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Format: DVD
Sku: 209871952
UPC: 025195016674
UPC 14: 00025195016674
Rating: Game Rating Code
See more in Action/Adventure
Choose Your Destiny.
A young man finds out his long lost father is an assassin. And when his father is murdered, the son is recruited into his father's old organization and trained by a man names sloan to follow in his dad's footsteps.

"Angelina Jolie aims to please and shoots to kill.  Leonard Maltin, Entertainment Tonight
"This over-the-top, ultraviolent, hyperkinetic action thriller pretty much has it all.  Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter
"The most visually inventive, trailblazing film of its kind...  Pete Hammond,
"Bekmambetov revs it up furiously and unleashes one bit of hyperactive, dazzling invention after another.  Shawn Levy, Portland Oregonian
"Relentless, in-your-face action.  Todd McCarthy, Variety

Editor's Note
Loosely based on the comic book miniseries of the same by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones, WANTED, directed by Timur Bekmambetov, follows anxiety-prone office drone Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) as he is inducted into the Fraternity, a clan of powerful killers that counted his father as a member. Pursued by rogue agent Cross (Thomas Kretschmann), Wesley is trained by the sleek, sexy Fox (Angelina Jolie) and the charismatic Sloan (Morgan Freeman), among others, to be just as proficient and deadly as his father. Once Wesley becomes a master assassin, he must confront Cross, and contend with the stunning ramifications of that encounter.

Straying rather far from the WANTED comic's supervillain-centric premise, WANTED runs with the edgy Eastern European aesthetic of Russian helmer Bekmambetov, who garnered international recognition with the stylish vampire epic NIGHT WATCH. While Jolie is a gleefully destructive presence in her action-heavy scenes, the film belongs to McAvoy, who transforms from milquetoast to manhunter with verve and charm. And like the similarly themed THE MATRIX before it, WANTED also showcases some eye-catching special effects, most notably in the loopy concept of "curving bullets." Though devotees of the WANTED comic may be dismayed with the many liberties taken with the story, the movie is undeniably energetic and entertaining, making it fun summer blockbuster fare.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, English, Spanish, French, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1)

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/25/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 110 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2008
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 61102058
Video UPC UPC: 00025195016674
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review Wanted - DVD Review
By: Sean O'Connell DVD Reviews
Published on: 11/21/2008 4:31 PM
A scrawny, self-loathing office drone gets plucked from his humdrum existence by a steely, gun-wielding super babe, is mentored by a Zen warrior with limitless intelligence but limited patience, then endures harsh physical training to prepare for a deadly mission only he can complete. What sounds an awful lot like The Matrix is actually Wanted, an adaptation of Mark Millar's 2004 comic book miniseries by style-conscious Kazakh filmmaker Timur the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Thomas Kretschmann
Video Cast Info James McAvoy
Video Cast Info Morgan Freeman
Video Cast Info Angelina Jolie
Video Cast Info Terence Stamp
Video Cast Info Common
Video Cast Info Mark Millar - Source Writer
Video Cast Info Gary Barber - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Chris Morgan - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Marc Silvestri - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Adam Siegel - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info C. Mitchell Amundsen - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info David Brenner - Editor
Video Cast Info Marc Platt - Producer
Video Cast Info Michael Brandt - Story
Video Cast Info Iain Smith - Producer
Video Cast Info John Myhre - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Derek Haas - Story
Video Cast Info Jim Lemley - Producer
Video Cast Info J.G. Jones - Source Writer
Video Cast Info Jason Netter - Producer
Video Cast Info Danny Elfman - Composer
Video Cast Info Michael Brandt - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Roger Birnbaum - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Derek Haas - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Timur Bekmambetov - Director

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"Much of the entertainment value comes from jaw-dropping stunts and explosive action sequences, which are high-octane fun....Highly inventive..." 06/27/2008

Los Angeles Times
"WANTED has audacity to burn....Jolie is all wolf, kohl-eyed and coldblooded....The adrenaline-overdose strategy works for viewers as well as hit men." 06/27/2008

Entertainment Weekly
"[T]here's global realpolitik glee to the filmmaker's fancy-splatter approach to violence." 07/11/2008 50

4 stars out of 5 -- "Bekmambetov understands pacing and escalation: set-pieces build in intensity, and each sequence is filled with inventive gags or gimmicks..." 08/01/2008 p.48

Sight and Sound
"[I]t rivets your attention....McAvoy's transition from anxious office serf to swaggering killer has some emotional depth and a runty, fearful stoicism." 09/01/2008 p.80

"[I]ts speedily unfolding plotline doesn't disappoint, with as many twists and turns as its characters' stunning mid-air moves." 06/20/2008

Total Film
3 stars out of 5 -- "Relentlessly paced, the film barrels by like the express train Jolie bodysurfs..." 12/01/2008 p.138

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