Dead Ringers (Collector's Edition) (Blu-ray) R

Two bodies. Two minds. One soul.
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Format:  Blu-ray  (2 Discs)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 55 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: November 15, 2016
  • Originally Released: 1988
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • Note: Disc One:
    • NEW audio commentary with William Beard, author of The Artist as Monster: the Cinema of David Cronenberg
    • Audio commentary with actor Jeremy Irons
    • Disc Two:
    • NEW interviews with actors Stephen Lack and Heidi Von Palleske, director of photography Peter Suschitzky and special effects artist Gordon Smith
    • Vintage interviews
    • Behind-the-scenes featurette
    • Theatrical trailer
  • Collectors Edition
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1
    • DTS HD Master Audio
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Performer: , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
Produced by , , &
Director of Photography:

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 Count: 39


User Ratings: 21,926
[Irons'] performance no doubt exhausted the actor more than it impresses the audience. Full Review
The Spectator
Aug 30, 2018
Rating: 4/5 -- Cronenberg, who has begun to emerge as a master of body-related horrific fantasy, clearly understands that a small amount of medical mischief can be more unnerving than conventional grisliness.
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Irons gives a highly accomplished performance in a chilly knife-swapping psychodrama that remains among the director's leanest, meanest releases. Full Review
Oct 8, 2008
Irons' performance as the tormented twins is a tour de force. So is Cronenberg's complex camera work. Full Review
Buffalo News
Apr 29, 2018
David Cronenberg's best movie...
USA Today
Jun 10, 2005
...Cronenberg's masterpiece of infinite regression....RINGERS is an epistemological horror film a nightmare of entrapment in an imperceivable situation...
Film Comment
Nov 1, 1988
This is arguably David Cronenberg's masterpiece. Full Review
Combustible Celluloid
Oct 18, 2008

Product Description:

This dark, eerie, multi-layered drama may stand as Cronenberg's masterpiece. The film is loosely based on the true case of the Marcus Twins and the novel about them, TWINS by Bari Wood.

The Mantle brothers, Beverly and Elliot, are brilliant gynecologists with an upscale Toronto practice. Elliot is charismatic and outgoing, Beverly is shy and hard-working; emotionally inseparable, the brothers function like psychological Siamese twins. They share everything, including women, until Beverly--the weaker of the two--falls in love with a neurotic, drug addicted, actress. Forced to separate from his brother for the first time, Beverly becomes hooked on drugs and suffers a complete mental breakdown. Elliot, unable to exist independently of his twin, soon joins Beverly in a nightmarish descent into madness and self-destruction. Irons plays the brothers (achieved with seamless camera trickery), whose award winning research in gynecology has brought them international acclaim. Wholly original and uniquely disturbing, it could have been made by an alien, providing he had David Cronenberg's healthy disregard for commercial cinema and a unique sense of the human condition.


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: 826663171556
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