Cape Fear (1991) [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
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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.See all Product Description
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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.
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
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.Read more ›
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One of DeNiro's best roles. He's really nasty in this film!Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I watched this the day after watching the original. Although the basic story line is similar, there are enough changes to make this a new movie. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Ross Chapman
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