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    Unique ID Code: 0000008901
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 30/9/2000 12:14
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    Being John Malkovich (UK)

    8 / 10
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    Ever wanted to be someone else? Now you can
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 108 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) is a struggling street puppeteer. In order to make some money, Craig takes a job as a filing clerk. One day he accidentally discovers a door... a portal into the brain of John Malkovich (strangely enough played by John Malkovich)! For 15 minutes he experiences the ultimate head trip - He is being John Malkovich.

    Then he`s dumped onto the New Jersey turnpike! With his beautiful office mate Maxine (Catherine Keener) and his pet-obessed wife (Cameron Diaz), they hatch a plan to let others into John`s brain for just $200 a trip. See what all the critics are talking about

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Spoof documentary: `American Arts & Culture Presents: John Horatio Malkovich`
    Dance of Despair and Disillusionment
    Spike Jonze Interview
    `7 and a half Floor Orientation`
    4 TV Spots
    Spike Photo Album
    Theatrical Trailer
    Cast & Filmmakers Notes

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 French
    Dolby Digital 5.1 German

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Spike Jonze

    Written By:

    Mary Kay Place
    Madison Lanc
    Eric Weinstein
    Ned Bellamy
    Cameron Diaz
    John Cusack

    Casting By:
    Kim Davis
    Justine Baddeley

    Soundtrack By:
    Carter Burwell

    Music From:
    Béla Bartók

    Director of Photography:
    Lance Acord

    Eric Zumbrunnen

    Costume Designer:
    Casey Storm

    Production Designer:
    K.K. Barrett

    Michael Stipe
    Sandy Stern
    Vincent Landay
    Steve Golin

    Executive Producer:
    Michael Kuhn
    Charlie Kaufman

    Universal Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    Good film. Twisted plot. Novel ideas. Boring in bits. Generally clever. All in all totally wierd. Nice features on disc, good menus. Nuff said.
    posted by Blazingmonga on 13/10/2000 04:06
    5 / 10
    A bit of a mess, though it has it`s moments though
    posted by Richard73 on 16/10/2000 23:14
    7 / 10
    Only watched this film because I'm a huge fan of John Cusack, but have to say found this film just a little confusing, and more than a little weird. Disc wise this is pretty good - video and audio are (as you would expect) very good, and there is a nice selection of extras (although I think there should have been a bit more!).

    Overall, amusing in parts, weird for the rest of the film, with some excellent performances all round. One that you really have to watch yourself in order to make your mind up on!
    posted by Rich Davies on 19/11/2002 02:25
    8 / 10
    Got hold of this eventually because it was a bit cheaper. I`m glad I did. For a Hollywood film, it`s incredibly different although you can kind of see why it was greenlit because of the fact they got the stars for it. You often wonder what would have happened if Malkovich hadn`t agreed to be in it though! Speaking of Malkovich, he does a wonderful job in the movie, even though he plays himself for most of it. The movie is just full of inventiveness, from the 7 and a half floor onwards. A truly off the wall movie, and one that I enjoyed very much. It has it all, from the comedy timing, the scenes with Orson Bean are just incredible, to a very good plot and a wonderful cast, most of whom are unrecognisable in their parts. And look out for the Brad Pitt cameo.

    Very good. Another movie with lots of muted colours, but they are all brought out well in the transfer, no complaints from it, another good transfer from Columbia Tristar

    Again, no complaints. The movie is mostly dialogue driven, but it is all very clear and the surrounds are put to use on occasions, in the tunnel is one instance.

    This is where the disc is a bit of a letdown in my opinion. It has the wonderful trailers and TV Spots that accompanied the film, but the rest is a bit useless. Two of the features actually appear in the movie, and are only here for convenience if you wish to see them. The in-car interview is pretty uninformative and a one watch really. No commentary, no making of and ust some text features to round off the disc. The accompanying booklet is quite good though
    posted by cartoonjonah on 5/6/2003 15:52