Count of Monte Cristo, The (2002)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
James Caviezel Edmond Dantes
Guy Pearce Fernand
Dagmara Dominczyk Mercedes
Richard Harris Faria
Luis Guzman Jacopo
James Frain Villefort
Henry Cavill Albert
Albie Woodington Danglars
Michael Wincott Dorleac
Alex Norton Napoleon Bonaparte
Freddie Jones Col. Villefort
Helen McCrory Valentina Villefort
Luis Guzmán Jacopo the Maggot, Monte Cristo's Valet
Christopher Adamson Maurice
JB Blanc Luigi Vampa
Guy Carleton Mansion Owner
Barry Cassin Old Man Dantes (Edmonds' Father)
Briana Corrigan Casino Prostitute
Brendan Costello Viscount
Jim Caviezel
Movie Details
Genre Action; Drama; Adventure; Thriller
Director Kevin Reynolds
Producer Gary Barber; Roger Birnbaum
Writer Alexandre Dumas père; Jay Wolpert
Studio Buena Vista Pictures; Buena Vista Home Video
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 2 hr 11 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
The classic tale of swashbuckling adventure by the senior Alexandre Dumas comes to the screen in its umpteenth incarnation, this time from Kevin Reynolds , directing his first feature in five years. James Caviezel stars as Edmund Dantes, an honest sailor who plans to marry his beautiful lover Mercedes ( Dagmara Dominczyk ). Edmund doesn't know that his best friend Fernand Mondego ( Guy Pearce ) secretly desires Mercedes for himself and schemes with fallen aristocrat Villefort ( James Frain ) to frame Edmund for a crime he didn't commit. Sentenced to life on the remote island prison of D'If, Edmund becomes consumed by plans for revenge. Thirteen years pass and he meets a fellow innocent convict, Abbe Faria ( Richard Harris ), who becomes Edmund's mentor in swordfighting, finance, and escape, confiding that a vast treasure awaits a discoverer on the island of Monte Cristo. Eventually, Edmund is able to get away using Faria's tunnels and makes his way to Monte Cristo, where he retrieves the fortune and uses it to make himself over as the wealthy "Count of Monte Cristo." With the help of a loyal sidekick ( Luis Guzman ), Edmund insinuates himself into French royalty and sets about getting revenge on Villefort and Fernand, who is now married to Mercedes. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) also stars Michael Wincott and Albie Woodington . — Karl Williams
Personal Details
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Index 762
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 10/18/03
Store Copy
Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 006
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
1.85:1
Layers Single side, dual layer
UPC 786936165395
Chapters 29
Release Date 11/10/03
Subtitles Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Audio Commentary with Director Kevin Reynolds
"The Napoleonic World" Production Design Featurette
"En Garde" Multi-Angle Sword-Fighting Feature
"The Pen" Retrospective On Author Alexandre Dumas
"Adapting a Classic" Screenwriting Segment
"The Clash Of Steel" Stung Choreography Piece
Layer By Layer Interactive Sound Design Feature
4 Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Filmmakers
THX-Certified with Optimizer