Vanilla Sky w/ Alternate Ending (2001) [Blu-ray]
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Tom Cruise delivers one of his finest performances in this unforgettably powerful film that reunites him with his Jerry Maguire director, Cameron Crowe. Young, handsome and wealthy, publishing tycoon David Aames (Cruise) can have anything his heart desires. Still, David's charmed life seems incomplete. One night, David meets the woman of his dreams (Penélope Cruz) and believes he may have found the missing piece. But a fateful encounter with a jealous lover (Cameron Diaz) suddenly sends David's world out of control, rocketing him on a roller-coaster ride of romance, sex, suspicion and dreams...to a shocking, final awakening you will never forget.]]>
- Feature Commentary by Cameron Crowe, Nancy Wilson and Tom Cruise
- 13 Alternate Scenes with Commentary by director Cameron Crowe
- 2 New Vignettes: Mask Test and Kurt Russell Single Take
- Photo Gallery with Audio
- Introduction by Photographer Neal Preston
- An Interview with Paul McCartney
- Music Video "Afrika Shox" by Leftfield/ Afrika Bambaataa
- Gag Reel and more!
Top Customer Reviews
The first time I saw this movie in the theater I was unable to move when it was over. I was utterly stunned. I can count on one hand the times this has happened to me over a lifetime of movie viewing.
Tom Cruise plays David Aames, a rich young man who has inherited a publishing empire from his late father. Cameron Diaz is the girlfriend he really doesn't care about, and Jason Lee plays his best (and perhaps only) friend. Aames is utterly disconnected from his own life, and seems to care little about anything. One night his friend (Lee) brings an intriguing dancer (Penelope Cruz) to his birthday party. Cruise takes up with Cruz, but then experiences a waking nightmare that destroys his life. I can't reveal more of the plot without giving it away, and I suggest you NOT read any more reviews of this film and just see it--otherwise you'll deprive yourself of one incredible movie ride.
This movie is visually spectacular. There are scenes that set off the dive klaxon deep within my brain but I couldn't figure out why until much later in the film when the plot is revealed. What is this film? Science fiction? Yes, but... A psychological thriller? Yes, but... A love story? Yes, ultimately.
It's better not to categorize Vanilla Sky, and just enjoy (or not enjoy) it. I think this movie either works on you, or it doesn't. And this is probably the most polarizing movie I have ever seen. You'll either love it or hate it.
Jason Lee and Cameron Diaz give the performances of their careers. I would have said the same of Cruise, but then he uncorked Collateral.Read more ›
'Vanilla Sky' is one of my favorite movies of all time, for that reason I have discussed it with a number of people. It is true that you will either cherish, despise, or totally not get this film.
The film is complex both in content and presentation, thus many simply won't get it.
People dislike 'Vanilla Sky' because, the original, 'Abre los Ojos,' is more artsy and less glamorous...and it is for that reason, I gather, that many people prefer the original film and strongly denounce 'Vanilla Sky.' 'Vanilla Sky' is, in my opinion, more graceful and not quite as raw as Amenabar's original. Crowe made a great story and message digestible for American's, but in the process brought forth such a jarring and real message about so many aspects of life that I think people either don't want to or can't wrap their heads around it.
This is no bastardization. It is a cultural re-doing of a solid film; with excellent performances and great work by so many others behind the scenes, that ultimately comes off better than the original. I love this movie because it is a truthful depiction of a man who torments himself...who chooses to bring crap on to himself...and fate cuts him no slack because he has been blessed in many earthly ways, very realistic and unlike your typical Hollywood junk (but of course it is not originally conceived in Hollywood). So, he throws his blessings away on many an occasion by making foolishly impulsive decisions and generally refusing to take charge of his life. On other occasions the viewer cringes as he unfruitfully grasps for what he tossed out before.
The blunt realization is that all the little moments in life matter so very-very much.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am the first to admit that you will either Love this movie or Hate it and I am a huge fan of the movie, cast, twists, and overall story telling but you will have to watch it at... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Nicholas Dsiple
A little bit confusing however a great movie if you were Tom Cruise fanPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Most people didn't like this version they prefer the Spanish one, but in my opinion it is a great film, I was intrigued by every single part of it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sergio Calderon
I recently discovered this movie on Movies TV Network and watched bits and pieces during several broadcasts....I never realized how very good this movie is.... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michael P.
I want to avoid spoilers, so I won't say much other than to say that if you hate movies where you can't tell if scenes are real or otherwise (dream, hallucination, fantasy,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
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I need to know this too! Is it Region Free? Even blu-ray.com says it is?
Jul 29, 2015 by Heath | See all 2 posts
|Looks like it will be later for BD release! Feb. 3 2015||
Now changed to May on Amazon's page. This is pathetic!
Dec 20, 2014 by P. White | See all 3 posts
Were you drunk when you made that post?
Oct 14, 2014 by Josh | See all 6 posts
|Is this ever actually being released on Blu-ray??||
Yes and now it's been delayed AGAIN! This is totally ridiculous.
Oct 15, 2014 by P. White | See all 7 posts
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