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Cape Fear (1991) [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)

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  • Actors: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis, Joe Don Baker
  • Directors: Martin Scorsese
  • Writers: Wesley Strick
  • Producers: Barbara De Fina, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy
  • Format: AC-3, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Canadian Home Video Rating : Restricted to ages 18 and over
  • Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: Oct. 18 2011
  • Run Time: 128 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 81 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B005CA4SL0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,776 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese brings heart-pounding suspense to one of the most acclaimed thrillers of all time in Cape Fear. Earning an Academy Award nomination for his brilliant performance, Robert De Niro stars as vicious psychopath Max Cady who emerges after being imprisoned for fourteen years with a single-minded mission - to seek revenge on his attorney Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte). Realizing he is legally powerless to protect his beautiful wife Leigh (Jessica Lange) and his troubled teenage daughter Danielle (Juliette Lewis) against Max's relentless psychological torment, Sam resorts to unorthodox measures, leading to an unforgettable, action-packed showdown on Cape Fear.

Martin Scorsese's 1991 remake of J. Lee Thompson's 1962 thriller dabbles a bit in some fascinating psychological crosscurrents between its characters, but it finally trades in all that rich material for extensive and gratuitous violence. Robert De Niro plays a serial rapist released from prison after 14 years. Angry because his appalled attorney (Nick Nolte) made it easy for him to be convicted, this monster is out to hurt Nolte's character through his wife (Jessica Lange) and daughter (Juliette Lewis). The themes of interlocking guilt and anger between these people suggests a smart film in the making. But the final act, set on a boat with De Niro's vengeful pervert attacking Nolte and the two women, takes a more unfortunate direction. Stick with the original (which starred Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck, each of whom make a cameo appearance in this film). --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Robert DeNiro gives an outstanding performance as an ex-convict who is released and is on the hunt for the lawyer who convicted him, and in the process, he wreaks havoc wherever he goes. Of interesting note is a rather chilling scene in a bar when DeNiro's character strikes up an acquaintance with a girl who jokes around with him, and as the laughter heats, DeNiro chuckles that he just got out of jail (laughter), and that he did time for rape (more laughter). Of course the girl doesn't take him seriously until she becomes his next victim, and it's on to look for the lawyer (Nolte).
All in all, this has to be one of the most profoundly disturbing movies I've ever seen, and I've been in the criminal justice area for over 20 years. The mere mention of the movie causes me to twinge, and although I don't know what DeNiro had to do to research this role, but he's highly believable in the role.
There are some ... suggestive scenes, and the language is a little crude in spots, but I suggest caution in viewing, and in particular, that the young ones don't get an eyeful of this one. It's brutal in its depiction, and it's cautiously recommended - for the strong of heart.
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Martin Scorsese's '91 remake of the 1962 original is a classic in its own right. It has wicked performances from Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, and Juliette Lewis. The script, by Wesley Strick, keeps the basic plot of the original intact. However, there are now several other layers added that make the characters harder to figure out. While it is clear that Max (DeNiro) is the "villian", none of the other main characters are the picture of "squeaky clean" either The tension in the film starts out slow, but by film's end, reaches an almost fever pitch. The film keeps a good pace. It pays homage to its predecessor by having original cast members in cameo roles. The remake also owes a lot to the movies of Hitchcock by using several touches that he did. Scorsese is able to blend the elements together, while still keeping things fresh. There is no mistaking that this is a Scorsese film.
The 2nd disc has an above average documentary. It also contains a number of deleted scenes and a fitting tribute to title sequence designer, the late, Saul Bass. I wonder why there were no tributes to Robert Mitchum or Martin Balsam? After all, the two men had roles in both versions, a minor quibble. The DVD set is worth renting or buying
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Martin Scorsese remade a very good movie and made it into a dark, ugly film. They say this was just an updated version of the original but to think that every person in this movie is not just flawed but so unlikeable that you really don't care if they make it or not.
Nick Nolte play's Sam Bowden a lawyer who is cheating on his wife and seems to care nothing for his family. Jessica Lang is Bowdens wife. You really never get the feeling that her and Nolte really care for each other even if they are married. Julliette Lewis plays the daughter. She is so annoying and whinny that she is impossable to care for. Finally Robert DeNiro takes over for Robert Mitchum as the ex-con Max Cady.
After being released from prison Cady seeks out Bowden becouse he blames him for his loosig his case for him by hiding documents that could have swayed a jury.
Unlike the first movie where Cady's return seems very scary
becouse the man who testified agianst him (Bowden) just did what we all would like to think we would. This time you actually feel for Cady, and for this I think that Scorsese made his biggest mistake.
Sam Bowden is really unlikeable as is his wife and tramp of a daughter. Nolte's Bowden is a far cry from the reseved Peck.
Robert DeNiro grabbed an oscar nommination for his role as Max Cady but his Cady is so crazy and out of control at time's that you never get the feeling that he is the same person and for that I found it very hard to believe him in the role. Mitchum was so menicing in the original role that I think DeNiro felt that he had to take the charactor in a differnt direction, it just didn't work.
You would rather be defended by Gregory Peck Than Nick Nolte, and you would rather have DeNiro casing after you than Mitchum.
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Martin Scorcese directs this thriller about revenge and sin. Based on the original 1962 film "Cape Fear", starring Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum, this story is a bit different, and more interesting. Robert De Niro brilliantly portrays the role of Max Cady, a Southern, tattoo-riddled, cigar smoking ex-con, who seeks vengeance on his former lawyer, Sam Bowden, for doing an inadequate job at defending him on the charge of rape. You see, Sam got a report that the rape victim was promiscious, but he buried the report. Cady's sentence could have been reduced, had the report been featured, but instead he spent fourteen years in prison. Max Cady is clever, so that the law can't touch him. So, he can easily slip in and out of the Bowden household whenever he pleases, and stalk Sam wherever he goes. Meanwhile, Sam goes through his own troubles with his family: his wife, Leigh, doesn't trust him because he had an affair, and his teenage daughter, Danielle, is going through adolescent troubles. There is an especially brilliant and eerie scene in which Cady tries to pyschologically seduce Danielle, posing as her drama teacher. "Wait a're not my drama teacher, are you?" "Maybe I'm the big bad wolf". It finally comes down to a violent showdown on a houseboat at Cape Fear River. But, since Sam Bowden, in this version, is definitely not a hero, it is somewhat intricate to tell who shall be the victor. To find out, you will have to watch this film yourself. A marvelous movie that all horror/suspense film fans should love. Robert De Niro does a marvelous job as playing Max Cady, and Juliet Lewis equally portrays Danielle Bowden. Jessica Leing does a great job as Sam's wife, Leigh, and Martin Scorcese directs it wonderfully! My only complaint is Nick Nolte.Read more ›
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