Dark City - Director's Cut

Dark City - Director's Cut

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Average of 508 ratings: 3.6 Stars

1997 M Contains Violence.

They built the city to see what makes us tick. Last night one of us went off.

From Alex Proyas, the acclaimed Australian director of The Cross and I Robot, a film that takes you to the heart of a terrifying world and leaves you there.... John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) awakens in the bath of a strange hotel to discover that he is wanted for a series of brutal murders. He has no recollection of the killings; in fact, he has no memory of anything. A phone call warns him that men are coming to get him. He escapes into the city and plunges headlong into a labyrinth of twisted truths, hideous crimes and heart-stopping pursuits. Murdoch is at the centre of a terrifying nightmare and on a mind-altering journey in the place where everything is controlled - even your memories - Dark City.

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100 minutes
New Line Cinema

DVD details

Screen Format
Widescreen 2.35:1
English for the hearing impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1 EX & 2.0
  • Expanded Audio Commentaries
  • Documentaries: Introduction by Alex Proyas, Memories of Shell Beach, Architecture of Dreams
  • Production Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • 8 Member Reviews Write a review

    4 by bill_up_north

    SciFi meets thriller. My son picked holes in the script, but I enjoyed this movie. The story builds nicely to its conclusion, where all makes sense. In regard to Kohgb's review, the murders are explained... Read more

    5 by Wazza41

    An already brilliant picture is taken to a sublime level with this incredible Bluray transfer...some cinematic purists may not approve of the transfer as the film now has an almost uncinema look to... Read more

    5 by Kohgb

    Almost every frame of this enigmatic film is a stand-alone work of art. However the thing as a whole barely makes sense, and although the search for "Shell Beach" is finally resolved, the murders around... Read more

    3 by Tubbs

    Director's cut an improvement on theatrical release. Interviews with the film makers explain the stuff ups by the money people, marketing, ratings board etc. with the original .Story still doesn't flow... Read more

    1 by graygray

    BIZZARE, to say the least. Poor story, poor acting, poor dialogue (thankfully most of takes place at night so you can't see much). Complete waste of time watching this one, 'brilliant' and a 'work of art' this AINT!!!

    2.5 by bb

    It had potential with the great "Metropolis"-style set design, but the vampire-like bad guys were hopelessly corny. It might work for a teenager.

    2.5 by Trudi

    Odd movie - it seemed to have all the right ingredients but was just an okay, forgettable watch. I think what was missing (to elevate it to the realms of classics like Bladerunner) was that you were... Read more

    3 by Tony1

    A bit disappointing. Never really got going for me.