Dramas, Racism, Los Angeles, California, Relationships
Crash/Monster's Ball DVD Description
CRASH: A stellar cast collides haphazardly in this insightfully written roundelay of racism, rage, and redemption, which takes place over the course of one day in L.A. and involves a circus of cops, robbers, and civilians. Writer-director Paul Haggis's (writer of MILLION DOLLAR BABY) Los Angeles is a world of alienated people struggling to connect across vast barriers of language, class, and culture.
MONSTER'S BALL: Set in modern Mississippi, MONSTER'S BALL subtly examines the impact of personal loss and the transforming power of human connection. The movie begins in the state penitentiary's death row, where father-and-son prison guards Hank (Billy Bob Thornton) and Sonny Grotowski (Heath Ledger) administer the execution of a black death-row inmate Lawrence Musgrove (Sean Combs), who leaves behind a wife, Leticia (Halle Berry), and son, Tyrell (Coronji Calhoun). When both Hank and Leticia's children subsequently die, the two grieving parents are accidentally thrust together. They begin to find comfort and eventually a form of redemption.
Region 1 Keep Case Full Frame - 1.33 Disc: CRASH Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 - English Subtitles - English, Spanish - optional Additional Release Material: Making Of Deleted Scenes Trailers Audio Commentary: Paul Haggis - Director/Writer Disc: MONSTER'S BALL Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Additional Release Material: Deleted Scenes Behind the Scenes Outtakes Featurette: 1. IFC's ANATOMY OF A SCENE 2. Music (8 mins.) Audio Commentary: 1. Marc Forster - Director, Roberto Schaefer - Director of Photography 2. Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton - Actors Interactive Features: Interactive Menus Scene Access