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The Machinist [Blu-ray] (2004)

Christian Bale , Jennifer Jason Leigh , Brad Anderson  |  R |  Blu-ray
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (316 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, John Sharian, Michael Ironside
  • Directors: Brad Anderson
  • Writers: Scott Kosar
  • Producers: Antonia Nava, Carlos Fernández, Javier Arsuaga, Julio Fernández, Teresa Gefaell
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: May 19, 2009
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (316 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001U0HAZM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #170,846 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Genre: Drama
Rating: R
Release Date: 19-MAY-2009
Media Type: Blu-Ray

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105 of 112 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "I just want to sleep..." June 10, 2005
Format:DVD
I have to say that "The Machinist" is easily the most unsettling, disturbing and bizarre film I have seen so far this year. I mean, you can tell from reading the back of the DVD cover and seeing how disturbingly thin Christian Bale in pictures from the movie that this is not going to be a very happy time. Yet, last night I was in the mood for something dark and uncompromising. I got it and then some with this cleverly haunting film that is unforgettable.

Bale plays "Trevor Reznik," a troubled and fatigued machinist who hasn't slept for a year. He lives his life in isolation, with the few minor exceptions such as a friendly prostitute who takes a liking to him and an airport coffee shop waitress he visits every night. Things take a turn for the worst when he meets a fellow machinist for the first time... but nobody knows who this guy is. They tell Trevor that he doesn't exist. The paranoia and confusion leads to a horrific accident on the job that involves his co-worker. And that's when he gets the strange notes in his apartment. Either Trevor is completely delusional and has lost his mind... or somebody really is out to get him.

What's really intriguing about the movie is that just like Trevor, we do not know exactly what is real or what is made up. There are times when we're doubtful of what we're seeing, and then we get roped in and second-guess ourselves. The movie is a non-stop dread fest that just speaks of loneliness and paranoia, and that's why it works. It looks and feels exactly like it should. From the very first few minutes, it's easy to realize that this is going to be one unsettling and dark experience. It is one that you may want to re-watch after you see it all.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stop reading reviews and just watch the movie! September 3, 2005
By Alexiel
Format:DVD
There's so much I'd like to write about this movie, but I can't. I don't want to give even the slightest bit away. Yeah, it's cheap, I know, but I saw it with pretty much a blank slate and I think that's absolutely the best way to do. You must see this movie. Then come back and read some of these reviews, like I did (some of the reviewers give away WAY too much, I felt).

This movie is a feast for all the senses. Christian Bale plays a frighteningly emaciated industrial worker lives like an apparition in a washed out, grimy world. This reminds me of Orwell's vision of postwar England as portrayed in "1984" - grim, bleak, washed-out, bleary-eyed, ephemeral and unreal, like being stuck in a perpetual hangover in an old war zone. For a while this movie was billed as a "horror" movie but it's really psychological horror that manifests itself in a few conventionally horrific ways. It does have similarities to "Sessions 9" as others have pointed out, by the same director. Internal angst and self-discovery juxtaposed against a decaying old backdrop.

This movie is like what Henry James might have written if he were alive today! The cinematography is great, the settings are excellently done and quite creepy and unsettling, even as they are familiar. And the music! The music is great, it's about time someone gave some love to the theremin again. The acting is top-notch from everyone involved, especially Christian Bale. A scene-grabber for sure.

Every facet of the movie was executed in a professionally frightening and somewhat hallucinatory manner. But don't be fooled by that term. There really is very little David Lynch and such style in this movie, in my opinion. It does more showing and less telling, yes, but it does so in a more straight-ahead approach with less cloying.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nine Inch Nails in the coffin...and then some September 10, 2006
Format:DVD
no accident that the main character's named Trevor Reznik; the filmmaker, Brad Anderson, is a fan of Nine Inch Nails, fronted by Trent Reznor: the same dark gloomy kinda thing spills over from the Nine Inch Nails music into this film, with its dark gray washed out interiors and just as dank cloudy exteriors (but they appear only when Trevor's by himself--watch how, for example, when he meets other people, like his co-worker Miller and Miller's wife, the sky is a lot clearer).

Trevor, the ever-insomniac, not only evokes Trent Reznor but also Cesare from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari--the ever-present sleepwalker. Trevor is more of a walksleeper than a sleepwalker; he hasn't copped any zees in a year (not very credible, actually; if that were really true, he'd be dead a few times over), moving around in a paranoid daze with a number of flashes of rationality, and solace provided by either a friendly hooker (Jennifer Jason Leigh) or a comely waitress (a beautiful Spanish actress whose name escapes me).

The film is uncompromising and because of that no American production company would finance it. It was paid for and shot in Barcelona, Spain--which not too many people know about--and the director did everything he could to make the Spanish exteriors and interiors look American.

Trevor is played by Christian Bale, he of the formerly smarmy demeanor in American Psycho, but here reduced by 63 pounds from his former self to the aforementioned Cesare-like walking skeleton resemblance kinda thing. Watching him without his shirt on is truly painful. Disturbing. Which, of course, is the point.

Accidents follow Trevor wherever he goes. This is the core of the film. He's also followed by his own personal demon, Ivan, who's invisible to everyone else.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars the storyline is amazing. This DVD was hard to locate in stores
Just about anything with Christian Bale in it is phenomenal, because he is such a remarkable actor. He immerses himself entirely in a role, and you truly can't imagine anyone else... Read more
Published 2 days ago by PB
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
It was well acted but was much more dark than I normally watch.
Published 15 days ago by Art
5.0 out of 5 stars Damn, son.
I haven't been this mind-f***ed since shutter island, this movie, is amazing.
Published 15 days ago by Frederick
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Suck
Published 16 days ago by cedell fletcher
3.0 out of 5 stars Not to watch for entertainment's sake
I watched it because I had a purpose for doing so, but I wouldn't recommend watching it for entertainment value. Storyline and presentation are fine. Super super depressing. Read more
Published 23 days ago by ktwyo99
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Gritty thriller with a big twist at the end.
Published 1 month ago by martin bradford
2.0 out of 5 stars Very dark picture of insomnia
Not my cup of tea. Very very dark.
Published 1 month ago by rje
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great movie. Chritian Bale does it again.
Published 1 month ago by Yonja
4.0 out of 5 stars Basically, what happens, is after Christian Bale gets ...
Basically, what happens, is after Christian Bale gets caught in American Psycho, he runs from the law, but hits a kid, and loses his friggin mind man. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Eric Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good movie
Published 1 month ago by guillermo
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