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Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage stars with Joaquin Phoenix and Catherine Keener in an electrifying thriller from the writer of Seven. Directed by Joel Schumacher (The Client, Batman Forever, A Time to Kill), this dramatic story follows one man's obsessive search for the truth about a six-year-old crime and his ultimate discovery of the truth about himself.


Studio Sony
SKU 40724702
UPC 043396130517
UPC 14 00043396130517
Format DVD
Release Date 3/20/2012
Rating Rating
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Nicholas Cage plays Tom Welles, a straight-laced surveillance specialist. His innocent, naive world begins to unravel when he is hired by the widow of an industrialist to investigate what she has shockingly discovered in her late husband's safe. It appears to be a snuff film of a young girl being murdered. In order to discover the truth, he must enter the city's seedy underworld, guided by porn-store clerk Max California (Joaquim Phoenix, LADDER 49).
Joel Schumacher
Joaquin Phoenix
Nicolas Cage
Cast & Crew
Andrew Kevin Walker - Writer
Catherine Keener - Actor
Gary Wissner - Production Designer
Gavin Polone - Producer
James Gandofini - Actor
Joaquin Phoenix - Actor
Joel Schumacher - Director
Joel Schumacher - Producer
Joseph M. Caracciolo - Executive Producer
Judy Hofflund - Producer
Mark Stevens - Editor
Mychael Danna - Musical Score
Nicolas Cage - Actor
Peter Stormare - Actor
Robert Elswit - Cinematography
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1998
Catalog ID 13051
UPC 00043396130517
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 124 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
ReviewSource San Francisco Examiner
Review The strength of 8MM comes partly from Cage's understated portrayal of... a family man with a genuine grimace at all the kinky things that pass for entertainment. But what really makes the film work is the great cast director Joel Schumacher has assembled around his star. Joaquin Phoenix has a particularly juicy role as a porn shop employee... This is not a movie for the squeamish, by any means. But for those who like their thrillers dark and their heroes a bit more complicated and flawed than the average shoot-without-a-blink type so prevalent in today's movies, 8MM fills the bill.
Reviewer Craig Marine
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Dolby Surround Sound, English, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Cage,Nicolas
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Alex Simon, Venice Magazine A riveting, intelligent thriller highlighted by Joel Schumacher's dark shadows and Nicolas Cage's riveting performance. The darkest, most relentless thriller since Silence of the Lambs.
Roger Ebert, Siskel & Ebert Thumbs up from me for this absorbing adult thriller. My thumb is jolted up. Joel Schumacher... finds a dark, frightening tone for the material.

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