Story

The most viscerally frightening and disturbing homicidal maniac picture since The Silence of the Lambs, Seven is based on an idea that's both gruesome and ingenious. A serial killer forces each of his victims to die by acting out one of the seven deadly sins. The murder scene is then artfully arranged into a grotesque tableau, a graphic illustration of each mortal vice. From the jittery opening credits to the horrifying (and seemingly inescapable) concluding twist, director David Fincher immerses us in a murky urban twilight where everything seems to be rotting, rusting, or molding; the air is cold and heavy with dread. Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt are the detectives who skillfully track down the killer--all the while unaware that he has been closing in on them, as well. Gwyneth Paltrow and Kevin Spacey are also featured, but it is director Fincher and the ominous, overwhelmingly oppressive atmosphere of doom that he creates that are the real stars of the film. It's a terrific date movie--for vampires.

DVD Features

  • Commentary by director David Fincher, actor Brad Pitt, and actor Morgan Freeman
  • Commentary by Professor of Film Studies/author Richard Dyer, screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker, editor Richard Francis-Bruce, New Line Cinema's President of Production Michael De Luca, and David Fincher
  • Commentary by director of photography Darius Khondji, production designer Arthur Max, editor Richard Francis-Bruce, Richard Dyer, and David Fincher
  • Commentary by sound designer Ren Klyce, composer Howard Shore (with isolated 5.1 music and fx cues, Richard Dyer, and David Fincher
  • Exploration of the Opening Title Sequence (3 video angles and 6 audio tracks)
  • Animated storyboards
  • Deleted scenes and extended takes
  • Alternate endings
  • Production design
  • Still photographs
  • Animated gallery - The Notebook

Cast

Brad PittDetective David Mills
Morgan FreemanDetective Lr. William Somerset
Gwyneth PaltrowTracy Mills
R. Lee ErmeyPolice Captain
Andrew Kevin WalkerDead Man (as Andy Walker)
Daniel ZacapaDetective taylor
John CassiniOfficer Davis
Bob MackGluttony Victim
Peter CrombieDr. O'Neill
Reg E. CatheyCoroner (as Reginald E. Cathey)
George ChristyWorkman
Endre HulesCab Driver
Hawthorne JamesGeorge, Library Night Guard
William DavidsonLibrary Guard (as Roscoe Davidson)
Bob CollinsLibrary Guard
Jimmy Dale HartsellLibrary Janitor
Richard RoundtreeDist. Atty. Martin Talbot
Charline SuTV News Reporter
Dominique JenningsTV News Reporter
Allan KolmanForensic Man
Beverly BurkeTV Anchor Woman
Gene BorkanEli Gould (Sin of Greed)
Julie AraskogMrs. Gould
Mario Di DonatoFingerprint Forennsic Man
Alfonso FreemanFingerprint Technician
John C. McGinleyCalifornia
Bob StephensonCop on SWAT Team (as Robert J. Stephenson)
Harrison WhiteCop on SWAT Team
Michael Reid MacKayVictor (Sin of Sloth)
Kevin SpaceyJohn Doe
Richard PortnowDr. Beardsley
Tudor SherrardCoupon Man
Mark Boone JuniorGreasy FBI Man
Pamala TysonHomeless Woman
Lennie LoftinPoliceman
Sarah ReinhardtPolice Sketch Artist (as Sarah Hale Reinhardt)
Emily WagnerDetective Sara
Martin SereneWild Bill
Michael MasseeMan in Massage Parlour Booth
David CorreiaCop at Massage Parlour
Ron BlairCop at Massage Parlour
Cat MuellerHooker (Sin of Lust)
Leland OrserCrazed Man in Massage Parlour
Lexie BighamSweating Cop at Massage Parlour
Evan MirandParamedic (as Evan Miranda)
Harris Savides911 Operator
Rachel FlanaganAdditional 911 Operator (as Rachel Schadt)
Paul EcksteinParamedic (as Paul S. Eckstein)
Heidi SchanzBeautiful Woman (Sin of Pride)
Brian EversDuty Sergeant
Shannon WilcoxCop Behind Desk
Richard SchiffMark Swarr (John Doe's Lawyer)
John SantinHelicopter Pilot
James DeethHelicopter Pilot
Charles A. TamburroSWAT Helicopter Pilot
Richmond ArquetteDelivery Man
Duffy GaverMarksman in Helicopter
Charles S. DuttonCop (uncredited)

  • Genre: Thriller Movies
  • Theme(s): Police/S.W.A.T.
  • Director: David Fincher
  • Producer: New Line Cinema
  • Length: 127 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaSep 22, 1995
    EuropeJan 5, 1996
    JapanJan 27, 1996
    AustraliaNov 2, 1995
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe18
    AustraliaR
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaSep 14, 2010
    EuropeOct 25, 2010
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaAug 22, 1997
    EuropeJun 28, 1999
    JapanNov 2, 2007
  • Also known as:
  • Sebun in Japan
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