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Half Past Dead (+BD Live) [Blu-ray]


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  • Actors: Stephen J. Cannell, Morris Chestnut, Claudia Christian, Hannes Jaenicke, Kelly Lange
  • Directors: Don Michael Paul
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Chinese, English, Korean, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: August 12, 2008
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001AK3S3K
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #360,279 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Welcome to Alcatraz. "The Rock" has just re-opened for business, but the first criminal slated for the electric chair is also sitting on a secret worth $200 million. And an invading group of commandos (led by Morris Chestnut) isn't going to let his fortune go up in smoke. Already undercover in Alcatraz, FBI Agent Petrosevitch (Steven Seagal) has to neutralize the situation and rescue a Supreme Court Justice held hostage. Worse, he has to convince his convict "partner" (Ja Rule) and the other inmates to fight on the right side of the law.

Customer Reviews

The worst movie I have ever seen.
Steven Vornov
I just can't get enough of this horrific movie.
Nathan T.
This movie did not have enough action.
Action Movie Fan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By trebe TOP 500 REVIEWER on December 28, 2003
Format: DVD
Half Past Dead, is a reasonably entertaining, comic book level, action flick. While no masterpiece, it does have its moments, and some pleasant surprises. Action veteran Steven Seagal heads a diverse cast, and though we don't see too much of his trademark fighting style, he delivers a solid performance, with perhaps a bit more depth of character than usual.
Seagal is Sasha Petrosevitch, an undercover FBI agent, working to gain the confidence of Nick, a big time car thief, played by rapper Ja Rule. After a confrontation with the FBI, both men are incarcerated on Alcatraz. Bruce Weitz (Hill Street Blues) is Lester McKenna, a prisoner who has stolen and hidden 20 million in gold bullion. On death row, he is about to be executed, when the prison is invaded by the "49ers", a group of criminals who want McKenna to reveal the gold's location. Morris Chestnut is Donnie Johnson (49er One), the group's charismatic and ruthless leader. His second in command is 49er Six, played with style and panache, by the explosive and sexy Nia Peeples. Johnson's plans need to be adjusted, when the inmates get involved.
Actor/Writer/Director Don Michael Paul provides an informative commentary that stresses and details, the trials and tribulations of bringing this low budget production to the screen. Paul's screenplay was originally written years before, but was shelved because of similarity to Jerry Bruckheimer's film, "The Rock". Rewritten to incorporate modern elements of hip-hop culture, Paul explains that his goal was to produce a fast paced film, with a stylized music video vibe. His big screen directorial debut was filmed primarily in Berlin, shortly after the 9/11 incident.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By bryhil_04 on November 23, 2002
I would really like to know why almost every film that I like lately, is put down badly by the movie reviewers, like Ebert! I'm finding it's getting more and more repetitive, anyways, this movie I thought was really good! Just by looking at the trailer I knew it would be good, and it hints you that Ja Rule plays the bad guy, well, that's what I thought anyway, but, I was WRONG! Ja Rule is a prisoner of alcatraz joined by FBI Agent faking being prisoner/criminal(Seagel), just wanting to be Ja Rule's friend to find out information on what happened to Seagel's wife. Morris Chestnut plays the bad guy in the movie, him and his team breakin into alcatraz and start killing guards in demand of ransom. Sounds like The Rock(Cage, Connery, Harris) Well, turns out for much different reasons and the way it's connected is much different! Plus, this is the new alcatraz, if you didn't catch that in the trailer, with an excecution chair! It's a cool movie, really well done by the actors, Ja Rule finally learned to not swear every line, he doesn't swear half as much in this movie as in Turn It Up, but it was meant like that for Turn It Up, anyways, both movies are good and I suggest to anyone to look at this great movie!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 11, 2004
Format: DVD
This movie is one of the best Steaven Seagal movie I have ever seen. The dvd is action packed with features. I like how the action and the special affects look. Me I am a big fan of Steaven Seagel. And I love this one. I was one of the first to buy the incredible dvd. The dvd has cool features like deleted scenes, on the set special, scene selections, Interactive Menus, Audio Commentary with the director, Theatrical Trailers, Digitally Mastered Video, and Widescreen and Fullscreen presentations.

This is all in this action packed dvd expreience

I SPENTED 24 MINUTES WATCHING SPECIAL FEATURES ON THIS SPECIAL DVD!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Living in Budapest VINE VOICE on March 27, 2004
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Half Past Dead is far from Steven Seagal's best work (see: Above the Law and Under Siege). It is also nowhere near some of his more recent dreadful flicks (see: The Patriot (on my top 10 list of all time worst films ever)). Half Past Dead's predictable plot provides enough action and interesting characters to keep the viewer's attention. I could do without the slow-mo/speed up fight seen special effects. Overall this is a decent film worthy of renting by action film fans and of buying for Seagal fans.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on November 23, 2004
Format: DVD
Fully Armed.

Totally Outnumbered.

Completely Unexpected.

Welcome to Alcatraz "The Rock" has just re-opened for business,but the first criminal slated for the electric chair is also sitting on a secret worth $200 million. And an invading group of commandoes isen't going to let his fortune go up in smoke. Already undercover in Alcatraz,FBI Agent Petrosevitch has to neutralize the situation and rescue a Supreme Court Justice held hostage. Worse,he has to convince his convict "partner" and the other inmates to fight on the right side of the law.

SPECIAL FEATURES IN THIS SPECIAL EDITION DVD ARE:

.Widescreen and Fullscreen Presentations

.Digitally Mastered Audio and Anamorphic Video

.Audio: English 5.1(Dolby Digital), French

.Subtitles: English,French

.Audio Commentary with Director Don Michael Paul

.Deleted Scenes

.Cinemax Special: On the set of Half Past Dead

.Theatrical Trailers

.Interactive Menus

.Scene Selections
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