Lord of War

Cage, Nicolas

SKU: 031398191506

UPC 031398191506
Release Date 2006-06-27
Studio Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Discs 1
Length 121
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis Based on actual events, this black comedy/drama stars Nicholas Cage as international arms smuggler Uri Orlov. The story follows Uri from his humble beginnings as a Soviet immigrant in 1970s Brooklyn and peaks with his involvement in selling off the stockpiled arsenal of post-Cold War Ukraine to--among other top clients--the sadistic African dictator André Baptiste, Sr. (Eamonn Walker). Jared Leto costars as Uri's little brother Vitaly, whose conscience and a burgeoning cocaine problem get in the way of business. Ethan Hawke is good as a sanctimonious Interpol agent with a vendetta against Uri, but the film's biggest dose of onscreen gravitas comes from Walker, whose Baptiste seethes with a heavy, serpent-like malevolence. Written and directed by Andrew Niccol, the film makes fine use of the brisk stream-of-consciousness narration style that Martin Scorcese brought to the true crime genre with GOODFELLAS (1992), and a near constant flow of action and classic rock songs that ensure a speedy, riveting ride through three decades of global carnage. Cage, who coproduced, lets his patented oddball magnetism slowly change polarity, until viewers realize they've been led into a moral quagmire by falling for his self-delusory spiels about supply and demand, making this one of the bravest and most jet-black comedies of its decade.Theatrical Release: Septermber 16, 2005Cage has excelled at playing gaunt-faced but sympathetic loners. He excels again here in a role that allows him to show his flair for deadpan comedy...
Cast Andrew Niccol (Director)
Jean-Vincent Puzos (Production Designer)
Amir Mokri (Director of Photography)
Jared Leto (Star)
Philippe Rousselet (Producer)
Norm Golightly (Producer)
Elisabetta Beraldo (Costume Designer)
Ian Holm (Star)
Sammy Rotibi (Star)
Ethan Hawke (Star)
Bridget Moynahan (Star)
Nicolas Cage (Star)
Andreas Schmid (Executive Producer)
Zach Staenberg (Editor)
Bradley Cramp (Executive Producer)
Antonio Pinto (Composer)
Andrew Niccol (Screenwriter)
Eamonn Walker (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Keep Case Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 EX - English DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete Audio - English Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional Interactive Features: Interactive Menus powered by Metamenu Technology
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.25000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure
Attribute BluRay HD-DVD,SensorMatic,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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