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Spawn - The Director's Cut (New Line Platinum Series) (1998)

Michael Jai White , John Leguizamo , Mark A.Z. Dippe  |  R |  DVD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (224 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Michael Jai White, John Leguizamo, Martin Sheen
  • Directors: Mark A.Z. Dippe
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Live, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: New Line Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: January 6, 1998
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (224 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6304712499
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,950 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Spawn - The Director's Cut (New Line Platinum Series)" on IMDb

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Easter Eggs: Marilyn Manson fans will want to join this Easter Egg hunt. Insert the disc's Special Features side and press the right arrow button when you see the message "Trip Like I Do." An image of Manson will appear. Press Enter and you'll see a menu screen with three doors. Two of the doors will bring up a small animation; if you hit them four times, you'll see the clown speaking backward. The door that says "Parental Advisory" will take you to the music video.Easter Eggs: Marilyn Manson fans will want to join this Easter Egg hunt. Insert the disc's Special Features side and press the right arrow button when you see the message "Trip Like I Do." An image of Manson will appear. Press Enter and you'll see a menu screen with three doors. Two of the doors will bring up a small animation; if you hit them four times, you'll see the clown speaking backward. The door that says "Parental Advisory" will take you to the music video.Easter Eggs: Marilyn Manson fans will want to join this Easter Egg hunt. Insert the disc's Special Features side and press the right arrow button when you see the message "Trip Like I Do." An image of Manson will appear. Press Enter and you'll see a menu screen with three doors. Two of the doors will bring up a small animation; if you hit them four times, you'll see the clown speaking backward. The door that says "Parental Advisory" will take you to the music video.Easter Eggs: Marilyn Manson fans will want to join this Easter Egg hunt. Insert the disc's Special Features side and press the right arrow button when you see the message "Trip Like I Do." An image of Manson will appear. Press Enter and you'll see a menu screen with three doors. Two of the doors will bring up a small animation; if you hit them four times, you'll see the clown speaking backward. The door that says "Parental Advisory" will take you to the music video.Easter Eggs: Marilyn Manson fans will want to join this Easter Egg hunt. Insert the disc's Special Features side and press the right arrow button when you see the message "Trip Like I Do." An image of Manson will appear. Press Enter and you'll see a menu screen with three doors. Two of the doors will bring up a small animation; if you hit them four times, you'll see the clown speaking backward. The door that says "Parental Advisory" will take you to the music video.Easter Eggs: Marilyn Manson fans will want to join this Easter Egg hunt. Insert the disc's Special Features side and press the right arrow button when you see the message "Trip Like I Do." An image of Manson will appear. Press Enter and you'll see a menu screen with three doors. Two of the doors will bring up a small animation; if you hit them four times, you'll see the clown speaking backward. The door that says "Parental Advisory" will take you to the music video.Easter Eggs: Marilyn Manson fans will want to join this Easter Egg hunt. Insert the disc's Special Features side and press the right arrow button when you see the message "Trip Like I Do." An image of Manson will appear. Press Enter and you'll see a menu screen with three doors. Two of the doors will bring up a small animation; if you hit them four times, you'll see the clown speaking backward. The door that says "Parental Advisory" will take you to the music video.

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Spawn (R-Rated) (DVD)

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After being murdered for quitting his role as a ruthless yet moral government assassin, Al Simmons (Michael Jai White) is sent to Hell, where he makes a pact with the demon Malebolgia--if Simmons is allowed see his lover, Wanda, again, he will agree to lead the demon's armies to storm the gates of Heaven. Transformed into a superhuman entity with shape-shifting powers and quick regeneration capabilities, Simmons (soon to be dubbed "Spawn" by Malebolgia's crony, The Violator) returns to Earth and attempts to reunite with Wanda, not knowing that five years have passed. He also seeks revenge on his former boss and killer, Jason Wynn (Martin Sheen), who has made a deal with The Violator to develop a lethal virus to take over the world, where Wynn is promised to be king.

Spawn wages an inner battle between good and evil as he tries to come to terms with selling his soul and what it could mean for humankind. Despite excellent effects and great potential, Spawn seems to come up short. While White certainly displays verve in his characterization of the twisted hero, he cannot overcome some forced dialogue. On the flip side, the usually engaging John Leguizamo portrays the sinister Violator--an evil monster masquerading as a rotund, weird-looking clown--as an irritating lackey who spews overbearing sarcasm and incessantly banal one-liners. Admitted, many of Spawn's action sequences are fun, and the transitions effectively brisk, but more could have been done to explore how Simmons grapples with his humanity in these daunting circumstances. But if you want sizzling action sequences and digital effects, this film should keep you happy. --Bryan Reesman


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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars See only the R-Rated Version. May 5, 2001
Format:DVD
in 1997, me and my mom saw this in the theaters and we both liked it. i've always been fascinated with both TV Show and Comic Books ( a Spawn Fanatic). the story deals with Al Simmonds ( Michael Jai White) who gets murdered by his scum bag boss " Jason Wynn" ( Martin Sheen) and is sent to hell, makes a deal with the evil lord of Darkness " Malbolgia" and becomes a Shapeshifting avenger named " Spawn" so that he can see his wife again. The DVD Director's cut is the only one worth watching instead of the lousy PG-13 Version that they had dumbed down, i know that The Clown ( John Leguizomo) can be annoying but you can just forgive that and just see this movie with a different if interesting twist to the superhero stuff and some spectacular visual effects.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Underated Spawn of Comic February 21, 2006
Format:DVD
As far as comic heroes made into movies go, Spawn is better than some transitions. Good acting, screenplay, special effects, and music make it above average. I have seen many movies converted from comics and Spawn was passed over by many. The clown and heavy metal music in some places may be a little abrasive to some, but the overall premise and delivery is not flawed. It may not be the caliber of Spiderman, but it certainly is a far cry from being a B movie. This is one definitely for fans of movies like "Hellboy" and "The League of Extraordinary Gentleman". I like Superman, Batman, and Spiderman, but it is a refreshing change to see something that is not your mainstream comic book hero from time to time.

Spawn is based on a human man who works as a soldier that assassinates people for the government. When he realizes they are being used and wants to leave they decide his usefulness is ended. Meanwhile Satan is in the background waiting for this all to happen and when he is killed by his boss, he of course goes to hell and is made into a super powered spawn of the devil, hence Spawn. Spawn wants revenge on his boss and will do anything to get back to his wife and little girl. A pact with the devil gets him his wish, but not the way he thought. When he finds out his best friend married his wife after his death, he adds him to his list to kill. While all this is going on he meets a soldier of God and a demon who acts like a clown. The way he handles all this may be somewhat predictable, but still fun to watch.
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23 of 31 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Never Trust a Fat Clown October 19, 2002
Format:DVD
Todd McFarlane began the 'Spawn' comic series in 1992. The series went on to set records for comic sales. My own personal knowledge of 'Spawn' comes from the large number of imaginative action figures that appear on many toy and comic store shelves. I have bought and set up several, and I decided to see the film to get some insight into the story behind the figures.
The film starts like a buzz saw. You are dumped right into the life of secret agent/assassin Al Simmons (Michael Jai White) as he destroys a planeload of people, realizes what he had done, and tries to leave the agency for whom he worked. Needless to say, his evil boss Jason Wynn (Martin Sheen) has no intention of letting him go. Wynn tricks Simmons into one 'last' assignment. It's a setup, and Simmons is toasted for real.
Suddenly (everything is sudden in this film) it is five years later. Simmons pops back into existence, looking like the aftermath of a nuclear explosion, with a severe memory shortage. A really gross clown (John Leguizamo) keeps trying to be his buddy, his best friend has married his girlfriend, and the only thing that remembers him is his dog - Spaz (I don't know who played the dog). This is a situation that can only get worse, and sure enough, that's what it does.
The basic plot turns on Simmons' (now called Spawn) moral progress. Hell has been tempting souls all over the world in order to create an army of badness. Now they want Spawn to be the general of that army and lead the last apocalyptic attack on heaven. In order to qualify, that have to play on Spawn's anger and thirst for vengeance until he does something so bad that he loses all his humanity. Of course, this involves killing most of the people in the world.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Guy From Hell Doesn't Deserve PG-13 August 15, 2002
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Format:DVD
Spawn is my favorite super hero of all time. This movie is not the comic book. All they did was take the title, the concept, the characters and made a super hero disaster. The comic book starts off him already established and trying to cope with his existence. This movie is nothing but plain, boring ... about this assassin coming back from the dead, already knowing his mission and planning to do it. In the comic book, Spawn had to find his way into discovering his past and discovering his mission on Earth. It would be great if they had that and they showed his journey into discovery and at the end, going after Jason Wynn. The Clown in the movie (took) the whole thing. He is the reason why I give this a *** stars. But still, it's a disappointed.
Besides the story and the adapting from the comic book that disappionted me was the cast. Who the hell is this Michael Jai White guy. No body knows who he is and he ... . He looks like a black pretty-boy. Spawn in the comic book was a rough and tough assassin. Michael "whatever" Jai White is not tough. Wesley Snipes would've been a great pick for the role of Al Simmons and he definately has the attitude and physique for the character. What also disappointed me was this Wanda girl. Whoever played Wanda, Al's former wife, is ugly, a terrible actress and is a terrible pick. Halle Berry would've been a great pick for Wanda or Vanessa Williams.
And what's up with this PG-13 ... . People, where's the R-rating!?! The cartoon is the best Spawn I've ever seen but this PG-13 is terrible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Nice. My first comic book/film.
Published 3 days ago by ORIGINALADREAM
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome must have for your collection
Published 20 days ago by CHRIS LINAM
5.0 out of 5 stars Very dark movie
Grandkids play a game and wanted to see the movie. They liked it
Published 1 month ago by rick garske
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this movie
I love this movie. I first saw it years ago when I was a kid. I love movies that mix action and fantasy. I am also a huge fan of Michael Jai White and his martial arts.
Published 1 month ago by Aaron Caples
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie In Blu-ray :) Spawn is back more great than ever before
Wonderfull movie, in a great blu-ray, pack with extras :)
and for this price it's a bargain :)
Published 1 month ago by Paulo Constantino
5.0 out of 5 stars Good movie. jai white looks so good
Good movie.jai white looks so good.
Published 1 month ago by toni
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
awesome
Published 2 months ago by Raquel Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great comic to movie movie
This is a great comic to movie movie. The clown is gross and the hero burned. Special effects for the time, wonderful!
Published 2 months ago by Beerwench
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
GREAT GIFT
Published 2 months ago by Preya
4.0 out of 5 stars The Clown steals the show!!
Already had this on DVD and because they had it cheap on blu-ray decided to pick it up, good transfer and the movie is good and twisted - John Leguizamo took the prize as the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by B. White
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