this atmospherically. Colours are bright and vivid and the blacks are deep. The film continues in this vein throughout with only a few scenes showing grain or soft focus issues.
Overall, if you're a fan this is a must-own and I'm very please I bought it.
If I'm honest, I would have liked more extras. A behind-the-scenes documentary would have been excellent (I'm not a fan of commentaries). But, nonetheless, this is a decent release to blu-ray for this excellent thriller.
Audio: English DTS-HD Master 5.1, German, Spanish and French DD 5.1, Portuguese Mono and a Dolby Surround Commentary.
Subtitles: Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish.
Extras: Commentary and trailer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Copycat is really unpleasant. It's difficult to see how anyone would find it enjoyable to watch. It is undeniably an effective psychological thriller in keeping you on the edge of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Forgot to check it wasnt the regoin one thing- it is- gutted. Cant watch itPublished 5 months ago by Miss Lane