Remove ads with our VIP Service
- Natural Born Killers 
Add Your Comments
- DTS Releases More Details About DTS:X for Home Theaters [4/9]
- Video Interview with Joe Kane on the Future of TV, Ultra HD, and more [2/5]
- DTS Reveals DTS:X Immersive Sound Technology [1/8]
- High-Def Digest Goes Hands-On with a Pioneer Dolby Atmos Sound System [9/30]
- Integra Delivers Firmware Update to Enable Dolby Atmos [9/30]
- Onkyo Delivers Firmware Update to Enable Dolby Atmos [9/30]
- Denon Announces New X-Series Network A/V Receivers, Dolby Atmos Support [7/24]
- Dolby Publishes More Information About Home Version of Dolby Atmos [6/28]
- Yamaha Elevates Premium AVENTAGE AV Receivers with Next Gen Features Including Dolby Atmos® [6/25]
- Onkyo Announces High-End and Mid-Range A/V Components with Dolby Atmos Sound [6/23]
Natural Born Killers (Unrated Director's Cut)
Warner Home Video
List Price: $28.99 (Check Price at Amazon.com)
This movie is also available from Amazon on DVD.
Click here for additional movie details, including the full plot summary, cast listing, trailers and videos, photos, reviews of the movie, and links to the official movie web site and more.
| Video Format:
||8mm, 16mm, 35mm, video
Movie: BD-50 (x1) BD-J
- Special Features
- NBK Evolution: How Would It All Go Down Now? (21:59, HD, 2 ch)
- Chaos Rising: The Storm Around Natural Born Killers (26:30, SD, 2 ch)
- 6 Deleted Scenes (20:49, SD, 2 ch)
- Alternate Ending (with Introduction by Oliver Stone) (4:54, SD, 2 ch)
- Charlie Rose Interview with Oliver Stone (11:38, SD, 2 ch)
- Theatrical Trailer (1:47, SD, 2 ch)
About the Movie
Oliver Stone uses a hyper-realistic style and lots of violence to make a statement about the media and the public through a story of husband and wife serial killers involved in a cross country killing spree that elevates them from fugitives into media celebrities.
How Does it Look?
How do you judge the picture quality of a title when the source material was in both black & white and color, using everything from NTSC video to 8mm and 16mm film, in addition to traditional 35mm film? The materials included talks about the fact that more than 3,000 edits were performed after filming was complete.
The answer is that you can't use any base of reference and you have to go on what you're given and judge whether it works for or against the movie in any way. I would have to say that it works for the kind of movie that this is. Stone brings to the screen a kind of movie scrapbook on acid with healthy doses of incredible violence and style to make its point.
How Does it Sound?
The Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack keeps itself busy! The movie is all over the board and the audio keeps up, immersing you into whatever montage of reality you're thrown into. Gunshots hit you in the gut and the surrounds wake up when they're called upon, but not to a great degree.
I like to see the theatrical trailer included with movies, so I was happy to see that one was included here. Being able to watch the trailer helps one to appreciate how the movie was marketed during its theatrical release, and it's a nice extra to have. My only wish is that they would have given it the high definition treatment to compliment the high definition movie.
Except for the featurette NBK Evolution: How Would It All Go Down Now?, all of the extras are in SD. This puts a damper on an otherwise nice package of additional materials for the movie. Whether or not you liked the movie, the featurettes may give you some insight as to Oliver Stone's intentions for the movie and the statement he was trying to make about the media and the public in the early 1990's.
The alternate ending has an introduction by Stone in which he talks about his approach for the alternate way of finishing off the movie. Personally, I think his original choice (the one that's in the movie) was the better of the two, which is usually the case with alternate endings.
Inside the Blu-ray case is a thick, 46-page booklet that describes the intent of the filmmaker in releasing this title and the background behind the movie and some overviews of the cast and crew. While these types of booklets were not that rare in the DVD realm, they're almost unheard of in the Blu-ray industry! It starts out with an introduction by Oliver Stone, and the entire thing is worth looking through. It makes for a nice addition to the overall package.
This disc is BD-J formatted, and our PlayStation 3 was able to support auto-resuming the movie, even after the disc is ejected. This is one of the biggest usability problems with the Blu-ray format that studios need to recognize and support, so it's good to see that perhaps this tide is turning. Bookmarking is not supported.
If you aren't a fan of Oliver Stone's style, and especially if you haven't seen this movie before, I think it's purely a rent-first-buy-later situation. However, if you like this movie and its director, there's not much a question that you want to have a copy of this movie in its most complete form (as per the director's intentions) and with the highest picture and sound quality possible!
The purchase price on Amazon.com is quite attractive, so it's a good value for a purchase. If you're not sure about buying this title, put it on your Netflix list and check it out for yourself!
Don't just take our word for it, check out these resources for more reviews of the movie and of the disc.
- Movie Reviews
- Blu-ray Reviews
A copy of this title was provided at no cost by the movie studio/distributor for the purpose of this review. No expectation of the results of this review were set as a condition of receiving the item.
Add Your Comments
No comments found. Be the first and let us know what you think!
Add Your Comments
|Commenting on Journal Articles is available only to our readers who have customized this site, which makes it easier for you to complete the form and for us to contact you with any questions or concerns about your comments.|
Please login or register a new account before continuing.
Log in to retrieve your saved settings.
Forget Your Passcode?Send My Passcode To Me
Not Registered? Create a New Account!
Our registered members enjoy more features, including:
- Save Your Location -- the site remembers your location, no having to re-enter it each time you visit
- Favorite Theaters List -- keep a handy list of the theaters you attend
- Favorite Movies List - movies you want to see, all in one place
- Write Movie Reviews -- share your opinions of the movies you see
- Block Ads with VIP Service -- view this site ad free (subscription req'd)
Basic accounts are free -- sign up today!
Concerned About Privacy?
Journal/Blog - The Marquee - Movie Links - News and Events - Now Showing - Reader Reviews
Customize - VIP Service
|The BigScreen Cinema Guide is a service of SVJ Designs LLC. All graphics, layout, and structure of this service (unless otherwise specified) are Copyright © 1995-2015, SVJ Designs. The BigScreen Cinema Guide is a trademark of SVJ Designs. All rights reserved.|
'ACADEMY AWARDS®' and 'OSCAR®' are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.