Dead Again

Starring: Emma Thompson Director: Kenneth Branagh  Rated: R: Restricted
A Mystery About True Love...And Certain Death.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 47 minutes
  • Video: Black & White / Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1991
  • Label: Paramount Catalog
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Closed-Caption
    • Commentary by producer Lindsay Doran & screenwriter Scott Frank
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Commentary by actor/director Kenneth Branagh
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
    • Dolby Digital Surround - English, French
    • Subtitles - English

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"What I believe, Mr. Baker, is that this is all far from over."
  - Roman Strauss (Kenneth Branagh) to Gray Baker (Andy Garcia)

Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 08/23/1991
"...A big, convoluted, entertainingly dizzy romantic mystery melodrama....Another coup de cinéma for [Branagh]..."
USA Today - 08/23/1991
"...It's fun to see somebody revive the amnesia genre....[Thompson is] appealing in both of her roles..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/23/1991
"...A giddy whirling dervish of a movie that serves as a stylish and witty sonnet to the ghosts of Hollywood past..."

Product Description:

In Kenneth Branagh's stylish suspense film, Branagh stars as Mike Church, a Los Angeles detective who is drawn into the life of Grace (Emma Thompson), a woman with amnesia who is plagued by disturbing nightmares. Attempts to help her regain her memory bring them to Franklyn Madson (Derek Jacobi), a mysterious hypnotist who runs an antique shop. Under hypnosis, Grace claims that in a previous life she was Margaret Strauss, a concert pianist who was murdered by her jealous husband, Roman. Further sessions lead her to believe that Mike is actually Roman reincarnated and that the two are destined to re-create the murder. Mike must then attempt to solve two mysteries--the real identity of Grace and the true story behind a 40-year-old crime. Branagh's taut thriller also features Robin Williams, Andy Garcia, and Campbell Scott.

Plot Synopsis:

In DEAD AGAIN, an L.A. detective's humdrum life is shaken up by the appearance of a beautiful woman suffering from amnesia. Her memory returns in a series of increasingly violent flashbacks, some of which date back to a former life in which the detective was her possibly homicidal husband.

Plot Keywords:

Afterlife | Essential Cinema | Film Noir | Murder | Mystery | Psychic Forces | Psychodrama | Recommended | Romance | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: August 23, 1991.
  • Robin Williams stars in the film as Dr. Cozy Carlisle. Williams also appears in Branagh's HAMLET.
  • Derek Jacobi's stuttering in the film is a reference to his famous role as the Roman emperor Claudius in I, CLAUDIUS.

    Patrick Swayze's mother, choreographer Patsy Swayze, coached both Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson for the 1940s-style dance scene in the movie.
  • Costume designer Phyllis Dalton previously worked on many notable British films such as DR. ZHIVAGO and LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. She won her second Oscar for the Branagh film HENRY V.

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  • Sales Rank: 95,279
  • UPC: 883929312191
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