Half Past Dead

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Product Overview

When a group of commandoes raid an islad prison to extract an inmate slated for execution, an undercover fbi agent is the only man who can thwart them and save a supreme court justice who is being held hostage.

Specifications

Studio Sony
SKU 40216949
UPC 043396087842
UPC 14 00043396087842
Format DVD
Release Date 12/30/2002
Rating Rating
Keywords
Crime
FBI Agents
Gangsters
Heists
Prison
Theatrical Release
Violence
Editors Note
Note An undercover FBI agent, Sascha Petrosevitch (Steven Seagal), takes bullets for his buddy, Nick Frazier (Ja Rule). Nick figures Sascha for dead until the two are reunited again on duty at New Alcatraz (a hellish, high-tech version of the now-defunct prison). At New Alcatraz, criminal mastermind Lester (Bruce Weitz) is set to be executed. Lester knows the whereabouts of a fortune in gold, but isn't talking. With only hours to live, Lester takes a meeting with Sascha, just as corrupt prison official Donny (Morris Chestnut) and his gang (including Nia Peebles) raid New Alcatraz by helicopter and take Lester and a Supreme Court justice hostage. Highly energetic action scenes pay respect to the films of John Woo, and director Don Michael Paul makes many tasteful choices in the film's editing and music.
Reviews
Sight and Sound "...Paul directs with confidence..." 07/01/2003 p.46
Directors
Don Michael Paul
Actors
Morris Chestnut
Steven Seagal
Cast & Crew
Morris Chestnut - Actor
Nia Peeples - Actor
Steven Seagal - Actor
Ja Rule - Actor
Michael Slovis - Cinematographer
Don Michael Paul - Director
Vanick Moradian - Editor
Elie Samaha, et al. - Producer
Don Michael Paul - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2002
Catalog ID 08784
UPC 00043396087842
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 98 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed
Reviews
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Half Past Dead is like an alarm that goes off while nobody is in the room. It does its job and stops, and nobody cares. It goes through the motions of an action thriller, but there is a deadness at its center, a feeling that no one connected with it loved what they were doing. There are moments, to be sure, when Ja Rule and Morris Chestnut seem to hear the music, but they're dancing by themselves.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 2
Features
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, French, Dubbed & Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Seagal,Steven
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Joe Leydon, San Francisco Examiner have a down-and-dirty, rock-the-house good time with Half Past Dead...
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