Release Date: 4/24/2001 Original Release: 2000 Format: DVD Length: 102 minutes Rating:Unrated Rating Reason: intense depiction of drug addiction, graphic sexuality, strong language, and some violence UPC: 012236118152 Studio: Artisan Entertainment
Dramas, Friends, Drugs, Surreal, Theatrical Release, Drug Addiction, Dreams, Essential Cinema, Based On A Novel
Requiem for a Dream Unrated DVD Description
For his follow-up to his darkly brilliant debut, PI, director Darren Aronofsky chose to adapt a tough and meaty piece of work: Hubert Selby's 1968 novel REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, a dark spiral into the abyss of barren fantasies doomed to extinction. However, in Aronofsky's frenetic, visionary, unique, and disturbing style lies the perfect setting for this story of four people whose intertwined lives are filled with eternally hopeful despair. This is a different sort of horror film. Harry Goldfarb (Jared Leto) and Marion Silver (Jennifer Connelly) are lovers in Brooklyn with dreams of setting up a small business and spending the rest of their lives in love--their version of the American dream. The two are also desperate heroin addicts, a compulsion that darkens their lives and leads Harry to repeatedly pawn his mother's television. His mother, Sara Goldfarb (Ellen Burstyn), is addicted to television, which is why she keeps replacing the stolen set. One day she receives a call from her favorite show, the surreal TAPPY TIBBONS SHOW, and learns that she has been selected to appear on an upcoming broadcast. When she can't fit into her best red dress, her doctor prescribes diet pills (uppers), to which she swiftly and painfully becomes addicted. Harry's cohort, an intelligent hustler named Tyrone (Marlon Wayans), completes the foursome. With its unflinching dissection of addiction, REQUIEM FOR A DREAM is a psychologically disturbing, visually captivating depiction of lost hope. The last half hour of the film is among the most harrowing of any film ever made.
Region 1 Keep Case - Sensormatic Security Tag Letterboxed Anamorphic - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Additional Release Material: Audio Commentary - 1. Darren Aronofsky - Director 2. Matthew Libatique - Director of Photography Documentary - 1. Making-Of Deleted Scenes with Optional Director Commentary Interviews - 1. Ellen Burstyn - Star, Hubert Selby Jr. - Writer Trailers - 1. Original Theatrical 2. TV Spots The Anatomy of a Scene Text/Photo Galleries: Biographies - 1. Cast & Crew Production Notes Interactive Features: Interactive Menus Scene Access Hidden Features - Easter Eggs
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