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Empire Records (Remix: Special Fan Edition) (1995)

Anthony LaPaglia , Debi Mazar , Allan Moyle  |  PG-13 |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (352 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Anthony LaPaglia, Debi Mazar, Maxwell Caulfield, Rory Cochrane, Johnny Whitworth
  • Directors: Allan Moyle
  • Writers: Carol Heikkinen
  • Producers: Alan Riche, Arnon Milchan, Michael G. Nathanson, Paul Kurta, Tony Ludwig
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: June 3, 2003
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (352 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00008WJEQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,417 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Empire Records (Remix: Special Fan Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • 16 minutes of unseen footage included in a new digital transfer
  • Four additional scenes
  • Three music videos

Editorial Reviews

The director of Pump Up the Volume cranks it up another notch with Empire Records Remix! Special Fan Edition, including 16 minutes of never-before-seen footage. A comedy about an eventful day in the lives of the young slackers, doers and dreamers who work at a bustling record store. Stars Renee Zellweger, Liv Tyler, Anthony La Paglia, Ethan Embry and Robin Tunney. Gin Blossoms, the Cranberries, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Cracker, Evan Dando, Better Than Ezra and more hot alternative rock underscores virtually every scene.

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156 of 170 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT FOR DIE-HARD FANS!! May 13, 2006
Format:DVD
If you are a fan of the ORIGINAL Empire Records, DON'T buy the Re-Mixed Fan version... it's a big dissappointment. There are added scenes in the movie, and some of the BEST lines are changed. Example: When Rex is leaving the store and says "Why don't you all just fade away." Yeah, he doesn't say that in this version. I was very dissappointed when I saw this, b/c die-hard Empire fans DON'T want the best lines changed, so this really isn't a "fan re-mix" b/c it changes stuff the fans LOVE!!! Definitely just buy the regular DVD or VHS version... it's much better as an original, not a re-mix!!!!
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57 of 66 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun romp June 2, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
This film got terrible reviews...plain and simple. Why? Because it wasn't aimed at film critics ...at all. The film is an experiment in teen flicks along the lines of "The Breakfast Club" it chronicles the lives of a bunch of angsty, depressed, manic teens over the course of a single day, finding odd little ways to tell each of their stories. It definitely accomplishes this goal, using "Rex Manning Day" as the vehicle for delivering half a dozen life stories without telling a boring narrative. Granted, it's doesn't have the most original plot, or Oscar caliber acting, but it the film does what it sets out to do, and for this reason, earned its cult following. Watch this film and you will find yourself quoting lines and recalling scenes. If you're looking for a fun romp with a story that will neither bore you, nor tax your mental reserves, this is a great flick--lots of fun, quotable dialogue, and of course, great music. Both Cochrane and Embry give memorable performances as the night manager, turned well meaning felon turned philosopher and the happy go lucky stoner respectively. The story line is a tad incongruous and disjointed and some of the characters are stereotypical in their attempts to shatter the stereotypes, but if you go in to this movie with the expectations that it's just going to be a fun flick, you'll be satisfied.
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32 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Empire Records Remix June 8, 2003
By Josh
Format:DVD
Could Empire Records have been any better than it was before? Nope, it was perfect. But with this new Fan Remix edition given to us by Warner Bros., there is a lot more to enjoy. Sixteen minutes of additional footage, 4 deleted scenes, and 3 music videos to enjoy, in fact.
If you're here, you obviously know the story that is Empire Records. It's a great actual coming-of-age film that has the ability to touch on subject that is relatable to any person between the ages ... well, of any age. There are great performances (Liv Tyler, Renee Zellwegger, Robin Tunney, Ethan Embry, the whole cast!), the film's many subplots never run into each other, and the soundtrack has got to be near one of the best and biggest of any movie.
The additional 16 minutes added into the movie gives more character development to certain characters, new little scenes obviously edited out for they supplied only minimum yet effective humor, and some stuff that would have rallied the actual storyline. There are 2 of the 4 deleted scenes that makes the infamous Sexy Rexy an actual good guy, and also include an unseen performance of Mon Amour by Coyote Shivers, Renee Zellwegger, and Maxwell Caulfield (Rex) that was cut from the movie.
Warner Bros. truly released this for the fans of Empire Records, a la Fan remix. But if given the chance, any person will easily take a liking to the movie. If you're into stuff like this. That's what I think, but "Who knows where thoughts come from? They just appear. Mm-hm."
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I loved the bonus features. January 1, 2005
Format:DVD
Empire Records, despite all the angst, always leaves everybody I've watched it with in a cheerful mood.

I loved the additions to the remix. I was pleased that so much extra footage was integrated in the film and felt that said footage helped explain a few things better.

A word on the sound--thus far I've only watched my DVD once, at somebody else's house, so I don't know how it will play with my system. But it seemed like the volume was really pumped up for all the songs--so if we had the volume at a decent level to hear the dialogue, I felt like my ears were getting blasted when the music came on. Still, that may be a pro rather than a con for people who really want to rock out.

There are lots of nice touches here--this is a great update for people who own/have viewed the previously-released version of the movie, and newcomers will be able to enjoy it as well.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars forget other teen flicks, this is it May 23, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
Ok, so you've seen 'can't hardly wait', you loved 'Clueless' and 'the breakfest club', ohh, and 'never been kissed' made you cry, well forget all that, this is the best teen movie around. All my friends and I were obsessed with it when it first came out, I mean who hasn't dreamed of working in a record store? I mean all of our parents don't buy us Jeeps. This movie rocks, it has heart and all of the characters arn't either perfect or dogs, they are teens, or actors showing how it was when they were teens. A great ensemble teenage film that you can't be cynical about, and if you are then you are just upset that this movie is just too cool for you. So the plot happens in a day, who cares that is the point! This movie rocks, and will change your expectations. I wish there had been more nineties teen movies like this, this is great and so is the music (esp. sugarhigh, a party fave.) Get it, turn it up and just enjoy.
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1.0 out of 5 stars I wish it told me
This is not the product that I was expecting, especially since the picture is for what I wanted. When I was sixteen I watched the original every day for a month. Read more
Published 6 days ago by S. S. Todd
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Love this movie, this version had a couple extra minutes and few spots different from what I remember, but it was still worth getting.
Published 10 days ago by Cat DuFoe
1.0 out of 5 stars This is the remix... not the original.
It's listed as the original but it is not! It started streaming and 2 minutes in I was disappointed. Amazon, Please label this movie correctly!!!
Published 11 days ago by Stacy A. Schneider
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
I love this movie! It's a 90's colt classic! Anyway growing up In the 90's should know and love this movie. You can't be mad...not on Rex Manning Day!
Published 17 days ago by Michelle
5.0 out of 5 stars A favorite from the 90s.
Great cast, memorable quotes, and a fun script make Empire Records one of my favorite movies of the 90s. Read more
Published 1 month ago by C. Perry
5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia
This movie always reminds me of the 90s, I wouldn't call it a good movie but a nostalgia movie :)
Published 1 month ago by jennifer
3.0 out of 5 stars not great
I wish I could have found the normal movie instead of the remix fan edition. This is not a good version of the movie.
Published 1 month ago by ASHLEY O.
5.0 out of 5 stars must have
you gotta get this movie and watch it great to add to your collection could watch over and over get it
Published 2 months ago by Timothy S. Akin
3.0 out of 5 stars It's different from the original.
I loved this movie as a young teenager in the 90s, and it absolutely holds up, but I didn't know when buying it that this was going to be a recut edition. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Heather M. Cotter
1.0 out of 5 stars Paid the extra $25 for the 2001 version, got the remixed anyway
ANd I've tried returning it to no avail. Don't buy this. The remixed version is $5. This is just someone ripping you off. It's utter bullcrap. Read more
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