Dead Ringers

Closed Capationed Starring: Geneviève Bujold & Jeremy Irons Director: David Cronenberg  Rated: R: Restricted
Dead Ringers
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 55 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1988
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Surround 5.1 English
    • Dolby Surround Stereo 2.0 English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Behind the Scenes Featurette
    • Audio Commentary: by Jeremy Irons
    • Interviews: Cast/Filmmaker Interviews and Filmographies
    • Dead Ringers Psychological Profiler
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"I need the humiliation and the work."
  - Actress Claire Niveau (Genevieve Bujold) to her agent.
"Pain is distortion."
  - Beverly or Elliot Mantle (Jeremy Irons) to Claire Niveau (Genevieve Bujold)

Entertainment Reviews:

Total Film - 03/01/2000
"...Irons has never been better....It's the confidence and disturbing beauty of Cronenberg's direction that makes this a minor classic..." -- 4 out of 5 stars
New York Times - 09/23/1988
"...[Irons gives a] seamless performance, a schizophrenic marvel....Not easily forgotten..."
Film Comment - 11/01/1988
"...Cronenberg's masterpiece of infinite regression....RINGERS is an epistemological horror film a nightmare of entrapment in an imperceivable situation..."
Los Angeles Times - 09/22/1988
"...DEAD RINGERS announces David Cronenberg's full maturity as a director, period....To think of a film this assured, this unified and this dizzyingly potent, you have to go back to BLUE VELVET..."
USA Today - 06/10/2005
"David Cronenberg's best movie..."

Product Description:

Claire Niveau is in love with Beverly. Or does she love Elliot' It's uncertain because brothers Beverly and Elliot Mantle are identical twins sharing the same medical practice, apartment and women - including unsuspecting Claire.

In portrayals that won the New York Film Critics Best Actor Award, Jeremy Irons plays twin gynecologists whose emotional dependency collapses into mind games, madness and murder. Genevieve Bujold, the Los Angeles Film Critics Best Supporting Actress choice,' is Claire. And David Cronenberg (The Fly) won Los Angeles Film Critics Best Director honors for melding split-screen techniques, body doubles and Irons' uncanny acting into an eerie, fact-based tale 'unnerving but also enthralling' (Desson Howe, The Washington Post).

Source: Warner Home Video

Description by Warner Home Video:

Claire Niveau is in love with Beverly. Or does she love Elliot' It's uncertain because brothers Beverly and Elliot Mantle are identical twins sharing the same medical practice, apartment and women - including unsuspecting Claire.
In portrayals that won the New York Film Critics Best Actor Award, Jeremy Irons plays twin gynecologists whose emotional dependency collapses into mind games, madness and murder. Genevieve Bujold, the Los Angeles Film Critics Best Supporting Actress choice,' is Claire. And David Cronenberg (The Fly) won Los Angeles Film Critics Best Director honors for melding split-screen techniques, body doubles and Irons' uncanny acting into an eerie, fact-based tale 'unnerving but also enthralling' (Desson Howe, The Washington Post).

Plot Keywords:

Disturbing | Love Triangle | Mad Doctor | Psychodrama | Recommended | Theatrical Release | Thriller | True Story

Production Notes:

  • "Dead Ringers" is based on a true story.
  • Peter Grundy, the assistant art director, designed the unusual surgical instruments for the film. The mechanical design is by Walter Klassen.

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  • UPC: 085392143320
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