Being John Malkovich (2-DVD)

Starring: John Cusack, Catherine Keener & Cameron Diaz Director: Spike Jonze  Rated: R: Restricted
Ever wanted to be someone else? Now you can.
Being John Malkovich (2-DVD)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Criterion
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Disc One - New selected-scene Audio Commentary featuring Jonze's friend and competitor the filmmaker Michel Gondry
    • Disc Two - New behind-the-scenes documentary by filmmaker Lance Bangs
    • New conversation between actor John Malkovich and humorist John Hodgman
    • New Interview with Jonze in which he discusses his on-set photos
    • Two films within the film: 71/2 Floor Orientation and "American Arts & Culture" Presents John Horatio Malkovich: "Dance of Despair and Disillusionment"
    • An Intimate Portrait of the Art of Puppeteering, a documentary by Bangs
    • Trailer and TV spots
    • Plus: A Booklet featuring a conversation between Jonze and pop-culture critic Perkus Tooth
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Variety -
"...Devilishly inventive....Spike Jonze and scripter Charlie Kaufman take outlandishness to dizzying heights, and the ideas never let up..."
Rolling Stone - 11/11/1999
Ranked #3 in Rolling Stone's "Ten Best Movies of 1999" -- "...A blast of pure oxygen....This movie of constant astonishments will make you laugh hard and long..."
Film Comment - 09/01/1999
"...As paradoxically cerebral and patently ridiculous as its title implies..."
Premiere - 11/01/1999
"...Visionary....[Malkovich] steals the show..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/29/1999
"...BEING JOHN MALKOVICH is a clever and outrageous piece of whimsical fantasy that is unique, unpredictable and more than a little strange..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 10/29/1999
"...BEING JOHN MALKOVICH supplies a stream of dazzling inventions, twists and wicked paradoxes..."
Premiere - 09/01/2005
"Malkovich, lampooning his own reputation, is brilliant."
A.V. Club - 05/16/2012
"[I]t's as uproarious now as it ever was, the film's themes about identity and desire have only deepened with time, as the Internet has grown into a place where personae are fluid and sometimes false..."

Plot Keywords:

New York City | Puppets | Surreal | Theatrical Release

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