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Strange Days (1995)

Ralph Fiennes , Angela Bassett , Kathryn Bigelow  |  R |  DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Michael Wincott
  • Directors: Kathryn Bigelow
  • Writers: James Cameron, Jay Cocks
  • Producers: Ira Shuman, James Cameron, Lawrence Kasanoff, Rae Sanchini, Steven-Charles Jaffe
  • Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Letterboxed, NTSC, THX, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: May 21, 2002
  • Run Time: 145 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00000JSJC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,844 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Strange Days" on IMDb

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  • 2 deleted scenes

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It's the eve of the millennium in Los Angeles, December 31, 1999. Lenny Nero (Ralph Fiennes) is an ex-cop turned street hustler who preys on human nature by dealing the drug of the future. It's an environment that will lead him deep into the danger zone when he falls into a maze filled with intrigue and betrayal, murder and conspiracy. Angela Bassett and Juliette Lewis co-star in this provocative, action-packed thriller written by James Cameron (Titanic, The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgement Day).

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73 of 78 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Much more than you might expect August 24, 2004
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Obviously, this is a movie people either love or hate. Put me in the "love" category. I'm no James Cameron fan, and I found the first hour or so of "Titanic" so pretensious that I almost couldn't get through it. So I was shocked to find how much I loved "Strange Days." This is a gutsy film that takes a lot of chances in terms of plot, performance and presentation -- American critics claim that's what they want in American movies and, yet, when such a film comes around, they berate it for such.

At its most basic level, "Strange Days" is a thriller -- futuristic film noir, with all of the traditional characters. But don't let the title or the plot summaries fool you -- this is a film that is less about new technology, science fiction and the future, and much more about the volatility of race and police relations in the USA, laced with strong athemes of unrequited love, trust, and the darker side of massive urban cities in the USA -- all presented in a frighteningly authentic manner. This is a character-driven movie, not an effects-driven one.

This is also an ensemble piece, where even characters with just a few lines are essential to the mood and presentation, as well as giving the main actors juicy moments to play off of. Director Kathryn Bigelow maintains a frantic, claustrophobic pace in this film, never going for the obvious -- every scene has a point, big or small, which you know in the moment or that you will learn about later. The soundtrack enhances the visuals in a way rarely experienced in a modern film.

If nothing else, you will love Angela Bassett. She's amazing not for the kung fu moves -- her character is the voice of reason, and her performance is stunningly genuine (and heart-breaking at times).

This movie is as flawed, and as classic, as Bladerunner. Time will tell if it gets as much respect.
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60 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strange Days - Don't believe the negative reviews. April 26, 2000
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Strange Days is one of those love /hate films. I first saw it in London on the day of release, in the cinema. I sat there stunned, gripped by the immersive visuals, virtual technology and brutal storyline set against the turn of the millenium.
Repeated viewings on dvd have proved this movie to be a thought provoking, rollercoaster ride. Not since Bladerunner has the blend of new technology and 20th century decadence been so well mixed. The Squib technology is fascinating, with so much potential; within the context of the film it is pornography that drives the market (parallels with the internet?)and provides Fiennes' character with painful revists of his lost love.
There are blips in the plot where it thins, the casting is a little skewed, but stick with it and witness the stunning events that unfold. I felt the energy of the millenium countdown at the end of the film actually eclipsed the real night here in London.
Recommended; definitely up there with Terminator,Bladerunner, Aliens et al.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
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Released in 1995 this film imagines a distant future of 1999 where gas is over $2.oo a gallon(imagine that)and people want to experience the reality of other people's lives without leaving their own homes.The SQUID technology that allows characters to record what they see and sell it to others(demonstrated in the terrific P.O.V. opening)is used by a killer to record his brutal murders.The responsability to find the killer falls into the lap of washed up cop now tech pimp Ralph Fiennes.Hopelessly obsessed with his ex-girlfriend and his recorded memories of her it's up to a tough limo driver Angela Bassett to help him pull it together.Predating our obsession with reality T.V. by years Strange Days is amazing on many different levels.It was a failure on it's initial release due to the lack of big box office stars.Fortunately what director Kathryn Bigelow did was get people who were right for the part.Instead of being a macho hero Fiennes is emotionally wounded yet charismatic.Instead of being just another pretty face to kick butt Angela Bassett is also the film's emotional anchor.At the time this one of the biggest movies ever to be directed by a woman and it's clearly a labor of love.From the diverse music selection from Deep Forest to versions of PJ Harvey songs to the fact that it's more character based than full of mindless action and has some very clever camerawork you tell she put a lot of thought into creating this film.The New Year's Eve climax is guaranteed to get your blood boiling and is one of the most dramatic endings ever staged.Filmed almost entirely at night in a neon lit world of clubs it's as visually impressive today as it was 10 years ago.If you've never seen this movie you need to check it out...it's one of the best forgotten movies of the 90's.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They may not like it, but I definitely do. November 20, 1999
Format:VHS Tape
Despite what a lot of critics have said about it, Strange Days ranks as one of my favorite films, simply for the immersive, anarchistic feel and the brief glimpse of what our future could look like. It perhaps might be more of a cult film than could be enjoyed by the mainstream audience, but if you're looking for an involving, gritty, not-so-futuristic action flick, check this out. Ralph Fiennes convinces, though Juliette Lewis could've been better. Tom Sizemore, however, is my quiet favorite in his role as Lenny's (Fiennes) pal. There's enough action to keep the plot interesting, and it's always fun the first time around to decide who's doing what.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great movie
i love it i own 598 dvd's and just had to have it for my collection it is a very very good movie
Published 15 days ago by scottrocket3
5.0 out of 5 stars one of my favorite movies
My husband had not seen this movie so I bought it because I remember it was thrilling. My husband liked it very much because it has lots of action.
Published 15 days ago by Vanessa Yentes
5.0 out of 5 stars Steampunk is the best.
If you want play the drinking game. Drink when someone is at the sink, Lenny tries to give away his watch, Lenny is bleeding, a car is on fire, or someone is speaking in... Read more
Published 24 days ago by TheSugarRay
5.0 out of 5 stars cool movie
awesome movie and i love angela basset in it. i can say that it kept my attention. also makes you think of what if
Published 4 months ago by Shawn
4.0 out of 5 stars ...Indeed!
Strange Days (Kathryn Bigelow, 1995)
[originally posted 7Mar2001]

Bigelow, who bought centuries off her and her descendents' time in purgatory by crafting the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Robert Beveridge
5.0 out of 5 stars "State-of-the-Art" Cinema! [#3 of 10]
"NECESSITY USED TO BE THE MOTHER OF INVENTION, BUT THEN WE RAN OUT OF THINGS THAT WERE NECESSARY."

--Chuck Klosterman, in I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Crabby McGrouchpants
4.0 out of 5 stars Good movie, a bit intense at times.
Love this movie. Acting very good, very suspenseful, and gets a bit intense. Was ahead of its time. The device they use in the movie is now the Google eyewear.
Published 4 months ago by L. Wright
3.0 out of 5 stars Johnny Mnemonic trying to be a rapey Bladerunner
This was a very ambitious film that cost 40+ million dollars, but only recouped something like one sixth of that. You will see many familiar faces, something like an ensemble cast. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jason Harrington
1.0 out of 5 stars This is a hot mess of a movie.
Early Kathryn Bigelow, strong on some effects, miserably weak in story and character. Viewed and analyzed for a class, so it was worthwhile as a learning experience about... Read more
Published 9 months ago by miriam persoff
1.0 out of 5 stars OMG! What a waste.Not worth it, if you still want to see it,rent it!
Totally boring!Save your money.I wish someone could of advised me about the ridiculousness of this movie.So suprised that there were hardly any bad reviews. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Pearl
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I certainly am! One of my favorite movies as well (of the 1990's). I have Point Break on blu ray, but you'd think after Bigelow took the Oscar 4 years back they would have given this and all her other movies re-releases! Guess all we can do is wait and see, my friend.
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