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Constantine (2 Disc Edition)

Released on 11 July 2005

Featuring: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz & Djimon Hounsou

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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Hell wants him. Heaven won't take him. Earth needs him!

Supernatural detective John Constantine (Reeves) has literally been to Hell and back. When he teams up with skeptical policewoman Angela Dodson (Weisz) to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles...

Based on the comic-book series, Hellblazer, created by Alan Moore - the movie is adapted from stories penned by Garth Ennis (The Preacher) and Jamie Delano.

Disc 1:

  • Audio commentary from director Francis Lawrence and Akiva Goldsman, Frank Cappello & Kevin Brodbin
  • 'Passive' music video from A Perfect Circle
  • Disc 2:

    • Deleted scenes, including an alternative ending
    • 'The Production From Hell' documentary gallery: Director's Confessional / Collision With Evil / Holy Relics
    • 'Imagining The Underworld' documentary gallery: Visualising Vermin / Warrior Kings / Unholy Abduction
    • 'Conjuring Constantine - From Comic Book To Film' featurette
    • 'Constantine Cosmology - The Mythology Behind The Movie' featurette
    • 'Foresight - The Power Of Pre-Visualisation' featurette
    • Easter Eggs (hidden features)

    customer Reviews

     Average rating (4 reviews)

     SHOUT AT THE DEVIL!

    | | See all SECTION8's reviews (1336)

    Top 10  Reviewer Top 10 DVD Reviewer

    From the director of I Am Legend, came this earlier adaption of the cult graphic novel HELLBLAZER. The hard core novel fans were in outrage and froffing at the mouth to the U.S casting. Having never read the novel I watched the film with a open mind and really enjoyed it, but it does have it's faults, The first being casting Keanu Reeves, He may be good in the Matrix Trilogy, but in a film where he has to really act, he does have problems, and it takes more than smoking 60 a day to convince us in the role. Also Satan, he comes across as a ageing rock star, and not showing any menace. The best way to deal with the horny guy would be never to show him, and let the viewer use his imagination.But the striking images in the film really do impress, and the film shows plenty of style and imagination.
    The film may not rock the world, but it is great silly entertainment.

     SHOUT AT THE DEVIL!

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    Top 10  Reviewer Top 10 DVD Reviewer

    From the director of I Am Legend, came this earlier adaption of the cult graphic novel HELLBLAZER. The hard core novel fans were in outrage and froffing at the mouth to the U.S casting. Having never read the novel I watched the film with a open mind and really enjoyed it, but it does have it's faults, The first being casting Keanu Reeves, He may be good in the Matrix Trilogy, but in a film where he has to really act, he does have problems, and it takes more than smoking 60 a day to convince us in the role. Also Satan, he comes across as a ageing rock star, and not showing any menace. The best way to deal with the horny guy would be never to show him, and let the viewer use his imagination.But the striking images in the film really do impress, and the film shows plenty of style and imagination.
    The film may not rock the world, but it is great silly entertainment.

     HELLBLAZER

    | | See all Angrysun's reviews (20)

    Vertigo comic's have charted the discomforting exploits of noisome con magus John Constantine for over the past decade.

    A combination of rich deep cynicism, mixed with black magic and the wry dose of costic humour, HellBlazer was the quintissential british voice amongst a sea of Americana, so it is with some reservation that fans see the antagonistic anit-hero relocated to L.A., no mere jaunt from the seedy locales of old London town.

    It is with much kudos to Francis Lawrence that he makes it work, not only in a main-stream HollyWood location, but with a mainstream HollyWood actor.

    Keanu Reeve's to his credit, is effortlessly jaded and bitter as the luciferous Constantine, and the down-beat atmosphere lingers like hex in the air, noxious, dark and very much in keeping with it's literary roots.

    The plot is thick with gum-shoe staples, juxtaposed with supernatural overtones and macabre religious hexeri. A mix of thrills, action and intrigue, the jump between worlds harkens towards the Dante esque, the true nature of the beast slowly unravels with Constantines sleuthery.

    Scraping the bleak surface of an already grimy underbelly Constantine hits all the right notes as a supernatural play on old school pulp, where the devil you know isn't always better than the devil you don't.

     An enjoyable adaptation of a lesser-known work...

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    Top 100  Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer

    Though less weel known than other DC works such as Batman and Superman, Hellblazer (the original comic title) has built up a cult following since its inception back in the late 80's. Though the film changes and adapts many of the original aspects, most notably simplifying the character of John Constatine and turning him from a Liverpudlian into an American, taken on its own merits Constantine is a thoroughly enjoyable adaptation. Well directed and featuring some superb realisations of Hell and all its demonic denizens I enjoyed it a great deal. Well worth a look...

     Great Vertigo adaption

    | | See all Deidara89's reviews (23)

    I really enjoyed the movie, it was as good as the graphic novels... Well it was no where near as good as the graphic novels but what are better than the adaptions these days, but what they were trying to do they had succeeded in doing, even though i thought it was a little short-lived i was anything but disappointed, you'll have no problem spotting the repetitive parts, but its a modern Sci-Fi movie, So to be honest just watch this movie if you like your paranormal stuff.

    ActorsKeanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Djimon Hounsou, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Gavin Rossdale, Tilda Swinton, Peter Stormare, Jose Zuniga, Francis Guinan & Shia LaBeouf
    DirectorFrancis Lawrence
    Certificate15 years and over
    Year2005
    ScreenWidescreen 2.40:1
    LanguagesEnglish - Dolby Digital (5.1)
    SubtitlesEnglish
    Duration1 hour and 56 minutes (approx)
    RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.