Hostage (Region 1 DVD)

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Action extraordinaire Bruce Willis (DIE HARD, PULP FICTION, THE SIXTH SENSE) stars as Jeff Talley, a big-city hostage negotiator who voluntarily trades trauma for house calls when he becomes Chief of Police in a sleepy town. But when a random crime escalates into a deadly standoff, Talley finds himself thrust into a situation far more volatile and terrifying than anything he could ever imagine! Also starring Kevin Pollak (THE USUAL SUSPECTS, THE WHOLE NINE YARDS), Jonathan Tucker (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE) and Ben Foster (3:10 TO YUMA, THE MECHANIC), this explosive hit packs a punch in more ways than one.

Product Details

Barcode
031398143956
Department
Movies & TV
Released
23 Aug 2011
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Action
Sub-genre
Mystery & Thrillers
Region
Region 1
Studio
Miramax Lionsgate
Runtime
113 min
Age Restriction
R
Supply Source
USA

Movie

Title
Hostage
Release Year
2005
Running Time
114 min
Language
English
Categories
Action/Adventure / Crime / Hostages / Los Angeles, California / Police / Teenagers / Theatrical Release
US Box Office
$34.6 million
Official Website
http://www.miramax.com/hostage/
Ratings
IMDb
6.6
Rotten Tomatoes®
35% 62%
Metacritic
44
Synopsis
This well-made thriller harkens back to the gritty crime films of the 1970s. Bruce Willis plays Jeff Talley, a traumatized ex-LAPD hostage negotiator whose new career as small town sheriff doesn't turn out to be as restful as he had hoped; a hostage situation breaks out on "low crime Tuesday" and he is thrown right back into the business he knows all too well. Some punk kids have shot a cop and are holed up in a local mansion inhabited by crooked accountant Walter Smith (Kevin Pollak), his two kids, and a lot of surveillance cameras. Walter's young son (Jimmy Bennett) escapes his bonds and reports to Talley from the air shafts via his sister's cell phone. The sister--a Goth teen played by Michelle Horn--draws the romantic attention of Mars (Ben Foster), the pot-addled sociopath in the gang, thus adding a unique twist to the damsel-in-distress factor. Meanwhile, amid the buzzing helicopters and mobilizing S.W.A.T. teams, another group of bad guys has kidnapped Talley's wife and daughter, in order to force him to retrieve a secret disc in Walter's study. Florent Siri's efficient direction keeps the action flowing in unexpected directions while allowing for plenty of interesting procedural details and sly bits of humor. The score is ominous and the performances are strong, with Foster memorably creepy and Willis excellent as the frightened hero.
Notes
Theatrical Release: March 11, 2005
Release Notes
Blu-ray Disc Features:
  • Region [unknown]
  • Note: Audio Commentary by Director Florent Siri
  • "Taking Hostage Behind the Scenes"
  • Featurette
  • Extended Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by the Director
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by the Director
  • Widescreen - 2.35
Audio:
  • DTS HD Master Audio - English
  • Subtitles - English, Spanish
Poster
Poster for Hostage
Cast & Crew
Director
Florent Emilio Siri
Star
Bruce Willis / Robert Armstrong / Jimmy Bennett / Kim Coates / Ben Foster / Marjean Holden / Michelle Horn / Tina Lifford / Johnny Messner / Kevin Pollak / Serena Scott Thomas / Jonathan Tucker
Screenwriter
Doug Richardson
Source Writer
Robert Crais / Author: Robert Crais
Composer
Alexandre Desplat
Producer
Bruce Willis / Mark Gordon / Arnold Rifkin / Bob Yari / Richard D. Zanuck
Director of Photography
Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci
Movie Critics
Entertainment Weekly
"[T]he film's vaguely haunted, melancholic European sense of displacement does our Bruno good."
Lisa Schwarzbaum (18 Mar 2005, p.41-43)
Los Angeles Times
"HOSTAGE exemplifies taut, confident filmmaking. Bruce Willis draws upon the full measure of his strong physical presence, his intelligence and his considerable emotional resources held in reserve."
Kevin Thomas (11 Mar 2005, p.E14)
Uncut
"HOSTAGE is wonderfully nasty funny -- thanks to an authentic performance from Bruce..."
Andrew Sumner (1 May 2005, p.133)