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The Count of Monte Cristo [Blu-ray] (2002)

Jim Caviezel , Guy Pearce , Kevin Reynolds  |  PG-13 |  Blu-ray
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (888 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris, James Frain, Dagmara Dominczyk
  • Directors: Kevin Reynolds
  • Writers: Jay Wolpert
  • Format: Blu-ray, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Touchstone Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 13, 2011
  • Run Time: 131 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (888 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0054PSY5O
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,042 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features


•5 Deleted Scenes With Commentary By Filmmakers Including Alternate Final Duel
•"The Napoleonic World" -- Production Design Featurette
•"En Garde" -- Multi-Angle Sword Fighting Feature
•"The Pen" -- Retrospective On Author Alexandre Dumas
•“Adapting A Classic" -- Screenwriting Segment
•"The Clash Of Steel" -- Stunt Choreography Piece
•Layer-By-Layer -- Interactive Sound Design Feature
•Audio Commentary With Director Kevin Reynolds

Editorial Reviews

Jim Caviezel (Déjà vuBedtime Stories) give sizzling performances in The Count Of Monte Cristo. and now, for the first time, the world's greatest tale of betrayal, adventure and revenge is more riveting than ever in Blu-ray High Definition! When the dashing and guileless Edmond Dantes (Caviezel) is betrayed by his best friend (Pearce) and wrongly imprisoned, he becomes consumed by thoughts of vengeance. After a miraculous escape, he transforms himself into the mysterious and wealthy Count of Monte Cristo, insinuates himself into the French nobility, and puts his cunning plan of reprisal in action. Experience the resounding clash of swords and the deadly glint off every razor-sharp blade. With the pristine sound and magnificent picture quality of Blu-ray, this swashbuckling thriller will have you perched on the edge of your seat until the very last drop of sweet revenge is exacted.

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288 of 307 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Count on revenge, and then some. February 2, 2002
After attending the release of "The Count of Monte Cristo," a friend made the remark that he believed the movie could benefit from additional fight sequences. Immediately my mind shot back to last year's "The Musketeer," also based (rather loosely, I might add) on another of Alexandre Dumas' famous classics. In that film, character development, story, and tone were sacrificed for the sake of creating yet another movie in which a choreographer of Chinese descent was allowed to make an impression on action aficionados by dazzling them with techniques reminiscent of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."
What a relief that this latest adaptation of a Dumas novel strays from the usual clichés and redundancy of bringing a classic work of literature to the screen, coming out as a sturdy, well-guided costume drama that combines action, intensity, passion, and most importantly, revenge. With a script that keeps much of the novel's intricacies intact, a cast befitting of their roles, and a director who keeps things interesting at all times, this is one swashbuckling adventure that pleases in all fields.
The story centers around Edmund Dantes (Jim Caviezel), a sailor from a middle class upbringing in the town of Marseilles. He has a friend, Fernand Mondego (Guy Pearce), whose father is a wealthy aristocrat; despite his rich lifestyle, Mondego still harbors a slight jealousy for Dantes, who has just been promoted to captain of his vessel, allowing him the opportunity to marry his longtime love, Mercedes (Dagmara Dominczyk). Overcome by envy, Mondego concocts a vicious plan with the equally jealous first mate of Dantes' boat that lands a wrongfully accused Dantes in the Chateau d'If for more than a decade.
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106 of 113 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the Story, but Enjoyable Nontheless June 6, 2003
Format:DVD
If you have never discovered the wonderful world of Alexandre Dumas, I urge you to run, not walk to the local library or bookstore and obtain a copy of "Le Comte de Monte Christo." I also recommend reading the unabridged version of this classic tale about a man who takes revenge on his enemies. One thing is certain: do not attempt to take the lazy way out by watching this adaptation of Dumas's novel. Two hours will never be enough time to adequately express the majestic beauty of this novel written by a phenomenal storyteller. Having said that, I enjoyed immensely this version of the story starring Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, and Richard Harris. Period pieces are often fun to watch, and this one is no exception. With a few problematic exceptions, "The Count of Monte Christo" is an entertaining film.
The tale, if you are not familiar with it, focuses on a French sailor named Edmond Dantes. On a trading trip back to Marseilles, Dantes had the misfortune to stop at the island of Elba, the home of the exiled emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. With his captain dead, Dantes arrives in port and is promptly promoted to become the new captain. This step up in status angers several people around Dantes, specifically Danglars, Villefort, and Mondego. The three conspire to have Edmond arrested on charges of treason and thrown into a political prison called the Chateau D'If. Dantes spends years suffering in solitary confinement, although he eventually meets an elderly prisoner named Faria who educates him while they plan their escape. Moreover, this prisoner tells Edmond about a fabulous treasure that could be his for the taking. Eventually, Dantes escapes and embarks on a series of adventures that finds him returning to seek revenge against his enemies under the name "Le Comte de Monte Christo.
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91 of 100 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A surprisingly fresh and superb adventure film September 13, 2002
Format:DVD
In this time of fire and explosion oriented blockbuster movies it is indeed refreshing to find a remake of a classic novel of the quality of The Count of Monte Cristo currently available. I happened to nonchalantly choose this film at the DVD outlet as a source of viewing background for an evening of desk work. WRONG! This superbly made film of the Dumas' novel is excellent and gripping on every level. The quality of the film, shot in Ireland and Malta, is visually stunning, the story remains true to the original, and the cast is outstanding. James Caviezel makes a star turn in the title role, aided by the always excellent Guy Pearce, the veteran Richard Harris, the here venomous James Frain, a fine and very different role for Luis Guzman, and the elegantly beautiful Dagmara Domincyzk. The movie is beautifully paced, the long prison scenes allow Caviezel and Harris to create tremendous rapport, and the age old theme of REVENGE has rarely been played out so well. This is a beautiful period piece, finely photographed and scored and edited and directed. For a taste of just how exciting the old tales can be visually, treat yourself to an evening with The Count!
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A spirited adventure. September 18, 2002
By Eric
Format:DVD
This most recent adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel isn't going to please all the fans, particularly those who demand rigorous adherence to the source material (I never did understand such people's way of thinking; a movie is never bad just because it strays from the source) but it most certainly will please moviegoers in the mood for a period piece adventure, and as such a film, The Count of Monte Cristo never fails to entertain for every bit of its running time.
Jim Caviezel stars as Edmond Dantes, a rather poor and uneducated man who has a life that his rich friend, Fernand Mondego (Guy Pearce) envies. Dantes has just been promoted to captain of his ship after he and his crew returned from a brief, unanticipated stop in Elba, where Napoleon had given Dantes a letter to give to a "friend." Mondego is particularly jealous that Dantes' fiancee is Mercedes (Dagmara Dominczyk), their childhood friend who has grown into an utterly beautiful woman.
Mondego sets out to destroy Dantes life by telling French officials of the letter, which leads to Dantes' arrest. He is banished in a prison located on an island rather far from the mainland. As the years pass, another prisoner, Faria (Richard Harris), actually tunnels his way into Dantes cell. With his help, Faria believes they can dig to the outer wall, and in return, he will teach Dantes how to read, write, and fight with a sword. As soon as he makes his escape, Dantes plans his vengeance against those who betrayed him.
There's actually a LOT more plot than what I've stated, which probably already sounds hefty, but there are a lot of things I'd rather not give away.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
One of the best movies ever. It has nearly all categories, action, drama, romance, and it does it very well.
Published 19 hours ago by T. Lehman
5.0 out of 5 stars great
Intense and fantastic wonderful acting. Could not stop watching. Required reading in high school I did not know what I missed
Published 20 hours ago by Fred Akel
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome story
One of my favorite movies. Classic story that almost everybody has at least heard of, and a great story of revenge.
Published 1 day ago by James R.
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of The Count of Monte Christo
this movie has been a favorite of mine for many years. And I was happy to have it and see it when I want to.
Published 3 days ago by Virginia Podrat
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars
stellar performances with a great cast and storyline mark this as an extrodinary film. I could watch it over and over
Published 4 days ago by dj4696
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
Loved it...One of the best movies ever made. keeping this one in my collection and no one can use it, all for me
Published 4 days ago by Joanie
5.0 out of 5 stars Count of Monte Cristo Review
If the rating were higher I would choose that. This is one of my absolute favorite movies. I would recommend this to anyone that likes a story of good always winning in the end.
Published 9 days ago by Yohonce
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Trumps Revenge
This movie differs greatly from the book but it still has an awesome message and leaves one breathless with the evil deeds of the bad guys. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Sally J. Vaughn
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Cavilezel is really great in this one...its something you put on..on a staturday morning and enjoy like you would a good western. Good stuff.
Published 13 days ago by fayemac
5.0 out of 5 stars Watched this for college
Nice movie that I wouldn't have watched until it was assigned to me. Glad I saw it. Very worth watching.
Published 14 days ago by Kathleen Jo Smith
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