Search - Chinatown on DVD


Chinatown
Chinatown
Actors: Jim Burk, Fritzi Burr, Lee de Broux, Faye Dunaway, Cecil Elliott
Genres: Mystery & Suspense
R     1999     2hr 10min

Roman Polanski's brooding film noir exposes the darkest side of the land of sunshine, the Los Angeles of the 1930s, where power is the only currency--and the only real thing worth buying. Jack Nicholson is J.J. Gittes, a p...  more »

     

Movie Details

Actors: Jim Burk, Fritzi Burr, Lee de Broux, Faye Dunaway, Cecil Elliott
Genres: Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Paramount
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 11/23/1999
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 2hr 10min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French

Similar Movies

The Two Jakes
   R   2002   2hr 17min
The Citizen Kane
Gold Edition Box Set
Director: Orson Welles
   PG   2002   1hr 59min
Taxi Driver
Collector's Edition
Director: Martin Scorsese
   R   1999   1hr 53min
LA Confidential
Blu-ray
Director: Curtis Hanson
   R   2008   2hr 18min
Vertigo
Collector's Edition
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
   PG   1998   2hr 8min

Similarly Requested DVDs

Black Hawk Down
Director: Ridley Scott
   R   2002   2hr 24min
   
Gremlins
Special Edition
Director: Joe Dante
   PG   2002   1hr 46min
   
The Fog
Director: John Carpenter
   R   2002   1hr 29min
   
Chain Reaction / The Vanishing
Directors: Andrew Davis, George Sluizer
   PG-13   2006   3hr 35min
   
Let Me In
Director: Matt Reeves
   R   2011   1hr 55min
   
Jaws
Widescreen Anniversary Collector's Edition
Directors: Laurent Bouzereau, Steven Spielberg
   PG   2000   2hr 5min
   
Gravity
   PG-13   2014   1hr 31min
   
The Game
Director: David Fincher
   R   2002   2hr 9min
   
Frailty
Director: Bill Paxton
   R   2002   1hr 40min
   
Unknown
Director: Simon Brand
   NR   2007   1hr 25min
   
 

Movie Reviews

Centennial Collection review
Brian | New York | 05/29/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Everything about the style and substance of Polanski's legendary 'Chinatown' has been covered thoroughly in the surrounding reviews. This is simply to clarify what's included in the 2009 Centennial Collection edition (recently discontinued) of the film versus earlier versions: new features in this two-disc release are an audio commentary by CT screenwriter Robert Towne with David Fincher (the director of 'Seven' and 'Fight Club' I presume); 'Chinatown: an Appreciation,' a 26-minute documentary composed mainly of interviews with a handful of unrelated Hollywood illuminati; and three marginally interesting featurettes delving into the technical background of CT's 'Water and Power' plot thread. The transfer and other bonus material (three mini-docs with insights from Nicholson, Polanski, Towne and producer Robert Evans, plus theatrical trailer) seem to be identical to those that appear on the 2007 Special Collector's Edition. For completists, all that's missing here is the 13-minute Nicholson-Polanski-Towne-Evans interview featurette which can be found on the original CT DVD release (and 2006 re-release), although this becomes more or less redundant if you have the three mini-docs. So, in a nutshell, while the Centennial edition offers nothing spectacular it's probably the copy you want to own if you're reading this."