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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Daniel Craig  Actor Rooney Mara  Actor Christopher Plummer  Actor Stellan Skarsgård  Actor Steven Berkoff  Actor Robin Wright  Actor Yorick Van Wageningen  Actor

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Contains:Graphic Violence,Nudity,Strong Sexual Content,Rape & Sexual Abuse,Profanity

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Theatrical Release Date: 2011 12 20 (USA)

UPC: 043396395978

Studio: Sony Pictures

MPAA Rating: R   Contains:[Graphic Violence, Nudity, Strong Sexual Content, Rape & Sexual Abuse, Profanity]

Summary: A discredited journalist (Daniel Craig) and a mysterious computer hacker discover that even the wealthiest families have skeletons in their closets while working to solve the mystery of a 40-year-old murder in this David Fincher-directed remake of the 2009 Swedish thriller of the same name. Inspired by late author Stieg Larsson's successful trilogy of books, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo gets under way as the two leads (Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara) are briefed in the disappearance of Harriet Vanger, whose uncle suspects she may have been killed by a member of their own family. The deeper they dig for the truth, however, the greater the risk of being buried alive by members of the family, who will go to great lengths to keep their secrets tightly sealed. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Category: Thriller

Awards: Best Actress – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Breakthrough Performance – National Board of Review Best Picture – National Board of Review Best Score – Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Editing – Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Score – Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Editing – Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Actress - Drama – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture – Producers Guild of America Best Art Direction in a Contemporary Film – Art Directors Guild Outstanding Directorial Achievement – Directors Guild of America Best Picture – Producers Guild of America Best Adapted Screenplay – Writers Guild of America Best Cinematography – American Society of Cinematographers Best Edited Feature - Drama – American Cinema Editors Guild Best Edited Feature - Drama – American Cinema Editors Guild Best Original Music – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Music – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Mixing – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Cinematography – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Editing – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Features: Audio commentary with director David Fincher

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Format: DVD

Release Date: 03/20/2012

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 2.40:1

Audio: DD5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1, DDS Dolby Digital Surround

Runtime: 158 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English,French

Subtitles: English,French,Spanish

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Disc #1 -- Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
1. Chapter 1 [9:53]
2. Chapter 2 [12:11]
3. Chapter 3 [6:18]
4. Chapter 4 [9:44]
5. Chapter 5 [9:49]
6. Chapter 6 [7:06]
7. Chapter 7 [5:58]
8. Chapter 8 [8:15]
9. Chapter 9 [6:50]
10. Chapter 10 [7:14]
11. Chapter 11 [4:52]
12. Chapter 12 [4:29]
13. Chapter 13 [8:44]
14. Chapter 14 [17:18]
15. Chapter 15 [15:47]
16. Chapter 16 [8:32]

Jason Buchanan

A literary phenomenon that has swept the globe, Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo arrives on the big screen courtesy of director David Fincher and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Steven Zaillian. The result is a sturdily scripted, assuredly directed thriller that gradually lures us into a labyrinthine mystery involving a discredited journalist, a cryptic computer hacker, and a wealthy family harboring some particularly dark secrets. Notably absent outside of the visually striking (yet somewhat inexplicable) black-drenched credit sequence set to Trent Reznor and Karen O's pulsing version of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song," however, is the dynamic and innovative visual style that has defined much of Fincher's finest work.

Journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) has just lost a highly publicized court battle against powerful entrepreneur Wennerström (Ulf Friberg) when he is summoned to the remote island estate of aging businessman Henrik Vanger (Christopher Plummer), who makes him a most-unusual proposition. Forty years ago, Henrik's beloved great-niece Harriet vanished without a trace. Henrik is convinced that someone in his family -- where greed and Nazism run rampant -- has gotten away with murder, and despite the firestorm of controversy over Blomkvist's credibility, he's certain that the seasoned reporter can root out the killer. Meanwhile, as Blomkvist submerses himself in a mystery decades in the making, misfit computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) finds her violent past returning with a vengeance thanks to her twisted new parole officer (Yorick van Wageningen). Before long, Blomkvist and Salander are working together as a team to investigate the Vanger family, who all live on the same island yet display an indifference to one another that often spills over into outright animosity. But with each new clue that Blomkvist and Salander uncover, the more apparent it becomes that Harriet's disappearance may in fact lead them directly into an even darker mystery.

In Seven and Zodiac, Fincher used masterful pacing, atmospheric cinematography, and acute attention to detail to seduce us into grim worlds of murder and obsession. Those familiar themes are still very much propelling factors in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, though this time Fincher comes off as much more restrained than usual. It's unclear whether that's a result of his not being as emotionally invested in the material or simply recognizing the need to get out of the way of a good story, but by reteaming with cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth (Fight Club, The Social Network), Fincher still gives The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo an exquisitely chilly visual scheme that provides a palpable sense of atmosphere while holding the audience at arm's length. It's a good match for a such a pulpy mystery, though a little of the director's trademark inventiveness could have gone a long way in not only distinguishing Fincher's take on the story from the previously filmed Swedish-language version, but also in helping to connect the dots of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo's somewhat contrived storyline.

An astonishing blend of dark allure and damaged brilliance, Mara is compulsively watchable as Lisbeth Salander, while Craig effectively embodies quiet integrity as the humiliated reporter fleeing the limelight while sharpening his investigatory skills. Compelling as both characters are, however, Fincher's cool direction stunts any attempts to form an emotional connection with them, even when Mikael and his daughter have a gentle conversation about faith, or the scene in which Lisbeth bares her soul to her investigative partner by confessing how she got caught up in the legal system in the first place. And while a scene of shocking violence between Lisbeth and her sadistic parole officer may be off-putting to some, its contextual relevance is all but undeniable once we've learned her darkest secret.

Given the lurid nature of Stieg Larsson's story, it's easy to see why Fincher would be compelled to adapt it for the big screen. But it's impossible not to feel like we've been down this road numerous times with the director before. In The Social Network, it felt as if Fincher were truly growing as a filmmaker both thematically and stylistically. Despite being a solid mystery assuredly told, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo feels like something of a regression -- one that's largely absent of the factors that established him as one of his generation's most innovative filmmakers. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast and Crew: David Fincher  Director 
Scott Rudin  Producer 
Steven Zaillian  Executive Producer 
Steven Zaillian  Screenwriter 
Ole Sondberg  Producer 
Soren Staermose  Producer 
Ceán Chaffin  Producer 
Atticus Ross  Composer (Music Score) 
Trent Reznor  Composer (Music Score) 
Mikael Wallen  Executive Producer 
Anni Faurbye Fernandez  Executive Producer 
Daniel Craig  Actor 
Rooney Mara  Actor 
Christopher Plummer  Actor 
Stellan Skarsgård  Actor 
Steven Berkoff  Actor 
Robin Wright  Actor 
Yorick Van Wageningen  Actor 
Joely Richardson  Actor 
Geraldine James  Actor 
Goran Visnjic  Actor 
Donald Sumpter  Actor 
Ulf Friberg  Actor 
Bengt Carlsson  Actor 
Tony Way  Actor 
Per Myrberg  Actor 
Josefin Asplund  Actor 
Eva Fritjofson  Actor 
Moa Garpendal  Actor 
Maia Hansson Bergqvist  Actor 
Sarah Appelberg  Actor 
Julian Sands  Actor 
Anna Bjork  Actor 
Gustaf Hammarsten  Actor 
Simon Reithner  Actor 
David Dencik  Actor 
Marcus Johansson  Actor 
Mathilda Von Essen  Actor 
Mathias Palmer  Actor 
Martin Jarvis  Actor 
Inga Landgre  Actor 
Reza Debahn  Actor 
Anders Berg  Actor 
Mats Andersson  Actor 
Anders Jansson  Actor 
Jurgen Klein  Actor 
Karl Josephson  Actor 
Sandra Andreis  Actor 
Arly Jover  Actor 
Pierre Sjö Östergren  Actor 
Tess Panzer  Actor 
Alastair Duncan  Actor 
Alan Dale  Actor 
Julia Rose  Actor 
Peter Carlberg  Actor 
Jan Abramson  Actor 
Lena Stromdahl  Actor 
Matt Wolf  Actor 
Anne-Li Norberg  Actor 
Leo Bill  Actor 
Marco Albrecht  Actor 
Martina Lotun  Actor 
Anna Carlson  Actor 
Yvonne Ästrand  Actor 
Fredrik Dolk  Actor 
Christian Heller  Actor 
Werner Biermeier  Actor 
Christine Adams  Actor 
Peter Hottinger  Actor 
Joyce Giraud  Actor 
Bengt Wallgren  Actor 
Elodie Yung  Actor 
Anna Charlotta Gunnarson  Actor 
Andreas Björklund  Actor 
Embeth Davidtz  Actor 
Joel Kinnaman  Actor 
Karen E. Wright  Actor 
Leah Almada Harshaw  Actor 
George Gerdes  Actor 

Country: USA