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US action 1996 color 136 min.
Director: Michael Bay
CAV/CLV: $124.95 - available
3 discs, catalog # CC1485L

A highly decorated retired U.S. marine general (Ed Harris) seizes a stockpile of chemical weapons and takes over Alcatraz, with 81 tourists as hostages on this San Francisco Bay isle. His demand: Restitution to families of soldiers who died in covert operations. The response: An elite SEAL team, with support from an FBI chemical warfare expert (Nicolas Cage) and a former Alcatraz escapee (Sean Connery), is assembled to penetrate the terrorists' defenses on the island and neutralize the rocket threat before time runs out. The result: A fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat thriller with a first-rate cast, directed by Michael Bay.

Special Features:

  • Improved digital transfer created especially for Criterion by director Michael Bay
  • Audio commentary by Michael Bay, stars Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris, technical advisor Harry Humphries, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer
  • Analysis of special effects by Hoyt Yeatman of Dream Quest Images
  • Interviews with Navy SEALs, featuring do's and don'ts of Hollywood gunplay
  • Storyboards and production design drawings
  • Theatrical trailers and TV spots
  • Plus tons of exclusive extras from the director's vault!

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