DVD (Wide Screen)


Jordan Melamed directs Don Cheadle, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Zooey Deschanel in the psychological drama Manic. The film makes its debut on DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Melamed and actor Michael Bacall, deleted scenes with optional commentary recorded by Melamed, and the original theatrical trailer. This is a solid presentation of a little-seen film.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/20/2004
UPC: 0027616901682
Original Release: 2001
Rating: R
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:40:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary by director Jordan Melamed & co-star Michael Bacall; Deleted scenes with optional director commentary; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Lyle
Michael Bacall Chad
Zooey Deschanel Tracy
Cody Lightning Kenny
Elden Henson Mike
Don Cheadle Dr. David Monroe
Lydell M. Cheshier JC
William Richert Diego

Technical Credits
Jordan Melamed Director
Michael Bacall Screenwriter
Peter Broderick Executive Producer
Trudi Callon Producer
Mali Finn Casting
Dahlia Foroutan Costumes/Costume Designer
Bryan Franklin Sound Editor
Madeleine Gavin Editor
Kirk Hassig Producer
Carol Strober Production Designer
Blayne Weaver Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/"I'm Fine" [4:48]
2. Same Story All Around [5:06]
3. The Badass Hero [5:01]
4. Screaming Dreaming [4:51]
5. Things to Work On [2:01]
6. Getting Kenny Up [2:14]
7. Questions From Yoda [5:33]
8. Small Talk, Big Plans [6:32]
9. The Mosh Pit [4:30]
10. What People Think [3:10]
11. Superhero Battles [5:11]
12. Scared of Lyle [3:13]
13. "Nothing Changes" [3:42]
14. Progress Reports [2:17]
15. In a Room With Dad [5:23]
16. Sorry Won't Help [2:54]
17. "You All Better Now?" [3:13]
18. A Wish [4:11]
19. Mike's Angry [4:42]
20. Last Day for Chad [1:48]
21. Getting Closer [4:28]
22. By the Count of Three [3:59]
23. Finding the Way...Out [3:47]
24. End Credits [5:13]

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Manic 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was intense and wonderful. I loved the filming style, it was different from other indie movies i've seen. I personally fell in love with this movie. I've seen it twice and i had to buy it. I recommend it. The lack of make up made it real and easy to relate too, because not everyone is perfect. I fell in love with Joseph Gordon Levitt's acting in this movie. It was by far his best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was so amazing. It was so deep and showed so many point of views, it really opened me up to the real world. I loved how this movie was filmed. Where the actors and actresses had imperfections on their bodies, whether is be blemished are zits, they let them be shown. I also loved the camera techniques, how it would wobble at a still moment. Just amazing. I watched it two times in a row, I was greatly touched by this movie and you will too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first caught "Manic" on my university's local movie channel and I fell in love with it right away. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as well as supporting cast such as the lovely Zooey Deschanel and Don Cheadle, effortlessly portray a tense and emotional environment that really brings the film to life. Aided by the fact that the movie was shot entirely freehand with a simple digital video camera and a subtle and sparse soundtrack, the film puts the viewer in the institution right along with the cast. Despite the characters being emotionally damaged and often times violent, this film makes you feel like you can relate to them and understand their anguish and pain. I wouldn't say it's a feel-good movie, but it's definitely a movie that makes you want to root for the underdog. The movie ends with a beautifully lit shot that ties everything together and leaves the viewer completely satisfied. I recommend it to those who like indie flicks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is why I like indie films. Everything about this film, the camera angles, music, acting, scenes, fell into a near flawless harmony. I could never tire watching this film.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved this movie. it was shot differently but that gave it a sort of edge. the acting was good, and the movie was great overall. it is one of the best i have seen.
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