Man Bites Dog (Criterion Collection, Contains Additional Short)

Man Bites Dog (Criterion Collection, Contains
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1993
  • Label: Criterion
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.66
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.66
  • Audio:
    • Mono - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Interviews
    • Shorts: NO C4 FOR DANIEL-DANIEL
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Performer: , , &
Directed by
Screenwriting by , , &
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:

Sight and Sound - 01/01/1993
"...Inconceivably authentic....MAN BITES DOG is a wonderfully ramshackle portrait..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 05/14/1993
"...A viciously funny mock documentary....MAN BITES DOG is a giddy send-up of documentaries that has spoofing fun with its tremulous hand-held cameras and wandering mike..."

Plot Synopsis:

A mock black comic documentary that spoofs reality TV, and questions the media's role in perpetuating and abetting violence. A homicidal maniac, serial-killer, Ben Patard, is accompanied on his killing sprees by a film crew who document, then later participate in, even as they question, his activities.

Plot Keywords:

Black Comedy | Cult Film | Disturbing | Killer | Satire | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Filmed over a period of two-and-a-half years in Namur, Belgium. The filmmakers operated on a shoestring budget and would film scenes whenever film stock or funds became available.
  • Won the International Critics' Prize at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival. Screened at the 1992 New York Film Festival.
  • Alain Oppezzi was a sound recordist on the film along with filmmaker Vincent Tavier. Bénèdicte Lescalier did the makeup. Olivier de Lavelaye did the special effects.
  • Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification for graphic violence, including the smothering of a young boy and the rape and murder of a young woman.
  • Copyright 1992 Roxie Releasing.

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