Search - King of California [HD DVD] on HD DVD

ALERT - You are ordering an HD-DVD item. This format can be played only in HD-DVD players (the discs will NOT play in regular DVD or Blu-Ray players). If you do NOT have an HD-DVD player, you should not order this item.

King of California [HD DVD]
King of California
HD DVD
Actors: Michael Douglas, Evan Rachel Wood, Willis Burks II, Laura Kachergus, Paul Lieber
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
PG-13     2008     1hr 33min

After spending several years in a mental institute Charlie (Michael Douglas) is sent home, reuniting with his teenage daughter Miranda (Evan Rachel Wood). Charlie becomes obsessed with the notion that a long-lost Spanish ...  more »
     
     

Larger Image

Movie Details

Actors: Michael Douglas, Evan Rachel Wood, Willis Burks II, Laura Kachergus, Paul Lieber
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
Studio: First Look Pictures
Format: HD DVD - Color,Anamorphic - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/29/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 33min
Screens: Color,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish
See Also:

Similar Movies

The Amateurs
HD DVD
Director: Michael Traeger
   R   2008   1hr 36min
10 Items or Less
Director: Brad Silberling
   R   2007   1hr 22min
Henry Poole Is Here
Blu-ray
Director: Mark Pellington
   PG   2009   1hr 41min
   
The Contract
HD DVD
Director: Bruce Beresford
   R   2007   1hr 36min

Similarly Requested DVDs

The Interpreter
HD DVD
Director: Sydney Pollack
   PG-13   2006   2hr 8min
   
Sneakers
HD DVD
Director: Phil Alden Robinson
   PG-13   2007   2hr 6min
   
The Perfect Storm
HD DVD
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
   PG-13   2006   2hr 10min
   
Mallrats
HD DVD
Director: Kevin Smith
   R   2007   1hr 34min
   
Beyond the Sea
Director: Kevin Spacey
   PG-13   2005   1hr 58min
   
U2 - Rattle Hum
HD DVD
Director: Phil Joanou
   PG-13   2006   1hr 39min
   
The Brothers Grimm
Director: Terry Gilliam
   PG-13   2005   1hr 58min
   
Doom
Unrated Extended Edition
Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
   UR   2006   1hr 53min
   
The Italian Job
HD DVD
Director: F. Gary Gray
   PG-13   2006   1hr 51min
   
Apollo 13
HD DVD
   PG   2006   2hr 20min
   
 

Member Movie Reviews

K. K. (GAMER)
Reviewed on 12/22/2018...
ALERT - You are ordering an HD-DVD item. This format can be played only in HD-DVD players (the discs will NOT play in regular DVD or Blu-Ray players). If you do NOT have an HD-DVD player, you should not order this item.

Movie Reviews

A Tired Script but a Platform for the Skillful Acting of Dou
Grady Harp | Los Angeles, CA United States | 02/01/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"KING OF CALIFORNIA may not break any records for innovation of thought or script but it is a tightly made little film that allows veteran actor Michael Douglas a lollipop of a wacky role to remind us that he does have comedic talent! It also gives 20-year old Evan Rachel Wood the opportunity to compete with a Pro and come out an equal - quite a feat for such a young actress. Written and directed by Mike Cahill the story does have appeal, especially since it is set in Santa Clarita, California, a rapidly developing 'hinterland' that is suffering from the effects of too rapid industrialization, changing from a picturesque remnant of California raw beauty into yet another perky little town.

Charlie (Michael Douglas) has been in and out of mental institutions for his wacky behavior. His life as a jazz bassist and entrepreneur has always veered off the map, leaving him alone with his only daughter Miranda who has survived her father's irresponsible life by keeping the old family home (in the midst of a huge housing development) with the money she makes double shifting at the local MacDonalds. When Charlie is released his focus is on discovering the gold left behind by Catholic priests in the mid 1600s, a fact he has researched while hospitalized, on the Internet, and from the journal of one of the priests. Miranda slowly buys into Charlie's madcap scheme and adventure as a gold hunter and the caper results in a bonding between father and daughter that has been teetering on the brink of disaster for years. The manner in which Charlie, Miranda, and an old ex-con friend Pepper (Willis Burks II) go after the treasure provides most of the energy of the film.

Yes, there are bits and pieces of this project that have been done many times before (and often better), but the pleasure of KING OF CALIFORNIA lies in the bravura and touching performances by Douglas and Wood. This is a pleasant excursion of a movie, worth an evening's gander. Grady Harp, February 08"
A really fun movie
Mark Gray | Holland, PA United States | 11/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You can read the synapses above and I can't do any better so I'll just give my opinion.

I enjoyed this movie a lot. The wacky-father straight-laced daughter interactions are what make it so fun. I also loved Michael Douglas' character in this film. His character reminds me a lot of a castaway (both in appearance and in his quirky mannerisms). There are tinges of other movie genres in this as well but the director puts the whole project together in a good way that gives is a fresh twist and feeling.

This is a great movie for a Saturday night with a bowl of popcorn and you'll probably tell your friends about it too (I did)."
A rare indy treat
Nathian K. Gormley | Toronto Canada | 11/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These days, the lines between an independent film and a hollywood film are becoming more and more blurred. Films like Little Miss Sunshine and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind boast that indy feel, the themes and look and ideals that come with those trappings, yet they pack some real star power both on and off screen.

Kind of California is another one of those films, but after watching this great little gem of a film, I realized it really doesn't matter if this film is more of an indy flick or a Hollywood flick... in the end, when the movie is this good, who cares?

We could use more films like King of California, no matter who makes them. Michael Douglas and Evan Rachel Wood are fantastic here, at times quirky and manic, other times truly sad and tragic characters. I find it hard to believe anyone could not fall in love with these characters, and in turn not completely enjoy this film.

A must-see, and a must-buy, one of the better surprises of the year, hands down.

"