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Primal Fear (Blu-ray) R

Sooner or later, a man who wears two faces forgets which one is real
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: September 12, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region A
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
    • Dolby True HD 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Performer: , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
Story by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"When your mother says she loves you, ask for a second opinion."
  - Martin Vail (RICHARD GERE), to a reporter who is interviewing him.

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 44


User Ratings: 65,192
...Gere's showy yet mature performance holds the movie together....PRIMAL is the most riveting courtroom drama since 1982's THE VERDICT... -- Rating: B+
Entertainment Weekly
Oct 18, 1996
...Richard Gere gives a focused performance...
USA Today
Apr 3, 1996
Rating: B+ -- Edward Norton became an instant star after making a splashy, Oscar-nominated performance in this well-executed horror thriller. Full Review
May 1, 2011
...Well-crafted....Linney is excellent....Hoblit's direction is ultra-attentive to story points...
Apr 1, 1996
Helped greatly by excellent performances from both of the film's leads, as well as the rounded supporting cast. Full Review
Movie Views
Mar 27, 2009
Rating: 3/4 -- An unfolding mystery in which truth is elusive, and twists are the order of the Norton a career-making opportunity to strut his stuff. [Blu-ray] Full Review
Groucho Reviews
Jun 19, 2009
Rating: 3/4 -- its heroes only heroes because they believe in order and not because they're capable of order's championing or restoration. Full Review
Film Freak Central
Apr 1, 2009

Product Description:

Powerful, media-hungry Chicago defense attorney Martin Vail (Richard Gere) gets in over his head when he takes the case of an altar boy (Edward Norton making his film debut) accused of murdering an archbishop. His opponent for the prosecution is his former protege and lover Janet Venable (Laura Linney), who's out to make this her watershed case. A suspenseful courtroom with a truly unexpected ending, this drama is based on the novel by William Diehl.

Plot Synopsis:

In Chicago, an Archbishop has been brutally murdered, and a sweet-faced altar boy named Aaron -- who was seen fleeing the scene of the crime and whose clothes were soaked in blood -- is charged with the crime. Aaron claims he was present when the murder occurred, but that he is not the killer.
Coming to Aaron's rescue in this high-profile case is Martin Vail, a cocky lawyer who loves the media's spotlight as much as he loves his job. The legal road ahead of Martin and Aaron is filled with many obstacles, including a very determined prosecuting attorney (who's Martin's ex-lover), revelations about the Archbishop's "relationship" with the altar boys, and Aaron himself, who has a very violent, repugnant second personality named Roy.
Is Aaron/Roy guilty' Or is he taking the fall for someone else'


Production Notes:

  • Released theatrically in the USA April 3, 1996.
  • Shot on location in Chicago, Illinois in Panavision. Prints by DeLuxe.
  • Director Gregory Hoblit is well known as one of the creative forces behind the hit televisions series "Hill Street Blues," "L.A. Law," and "NYPD Blue."
  • Soundtrack album available on Milan CD's and cassettes.
  • Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 70,573
  • UPC: 032429281838
  • Shipping Weight: 0.15/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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