: : : Dead Calm
===Story=== There are several occasions when this rousing Australian thriller from 1987 should have ended with a well-placed shot from a speargun or a stronger knot of rope, but you don't think about these nit-picky details when you're being scared out of your wits. In a role that catapulted her to international stardom, Nicole Kidman plays a young wife who's joined her husband (Sam Neill) on a yachting trip to recover from the tragic death of their son. Far out to sea, they encounter a sinking ship with one survivor (Billy Zane, ten years before ''Titanic''), but inviting him aboard turns out to be a very bad mistake. While Neill attempts to salvage the sinking boat, Kidman is fighting for her life against the psychotic Zane--a villain so creepy that you eagerly look forward to his demise. By the time that moment arrives director Phillip Noyce has resorted to a typical slasher-movie climax (proving that no boat should be without a flare gun), but until then ''Dead Calm'' is a nail-biting thriller that's guaranteed to keep you in a state of nail-biting suspense. To accommodate the widescreen compositions on the open ocean, the DVD offers the film in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio. ''--Jeff Shannon'' ===DVD Features=== *Color *Closed-captioned *Dolby *Widescreen


Nicole KidmanRae Ingram
Sam NeillJohn Ingram
Billy ZaneHughie Warriner
George ShevtsovDoctor

Jul 10, 13 11:34am
added 30 new screenshots
  • Genre: Mystery Movies
  • Director: Phillip Noyce
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 96 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaApr 7, 1989
    AustraliaMay 25, 1989
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaSep 8, 2009
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaMar 30, 2004
Buy Now $  Compare Prices
0 / 10
View all 30 screenshots