From Hell

Depp, Johnny

SKU: 024543401223

UPC 024543401223
Release Date 2007-10-09
Studio 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Discs 1
Length 122
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis FROM HELL is a gory detective film cloaked in Victorian-era mystique. The movie shows how the serial killer Jack the Ripper stalked the dark streets of 1888 London, slaying prostitutes and crudely dissecting their bodies. Based on the graphic novel written by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, this moody chiller is directed by twin brothers Albert and Allen Hughes (MENACE II SOCIETY, AMERICAN PIMP). Johnny Depp stars as Inspector Frederick Abberline, who smokes heavy doses of opium and drowns himself in absinthe to evoke hallucinatory visions that are his clues to catching the Ripper. Heather Graham costars as the prettiest of the floozies, who wins the muted affections of the Inspector. With plenty of atmosphere and spooky effects, FROM HELL borrows scenery, filming tricks, and sequence construction from a host of popular movies, resulting in a visually interesting--if inconsistent--style. Haunting nighttime shots of the London skyline (actually Prague) bleed into shadowy Tim Burton-like prowls through the damp cobblestone streets; aerial camerawork contrasts with crowded ground-level focuses; and the camera peeks around corners and into foggy windows with stealthy curiosity. What may stand out most in viewers minds after the carnage is through, is the exaggerated use of surround sound, which brings a dreadful sense of reality to the film's gore, making FROM HELL all the juicier....The Hughes Brothers' goal here is to make an epic of savagery, and they are brilliant at ambience and details....A conspiracy-theory thriller with brains and a heart......Sensational and accomplished....A horror film of genuine artistry and excitement. The Hughes brothers work with commanding restraint......Impressively realized, confirming the Brothers as formidable visual stylists....The shadow-drenched Prague studio sets help sustain a sense of claustrophobia well suited to a tale of endemic corruption......It's a true auteur movie, perfectly in sync with the brothers' previous output and delivered with a dry, subliminal message......A rich, atmospheric film....The movie feels dark, clammy and exhilarating -- it's like belonging to a secret club where you can have a lot of fun but might get into trouble...
Cast Jane Hamsher (Producer)
Albert Hughes (Director)
Don Murphy (Producer)
Terry Hayes (Screenwriter)
Ian Richardson (Star)
Ian Holm (Star)
Heather Graham (Star)
Johnny Depp (Star)
Katrin Cartlidge (Star)
Robbie Coltrane (Star)
Martin Childs (Production Designer)
Paul Rhys (Star)
Peter Deming (Director of Photography)
Terence Harvey (Star)
Rafael Yglesias (Screenwriter)
Amy Robinson (Executive Producer)
Dan Lebental (Editor)
Thomas M. Hammel (Executive Producer)
Edward Campbell (Source Writer)
Kym Barrett (Costume Designer)
Trevor Jones (Composer)
Allen Hughes (Director)
Susan Lynch (Star)
Jason Flemyng (Star)
Lesley Sharp (Star)
Alan Moore (Source Writer)
Marilyn Manson (Music Performer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Keep Case Full Frame - 1.33 Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio - English Dolby Digital 5.1 - Spanish, French Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional Additional Release Material: Alternate Scenes: Deleted Scenes (w/ Optional Commentary) Audio Commentary: The Hughes Brothers - Directors Trailers: 1. High Definition Theatrical Trailers 2. Theatrical Trailer Interactive Features: Trivia Track
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.25000
Depth 7.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Horror
Attribute Additional Footage,BluRay HD-DVD,Color,Director Cast Commentary,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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