READ THIS FIRST: This is a 12-inch Diameter Laserdisc, which is NOT the same as DVD and cannot be played on a DVD player!
Laserdisc Title: "NATURAL BORN KILLERS"
Edition: Widescreen Edition (Double-Disc Set)
Directed By: Oliver Stone
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones
Production / Year: 1994 Warner Bros., Monarchy Enterprises C.V.
Running Time: 118 Minutes / Color
Audio Format: Digitally Processed, Dolby Surround, Stereo, CX Encoded
Video Format: LTBX, NTSC, CLV (Extended Play)
Miscellaneous Features: Rated R, Close Captioned
Distributed By: Warner Home Video
Catalog / Spine Number: 13228
Disc (s): Excellent - Hardly noticeable to very minor hairline surface swirls or very light fingerprint marks, if any
Jacket: Excellent - Normal shelf wear, few creases, slightly worn-out corners or edges but no signs of spines splitting
"Natural Born Killers" is not about glorifying violence; it's a chilling parody of the American fascination with violence. The quick changes from color to black and white and back again, interspersed with animated sequences, point up the satiric nature of the movie. Mickey and Mallory, very well played by Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis, are two killing machines without heart or soul or conscience; their only redeeming virtues are their love for each other. They aren't meant to be sympathetic characters and they're not, but Oliver Stone's direction makes them pale in depravity besides some of the other characters -- the sadistic warden, the despicable detective and his morbid fascination with Mallory, Mallory's nauseating, sexually abusive father, and above all, Robert Downey's superb characterization of the media pimp who feeds off blood and gore. The last scene in the movie, of Mickey and Mallory on the road with their two children, and Mallory about to deliver a third at any minute, underscores the whole message of the film; violence feeds on itself and begets yet more violence. Those viewers who were most upset by the movie missed its message. "Natural Born Killers" is a brilliant, disturbing depiction of the shallowness of American culture at the end of the 20th century.
Does Oliver Stone reach for the "epic" statement in this film? You bet he does. NATURAL BORN KILLERS plays like a narcotic carnival ride, splicing a montage of images from color, black & white, 35 mm., and more, weaving them into a hypnotic thriller. The images are pulled from real life, comic strips, and (most importantly) from actual media footage. For while we follow our killers across the Southwest on their killing spree, the real point of the film seems to depict the country's fascination with their "work." It is our obsession with violence and crime that takes center stage in this film, from the opening "sitcom" of Juliette Lewis's abusive childhood, all the way to Robert Downy, Jr.'s "Hard Copy" coverage of the most violent prison riot I've ever seen on camera.
THIS IS NOT A DVD!!! THIS IS A 12" LASERDISC AND WILL NOT PLAY IN A DVD PLAYER
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