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Bret Easton Ellis's dark and violent satire of America in the 1980s is brought to the screen in this unsettling drama with black comic overtones. Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), the son of a wealthy Wall Street financier, is pursuing his own lucrative career with his father's firm. Bateman is the prototypical yuppie, obsessed with success, fashion, and style. He is also a serial killer who murders, rapes, and mutilates both strangers and acquaintances without provocation or reason. Donald Kimble (Willem Dafoe), a police detective, questions Bateman about the disappearance of Paul Allen (Jared Leto), whom Patrick murdered several days earlier. As Kimble stays on Bateman's trail, Bateman's mask of studied, distant cool begins to fall apart. American Psycho also features Reese Witherspoon as Bateman's girlfriend, as well as Samantha Mathis, Chloe Sevigny, and Guinevere Turner; the latter also co-authored the screenplay. Controversy followed the production from the start, when speculation that Leonardo Di Caprio would play Bateman sparked concerns that he would lure preteens to an R-rated movie. Di Caprio soon bowed out of the project, and original leading man Bale was reinstated. Later, a group of Toronto residents attempted to block filming in that city after Canadian serial killer Paul Bernardo claimed that Ellis' novel inspired his murder spree. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide.
Commentary from director/co-writer Mary Harron and actor/co-writer Guinevere Turner, American Psycho: From Book to Screen - including The Pornography of Killing, a video essay by Holly Willis, The '80s Downtown, Deleted scenes with optional director commentary, Newly remastered 16:9 widescreen, 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX, Original trailers, .
|Starring:||Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Samantha Mathis, Bill Sage, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Jared Leto, Justin Theroux, Matt Ross, Guinevere Turner, Chlo Sevigny, Cara Seymour|
|DVD Release Date:||02/04/2014|
|Run Time (in minutes):||102 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Dolby Digital Surround|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.18|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||7.8 x 7.8 x 7.8|
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