Dark City
New Line Platinum Series
Country of Origin: Australia
Production year: 1998
Director: Alex Proyas
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 794043-465727
Running time: 1:40 (100 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Pan & Scan
DVD-Format: Double-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: July 28, 1998
Collection type: Owned (#478)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 04, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 9 / 10
Overview
When John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell, Dangerous Beauty) awakens in a strange hotel room, he finds that he is wanted for a series of brutal murders. The problem is he can't remember a thing. Pursued by the police and haunted by The Strangers, mysterious beings who possess the ability to stop time and alter reality, he seeks to unravel the twisted riddle of his identity. But in a city where reality is the ultimate illusion, discovering the truth could be fatal.

From Alex Proyas, the director of THE CROW, comes a futuristic thriller that “sets a bold new standard for science-fiction!” (Bill Bregoli, WESTWOOD ONE).
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Genres
Science-Fiction
Fantasy
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • New Line Cinema
 • Mystery Clock Cinema
 • Dark City Productions
Media Companies:
 • New Line Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Top 100 Movies
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature (Widescreen), Main Feature (Pan & Scan)
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Commentary
 • Gallery
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Interactive Game
 • Closed Captioned
 • Comparisons to Fritz Lang's Metropolis Essay by Neil Gaiman
Easter Eggs
Select the New Line logo on the main screen and press enter for DVD credits.

Select "star highlights" in Kiefer Sutherland's filmography and press enter to get a clip from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. Do the same in William Hurt's filmography for a clip from Lost in Space.

There is a game in the disc. To solve it, go to the 'to shell beach...' menu and follow these steps:

1. You need to find a bloody knife on the first page of Kiefer Sutherland’s biography, accessible from the cast and crew menu.

2, Go back to the special features menu and select "Neil Gaiman on Dark City." The doctor’s card is hidden on the first screen of his comments.

3. Next we need a postcard. Enter "The Metropolis Comparison" from the special features menu, and pick the "Original Weekly Variety Review." Go to the last page to find it.

4. Now go back to the cast and crew menu. Select Trevor Jones on the second page. On the tenth screen of his biography, you will find the shell beach souvenir.

5. Go back to the cast and crew menu and select William Hurt for the clock, which can be found on the eighth screen of his biography.

6. Finally, go to 'set designs' and skip through them until you see the syringe (seventh picture_. Select it, then press 'Enter', and behold an interestingly, twisted animated sequence.

Make sure you go through the steps in the correct order without errors, or you will have to restart the game completely new by re-inserting the disc or turning the player on and off to see this special feature.
Crew
Direction
Alex Proyas....Director
Writing
Alex Proyas....Screenwriter
Lem Dobbs....Screenwriter
David S. Goyer....Screenwriter
Alex Proyas....Story By
Production
Andrew Mason....Producer
Alex Proyas....Producer
Michael De Luca....Executive Producer
Brian Witten....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Dariusz Wolski....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Dov Hoenig....Film Editor
Music
Trevor Jones....Composer
Sound
David Lee....Sound
Roger Savage....Sound
Ian McLoughlin....Sound
Ian McLoughlin....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Roger Savage....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Michael Thompson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
George Liddle....Production Designer
Patrick Tatopoulos....Production Designer
Liz Keogh....Costume Designer
Lesley Vanderwalt....Make-up Artist
Lynn Wheeler....Make-up Artist
Nicole Spiro....Make-up Artist
Kerry Lee Jury....Make-up Artist
Bob McCarron....Make-up Effects
Kerry Thompson....Costume Designer
Michelle McGahey....Art Director
Richard Hobbs....Art Director
Tad Pride....Visual Effects
Mara Bryan....Visual Effects
Arthur Windus....Visual Effects
Andrew Mason....Visual Effects
Bruce Hunt....Visual Effects
Cast
Rufus Sewell....John Murdoch
William Hurt....Inspector Frank Bumstead
Kiefer Sutherland....Dr Daniel Schreber
Jennifer Connelly....Emma Murdoch
Richard O'Brien....Mr Hand
Ian Richardson....Mr Book
Bruce Spence....Mr Wall
Colin Friels....Walenski
John Bluthal....Karl Harris
Mitchell Butel....Husselbeck
Melissa George....May
Frank Gallacher....Stromboli
Ritchie Singer....Hotel Manager/Vendor
Justin Monjo....Taxi Driver
Nicholas Bell....Mr Rain
Satya Gumbert....Mr Sleep
Noah Gumbert....Mr Sleep Filming Double
Frederick Miragliotta....Mr Quick
Strangers
Peter Sommerfeld
Timothy Jones
Jeanette Cronin
Assistant Strangers
Paul Livingston
Michael Lake
David Wenham....Schreber's Assistant
Automat Cops
Alan Cinis
Bill Highfield
Terry Bader....Mr Goodwin
Rosemary Traynor....Mrs Goodwin
Edward Grant II....Hotel Manager
Maureen O'Shaughnessy....Kate Walenski
Deobie Oparer....Train Passenger
Marcus Johnson....Station Master
Doug Scroope....Desk Sergeant
Cinzia Coassin....Waitress
Tyson McCarthy....Murdoch - age 10
Luke Styles....Murdoch - teenager
Anthony Kierann....Murdoch's Dad
Laura Keneally....Murdoch's Mum
Natalie Bollard....Naked Woman
Eliot Paton....Matthew Goodwin
Naomi van der Velden....Jane Goodwin
Peter Callan....Taxi Driver
Mark Hedges....Emma's Lover
Darren Gilshenan....Fingerprint Cop
Ray Rizzo....Policeman
Bill Rutherford....Police Officer
Marin Mimica....Hotel Lobby Cop
Anthony Pace....Young Karl Harris
Four Piece Band
Tony Mosley
Glenford Richards
Stanley Steer
Greg Tell
William Upjohn....Forensics Cop
Anita Kelsey....Emma Murdoch (singing voice) (voice)