Panic Room
Special Edition
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 2002
Director: David Fincher
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 043396-026094
Running time: 1:52 (112 Min.)
Casetype: Digipak
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: March 30, 2004
Collection type: Owned (#45)
Status: Available
Purchase date: April 30, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 10 / 10
Overview
Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman (Jodie Foster) and her daughter, Sarah (Kristen Stewart), play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham (Forest Whitaker), Raoul (Dwight Yoakam) and Junior (Jared Leto) - during a brutal home invasion. But the room itself is the focal point because what the intruders really want is inside it.
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Genres
Suspense/Thriller
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Columbia Pictures
 • Hofflund/Polone
 • Indelible Pictures
Media Companies:
 • Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish  Dolby Digital 5.1
Commentary  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
Commentary
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
2Bonus Materials: Pre-Production & Production
3Bonus Materials: Production & Post Production
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • DVD-ROM Content
 • Multi-angle
 • Closed Captioned
Easter Eggs
Insert the second disc of the DVD set and from the Main Menu go to the'Production' submenu. Here, highlight the 'Main Menu' entry and then press the 'Right' arrow key on your remote control. This will highlight an icon in the fireplace. Now press the 'enter' key and you will get to see a brief clip of Special Effects Coordinator Joe Viskocil explaining how the effect of Jodie Foster breaking a mirror with a sledge hammer has been created.

Now, back from the discís Main Menu go to the 'Pre-Production' menu where you select 'Prep' and then highlight the menu entry 'Safe Cracking School.' Now, press the 'right' arrow key on your remote control followed by the 'Enter' key and you will see a six minute featurette on real panic rooms with the film's security consultant, Gavin DeBecker, and safe room constructor Gary Paster.

A third Easter Egg can be found when you play the special effects featurette 'The Big Shot' that is also on this disc. Make sure to let it play all the way to the end. After it finishes you will automatically be taken to an otherwise inaccessible 3-minute featurette that plays the scene in split-screen mode, with BUF Compaigne's wire-frame effects on the left side of the screen, and the finished film on the right.
Crew
Direction
David Fincher....Director
Writing
David Koepp....Writer
Production
Gavin Polone....Producer
Judy Hofflund....Producer
David Koepp....Producer
Cean Chaffin....Producer
Cinematography
Conrad W. Hall....Director of Photography
Darius Khondji....Director of Photography
Film Editing
James Haygood....Film Editor
Angus Wall....Film Editor
Music
Howard Shore....Composer
Sound
Ren Klyce....Sound Designer
Willie Burton....Production Sound Mixer
David Parker....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Lora Hirschberg....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Todd Boekelheide....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Michael Kaplan....Costume Designer
Arthur Max....Production Designer
Keith Neely....Art Director
James E. Tocci....Art Director
Linda Matthews....Costume Designer
Julie L. Pearce....Make-up Artist
Robert McCann....Make-up Artist
Joseph Viskocil....Visual Effects
Kevin Tod Haug....Visual Effects
Raymond Gieringer....Visual Effects
David Ebner....Visual Effects
Alec Gillis....Make-up Effects
Tom Woodruff, Jr.....Make-up Effects
Cast
Jodie Foster....Meg Altman
Kristen Stewart....Sarah Altman
Forest Whitaker....Burnham
Dwight Yoakam....Raoul
Jared Leto....Junior
Patrick Bauchau....Stephen Altman
Ann Magnuson....Lydia Lynch
Ian Buchanan....Evan Kurlander
Andrew Kevin Walker....Sleepy Neighbor
Paul Schulze....Officer Keeney
Mel Rodriguez....Officer Morales
SWAT Cops
Richard Conant
Paul Simon
Victor Thrash
Ken Turner
Nicole Kidman....Stephen's Girlfriend (uncredited, voice)