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Zodiac [videorecording]

Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures present a Phoenix Pictures production ; a David Fincher film ; produced by Mike Medavoy, Arnold W. Messer, Ceán Chaffin ; produced by Bradley J. Fischer, James Vanderbilt ; screenplay by James Vanderbilt ; directed by David Fincher
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Robert Graysmith is a socially awkward newspaper cartoonist. He becomes obsessed with the Zodiac, a serial killer whom was murdering people in the San Francisco area. The publicity-hungry Zodiac starts writing cryptic letters to the papers regarding the unsolved murders. He latches onto columnist Paul Avery who has the crime beat and gets overly involved with the investigation. Lead investigator, David Toschi and his partner, William Armstrong, have their hands full with the investigation and the intense interest that the story is generating. Based on actual events that occured in the 1960s and 1970s.
Director
David Fincher
Performers
Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey, Jr., Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox, Elias Koteas, Donal Logue, John Carroll Lynch, Dermot Mulroney.
Release Date
2007
Run Time
162 min.
Language
In English with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
Rating
MPAA rating: R; for some strong killings, language, drug material and brief sexual images
Notes
  • Based on the book by Robert Graysmith.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
  • Special features: Commentary soundtrack by director David Fincher; commentary soundtrack by Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt and James Ellroy; Zodiac deciphered: an exhaustive behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of Zodiac; The visual effects of Zodiac; Previsualization: split-screen comparisons between animatics and finished film for the three murder sequences; theatrical trailer; "The is the Zodiac speaking:" an all-new, feature-length documentary covering every aspect of the investigation, including new interviews with the original investigators and surviving victims; "Prime suspect: his name was Arthur Leigh Allen" featurette.
Uniform Title
Zodiac (Motion Picture : 2007)
Edition
2-disc director's cut; widescreen ed
ISBN
1415736138, 9781415736135
Credits
Director of photography, Harris Savides ; editor, Angus Wall ; music, David Shire ; production designer, Donald Graham Burt.
Published
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, c2008.
Publisher no.
13131 Paramount Home Entertainment
Terms of Use
These DVDs are copy protected.
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews
Description
2 videodiscs (162 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, region 1; widescreen (16:9, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; NTSC.
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