A history of violence [videorecording] /
New Line Cinema presents ; a Benderspink production ; in association with Media I! Filmproduktion München GmbH & Co. KG ; a film by David Cronenberg ; produced by Chris Bender, JC Spink ; screenplay by Josh Olson ; directed by David Cronenberg.
- [Los Angeles, CA] : New Line Home Entertainment, 2006.
- 1 videodisc (DVD) (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm.
Based on the graphic novel: A history of violence / written by John Wagner and illustrated by Vince Locke. Originally released as a motion picture in 2005. In cop.: «Tom Stall aveva una vita perfetta... prima di diventare un eroe.»
Special features (89 min.) : Optional audio feature commentary by director David Cronenberg -- Acts of violence (66 min. ; making-of featurette) -- Scene 44 (Deleted scene, with optional commentary by David Cronenberg, ca. 3 min.) -- Unmaking of Scene 44 (ca. 7 min.) -- Violence's history : United States version vs. International version [featurette] (ca. 1 min.) -- Too commercial for Cannes [featurette] (ca. 9 min.) -- theatrical trailer (3 min.) -- DVD-ROM features include the feature film with 'enhanced script-to-screen', allowing viewer to watch the film while viewing the actual script.
Director, David Cronenberg ; director of photography, Peter Suschitzky ; edited by Ronald Sanders ; music by Howard Shore. Director, David Cronenberg ; director of photography, Peter Suschitzky ; edited by Ronald Sanders ; music by Howard Shore.
Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, William Hurt, Ashton Holmes, Stephen McHattie, Peter MacNeill, Ed Harris.
Tom is a loving, well-respected family man from a small Indiana town. When two criminals show up at his diner, Tom is forced to take action and thwart the robbery attempt. Suddenly heralded as a local hero who took the courage to stand up to crime, people look up to Tom as a man of high moral regard. But all the media attention attracts the likes of the mob, who show up at Tom's doorstep. Is it a case of mistaken identity or does Tom have a history that no one knows about?
MPAA rating: R; for strong brutal violence, graphic sexuality, nudity, language and some drug use.