Empire Records

6.71 h 47 min1995X-RayPG-13
An indie record store manager and his staff of spunky, eccentric teens work to keep their store from being sold to a corporate chain in this comedy-drama. With Liv Tyler, Renee Zellwegger.
Allan Moyle
Anthony LaPagliaRory CochraneRenee Zellweger
English [CC]
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Liv TylerJohnny WhitworthRobin TunneyEthan RandallMaxwell CaulfieldDebi MazarCoyote ShiversBrendan SextonBen BodeJames WillsKimber MonroeJulia Howard
Arnon MilchanMichael NathansonAlan RicheTony Ludwig
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.8 out of 5 stars

5106 global ratings

  1. 88% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 8% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 2% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 1% of reviews have 1 stars
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S. S. ToddReviewed in the United States on April 13, 2014
1.0 out of 5 stars
I wish it told me
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This is not the product that I was expecting, especially since the picture is for what I wanted. When I was sixteen I watched the original every day for a month. I started watching and from the beginning I noticed that there was an added scene. This was fine because I figured I would be getting a directors cut of the movie so there would be added scenes. As the movie progressed I noticed that there other scenes that were added and things that were not there that I was expecting to be there. It was an overall disappointment and since it is digital I am unable to return. There needs to be some sort of clue up there that lets one know that this is not the original version of the movie. I am all for having extended scenes but not without sacrificing the integrity of the original movie. I wish I could say that I loved this one just as much as the original but I am sad to say that I cannot.
78 people found this helpful
Courtney R.Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
It really IS the original theatrical version!!!
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The other reviewers are right -- the Blu-Ray really IS the original theatrical version!!! I was skeptical, but thought I'd take a chance since this was one of my favorite movies of the 1990s (and often quoted when I worked in a music store in my late teens). The remix version was just awful, so I'm quite happy to be able to enjoy this movie again!

If you've been searching for the original version, here it is!
28 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on July 1, 2017
1.0 out of 5 stars
The Download/Stream Version is NOT the Regular!
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Decided to splurge and buy a movie I had been missing as of late, just to find out that the version offered here on Amazon Video is the "remix" version, which bites. Makes me very leery of purchasing a video this way again.
24 people found this helpful
XmanMobyReviewed in the United States on April 7, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Blu-ray is the ORIGINAL VERSION, not the *REMIX* edition!!
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The Bluray is the ORIGINAL VERSION, not the *REMIX* edition. This was my main concern with the blu-ray since it had the remix packaging.
94 people found this helpful
RichReviewed in the United States on October 7, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A family that works together, stays together.
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I really thought this movie was awesome! It has a perfect cast and soundtrack to go with it. Joe Reaves (Anthony LaPaglia) runs an Empire Records store, but is worried that the shop might get bought out by a bigger chain. The rest of the shop workers find this out at the end of the day and don't want to see their shop go anywhere so, they decide to take matters in their own hands to try and save it. I don't want to say anymore and ruin it, but I guarantee you'll like this movie! I gave this movie 5 stars for a perfect cast, soundtrack, and the interaction between the characters.
6 people found this helpful
Col1775Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Disappointing Review Rating...
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How is this a 4.5 Star movie with 2483 reviews?
Amazon should be more honest... movie was unwatchable. We feel we were lied to about it being good... it wasn't.
Spend your time and $$ doing something else.
3 people found this helpful
joel wingReviewed in the United States on October 24, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
What a horrible and predictable movie
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Empire Records is about a bunch of teen employees at a record store and music. It is ridiculous. It’s unbelievable from the start when Rory Cochrane steals money from the store and nothing happens to him. Then it’s predictable with the employees playing their favorite songs and everyone sings and dances along. It will make you cringe. Maybe, just by chance it could get better, but no it didn’t.
supercyberfunkReviewed in the United States on June 23, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Awesome Movie. Must Watch If You Like The 90s
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This is my favorite movie of all the 90s. Teen movies don't really get any better than this... for me, anyway. Watching it kind of makes me want to have my own record store, as long as I'm rich and don't care if it's feasible in today's economy. The characters are charismatic, and Anthony LaPaglia's character Joe is a cool boss to have and also doesn't take much crap. I wish I had a cool job to go to like these kids.
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