Meet Joe Black (1998)

  • Web Code: M1854680
  • Release Date: 04-06-1999
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PG-13 (MPAA)

Overview

This modern fantasy stars Anthony Hopkins as William Parrish, a wealthy New York City media mogul who suffers a heart attack on the eve of his 65th birthday; although he survives, he senses that his death is near. On the same day, Parrish's younger daughter, Susan (Claire Forlani), meets a handsome young stranger (Brad Pitt) at a neighboring coffee shop and is instantly smitten. As they part, the young stranger is killed and his body is occupied by Death, who is coming to Earth to warn Parrish that his death is, indeed, imminent. Death enters the Parrish household disguised as Joe Black, the handsome stranger, and although Parrish understands Death's intentions he lets the family believe that Joe Black is a young business associate. Susan is shocked to find the familiar young man at her family dinner that evening, and, as she begins a passionate love affair with the debonaire stranger, she has no idea that she has fallen not for the young stranger from the coffee shop but for Death himself. In an effort to prolong his life and his daughter's happiness, William agrees to take Joe on a tour of human life that includes board meetings, family parties, and, ultimately, romance. As long as Joe falls in love, Parrish remains alive. This version was inspired by the Alberto Casella play DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY and the subsequent 1934 film.
Theatrical Release Date 1998
Format DVD
Number of Discs 1
PG-13 (MPAA)

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Dramas
  • Distributor
    Universal Studios Home Video
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    181
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Audio
    Stereo, 5.1 Surround Sound, AC3 Audio Encoding
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French
  • Subtitles
    English, French, Spanish
  • Closed Caption
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    DVD Features:

    Region 1
    Keep Case
    Dual Layer
    Single Layer
    Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
    Letterbox - 1.85
    Audio:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    Dolby Surround - French
    Additional Release Material:
    Film Highlights
    Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
    Making Of: Spotlight on Location
    Interactive Features:
    Scene Access
    Interactive Menus
    Text/Photo Galleries:
    Production Notes
    Biographies: Cast & Crew
    Theatrical release: November 13, 1988.
  • Release Date
    04/13/99
  • Theatrical Release
    1998
  • Rating
    PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Format
    DVD
  • Unedited Version
    N

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