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The Bodyguard (2005)

Kevin Costner , Whitney Houston , Mick Jackson  |  R |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (448 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Gary Kemp, Bill Cobbs, Ralph Waite
  • Directors: Mick Jackson
  • Writers: Lawrence Kasdan
  • Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: 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: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: February 1, 2005
  • Run Time: 130 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (448 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006N2EZ0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,066 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Bodyguard" on IMDb

Special Features

  • New making-of documentary: "Memories of The Bodyguard"
  • "I Will Always Love You" Whitney Houston music video
  • Theatrical trailer

Editorial Reviews

The Bodyguard stars Whitney Houston as a pop-music diva and Kevin Costner as the ultra-serious bodyguard assigned to protect her in teh aftermath of several death threats. Initially repelled by each other like water and oil, a passion ignites between them as teh danger increases, transforming them as everythign around them explodes.

DVD Features:
Audio Commentary:Commentary by Director, Writer, Producer, Houston and Costner
Interviews:Never before seen on set footage and interviews with Kevin and Whitney
Music Video:Houston's remake of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You"
Theatrical Trailer

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137 of 146 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding July 18, 2004
When this movie first came out the critics panned it mercilessly and frankly I just can't understand why. I thought it was fabulous. Kevin Costner plays an ex-Secret Service agent hired to protect a spoiled, difficult to get along with diva receiving death threats. Whitney Houston portrays the spoiled starlet to perfection. The chemistry and interplay between Houston and Costner was electric. The music in the movie was also great.
There are really some key elements that made this movie extremely good. First, I thought the acting was top notch by all involved. The supporting cast really played their characters well, as did the stars. Secondly, the editing was outstanding. The movie and plot move along at a fast pace. There is not a dull moment in the entire movie. And finally, the plot was plausible (for the most part) and the mystery - who is the hit man - slowly reveals itself. Having watched the movie several times, there a several foreshadowings.
Overall I found it a most entertaining movie both as a mystery, a thriller, and love story.
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62 of 69 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A special movie! March 10, 2006
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"You can be as you choose to be. It takes some discipline but it can be done."

I first saw The Bodyguard in a hot summer day. I waited in a long queue for my ticket and the theatre was fully packed. Tired and frustrated, I could not enjoy the film but it grew in me over time. It was different experience when I saw it again. In fact, The Bodyguard is a serious, original and very well told story. Love can be as real as me, sitting and writing here, and still be impossible and bitter-sweet. I can relate to this. Don't we all go through it at lеаst once in our lifetime?

I love Kevin Costner's performance as Frank Farmer. I find him very convincing in the skin of this tough, self-disciplined guy with a heart of gold. I admire Kevin's portrayal of Frank's emotional torment when he had to choose between his duty and his heart. Whitney Huston is surprisingly good and her enormous musical talent makes up for her lack of acting experience.

The Bodyguard has it all: action-packed scenes, cool lines, pearls of wisdom, tender loving and fantastic soundtrack! This film is definitely worth your time.
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51 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Wait!..." Not your average romance film November 4, 2003
Wow...This movie is the best I've ever seen. It was supposed to go to Diana Ross and some other guy. I'm glad the roll went to Whitney. Diana would not fit this roll. Wow, three lines into the review and I'm already off task. Okay. Why should you give this movie a chance? Because it's amazing. Whitney proves she is a great actress and singer. Her voice makes this movie even better. The songs fit perfectly. And Kevin Costner, this movie alone makes me a fan, and I haven't seen his other work. It leaves you in suspense, as a mysterious stalker is following Rachel Marron (Whitney Houston) step by step, waiting for the time to attempt in killing her. This movie has a dark atmosphere, which is something I love about it. It's not like most love stories. I was very unsure about trying this movie, because I get bored easily, and I'm not a big romance movie fan, but this movie is so different from a typical romance film. It doesn't just focus on the romance, it focuses on Rachel's career, the stalker, Frank's resistance to grow close to his client. That's what makes this movie so special. I'm thrilled Kevin talked Whitney into this film, although it took her over a year to decide, it was worth it. No one could have done the roles better than Kevin and Whitney.
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46 of 53 people found the following review helpful
This being written right after Whitney Houstons tragic death.
No matter who you are or the color of your skin, you will love her and Costner's performance and interaction(s).

The movie shows the balance of high profile people, between trying to have normal life and the reality of why they cannot.

This movie was the best work Houston had as a movie star. It's how I will always remember her, with that moving and powerful voice and sense of bottom line reality that God exists.

The torment is over...and now the fans of what she once was: "Will always love (and remember)..." The Body Guard is Whitney Houston. It is her role of immortality.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a fantastic film worth every penny spent on making it September 7, 1999
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I have seen The Bodyguard about 100 times now and will continue to watch it until i wear the video out and have to buy a new copy. Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner were brilliant and were in my opinion made for there parts in the film, overall i enjoyed this movie and it has bcome on of my favorite films, the only part that i thought was bad was the ending I mean she goes one way and he goes the other, although the song "I Will Always Love You", says it all I think they should have been kept together and he should have stayed her bodyguard which would have made for interesting viewing.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally! The Diva Herself on Widescreen February 2, 2005
But this IS NOT a 2 disc set. I enjoyed this movie so much, but always wanted to see it in widescreen. Now, after many, many years Warner has graced us with one. Kevin Costner is the bodyguard, a role I would like to see him do again. There is a good sequel in there somewhere, but we don't really need Whitney. She's OK, well, she's playing herself really. The musical numbers are great, the soundtrack is superb! (Even that over, over, overplayed song "I'll Always Love You." I had the first edition on DVD, and this new one has better sound and higher picture quality. If you watch this film often, treat yourself and upgrade to this special edition. Also features a new documentary on the making of the film.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Not great but good.
One of Costners best. Good story line, which is unusual these days. Has the customary sex and foul language that I find offensive. Costner wears his usual stone face.
Published 1 day ago by Gale A. Myers
5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds Good
A great movie and the music is just simply excellent. It will be a classic I'm sure. Kevin and Whitney simply devine.
Published 2 days ago by Lyvoinne Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BODYGAURD
Kevin Costner What more needs to be said. The voice of Whitney Houston, not bad, but put them together, MAGIC.
Published 2 days ago by Terri Pangburn
4.0 out of 5 stars If you ever wax nostalgic for Whitney...
The Bodyguard is a good movie. It is not in the category with "The Godfather" which is my all time favorite, but it is a good movie. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Leafy
1.0 out of 5 stars Just go out for the night instead !
If you are fortunate enough to have NEVER been subjected to "Xanadu", this is the cinematic turkey that will hands down top your personal list of the Ten Worst Movies of... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Le Stryge
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
love it
Published 4 days ago by DEBRA KROGEL
5.0 out of 5 stars The Body Guard --Must Have Movie
Kevin Costner plays a great role in this nail biter thriller as does Whitney Huston and supporting cast. I loaned my copy and had to get another... Read more
Published 13 days ago by Bonnie K H
3.0 out of 5 stars Bad disc case
The disk case is hollowed-out and too thin, it's hard to guard against dust!
Otherwise, there is no top seal, what's the matter?
Published 13 days ago by Chen Yan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Jukebox Movie
For any person that loves Whitney Houston this is a must see. The acting is good, but you really watch to hear her tracks, the glimpses of them that are correct for each scene. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Peter LeBron
5.0 out of 5 stars Bodyguard
Always loved this movie.... But thought it funny that Whitney tried to claim " I will Always Love You " as her song... But Dolly Parton wrote it...
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how i can insert subtitles?
Mar 2, 2012 by Edson Luiz Pedroso |  See all 2 posts
can anyone tell me why portman was the killer?
They made a point of telling us that the killer was hired without knowledge of who hired him. Portman didn't know Rachel's sister hired him. When he went into the house to kill Rachel, she was in the way, so he killed her trying to get to Rachel.
Dec 12, 2010 by A. Petruzzelli |  See all 3 posts
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