Director Oliver Stone and writer Quentin Tarantino created one of
the most controversial movies of the 90’s in Natural Born Killers
which is an MTV style film about serial killers.
After murdering a
string of people, Mickey Knox (Woody Harrelson) and Mallory Knox
(Juliette Lewis) are on the run from the authorities as director
Stone goes into the “creation” of these characters which includes
their not so humble beginnings.
For instance, Mallory Knox became
the twisted woman she is today after years of abuse from her father
which is played quite chilling by comedian Rodney Dangerfield. Mallory’s life
soon changes when she meets Mickey who eventually murders her father
and from this moment, their fates are set in motion.
Stone uses a variety of strange cinematography effects which goes
into the psyche of these two disturbed individuals which includes
the pointless shooting of a police officer and the strange obsession
of Wayne Gale, a crime report which is played brilliant by Robert
Downey Jr. Stone also brings forth a variety of societal norms and
propaganda which is set into play in this strange and disturbing
film about how society’s evil can sometimes create another evil.
transfer to high definition is rather impressive which faithfully
increases the original vision of Oliver Stone through his use of
strange colours and animations. The images are quite sharp and the
colours are quite vibrant in an ethereal way. Natural Born Killers
also contains a decent TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack that makes good use of
the soundtrack, while keeping the audio exceptionally sharp.
are a variety of additional supplements on the Blu-Ray version which
will keep fans of the movie quite entertained and gives you an
almost open-ended insight into the creation of one of the 90’s most
Needless to say, when I originally saw this
movie when it was first released at the cinemas, seeing it a second time
still left me with the same emotions and proves that Stone’s
powerful vision is still as potent as it was in 1994.
Gripping and disturbing!