|DVDs Jan. 22-28, 2001|
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|Written by AVRev.com|
|Thursday, 25 January 2001|
AN AFFAIR OF LOVE (New Line Home Video), released theatrically last year, is director Frederic Fonteyne’s drama about two strangers (Nathalie Baye, Sergi Lopez) who come together for anonymous sex but gradually fall in love. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound format is French Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, with English subtitles.
AND JUSTICE FOR ALL (Columbia/TriStar), originally released in 1979, is director Norman Jewison’s comedy/drama about a lawyer (Al Pacino) struggling within an insanely corrupt and contradictory system. Jack Warden, John Forsythe and Christine Lahti costar. Aspect ratios are 1.85:1 (widescreen) and 1.33:1 (full-screen); sound formats are English, French and Spanish, all Dolby Digital 2.0 mono, with subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Portugese and Thai. Extras include an audio commentary by director Jewison and talent files.
BAIT (Warner Home Video), released theatrically in 2000, stars Jamie Foxx as a small-time criminal who is unwittingly used by the FBI to catch a murderer. David Morse also stars; Antoine Fuqua directs. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and French (no specifications available), with English and Spanish subtitles. Extras include an audio commentary track by Foxx.
CECIL B. DEMENTED (Artisan), released theatrically in 2000, is writer/director John Waters’ farce about a guerilla filmmaker (Stephen Dorff) and his band of rebel cohorts who kidnap a movie diva (Melanie Griffith). Aspect ratio is 1.77:1; sound format is Dolby Digital 5.1. Extras include an audio commentary from Waters, a making-of featurette from Comedy Central and production notes.
DISNEY’S THE KID (Walt Disney Home Video), released theatrically in 2000, is a surprisingly enjoyable comedy about a slick mover and shaker, played by Bruce Willis, who at age 40 is physically confronted by his much younger self (Spencer Breslin). Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English, French and Spanish, all in Dolby Digital 5.1, with English and Spanish subtitles. Extras include an audio commentary track with the director and Breslin, separate conversations with the director and a making-of featurette.
THE FIVE SENSES (New Line Home Video), released theatrically in 2000, is director/writer Jeremy Podeswa’s comedy/drama that intertwines five separate stories, each dealing with a different physical sense. Mary-Louise Parker, Gabrielle Rose, Philippe Volter and Molly Parker star. Aspect ratios are anamorphic (no specifics given) and 1.33:1 (full-screen); sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and French, with English and French subtitles.
MVP: MOST VALUABLE PRIMATE (Warner Home Video), released theatrically in 2000, is a comedy about a hockey-playing chimpanzee. Director Robert Vince stars with Jamie Renee Smith. No aspect ratio information available; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0. Extras include an audio commentary track and a making-of featurette.
STEAL THIS MOVIE! (Vidmark/Trimark), released theatrically in 2000, is a biodrama about the ‘60s radical activist Abbie Hoffman, portrayed here by Vincent D’Onofrio. Janeane Garofalo co-stars as Hoffman’s wife. Robert Greenwald wrote and directed. Aspect ratio is anamorphic (exact ratio not specified); sound format is English Dolby Digital 5.1, with English, Spanish and French subtitles. Extras include an audio commentary track with Greenwald, D’Onofrio and Garofalo, behind the scenes footage, a making-of featurette, a Ringo Starr music video, a storyboard-to-film segment, production artwork, Pig for President ads and various interviews.