- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 4 hours, 48 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: September 11, 2007
- Originally Released: 1988
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 1.0 - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
SPANKING THE MONKEY: A black comedy in the truest sense of the term, SPANKING THE MONKEY tells the tale of Ray (Jeremy Davies), a pre-med freshman who must forfeit a summer internship in order to care for his ailing mother (Alberta Watson). The pressure of being stuck at home threatens to overwhelm Ray, and when a night of drinking leads to a physical encounter with his mother, the only escape he can think of is to commit suicide. David O. Russell's film successfully balances comedy with drama, making for an unsettling, yet highly gratifying, viewing experience.
SIMPLE MEN: Director Hal Hartley's third feature film follows two brothers on as they travel across Long Island, New York. Bill McCabe (Robert Burke), a tough-talking ladies' man, has just pulled a robbery and has been double-crossed by his lover. Shortly thereafter, his younger brother, Dennis (Bill Sage), a bookish scholar, convinces him to help search for their father, a radical (and former baseball hero) who's escaped government custody. Along the way, the two encounter both "trouble and desire," when they meet numerous eccentric characters including Elina, an epileptic Romanian girl, and Kate, a woman with a psychotic ex-husband.
LUCKY STIFF: In this comic fable about dating, mating, and meatloaf, Cynthia is looking for one thing in a man...good taste. And when she brings the overweight Ron home, all he has to do is make it through dinner--without becoming the main course.
Description by Image Entertainment:
TRIPLE FEATURE FROM THREE COMEDY MASTERS!
Enjoy this triple feature from three comedy masters! When first released, Spanking the Monkey was an outrageous tour-de-force that shocked viewers - a coming-of-age black comedy about sexual secrets that you won't soon forget. Critics raved about the award-winning Simple Men from director Hal Hartley (The Unbelievable Truth, Henry Fool), the tale of two brothers (Robert Burke, Munich, TV's Oz and William Sage, American Psycho) who chase their jailbird-on-the-lam dad in a journey that turns out to be way more odd than simple. Celebrated Naked Gun writer Pat Proft and director Anthony Perkins (Psycho III) serve up the literally side-splitting macabre comedy Lucky Stiff, the story of a family that takes its "meatloaf surprise" to a grisly new level.