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On a single disc and with little fanfare, this DVD makes an excellent case for the best extras of the year. Dive into the one-hour-long documentary and learn more about moviemaking than on many a double-disc. The secret lies in director David Cronenberg's (and his usual crew) folksy casualness in showing off the craft, be it makeup (green screens were used), directing (Cronenberg doesn't storyboard), or art direction (the diner set). It also is very funny to hear about "fish Fridays" and how Maria Bello's Uncle Pete became an influence. Even the infamous sex-on-the-staircase scene is diagnosed with candor as stars Viggo Mortensen and Bello act as if there is no backstage camera. There's only one deleted scene, but it's uncommonly deconstructed on why it was filmed and why it was cut (it's a very Cronenbergian dream sequence). A short bit on Cannes is also a delight. So much is here that Cronenberg's smart commentary track is nearly superfluous. Isn't that a nice surprise? --Doug Thomas
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Disk does not play at all. I'm well aware I paid for it used but it was stated to be in very good condition so I would expect that the disk would at least be operable.....Published 13 days ago by Allison M.
A tense, well acted storyline. Some graphic violence but its central to story.
Viggo M is absolutely perfect in his part.
I just thought that this movie was too shallow and violent. There wasn't really enough behind the lines and behind the violence to give it meaning. Read morePublished 16 days ago by samspennell
I love this movie. It really has you guessing and it seemed like it was over in a heartbeat. Some very graphic violence (more that usual) and sexual situations so not or the... Read morePublished 25 days ago by christine Finnegan
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|Pretty good movie, terrible DVD cover||
Not a superfluous observation! I dig the flick but you're
so on it about the cover......velveeta time. Definitely
not up to par with the film. Good call!
Feb 5, 2011 by Mark O. Avery | See all 2 posts
Yes it is. Bookmark this site: http://www.blurayregioncodes.co
At the top you can click on other regions too, and see if the discs will play in your Region A (or 1) player... In case you ever want to import anything.
Mar 15, 2010 by J. Higgins | See all 2 posts
|What was Tom/Joey?(spolirs)||
Joey was indeed some sort of hit man for the mob, and his brother was the boss. Joey gets some kind of awakening, changes his name, runs away, falls in love and settles in a small Indiana town. He's living a great life. He owns a diner, has a loving wife, a son and daughter. But some really bad... Read More
Sep 24, 2013 by suzietoo | See all 2 posts
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My reviews appear inmediatly after I post them. Maybe you're doing something wrong.
Apr 25, 2006 by mrblack | See all 2 posts