Twister (1996 movie)

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Twister
Directed byJan de Bont
Written byMichael Crichton
Anne-Marie Martin
Produced byIan Bryce
Michael Crichton
Kathleen Kennedy
StarringHelen Hunt
Bill Paxton
Jami Gertz
Cary Elwes
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Alan Ruck
CinematographyJack N. Green
Edited byMichael Kahn
Music byVan Halen
Flea
Mark Mancina
Anthony Kiedis (uncredited)
Dave Navarro (uncredited)
Chad Smith (uncredited)
Gioacchino Rossini
Ennio Morricone
Production
companies
Distributed byWarner Bros. (United States)
Universal Studios (International)
Release dates
May 17, 1996 (Warner Bros.; USA)
TBA 2023 (Universal Pictures DVD, Blu-ray, Digital Code, Retro VHS Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray USA/Canada)
Running time
113 minutes
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
BudgetUS$92,000,000 (estimated)
Box office$494,471,524

Twister is a 1996 American disaster movie directed by Jan de Bont, and based upon a screenplay by Michael Crichton and Anne-Marie Martin. It follows a group of storm chasers attempting to prevent all tornadoes from destroying everything in Oklahoma. The movie has a famous scene of a flying cattle. It is a scene that was the subject of many parodies. It was the first movie to be commercially released on DVD.

Cast[change | change source]

Home media[change | change source]

Twister was released in VHS by Warner Home Video in October 1996. It was later released on DVD on March 26, 1997. It is considered to be the first home release of a movie to use this now widely-used optical media technology.[1] This new release on DVD, Blu-ray, Retro VHS Blu-ray, & 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on TBA 2023 by Universal Pictures (in Studio Distribution Services from now Warner Bros.).

Sequel[change | change source]

TWISTER 2 release on TBA by Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. by United States & Canada

References[change | change source]

  1. "3) The first cinematic feature film commercially released on DVD was Twister". March 24, 2009. Archived from the original on September 4, 2019. Retrieved September 4, 2019.

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