What's in the Box!)
Release Date: September 22nd, 1995.
Written by: Andrew Kevin Walker.
Directed by: David Fincher.
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Ermey, and Kevin Spacey.
It's hard to believe that this David Fincher classic came out 21 years ago, and it's even harder to believe that it still plays as flawlessly today as it did back then. Se7en is a timeless flick, and maybe the best Serial Killer movie that has ever been made. It's a modern day classic, plain and simple.
|"THIS CITY IS SUCH A SHITHOLE THAT IT MAKES ME CRY!"|
|THAT LOOKS SUBTLE TO US.|
Chilling excellence ensues.
|WE'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE EITHER, BRAD.|
Se7en is David Fincher's 2nd film, and unlike his first effort (the unfairly maligned Alien 3), he doesn't play one false note during this one's 127-minute runtime. Not one. It's visually stunning, the pacing is perfect, the cast is impeccable, and it's as heartbreaking as it is horrifying. And we love that unlike like so many other Serial Killer movies, this one doesn't end when the killer is caught. In fact, you could argue that Fincher takes things to a new level once that reveal happens, and that new level is even darker and more disturbing than the the one that the rest of the film has operated on for the previous 90-minutes. Se7en is a compelling Mystery, and an intense Thriller, but it's really the journey the detectives go on to find a killer, and what it does to them both, that is the heart of the movie.
Fincher went on to do some excellent movies after Se7en, but as much as we love his Zodiac and Fight Club, they never quite approach this movie's level of perfection.
And how can you not love R. Lee Ermey.
|"THIS IS NOT EVEN MY DESK."|
|SURPASS THE BAR WE SET? LOL!|
|DEEP INSIDE, WE KNOW WHAT WAS IN THE BOX. WE JUST DON'T WANT TO ADMIT IT.|
|NOW THAT IS SOME TWISTED SHIT.|
|ALTHOUGH BRAD PITT IS QUITE SEXY. NO HOMO.|
The 7.1 lossless audio track is equally impressive.
There's lots of bonus material on this disc, our favorite feature being the commentary with Fincher, Morgan Freeman, and Brad Pitt.
- Four audio commentary tracks:
- Stars commentary, with director David Fincher and actors Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman.
- Story commentary, with Fincher, author Richard Dyer, screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker, editor Richard Francis-Bruce and New Line president of production Michael De Luca.
- Picture commentary, with Fincher, director of photography Darius Khondji, production designer Arthur Max, editor Richard Francis-Bruce and author Richard Dyer.
- Sound commentary, with Fincher, sound designer Ren Klyce, composer Howard Shore and author Richard Dyer.
- Additional/extended scenes.
- Alternate endings.
- Exploration of the opening title sequence from multiple video angles with various audio mixes and two commentary tracks.
- Production design and still photographs with commentaries.
- The Notebooks: Full motion video details "John Doe´s" writings.
- Theatrical trailer.
|I OWN THIS DIGIBOOK VERSION, BUT THE DISC INSIDE IS THE SAME NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF PACKAGING IT COMES IN.|
Se7en is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD.
Gwyneth Paltrow ever starred in.