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Added on: 15/12/1999 19:01
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American History X (UK)

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Violence is a way of life
Certificate: 18
Running Time: 114 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
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`American History X` unfolds through the eyes of Danny (Edward Furlong), whose older brother Derek (Edward Norton) is seeking retribution for their father`s murder. Full of anger, Derek becomes the charismatic leader of a local white power movement.

Despite his intelligence, Derek`s hateful actions culminate in a brutal murder and lead to his imprisonment. Three years later, Derek`s mother Doris (Beverly D`Angelo), his girlfriend Stacey (Falruza Balk) and Danny await his release. Unbeknown to them, Derek is a changed man.

Fresh from prison and ashamed of his past, he is now in a race to save his brother and family from the violence he has brought down on them.

Special Features:
Interactive Menus
Scene Access
Deleted Scenes
Theatrical Trailer
Cast & Crew biogs

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English

Subtitle Tracks:

Directed By:
Tony Kaye

Written By:

Ethan Suplee
Beverly D`Angelo
Edward Norton
Jennifer Lien
Edward Furlong

Casting By:
Valerie McCaffrey

Soundtrack By:
Anne Dudley

Alan Heim
Gerald B. Greenberg

Costume Designer:
Douglas Hall

Production Designer:
Jon Gary Steele

John Morrissey
David McKenna
Jon Hess

Executive Producer:
Michael De Luca
Brian Witten
Lawrence Turman
Steve Tisch
Kearie Peak
Bill Carraro

New Line Productions

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10 / 10
This film is awesome. Thought provoking, powerful and deeply entertaining. The UK (region 2) DVD has a few special features such as 3 deleted scenes, which I didn`t think should have been in the film anyway and weren`t particularly insightful save one of them. You won`t be buying this DVD for the extras, but who cares, the film is a must have for any serious collection.
posted by Alex Gingell on 30/7/2000 01:31
9 / 10
This is an absolutley incredible film, intelligent without being patronising and powerful without being corny. The story unfolds through the eyes of 17 year old danny ( Edward Furlong) as he witnesse`s his racist brothers release from jail and writes a report about what he recalls from his and his brother`s past called American History X. Everything about this film oozes class, from the moody lighting and camera angles to the script, and Ed Norton`s absolutley incredible performance( oscar nomination). The picture on the disk is excellent and so is the sound, there are`t many extra`s but the film gives the impression that perhaps not many were available. However the trailer alone makes up for this. This might sound a bit sad but if you love trailers like i do you`ll see what i mean.Overall this is a brilliant film for serious film fans everywhere.
posted by chris21 on 11/1/2001 18:31