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8MM (1999)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Nicolas Cage
Joaquin Phoenix
James Gandolfini
Peter Stormare
Anthony Heald
Chris Bauer
Catherine Keener
Myra Carter
Amy Morton
Jenny Powell
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Mystery; Thriller
Director Joel Schumacher
Producer Joel Schumacher; Judy Hofflund
Writer Andrew Kevin Walker
Studio Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 123 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.0
This thoroughly unpleasant thriller from the hands of Joel Schumacher (Batman and Robin) offers very little in its lurid tour of snuff films and the seedy pornographic underworld. A wooden Nicolas Cage stars as a private detective hired by a tycoon's widow, who discovers in her dead husband's safe some 8mm footage of a young girl being sexually abused and slaughtered. Cage's job is to determine the veracity of the film and to find out the girl's identity, whether she be alive or dead. What could have been a taut, nerve-jangling thriller is instead a lumbering, overwrought but underwritten tale of vigilante justice. Screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker also penned the imaginative and compelling Seven, but you wouldn't know it from this tired and monotonous script. Schumacher tries for echoes of both The Silence of the Lambs and Paul Schrader's Hardcore (which stars George C. Scott as a father trying to find his daughter in the seedy porn industry), but despite some slick camerawork, the film fails to draw the audience into either the mystery of the missing girl or Cage's supposed internal conflicts. It's not so much the unsavory subject matter as it is the sloppy and unimaginative filmmaking that makes the movie unbearable. Of the entire cast only Joaquin Phoenix, as a charismatic goth boy who works at an adult book store, comes away with a memorable performance. --Mark Englehart
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 884
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 4/6/2007
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
Layers Dual Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 043396028548
Chapters 28
Release Date 9/14/1999
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Theatrical Trailers
Making Of Featurette
Director's Audio Commentary
Talent & Filmographies
Scene Selections
Production Notes