The Usual Suspects 
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DVD Special Features:
Audio Commentary with Bryan Singer and Christopher McQuarrie
Audio Commentary with John Ottman
Keyser Soze: Lie or Legend featurette
Round Up -- Deposing the Usual Suspects
Pursuing the Usual Suspects
Doin't Time with the Usual Suspects
Bryan Singer's Gag Reel
Deleted Scenes -- Hosted by John Ottman
Heisting Cannes with the Usual Suspects -- featurette
Introducing the Usual Suspects -- featurette
Taking Out the Usual Suspects -- Interviews and Outtakes
Bryan Singer introduces Kevin Spacey and Friend
Interview with John Ottman
US Theatrical TV Spots
US Trailer with Introduction by John Ottman
Bryan Singer's film noir The Usual Suspects casts a mesmerising spell, with the plot luring the viewer into ever-deeper and darker places. According to director, Singer, the premise for the film evolved from a magazine article. What does the phrase "usual suspects" actually mean, who are they and what happens when you probe their identity? Here, they are five expert criminals and a crippled con man in a line-up. The story, told via flashbacks, interrogation scenes and explosive sequences of a heist gone wrong, is a labyrinth of sub-plots and red herrings.
Kevin Spacey won a best supporting actor Oscar for his intriguing, blank-eyed turn as the crippled "Verbal" Kint. But Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Pollak, Stephen Baldwin and Benicio del Toro are equally fascinating as the mismatched misfits, creating hinterlands for their characters in a single gesture. Chazz Palminteri as the special agent is our main ally in solving the puzzle, but it's really a case of the blind leading the blind. Pete Postlethwaite's bizarre accent, as the sinister legal agent Kobayashi, adds its own layer of mystery to a film that earns cult status entirely on its own merits.
On the DVD: this is a dazzling two-disc set which will both please Usual Suspects aficionados and entice the uninitiated. The film itself is presented in widescreen format. The Dolby Digital surround sound quality throbs with tension so that you sense the dialogue and John Ottman's excellent, suspenseful music with your nerve endings rather than just experiencing them aurally. The original cinematic experience comes forcefully into your living room. Numerous extras include a fascinating director/screenwriter commentary (if you haven't seen the film yet, make sure this is turned off or it will wreck the suspense) and endless featurettes, each adding a layer of understanding to the film through observations from the actors, director and writer. A package that sucks you in, blows you out in pieces and still has you coming back for more, this is what special edition DVDs are all about. --Piers FordSee all Product description
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(Also an added bonus for nerds, like me, who have watched it MANY times, it's interesting to watch and pick out which bits of the story you can be sure are "true" and which parts may not be!)
In addition to the film itself, Disc 1 carries 2 audio commentaries. The first with John Ottman and the second with Bryan Singer and Christopher McQuarrie.
Disc 2 contains;
1. Pursuing the usual suspects (23 mins)
2. Doin' time with the usual suspects (26 mins)
Behind the scenes interviews with the director and all the cast
3. " Keyser soze: lie or legend" featurette (18mins)
Focus on keyser soze. Includes interview with Spacey.
4. Introducing the usual suspects: featurette (6 mins)
Extended trailer for movie
5. Heisting Cannes with the usual suspects: featurette (4 mins)
footage of showing at Canne film festival
6. Bryan Singer's "gag reel" (5 mins)
Out-takes and a few inside gags
The film is just as good as I remembered, Kevin Spacey is brilliant (deserved Oscar winner), but the whole ensemble cast is good. There are more plot twists than a politician's promises and the even though I knew the reveal it was still good to watch.
A note about the discs themselves and the supplier (ReNew Entertainment) . This was listed as "New" but clearly wasn't: there were fingermarks and scratches on the playing surface. It played perfectly though, so for less than £3 I wasn't going to complain. I mentioned this in my supplier review and Declan at ReNew immediately refunded me the purchase price even though I hadn't asked and also offered me a free item as a goodwill gesture. You can't fault Customer Service like that and I would happily buy from ReNew again.
The cast of superb actors which includes Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Spacey, Benicio Del Toro and Stephen Baldwin the scenes that include all these players are nothing short of a master class in acting where all the player concerned play off each other with great effect.
This masterpiece of cinema deservedly won the best screenplay Oscar and best supporting actor Oscar for the wonderful Kevin Spacey in 1995.
The film is a modern day classic with all the elements of great film making coming together and are presented in this DVD in 2.35:1 aspect and superb 5.1 surround sound a true must have for your collection.
Why are you still reading this.
Just watch the film already.
Kevin Spacey is an acting legend.