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    Unique ID Code: 0000020645
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 22/7/2001 12:23
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    Requiem for a Dream (Unrated) (US)

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    From the director of `Pi`
    Certificate: none
    Running Time: 102 mins
    Retail Price: $24.98
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    Darren Aronofsky, director of the critical smash Pi, follows up his acclaimed debut with a gritty, stylish, emotionally charged story of love, loss, drugs and dreams amid the faded glory of Coney Island. Intricately linking the lives of a struggling, small-time drug dealer (Jared Leto), his pill-popping mother (Ellen Burstyn), his upper-class girlfriend (Jennifer Connelly) and his best friend (Marlon Wayans), Requiem For A Dream is a hypnotic tale of four human beings each pursuing their vision of happiness. Even as everything begins to fall apart, they refuse to let go, plummeting with their dreams into a nightmarish, gut-wrenching freefall.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Commentary by Director Darren Aronofsky
    Commentary by Director of Photography Matthew Libatique
    "The Making Of Requiem For A Dream" Documentary
    Deleted Scenes with Optional Director Commentary
    Memories, Dreams and Addictions: Ellen Burstyn Interviews Hubert Selby Jr.
    The Anatomy Of A Scene
    Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots
    Cast and Crew Information
    Production Notes

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Darren Aronofsky

    Written By:

    Louise Lasser
    Christopher McDonald
    Marlon Wayans
    Jennifer Connelly
    Jared Leto
    Ellen Burstyn

    Casting By:
    Mary Vernieu
    Anne McCarthy

    Soundtrack By:
    Clint Mansell

    Director of Photography:
    Matthew Libatique

    Jay Rabinowitz

    Costume Designer:
    Laura Jean Shannon

    Production Designer:
    James Chinlund

    Palmer West
    Eric Watson
    Scott Vogel
    Jonah Smith
    Randy Simon
    Ann Ruark
    Scott Franklin

    Executive Producer:
    Nick Wechsler
    Stefan Simchowitz
    Beau Flynn
    Ben Barenholtz

    Artisan Entertainment

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    9 / 10
    What a devastating movie. It deals with the various types of addictions. It is depressing, powerful and brilliantly shot.
    Ellen Burstyn gives an Oscar level performance.
    The video transfer is excellent. The visuals of the movie are mostly hypnotic and hallucinated. The brilliant (though extremely repetitive) cut scenes are amazing. There are no compression signs and the dark scenes are all rendered beautifully.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is great as well. I did not expect such a movie to have a bombastic soundtrack, but the soundtrack is extremely powerful. The surrounds are used both for sound effects and for the haunting musical score.
    The menus are all cleverly animated with sound.
    The extras include 2 commentaries, a behind the scenes look, 9 deleted scenes and some production notes.
    Bottom line - while this movie is utterly depressing in a sense that it gives you no hope and more importantly - leaves you with no hope - it is a must see. It will hit you right on the face, over and over again, and will leave you bleeding and hurting for a long, long time.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 22/7/2001 18:47