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|Synopsis: Gluttony. Greed. Sloth. Wrath. Pride. Lust. Envy. Two cops (Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman) track a brilliant and elusive killer who orchestrates a string of horrific murders, each kill targeting a practitioner of one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Gwyneth Paltrow also stars in this acclaimed thriller set in a dour, drizzly city sick with pain and blight. David Fincher (Fight Club, Zodiac, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) guides the action - physical, mental and spiritual - with a sure understanding of what terrifies us, right up to a stunning denouement that will rip the scar tissue off the most hardened soul.
4 Commentaries Featuring Director David Fincher, Actors Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman and Other Collaborators on the Film
Editor's NoteGluttony, greed, sloth, envy, wrath, pride, and lust--these are the seven deadly sins that are being punished with unimaginable cruelty and calculation by an enigmatic killer in David Fincher's bleak thriller SEVEN. Set in a perpetually gloomy unnamed city, the film follows Somerset (Morgan Freeman), a retiring police detective, as he experiences his final week on the job, reluctantly working with assertive newcomer Mills (Brad Pitt). When an obese man is found brutally murdered in his home, the seasoned Somerset realizes this is no ordinary killing--someone tortured him because of his appetite. Slayings that reflect the sins of greed and sloth soon follow, leading Somerset and Mills on a desperate search to find the mysterious John Doe, who is responsible for these methodical murders. As the case builds to a startling conclusion, both Somerset and Mills become more involved than they ever could have imagined.After a brief opening scene, SEVEN immediately cuts to a highly stylized title sequence. An intricate collage of books and photos, scissors and razors, and blood and skin eerily captures the dark, graphic tone of Fincher's intriguing mystery. The film cleverly avoids depicting most acts of violence onscreen, focusing instead on the cryptic remains of the crimes, allowing viewers to investigate along with the detectives. An example of nearly flawless filmmaking, the movie features a meticulously crafted screenplay, brilliant photography and design, sure-handed direction, and excellent performances from the entire cast. All of these elements combine to amazing effect in the film's unforgettably stunning finale.
Seven - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: Dusty Somers Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 9/24/2010 2:31 PM
|Seven puts the obsessive and utterly precise tendencies of Fincher to good use in a portrait of a killer who is quite the precise workman himself, creating crime scenes to replicate the biblical seven deadly sins: wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony, but not necessarily in that order. Fincher gets good character work out of Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt as a retiring cop and the young upstart looking to fill his shoes, respectively, but this isn’t really a film about police work or even the relationships forged between partners. Rather, it’s a macabre study of the depths of human nature — there’s no denying the film is utterly fascinated with the loathsome and depraved....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|R. Lee Ermey|
|Richard Francis-Bruce - Editor|
|Michael Kaplan - Costume Designer|
|Darius Khondji - Director of Photography|
|Danny Cangemi - Special Effects|
|Arthur Max - Production Designer|
|Arnold Kopelson - Producer|
|Andrew Kevin Walker - Screenwriter|
|Phyllis Carlyle - Producer|
|Howard Shore - Composer|
|David Fincher - Director|
|"Oh, wonderful. Very moody."----A detective at the first murder scene|
|"When you want somebody dead, you drive by and shoot them. You don't risk the time it takes to do this...unless the act itself has meaning."----Detective Somerset (Morgan Freeman) to Detective Mills (Brad Pitt) and police captain (R. Lee Ermey)|
|"If we catch him and he turns out to be the Devil, I mean, Satan himself, that might live up to our expectations. But he's not the Devil----he's just a man."----William Somerset to David Mills about John Doe|
|"Why do we gotta sit here rotting, waiting till the lunatic does it again?"----Mills to Somerset |"It's dismissive to call him a lunatic. Don't make that mistake."----Somerset |"Come on, he's insane. Look! Right now he's probably dancing around in his grandma's panties, yeah, rubbing himself in peanut butter."----Mills|
|"This guy's methodical, exacting, and, worst of all, patient."----Somerset|
|"I admire you. I don't know how you found me but imagine my surprise. I respect you law enforcement agents more every day....I'll be readjusting my schedule in light of today's little...setback. I just had to call and express my admiration. Sorry I had to hurt one of you, but I didn't really have a choice, did I? You will accept my apology, won't you? I feel like saying more, but I don't want to ruin the surprise."----John Doe to Mills and Somerset over the phone|
|"'About the only thing we know about that guy right now is that he's independently wealthy, well educated, and totally insane."----police captain to Mills and Somerset about John Doe|
|"Wanting people to listen, you can't just tap them on the shoulder anymore. You have to hit them with a sledgehammer. And then you'll notice you have their strict attention."----John Doe to Mills and Somerset|
|"You can't see the whole complete act yet. But when this is done...when it's finished...it's going to be...people will barely be able to comprehend it, but they won't be able to deny."----John Doe to Mills|"Could the freak be anymore vague? I mean, as far as masterminds go..."----Mills to Somerset|"I really can't wait for you to see. I really can't. it's really going to be something."----John Doe|"Well, you know what? I'm going to be standing right next to you. So when this big thing happens, you be sure to let me know, because I wouldn't want to miss it."----Mills|"Don't worry...you won't. You won't miss a thing."----John Doe|
|"What do you got?"----Mills to Somerset as they scan the area|"A dead dog."----Somerset|"I didn't do that."----John Doe|
|"Ernest Hemingway once wrote, 'The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.' I agree with the second part."----Somerset in voice--over|
Customer Reviews of Seven Special Edition (Blu-ray)
I love these kinds of movies. There are parts that are pretty gross, but I still enjoyed it a lot. This movie really keeps you guessing right until the end. Not many movies surprise me these days, but this one does. Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt are awesome as a detective duo.
There are some real gross-out scenes, and the plot is obviously implausible, but this movie is still very enjoyable. There are some great surprises and tension that occurs here. I really like the duo of Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman. David Fincher does some of his best work here.
A must have1/11/2012
Seven is a very disturbing and very entertaining movie. The suspense keeps you on the edge of your seat all the way through the ending credits. The bonus features on good on the special edition. I really enjoyed the breakdown of the opening sequence was my favorite part of the bonus footage.