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The Bodyguard (Special Edition)
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The Bodyguard stars Whitney Houston as a pop-music diva and Kevin Costner as the ultra-serious bodyguard assigned to protect her in teh aftermath of several death threats. Initially repelled by each other like water and oil a passion ignites between them as teh danger increases transforming them as everythign around them explodes.Running Time: 130 min.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: DRAMA UPC: 085393366629 Manufacturer No: 33666

This 1992 crowd pleaser made almost as much money for Whitney Houston as its chart-busting soundtrack. A high-wattage star vehicle as only Hollywood can make, The Bodyguard stars Houston as a pop-music diva (now there's a stretch) and Kevin Costner as the stern bodyguard who is assigned to protect her after the singer receives some nasty death threats. Pop star and bodyguard don't hit it off at first, but they wear down each others' defenses, and before long Houston is baring her tonsils with a rousing rendition of the Dolly Parton chestnut "I Will Always Love You." The film, written by Lawrence Kasden, was originally intended for Steve McQueen, but the script languished for years before Houston took an interest in the project. A proposed sequel would potentially have starred Costner and Princess Diana, until Diana's tragic death precluded that possibility. --Jeff Shannon

Customer Reviews:

  • A Good Movie With a Few Minor Flaws
    First off I'd like to mention that even though it lists the remastered soundtrack as one of the special features, it doesn't mean that it is has the actual soundtrack included, it just means the scenes of the movie with music are remastered. This DVD isn't really good as far as special features, but the movie is as good as it was 10 years ago. Whitney is excellent in her film debut, and Kevin is no worse than he usually is. The only big problem with this movie is that Whitney's character, Rachel, curses more than half the time. If you have a child that you don't think is old enough to listen to Whitney Houston saying the F word, I suggest you tape this off TV (it's always on) and watch that copy when with your child, as they always edit the curses out. Other than these things, this movie is excellent, suspenseful, romantic, and gives you insight into the dangerous life of a superstar. If you like these things, or just like Whitney, or, umm, Kevin, you will love this movie, just don't expect "I'm Every Woman" to show up anywhere, it doesn't....more info
  • The Bodyguard aka He'll be back
    Who hasn't seen this movie if at all remotely curious, interested or fans of either megastar? The unattainable White Knight and IR relationship that may or may not move beyond confines. Can't imagine in real life, a clean end after such intensity. If you've ever gone there, you can imagine the real deal....more info
  • The Bodyguard Special Edition
    I loved the music soundtrack when it first came out. I don't know why I waited so long to buy. It answered my curiosity about stardom. I had no idea what can happen, and what a fast paced and crazy life you live if you are in the spotlight. Whitney is wonderful and I fell in love with her all over again. Kevin was wonderful and he takes his bodyguard job seriously and tries not to get too personal and stay professional. The casting was right on, and the music perfectly fits the story. Buy this movie and enjoy.

    Debra Envall...more info
  • Costner Rocks
    5 Star Costner in a 3 Star Movie gives this film a generous 4 Star rating...

    The movie itself is worth renting once or twice, but Costner made it worth the purchase. The simplicity of the role and the complexity of the character made it a performance only Kevin Costner could pull off.

    One may fancy action over drama, but quite really, any action fan can take a look at Costner as the Bodyguard and appreciate the fact that, "Man, that dude is hard!"...more info

  • Do not buy this DVD
    The film is great, but the DVD is NOT widescreen, even though the movie is available in widescreen in VHS. So, forget the DVD until a widescreen version comes along....more info
  • Letting your guard down .....
    Hmmmm .... I think the theme song says it all ... I lost "my bodyguard" too when I too jumped on a plane to California. Two different worlds can only collide for a short time.

    If I should stay,
    I would only be in your way.
    So I'll go, but I know
    I'll think of you ev'ry step of the way.

    And I will always love you.
    I will always love you.
    You, my darling you. Hmm.

    Bittersweet memories
    that is all I'm taking with me.
    So, goodbye. Please, don't cry.
    We both know I'm not what you, you need.

    And I will always love you.
    I will always love you.

    (Instrumental solo)

    I hope life treats you kind
    And I hope you have all you've dreamed of.
    And I wish to you, joy and happiness.
    But above all this, I wish you love.

    And I will always love you.
    I will always love you.
    I will always love you.
    I will always love you.
    I will always love you.
    I, I will always love you.

    You, darling, I love you.
    Ooh, I'll always, I'll always love you.
    ...more info
  • A special movie!
    "You can be as you choose to be. It takes some discipline but it can be done."

    I first saw The Bodyguard in a hot summer day. I waited in a long queue for my ticket and the theatre was fully packed. Tired and frustrated, I could not enjoy the film but it grew in me over time. It was different experience when I saw it again. In fact, The Bodyguard is a serious, original and very well told story. Love can be as real as me, sitting and writing here, and still be impossible and bitter-sweet. I can relate to this. Don't we all go through it at list once in our lifetime?

    I love Kevin Costner's performance as Frank Farmer. I find him very convincing in the skin of this tough, self-disciplined guy with a heart of gold. I admire Kevin's portrayal of Frank's emotional torment when he had to choose between his duty and his heart. Whitney Huston is surprisingly good and her enormous musical talent makes up for her lack of acting experience.

    The Bodyguard has it all: action-packed scenes, cool lines, pearls of wisdom, tender loving and fantastic soundtrack! This film is definitely worth your time.

    ...more info
  • a fantastic film worth every penny spent on making it
    I have seen The Bodyguard about 100 times now and will continue to watch it until i wear the video out and have to buy a new copy. Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner were brilliant and were in my opinion made for there parts in the film, overall i enjoyed this movie and it has bcome on of my favorite films, the only part that i thought was bad was the ending I mean she goes one way and he goes the other, although the song "I Will Always Love You", says it all I think they should have been kept together and he should have stayed her bodyguard which would have made for interesting viewing....more info
  • You'll watch it over and over
    This was Whitney Houston's debut film and she did herself proud. And here's the thing about Kevin Costner--he plays his characters so naturally that you don't realize he's really a brilliant actor. He just seems like a normal guy on screen. Here, you just believe he is that troubled bodyguard. I loved this film. I saw it plenty at the theatre in 1992 and I've played it plenty on both VHS and DVD over the years. It's just a great chick flick--so many great scenes even in addition to the many vocal performances by Whitney. If you like a who-done-it film, amazing music, watching Kevin Costner, as well as just the right mix of romance and damsel in distress, you've got to get The Bodyguard (and get the sound track while you're at it).The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album...more info
  • An Outstanding Movie!
    This was definitely a good movie.Everything a movie fan could ask for is in this movie. Excellent actors and actresses, a good plot, and outstanding music came from this movie. Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston made this movie. Kevin Costner plays the role of a bodyguard assigned to protect a rock singer well played by Whitney Houston. He of course saves her from several close calls. In the meantime a close relationship develops between the bodyguard and the singer. In the meantime an evil person is always lurking nearby to do the singer harm. This proved to be an excellent movie that was entertaining to watch. You will not be dissapointed....more info
    This fairly good suspense films cries out for a Hollywood ending but alas, we don't get one. In the frst of the last two scenes, the pop singer (Whitney Houston) gives her boduygaurd (Kevin Kostner) a great big smooch and I thought they would then depart on her private plane together. Not so, however, since in ther last scene we see him gaurding another person (a governor no less)....more info
  • made me cry a little.
    I had never before seen this movie in my life until i rented it from my local corporate owned video store. I kind of always wanted to see it but have always passed it by (for nearly 10 years!). I must say that Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston both did fairly decent jobs acting; I do believe that they have both improved their abilitys greatly since this movie debut. There were alot of the typical "cheap" tugging at the strings to get the audience to become emotionally invested with the movie which i believe that some movies do need in order to have and recieve a more successful feel to them... hey what can i say it worked on me!...more info
  • Incredible
    Oh, my God, this movie is like so old, but it is still my favorite movie of all time. Kevin Costner is the knight and shining armor that all girls dream of and Whitney Houston's role is very realistic of celebrities, but by the end, you learn to love her. It is a beautiful love story that made me cry....more info
  • A profession that requires the annihilation of sentiments
    To be a bodyguard is not an easy task, particularly when you are dealing with showbizz people. They don't want to cut short their hazardous activities and attitudes of direct contact with the public and then it becomes easy for any would-be killer to perform their acts. This film also reveals that the contact between the bodyguard and the guarded person has to be entirely and only professional not to be disturbed by any personal and emotional element. This is hard to accept for a showbizz person who always sentimentalizes and personalizes the relations they entertain with their surrouding personnel. Yet the bodyguard in this mission will save the actress's son and then the actress herself in particularly public and dramatic conditions. The film will also create some justice when the killer executes the actress's sister who has been the one who paid for the elimination of her sister out of spite and jealousy. In other words the film is interesting because it erases as much sentimental mulk as possible only to retain the professional dimension of the mission.

    Dr Jacques COULARDEAU
    ...more info
  • First there was Whitney, then there was Obama
    I'm writing this review mostly to make a political point: this movie dealt with race the way Obama dealt with it in his presidential bid: he didn't (okay, besides The Speech). Obama ran as an American first, and nothing else second. He crossed racial and class lines.

    The Bodyguard takes the same approach. The story intrigues the viewer in such a way as to make him/her forget that the boy is white and the girl is black. Race is not an issue; there are other issues and the viewer gets consumed by those: celebrity, security, careers. The Bodyguard was ahead of its time in portraying a post-racial reality, placing it as a significant milestone in American film history.

    The acting is solid; many criticized Whitney Houston, but she does a decent job playing herself. Kevin Costner is subtle and powerful in his role. The editing is excellent, moving the story quickly and captivatingly along. The music is phenomenal, of course, and Whitney adds extra punch to her role with her very real musical talent. The Bodyguard was a major hit of 1992 for good reason....more info
    PLEASE I need so much sonds for free she is very goo...more info
  • Finally! The Diva Herself on Widescreen
    But this IS NOT a 2 disc set. I enjoyed this movie so much, but always wanted to see it in widescreen. Now, after many, many years Warner has graced us with one. Kevin Costner is the bodyguard, a role I would like to see him do again. There is a good sequel in there somewhere, but we don't really need Whitney. She's OK, well, she's playing herself really. The musical numbers are great, the soundtrack is superb! (Even that over, over, overplayed song "I'll Always Love You." I had the first edition on DVD, and this new one has better sound and higher picture quality. If you watch this film often, treat yourself and upgrade to this special edition. Also features a new documentary on the making of the film....more info
  • The greatist movie ever made in all history!
    The Bodygaurd is the best movie ever! In my opinion it is a story about a bodygaurd, who never stays in one place, who finds a woman which seems to be his one true love. The movie brings out good and interesting points about love and how things don't always work out the way you expect them to. The music that Houston sings is so there in the movie. It touches me and makes me realize how people live and how we need to take every chance we get to live life to the fullest because you never know when your life could change....more info
  • Just nice!
    It is a pink story. Nothing bad to have fun at cinema and remember it at home. Costner has better films. Houston, keep on singing....more info
  • cute actors, romance, action, what's not to love?
    whitney & kevin may not be the best actors, but so what? they did a great job in this movie!!! to the reviewers who said there was no chemistry -- i don't agree. what about the cute scene where whitney tells kevin of her dating dilemma & that saucy look she gives him while "getting fixed up." or when they're dancing in that club or the final heartstopping scene when she tells the plane to wait? a truly worthwhile movie for all incurable romantics....more info
  • Another Case When Soundtrack is Better Than The Movie
    It's Kevin Costner to the rescue to save Whitney Houston from a vengeful stalker.

    Whitney Houston made her film debut with this film co-starring and produced by Kevin Costner. The film got mixed reviews ( more bad than good ) and didn't do so great at the box office. It was the music that was the ultimate highlight. Without Whitney's hit soundtrack, The Bodyguard would have sunk faster than the Titanic.

    The Bodyguard disappoints from the getgo with it's half-done plot and unbelievable script. Kevin Costner is disappointing. Back then he'd finished Dances With Wolves and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. His career had never been so high but the bomb of The Bodyguard proved it only takes one film to slow down a career. The major flaw was Whitney Houston. Whitney's acting was terrible despite this being her first film. I was disappointed because I've seen Whitney acting on sitcoms from the 80s and her acting was better then than it was in The Bodyguard. Costner and Houston had no chemistry. Why did they have to be romantically involved? Oh...I sell those sappy love songs on the soundtrack. That had to be the only reason because the film would have been better without the forced love story. Whitney's character was unbelievable. No one is so self-centered that they will risk their life just to go shopping. Nothing added up and if it wasn't for the soundtrack this film wouldn't be memorable at all. But now that it's twelve years later the soundtrack is even forgettable. Can't really recommend this DVD. There were no extra features and the movie was only available in standard! WB has to do better with their DVDs. The Bodyguard has some entertaining points but it can't hold its own with acting, plot or excitement.

    Skip the film but buy the soundtrack. " I Have Nothing " is one of the most beautiful songs ever made. ...more info
  • Could have been a great movie...
    ...if there had been some sort of detectable chemistry between Kevin and Whitney. The love story didn't make sense.

    The story around the love story was good, though; Kevin's character definitely some internal issues against which he continually battles (and loses). He believes he must remain detached and stoic to be an effective bodyguard. As a former secret service agent, he feels guilt over not preventing the shooting of President Reagan while being at his mother's funeral. His triumph over these issues comes at the end when he saves his "love" from death....more info

  • The greatist movie ever made in all history!
    The Bodygaurd is the best movie ever! In my opinion it is a story about a bodygaurd, who never stays in one place, who finds a woman which seems to be his one true love. The movie brings out good and interesting points about love and how things don't always work out the way you expect them to. The music that Houston sings is so there in the movie. It touches me and makes me realize how people live and how we need to take every chance we get to live life to the fullest because you never know when your life could change....more info
    The Bodyguard (Special Edition)

    Highly entertaining musical crime drama. Whitney's songs, including a few super hits like "I Will Always Love You" are terrific. Whitney in ultra hot costumes and Kevin Kostner with short hair and a buff body both look great. Kevin and Whitney are sizzling with electric chemistry. Highly engrossing finale with a psycho murderer trying to kill Whitney at the Oscars. THIS IS A MUST OWN CLASSIC....more info
  • "The BodyGuard"
    This is a very good movie, Kevin Costner is his usual self, with his very dry sense of humor and great acting talent, Whitney Houston was on top of the world at the time she starred in this movie. Great choice for just about anyone....more info
  • Or as I like to call it, Before the Fall...
    Stars fade, in time. But, at the summit of her talents and her popularity, Whitney Houston was simply untouchable, a singing phenom and, lord, was she lovely. Being so photogenic, it was a natural that she dip her toe into cinema. Whitney made her film acting debut in 1992's THE BODYGUARD, starring opposite Kevin Costner, who himself at the time was riding on a film career high, coming off Dances with Wolves - Extended Cut (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) and JFK - Director's Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition).

    Costner plays Frank Farmer, an ex-Secret Service agent who now hires out as a private bodyguard. Frank's vocation requires him to live a solitary, almost austere life. He doesn't stay too long at any one assignment for fear of forming attachments to the people he safeguards. Considered the best, Farmer is tapped to protect music and film superstar Rachel Marron, who is being relentlessly stalked. Farmer reluctantly takes on the gig and immediately clashes with the spirited and temperamental Rachel, who rails at the restrictions Farmer places on her lifestyle. And, because the long-proven cinematic formula dictates that the intensity of the leads' initial mutual dislike is adversely proportioned to how heated the romance becomes, well, the sparks fly brightly between the stoic bodyguard and the tempestuous diva.

    THE BODYGUARD, in 1992, was a box office moneymaker, undoubtedly helped by the spectacular soundtrack, but also because, in its own right, it's a decent thriller and an effective and bittersweet romantic story. The action sets are nice, my favorite being the "We won't talk about this again" kitchen discourse, although that was more of a one-way conversation from Frank. The hook is undeniably the prickly interaction between the two leads. I would think that a bodyguard, by necessity and by definition, would need to blend into the background. As such, Costner's bodyguard tends to be understated and very controlled. But every now and then, the actor's low key charisma does get a chance to leak out, as Farmer cracks a half-smile or three or makes the occasional straight-faced one-liner. And by having his character this impassive and guarded, Costner allows his female lead to shine. And Whitney's Rachel Marron certainly has that large personality.

    Casting Whitney Houston was a stroke of genius and luck. In that time and place, who better to play the most popular pop star than the real deal herself? I thought that Whitney was a natural on screen, although critics shaved points off because, supposedly, she was only playing herself. But do you think a non-singer could've pulled off the musical sequences with as much conviction and credibility? Whenever she sang, Whitney Houston was in her element, and I totally bought into it and, consequentially, everything else that came with the role. And, lest you think she's a one trick pony, she would show even more of her acting chops in Waiting to Exhale and The Preacher's Wife.

    There's this thing which Rachel's jerk of a manager tells Frank as he dresses him down: "I mean, look, she's so hot right now. This is her time. If she doesn't get out there, she's dead... If she doesn't sing, she's dead, anyway." This, coming from a tool, nevertheless is a stark commentary on the ephemeral quality of stardom. THE BODYGUARD has lost a bit of its luster down the years as Whitney's star waned. Not because she suddenly sucked or anything, but her troubled personal life did get in the way of her performing and producing records (thanks a bunch, Bobby Brown!).

    And, since misery loves company, Kevin Costner, after a string of film successes, would soon churn out A PERFECT WORLD, THE WAR, and the career-crippling WATERWORLD (which I actually thought was a cool flick).

    The key song was originally going to be "What Becomes Of A Broken Heart?" And who knows what Whitney would've done with that torch song (but it would've been great). As it is, we instead end up getting the fabulous remake of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You." I eventually got sick of this song, because of the constant airplay, but I remember how well it framed the closing moments of the film.

    Another thing I dug: Costner's white, Houston's black. This wasn't even a factor in the movie. How cool is that?...more info
  • Kevin Costner picked the right woman!
    Whitney Houston's music and acting was incredible. She was beautiful and showed she could play a character much different from herself, despite the obvious celebrities. Kevin and Whitney did a fabulous job....more info
  • I love this movie!
    I had been looking for this movie everywhere and finally remembered that I probably could find it on Amazon and I did. The movie is great and I especially love the video "I will always love you." by Whitney Houston. I also enjoyed the behind the scene interviews....more info
  • The Bodyguard
    I found this movie to be very entertaining. Kevin was good and believable and Whitney was refreshing....more info
  • Crowd Pleaser. All Around Great Movie
    This is a great movie, Whitney Houston is as good of an actress as she is a singer. Its plot it great, the writing is great. I was in tears by the end of the movie. This is a superb love story. I love it, cant get enough of it...more info
  • The Body Guard is awesome
    This movie is a classic, it is what i call a combo movie.. action packed with love intrests,I wished a second one would come out with Costner and Houston, this is one of those movies that you cannot watch enough......more info
  • Pleased ... But Disappointed!
    The movie was extremely entertaining ... however, I was disappointed that there were some very important scenes in the theatre and TV presentations that were edited out in the DVD. If the DVD was un-edited I would have given this movie a five star rating!...more info