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  • Actors: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, John Michael Bolger, Jason Clarke, Rory Cochrane
  • Directors: Michael Mann
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1), French (DTS 5.1), Spanish (DTS 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: December 8, 2009
  • Digital Copy Expiration Date: April 30, 2015 (Click here for more information)
  • Run Time: 140 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (440 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002QEHPR4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,494 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Public Enemies - Special Edition [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

Disc 1 Larger Than Life: Adversaries -- Johnny Depp and Christian Bale face off as the legendary Dillinger and Purvis. Feature Commentary with Director Michael Mann. Michael Mann: Making Public Enemies-- See Michael Mann work with his cast, including Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard. Last of the Legendary Outlaws -- A look at the real John Dillinger and other notorious gangsters including Bonnie & Clyde and Pretty Boy Floyd. On Dillinger's Trail: The Real Locations -- Compare the real locations used in the film through behind-the-scenes and archival footage. Criminal Technology -- See how Johnny Depp and the cast trained to use the guns and cars that gangsters used in the 1930's. BD-Live™ -- Access the latest trailers, exclusive content and more through an internet-connected player: BD-Live™: My Scenes Sharing -- Bookmark your favorite scenes from the movie then share with your friends on BD-Live™ through an internet-connected player. BD-Live™: My Chat -- Host a text chat while watching the movie with friends on BD-Live™. BD-Live™: My Movie Commentary -- Create your own webcam or audio commentary, then share with your BD-Live™ buddies through an internet-connected player. BD-Live™: Gangster Movie Challenge -- Test the depth of your crime film knowledge and evaluate your performance against other fans. U-Control™: Picture in Picture -- Go behind-the-scenes and learn how the cast and crew brought Dillinger and his accomplices to life while you are watching the movie. U-Control™: Interactive Timeline -- Follow three timelines of a national crime spree and view in depth coverage on Dillinger and his gang through archival materials, historians and family members. pocket BLU™ App -- Offers iPhone and iPod touch users further enhancements to the Blu-ray experience: pocket BLU™ App: Advanced Remote Control -- Navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease. pocket BLU™ App: Video Timeline -- Bring up the video timeline to instantly access any point in the movie. pocket BLU™ App: Mobile-To-Go -- Unlock a selection of exclusive bonus content to save to your device or to stream from anywhere there’s a Wi-Fi network.  Includes bonus features Larger than Life: Adversaries and Criminal Technology. pocket BLU™ App: Browse Titles -- View free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock. pocket BLU™ App: Pop-Up Keyboard -- An easy way to enter data into a Blu-ray player to chat or send messages. Disc 2 Digital Copy (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)

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From award-winning director Michael Mann (Heat, Collateral) comes the film inspired by one of the country’s most captivating and infamous outlaws — John Dillinger. Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean series) stars as the charismatic and elusive bank robber marked by the FBI as America’s first “Public Enemy Number One.” Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose) plays Billie Frechette, the only woman capable of capturing his heart. Hunted relentlessly by top FBI agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale, The Dark Knight), Dillinger engages in an escalating game of outrunning and outgunning the FBI, culminating in an explosive, legendary showdown. “It’s a landmark crime saga” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone).

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Since crime auteur Michael Mann, like his protagonists, plays by his own rules, Public Enemies eschews back story and motivation for a closely-observed, action-packed examination of men at work. FBI supremo J. Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup) kick-starts a nationwide manhunt when he proclaims John Dillinger (Johnny Depp, in top form) Public Enemy #1. Hoover taps Agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale) to bring the Tommy Gun-toting bank robber in by any means necessary (the agency also targets Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson). If Dillinger had split the scene then and there, he might have enjoyed a happier fate, but he falls for beautiful coat-check girl Billie Frechette (Marion Cotillard, whose open-hearted performance makes her the most sympathetic character in the film). In the end, though, Dillinger is the captain of his own destiny: his loyalty to his girl and his gang overpowers his desire to live free. Though the director also set his first film, Thief, and third series, Crime Story, in his native Chicago, Public Enemies plays more like Heat in Depression-era garb. In that L.A. policier, Al Pacino's cop develops a grudging respect for Robert De Niro's criminal, but letting a lawbreaker go free isn't an option. In this case, however, the tight-lipped Purvis never develops the same sort of esteem for Dillinger--or Hoover--making him the more tragic figure. If Public Enemies is less overtly commercial than The Untouchables or Bugsy, it's still the best mainstream gangster epic in ages and ranks among Mann's finest works. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

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This was a well paced movie with good action and good acting.
John Stodola
I will probably need to see this a couple of times to see if I'm missing something here, but overall the director just doesn't know what film he wants to make.
! MR. KNOW IT ALL ;-b
Johnny Depp does a great job as public enemy no. 1 John Dillinger, and Christian Bale does an AMAZING job as Melvin Purvis.
Adam Peace

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78 of 95 people found the following review helpful By Terence Allen VINE VOICE on July 3, 2009
"Public Enemies" proves that Michael Mann is right up there with Martin Scorsese at directing compelling crime dramas. This film, based on a book detailing the nexus of John Dillinger, J. Edgar Hoover, and Melvin Purvis, covers the last year and a half in the life of the famed bank robber, who was branded "Public Enemy Number 1" by Hoover, who was building what would become the FBI. Chasing Dillinger for Hoover was Purvis, who relentlessly pursued Dillinger until the fateful night outside the Biography Theater in Chicago.

Johnny Depp plays Dillinger as a fun-loving but dangerous criminal whose only plan seems to be to live life on the edge until he falls off. As usual, his performance is engaging and utterly believable. Billy Crudup wonderfully plays Hoover as a man obsessed with growing the Bureau, obsessed with public relations, and obsessed with capturing John Dilliger, and Christian Bale plays Purvis as an intelligent, capable, and caught in the difficult position of trying to catch Dillinger while at the same time pleasing a demanding, overbearing publicity seeker.

The film features great supporting performances from Marion Cotillard as Dillinger's girlfriend, Billie Frechette, and Stephen Lang as a veteran Bureau agent assigned to hunt Dillinger.

This is film has plenty of action and thrills, but also possesses great acting, intelligent writing, and masterful directing by Mann. Public Enemies is one the best films to come out in the summer of '09.
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52 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Leif Sheppard VINE VOICE on July 1, 2009
"Public Enemies", helmed by famed director Michael Mann, is a thriller of the most testosterone fueled variety. It's a fast paced actioner brimming at the seams with intense shootouts and a well-stocked cast of steely-eyed, square-jawed men harboring classic narcissistic complexes. Johnny Depp makes a suave, calculating Dillinger. It's more of a manufactured character than an interpretation of the real life Dillinger, but this is of little consequence because Depp achieves grand theatrics with his sullen glare and devil-may-care attitude. He plays it much as I imagine Steve McQueen would've in his heyday, plowing through his world with a sort of darkly cool, apathetic demeanor that suggests he doesn't care one way or the other about anything.

The supporting characters are superlative as well, particularly Stephen Dorff as Homer Van Meter. There's an intensity to his character that Dorff really brings out. In fact, I didn't even recognize him at first (interestingly, he looked very similar to actor Tim DeKay). Jason Clarke, who portrays John "Red" Hamilton, is an actor primarily known for his television work. I surmise he was chosen for his striking resemblance to the real life criminal; just compare his photograph to the infamous mug of Hamilton. He's probably the most featured gangster, other than Dillinger, being that Hamilton is portrayed as his right hand man. Of course, Christian Bale turns in an able performance as respected G-Man Melvin Purvis - donning yet another one of his famed accents for the role.

The film begins in medias res with an exciting jailbreak, something which I greatly enjoyed. I was happy the film didn't waste time trying to explain Dillinger's childhood and upbringing.
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Steve Kuehl VINE VOICE on December 6, 2009
Format: Blu-ray
I am an avid supporter of Mann's work so I had no expectations with PE of there being a crystal clear Blu (the cameras he uses) or articulate/perfect sound mixes that allow you to crank it up and still hear dialogue during action scenes. So in fairly rating the BD that detraction list all comes true here, but I still enjoyed the incredible attention to prop detail and filming locations - both of which get covered adequately in the special features.

The picture quality is standard to good as those cameras create the night blur/drag (similar to Miami Vice) but some of the outdoor scenes are clear enough to even see the lens/shutter change (reference the outdoor shot of the jail as Dillinger is driving/escaping - you can actually watch the camera operator change the filter from dull to sharp). The sound is mixed differently throughout depending on the location so some scenes are clear if the camera is pointing right at the speaker, but most do not allow you to have the volume set higher as the gun play is over-amped and/or loud scenes drown the dialogue (airplane, cars, guns, etc.). I still loved watching the performances and I already had read how historically inaccurate the story was but the other details made it a good film to watch - especially since they filmed in so many of the actual locations that the events occurred. Supplements are enjoyable and include:

* 20:32 minute making-of. Mann centers the interviews and flow of the documentary and includes some thorough depictions of how some scenes were made and character preparation.
* 8:44 minute Last Outlaw. Gives a brief history of how these guys were considered to be the last outlaws and covers the actual last moments of Dillinger's life.
* 9:48 minute Locations.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Andariel Halo on September 18, 2009
... a week or so later, I had completely forgotten about it.

That's the sort of movie this is. Something you see, think about for a short time, maybe gain a slight interest in some of the characters and look up their real life counterparts for more information.

But that's it.

The tone of the movie is one in which the narrative is in total awe of the gangsters portrayed, and can't possibly come up with a single negative thing about them that is not attributable to stress of being hunted by the FBI, or necessity.

They seem to try to justify John Dillinger to us by having a quick shot in which during a bank robbery, Dillinger tells a man who has his money out to give to him, "Put that away; we're not here for your money, we're here for the bank's money".

They seem to forget that bank money doesn't just come from government men's private purses or from nowhere---they ARE taking regular people's money that has been invested in a bank.

That's a simple summarization of the movie: A glorification of John Dillinger and his gang.

However, there's a slight problem, which from the context of the fact that he is supposed to be the central character, John Dillinger is almost nonexistent in this movie.

Of course, I don't mean Johnny Depp has little screen time---there's rarely a scene he's not in unless it involves the FBI and Melvin Purvis.

What I mean is that we're not shown any insight into John Dillinger himself---there's absolutely no character development on him, and we see nothing of his true self. Johnny Depp is acting twice-fold---he is portraying John Dillinger portraying "John Dillinger, modern-day swashbuckler and ladykiller".
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