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The China Syndrome

Special Edition

DVD

4.4 out of 5 stars 248 customer reviews

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Product Description

A modern nightmare nearly becomes reality in this tension-filled story about an "incident" at a nuclear power plant. Jane Fonda stars as Kimberly Wells, an ambitious TV reporter covering a story on energy sources, who is present at the nuclear plant when a startling accident occurs that nearly causes the meltdown of the reactor. A newsreel cameraman accompanying Wells (Michael Douglas) captures the incident on film but the television station won't air the footage. Though the plant's corporate heads are quick to deny the possibility of any real danger, Jack Godell (Jack Lemmon), the plant's veteran engineer, discovers faulty equipment at the plant. Attempting to tell others about his findings, an attempt is made on his life. In desperation, he forcibly takes control of the power plant and invites the media to hear his ceremony. But the corporation is determined to stop him in a taut and shocking climax!

Additional Features

Laurent Bouzereau, the first guru of DVD-extras production, deftly pulls together the facts about this film some 25 years later in a two-part documentary. Michael Douglas and Jane Fonda scoop on how their two separate projects melded into this film, and key supporting players also weigh on the acting ensemble and the film's design. Unfortunately, two key players have already died--writer/director James Bridges and Jack Lemmon--but Bridges's partner Jack Larson does an excellent job in filling some of the gaps. A few deleted scenes are shown, ones that at the time Lemmon was especially miffed about being cut. The transfer is spot-on and the upgrade of sound to Dolby 5.1 makes the finale even more frightening. --Doug Thomas


Special features

  • Two new documentaries including interviews Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas
  • Deleted scenes
  • Filmographies

Product details

  • Actors: Wilford Brimley, Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas, Jack Lemmon
  • Directors: James Bridges
  • Producers: Michael Douglas
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Unknown)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Japanese, Chinese, Thai
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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    Some Region 1 DVDs may contain Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE). Some, but not all, of our international customers have had problems playing these enhanced discs on what are called "region-free" DVD players. For more information on RCE, click .
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG-13
    Parents Strongly Cautioned
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 26, 2004
  • Run Time: 122 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 248 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0002VYOWC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #126,407 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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