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Crime Tide: Unrated Extended Cut *PSP Movie* [UMD Mini for PSP]  [US Import]
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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 --This text refers to the DVD edition.
When Russian rebels gain control of nuclear weapons in the USSR, the United States retaliates by deploying the USS Alabama, a nuclear submarine commanded by Captain Frank Ramsey (Gene Hackman). Veteran soldier and Naval legend Ramsey selects Lt. Commander Ron Hunter (Denzel Washington)--a Harvard graduate who prefers using brains over weapons--as his Executive Officer. While submerged, the Alabama is attacked by a Russian sub and loses radio contact just as an order is being transmitted from headquarters. Old Navy dog Ramsey firmly believes that the interrupted transmission ends with an order to fire their nuclear missiles at the Russian rebels. Hunter, desperate to avoid starting World War III, is determined to re-establish radio contact and act only after complete orders are received. Without the second-in-command's agreement, the missiles cannot be launched, and soon Ramsey and Hunter are engaged in a tense battle of wills, forcing the crew to choose sides. Produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer (Top Gun, The Rock) and in the tradition of his own gritty thrillers Man on Fire and Revenge, director Tony Scott keeps the tension running high in this fast-paced military thriller. Hackman scores as the tradition-bound Ramsey, and Washington is superb as the thoughtful young officer who feels compelled to take a stand against his superior. Crimson Tide remains an intense and intelligent thriller. --This text refers to the DVD edition.
Top Customer Reviews
No nonsense combat veteran Captain Frank Ramsey (Hackman) and his newly installed first officer Ron Hunter (Washington) are caught in the middle of a global crisis. On board a nuclear submarine they're heading for Russia where radical nationalists are threatening to start World War 111. But when they receive an unverified message to launch their missiles, Ramsey and Hunter clash over the validity of the orders. With nuclear holocaust close at hand, mutiny erupts on the sub-pitting the entire crew against each other in a showdown that will decide the fate of the world
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.
Audio is excellent (5.1) (DTS HD MA and LPCM) for those of us who wants the very best!
Video quality is also very good, with rich details.
A very good and breathtaking experience when Denzel and Hackman (among other excellent actors!) drives us thought the experience of a near nuclear strike over the old continent...
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I was not aware there were two versions,one family friendly and one with a scene of explicit foul language,totally unsuitable for family viewingPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I've watched both Hunt for Red October and Crimson Tide. Personally I consider the Hunt for Red October the better movie. Why? Read morePublished 2 months ago by Philip