Bitter Feast

Bitter Feast

Director: Joe Maggio Cast: James LeGros, Joshua Leonard, Mario Batali


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An angry foodie develops a taste for violence in this darkly witty thriller from writer and director Joe Maggio. Peter Grey (James Le Gros) is a chef who thinks he has what it takes to become a multi-media celebrity -- he runs a popular restaurant, he's the host of a cable television series called "The Feast," and he's in talks to design and endorse a line of high-end cookware. But while he knows food, Peter is also pompous, self-righteous and convinced he's smarter than everyone around him; Peter wants "The Feast" to carry a responsible environmental message, but his producer at the network (Mario Batali) just wants something that will attract viewers and advertisers, and pairs Peter with a pretty but thick-headed co-host, Peg (Megan Hilty). Peter is near the end of his rope when a well-known cuisine blogger, T.J. Franks (Joshua Leonard), gives his restaurant a scathing review, and soon "The Feast" is cancelled, the cookware company passes on its contract with Peter, and his restaurant closes due to bad business. Peter is certain Franks is to blame for this sudden flood of bad luck, and he kidnaps the blogger, determined to get some revenge, served bloody. Bitter Feast was an official selection at the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/04/2011
UPC: 0030306818696
Original Release: 2010
Rating: NR
Source: Mpi Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:44:00
Sales rank: 61,154

Special Features

Feature-length commentary with writer-director Joe Maggio along with producers Larry Fessenden, Petere Phok, Brent Kunkle, and sound designer Graham Reznick; Making Bitter Feast ; Joe Maggio interviews Mario Batali; Deleted scenes & alternate ending; Teaser; Trailer; Feast portraits

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James LeGros Peter Grey
Joshua Leonard J.T. Franks
Mario Batali Actor
Amy Seimetz Actor
Larry Fessenden Actor
Owen Campbell Actor
Tobias Campbell Actor
Megan Hilty Actor
John Speredakos Actor

Technical Credits
Joe Maggio Director,Screenwriter
Malik B. Ali Executive Producer
Badie Ali Executive Producer
Hamza Ali Executive Producer
Seth E. Anderson Editor
Derek Curl Co-producer
Tom Efinger Sound Mixer
Larry Fessenden Executive Producer
Jeff Grace Score Composer
Brent Kunkle Producer
Michael McDonough Cinematographer
Lisa Myers Art Director
Greg Newman Executive Producer
Greg Newman Executive Producer
Peter Phok Producer
Graham Reznick Sound/Sound Designer
Brian Spears Makeup Special Effects
Brian A. Spears Makeup Special Effects
Beck Underwood Production Designer
Elisabeth Vastola Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bitter Feast
1. Opposing Views [5:18]
2. "I'm Fired?" [7:30]
3. Another Scatching Review [6:31]
4. Men Alone [6:05]
5. Water Challenge [7:30]
6. Second Chance [3:25]
7. Egg Challenge [5:43]
8. Captive Audience [5:25]
9. Steak Challenge [7:03]
10. Common Ground [6:03]
11. Coley Gets His Man [6:43]
12. Food Prep [3:25]
13. Final Challange [9:32]
14. Katherine At Home [4:14]
15. Reunion [4:58]
16. The Hunt [4:13]
17. Full Circle [7:29]
18. End Credits [3:13]

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