Meet Joe Black

Pitt, Brad

SKU: 025192112300

UPC 025192112300
Release Date 2012-05-01
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 1
Length 181
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis This modern fantasy stars Anthony Hopkins as William Parrish, a wealthy New York City media mogul who suffers a heart attack on the eve of his 65th birthday; although he survives, he senses that his death is near. On the same day, Parrish's younger daughter, Susan (Claire Forlani), meets a handsome young stranger (Brad Pitt) at a neighboring coffee shop and is instantly smitten. As they part, the young stranger is killed and his body is occupied by Death, who is coming to Earth to warn Parrish that his death is, indeed, imminent. Death enters the Parrish household disguised as Joe Black, the handsome stranger, and although Parrish understands Death's intentions he lets the family believe that Joe Black is a young business associate. Susan is shocked to find the familiar young man at her family dinner that evening, and, as she begins a passionate love affair with the debonaire stranger, she has no idea that she has fallen not for the young stranger from the coffee shop but for Death himself. In an effort to prolong his life and his daughter's happiness, William agrees to take Joe on a tour of human life that includes board meetings, family parties, and, ultimately, romance. As long as Joe falls in love, Parrish remains alive. This version was inspired by the Alberto Casella play DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY and the subsequent 1934 film....Hopkins in a performance of great delicacy...Theatrical release: November 13, 1988....Powered by a superlative cast and magnificent technical contributions...
Cast Martin Brest (Producer)
Thomas Newman (Composer)
Jeffrey Tambor (Star)
Marcia Gay Harden (Star)
Kevin Wade (Screenwriter)
Anthony Hopkins (Star)
Martin Brest (Director)
Bo Goldman (Screenwriter)
Claire Forlani (Star)
Ron Osborn (Screenwriter)
Michael Tronick (Editor)
Dante Ferretti (Production Designer)
Jeff Reno (Screenwriter)
Brad Pitt (Star)
Jake Weber (Star)
Emmanuel Lubezki (Director of Photography)
Joe Hutshing (Editor)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Spotlight on location: the making of Meet Joe Black Theatrical trailer Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French DTS HD Master Audio - English, French DTS Surround 5.1 - English, French Subtitles - Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.25000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Mystery
Attribute Additional Footage,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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