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sex, lies and videotape

sex, lies and videotape

Director: Steven Soderbergh Cast: James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher

Blu-ray (Special Edition / Wide Screen / Restored)

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Overview

Steven Soderbergh kickstarted the independent film movement of the 1990s with this landmark drama about the tangled relationships among four people and a video camera. John (Peter Gallagher) is an unscrupulous, self-centered yuppie lawyer with a beautiful wife named Ann (Andie MacDowell). Ann feels secure and well provided-for in their relationship, but she has almost no interest in sex; she tells her therapist that she's more concerned about waste disposal. John, however, is still quite interested in sex and is having an affair with Ann's sister Cynthia (Laura San Giacomo), whose personality is fire to Ann's ice; sex is the one area in which she's been able to best her more successful sister, and she relishes her ability to seduce Ann's husband. Into this dysfunctional picture comes Graham (James Spader), a college friend of John's whom he hasn't seen in nine years. Graham has decided that talking about sex is more interesting than actually having sex, so he meets women and asks them discuss their desires and fantasies as he tapes them with a camcorder. A sensation at the Sundance Film Festival, the film made that festival a synonym for a new brand of low-budget indie dramas about contemporary life and relationships. Together with Quentin Tarantino's very different Pulp Fiction (1994), sex, lies, and videotape was one of the most influential movies for independent filmmaking of the 1990s.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/17/2018
UPC: 0715515216814
Original Release: 1989
Rating: R
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 190

Special Features

New, restored 4k digital transfer and new 5.1 mix from the original sound elements, supervised by Director Steven Soderbergh Audio Commentary from 1998 featuring Soderbergh in conversation with filmmaker Neil LaBute New introduction by Soderbergh Interviews with Soderbergh from 1990 and 1992 New documentary about the making of the film, featurin gactors Peter Gallagher, Andie MacDowell, and Laura San Giacomo Interview from 1989 with actor James Spader New conversation between Sound Editor/Re-recording Mixer Larry Blake and Composer Cliff Martinez Deleted scene with Commentary by Soderbergh Demonstration of sound restorations through the years Trailers Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Amy Taubin and excerpts from Soderbergh's 1990 book about the film

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Spader Graham Dalton
Andie MacDowell Ann Millaney
Peter Gallagher John Millaney
Laura San Giacomo Cynthia Bishop
Ron Vawter Therapist
Steven Brill Barfly
Earl Taylor Landlord
Alexandra Root Girl on Tape
David Foil John's Colleague

Technical Credits
Steven Soderbergh Director,Editor,Screenwriter
Deborah Aquila Casting
John Hardy Co-producer
Paul Ledford Sound Mixer
Walt Lloyd Cinematographer
Cliff Martinez Score Composer
Morgan Mason Executive Producer
Robert Newmyer Co-producer
James Ryder Costumes/Costume Designer
Joanne Schmidt Art Director
Victoria Spader Set Decoration/Design
Nancy Tenenbaum Executive Producer
Nick Wechsler Executive Producer

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