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A lone time traveler from the year 2035 must solve a riddle that may save his people...but it may also take him to the brink of madness. Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe and Brad Pitt star in this brilliant sci-fi masterpiece from Terry Gilliam, the acclaimed director of The Fisher King. After the world's population is devastated by a killer virus, survivors must live in dank underground communities. Cole (Willis) "volunteers" to travel into the past to obtain a pure virus sample, thereby helping scientists develop a cure. Along the way, he crosses paths with a beautiful psychiatrist (Stowe) and a one-card-short-of-a-full-deck mental patient (Pitt). But the race is on, as Cole searches for The Army of the 12 Monkeys, a radical group linked to the deadly disease. With unforgettable performances and imaginative special effects, 12 Monkeys is a modern-day classic laced with Gilliam's trademark wit and dazzling visual style.
Inspired by Chris Marker's acclaimed short film LaJetée (which is included on the DVD Short 2: Dreams), 12 Monkeys combines intricate, intelligent storytelling with the uniquely imaginative vision of director Terry Gilliam. The story opens in the wintry wasteland of the year 2035, where a virulent plague has forced humans to live in a squalid, oppressively regimented underground. Bruce Willis plays a societal outcast who is given the opportunity to erase his criminal record by "volunteering" to time-travel into the past to obtain a pure sample of the deadly virus that will help future scientists to develop a cure. But in bouncing from 1918 to the early and mid-1990s, he undergoes an ordeal that forces him to question his own perceptions of reality. Caught between the dangers of the past and the devastation of the future, he encounters a psychiatrist (Madeleine Stowe) who is initially convinced he's insane, and a wacky mental patient (Brad Pitt in a twitchy Oscar-nominated role) with links to a radical group that may have unleashed the deadly virus. Equal parts mystery, tragedy, psychological thriller, and apocalyptic drama, 12 Monkeys ranks as one of the best science fiction films of the '90s, boosted by Gilliam's visual ingenuity and one of the finest performances of Willis's career. --Jeff ShannonSee all Editorial Reviews
Bought this for school ,otherwise I wouldn't have purchased it...it's okPublished 3 days ago by Wendy
I loved this movie, though toward the end it was a bit hard to follow because the timeframe in the story kept switching around. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
Real good. High art. It's like how The Terminator went back in time and killed his robot brethren in defense of John Connor. Only totally different. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Cory
Terry Gilliam is the greatest! This movie is awesome as hell!!!Published 17 days ago by Benjamin L Bathen
One of the best sci-fi movies ever made in my opinion. Brad Pitt is semi-annoying at times and the story is without a doubt not bulletproof, however, overall if your into science... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Clark
Disappointed but glad I watched it. Seems like too much was edited out.Published 21 days ago by S. Monroe
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HD's been scrapped, so no worries. But, no, it's not showin on the next few months of releases. Hopefully they'll pull out the stops on production and put this one out!
Oct 27, 2008 by Robert S. | See all 2 posts
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Unless I'm seriously mistaken, Amazon.com has a generous return/exchange policy. I'm pretty sure they'll agree to an exchange, especially once you explain that the DVD you received was different from the one that was advertised.
That said, I'm surprised that there would be no features... Read More
Feb 23, 2009 by K. J. Huang | See all 4 posts
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