Cape Fear details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Illeana Dou, Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Joe Don Baker, Robert Mitchum, Gregory Peck, Martin Balsam, Juliette Lewis, Fred Dalton Thompson, Illeana Douglas|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Horror Films, 100 Top Thrillers|
|Run time:||2 hours 2 minutes|
|Rental release:||31 Mar 2003|
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Fantastic remakeBy Noel Clay from Colchester, England , 03 Nov 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]If the original 'Cape Fear' hadn't existed, the fact is this one might well be regarded as a classic. I recently saw it appear on a list of the top ten worst remakes of all time, but then films like the clearly superior 'Ocean's Eleven' also appeared on there. Most people who don't like it are probably those who take offence at the mere fact that a classic is being remade.
This movie obviously delves much deeper into the dark territory hinted at in the 1960's original ... Robert De Niro is brilliant as the psychopathic rapist who harrases a typical american family, although saying that he's better than Robert Mitchum may be going a little far.
The meaning of the film is different from the original, as here it is the story of an average man being brought downward (or upward, you might argue) to the same level as Max Cady. It's not up to the standard of Scorsese's best films (i.e. Taxi Driver, Goodfellas), but it's still superb.
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Great film, but watch the original Simpsons episode!By MikeKermit (1 review) , 07 Mar 2013This is an absolutely fantastic parody of that Simpsons episode where Sideshow Bob tries to kill Bart and steps on all the rakes on the boat. Well unfortunately De Niro (who plays the Sideshow Bob character) doesn't step on any rakes, but he does a great job of the cigar in the cinema scene so I'll almost forgive him the rakes. 4 1/2 stars, if it had more rakes it would have been 5.
DE NIRO AT HIS BEST !!!!!!!By ROYOFTHEROVERS (1 review) , 03 Feb 2013I WATCHED THIS FILM, YEARS AGO, BUT HAVE JUST RECENTLY WATCHED IT AGAIN, THE ACTING IS BRILLIANT, AND SO IS THE STORY BEHIND THE FILM, BLU-RAY QUALITY, IS JUST A CUT ABOVE THE DVD VERSION, ROBERT DE NIRO, IS JUST BRILLIANT.
Di Nero at his bestBy Chalky86 (11 reviews) , 01 Feb 2013Great film, should be required viewing for lawyers the acting is top draw by everyone Get it watched the simpsons do a great re-make of this film also
Caped fearBy a customer , 18 Jan 2013Everything a film should be. I saw it when it was released in 1991. I enjoyed it then and I enjoyed watching it again.
brilliant filmBy cheesekake (1501 reviews) from uk , 02 Dec 2012rarely is a film as good as the original but in this case it is. very good scary entertaining film thats defo worth a watch