Cliffhanger

Cliffhanger

Director: Renny Harlin Cast: Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker

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Overview

Action and thrills collide on the slopes in the Sylvester Stallone action vehicle Cliffhanger, directed by Renny Harlin. Columbia has done an excellent job on this 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer. Everything about this picture looks clean, crisp, and very well-rendered with no signs of edge enhancement or digital artifacting present. All color schemes and black levels are top-notch with the fleshtones appearing bright and natural. The audio is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 in English as well as Dolby Digital 2.0 in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. This 5.1 soundtrack is very well-mixed featuring bombastic surround sounds through both the front and rear speakers. All aspects of the dialogue, effects, and Trevor Jones' music score are free of any excessive distortion or hiss. Also included on this disc are English, Chinese, Portuguese, and Spanish subtitles. Cliffhanger: Special Edition DVD is filled with some great extra features, starting off with two commentary tracks, one by star Sylvester Stallone and director Renny Harlin, and a second by some of the effects crew from the film. Both of these commentaries provide a wealth of knowledge on the making of the film, and are insightful as to how the story came into focus for all involved (as expected, the effects crew commentary track is more on the technical side). A special introduction by Renny Harlin includes the director discussing why he decided to make the film. "Stallone: On the Edge" is a 20-minute look at the making of Cliffhanger, which includes a lot of behind-the-scenes footage. Two deleted scenes are available in a rough cut form, plus some explanation by the director on why they were cut from the final film. "Special Effects: How It Was Done" highlights two scenes from the film, showing how the effects were constructed and accomplished. Finally, there are some storyboard comparisons, two photo galleries with location and behind-the-scenes pictures, some talent files on the cast and crew, and a theatrical trailer of the movie with an introduction by the director (the trailer is considered one of the best movie previews ever made). This is an excellent edition of Cliffhanger and a must for any serious action movie fan.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/13/2000
UPC: 0043396522329
Original Release: 1993
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:58:00
Sales rank: 14,794

Special Features

Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video; Audio: English 2-Channel (Dolby Surround) and 5.1 (Dolby Digital), Spanish, Portuguese; Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Cantonese; Director Renny Harlin & Sylvester Stallone Audio Commentary; Technical Crew Audio Commentary; A Personal Introduction from Renny Harlin; Making-Of Featurette: Stallone on the Rock; Weblink Featuring Exclusive Offers; Deleted Scenes; Storyboard Comparisons; Photo Galleries; Theatrical Trailers; Talent Files; Production Notes; Animated Menus; Scene Selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sylvester Stallone Gabe Walker
John Lithgow Eric Qualen
Michael Rooker Hal Tucker
Janine Turner Jessie Deighan
Rex Linn Travers
Paul Winfield Walter Wright
Ralph Waite Frank
Caroline Goodall Kristel
Leon Kynette
Craig Fairbrass Delmar
Denis Forest Heldon
Michelle Joyner Sarah
Max Perlich Evan
Mindy Marin Actor
Gregory Scott Cummins Ryan
Zach Grenier Davis
Vyto Ruginis Matheson
Don S. Davis Stuart
Scott Hoxby Agent Hayes
John Finn Agent Michaels
Bruce McGill Treasury Agent
Rosemary Dunsmore Treasury Secretary
Kim Robillard Treasury Jet Pilot
Jeff McCarthy Pilot

Technical Credits
Renny Harlin Director,Producer
John Bruno Special Effects
Tim Cooney Musical Direction/Supervision
Simon Crane Stunts
Aurelio Crugnola Art Director
Jim Davidson Associate Producer
Jeff Dawn Makeup
Michael France Original Story,Screenwriter
Gene Hines Co-producer,Screenwriter
Trevor Jones Score Composer
Mario Kassar Executive Producer
Neil Krepela Special Effects
Mindy Marin Casting
Alan Marshall Producer
Terry Miller Asst. Director
Ellen Mirojnick Costumes/Costume Designer
Tony Munafo Associate Producer
John Richardson Special Effects
David Rotman Co-producer
Lynwood Spinks Producer
Sylvester Stallone Screenwriter
Alex Thomson Cinematographer
Frank J. Urioste Editor
John Vallone Production Designer
Christian Wagener Art Director
James R. Zatolokin Co-producer

Scene Index

Scene Selections.
0. Scene Selections.
0. Menu Group #1 with 28 chapter(s) covering 01:52:36
1. Start. [6:06]
2. Sarah. [7:17]
3. Gabe is back. [7:13]
4. Travers' move. [2:09]
5. "Let's make history." [4:26]
6. Crash landing. [2:46]
7. "We need insulin." [4:26]
8. Qualen's FBI dossier. [3:35]
9. Useless items? [2:23]
10. Gabe on a leash. [4:45]
11. An expensive funeral. [3:54]
12. Jessie to the future. [:45]
13. Old Douglas Mine. [2:26]
14. Fresty the Cash-man. [2:57]
15. Flair for skiing. [1:43]
16. Bats. [5:54]
17. Kynette gets the point. [:39]
18. Wired for landslide. [7:32]
19. Frank to the rescue. [3:13]
20. Real love. [4:05]
21. Dirty soccer. [3:30]
22. The rabbit lives. [4:02]
23. Leap for life. [3:20]
24. Ice fishing. [2:55]
25. Can the angel fly? [1:37]
26. Ladder to live by. [1:37]
27. Qualen & Walker. [1:58]
28. Safety Rules. [4:22]

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