Meet Joe Black (DVD)

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    Meet Joe Black (DVD)
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    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 dau...

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    ITEM#: 2583695

    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.

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    Dimensions 1x1x1
    UPC 025192053122
    Studio Universal Home Video
    Format DVD
    Genre Drama
    Rating Parental Guidance 13+
    Dimensions 5.38" x 0.6" x 7.5" WxHxD
    Weight 0.25 lbs
    Stars Jake Weber, Marcia Gay Harden, Claire Forlani, Brad Pitt, Jeffrey Tambor, Anthony Hopkins
    Directors Martin Brest

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    • Pleasantly Surprised

      Years ago, i watch a movie call "When Death Took A Vacation" and I was thinking that this movie would probably be a remake of it but it wasn't. it was totally different and in it own right it was just as good as the one I had mention above. I do feel that Brad Pitt should have been more demanding, in the part that he played, since he played the most powerful character. And the love scene was manificent, I could feel the estasy as if i was part of it. I cried.

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    • MEET JOE BLACK

      If you believe in angels transforming to human form, this is the pic to see! It's amazing how angels can be around you everyday in all types of places.

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    • it got here in time for a birthday, just as i hoped it would.

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