Dramas, Action, Family Interaction, Organized Crime, Scams And Cons, Love Triangle, Film Noir, Recommended, Theatrical Release, Crime, Essential Cinema
Grifters DVD Description
THE GRIFTERS is an intense character study of a group of people caught up in a world where nobody can be trusted. Stephen Frears presents this cool and brutal adaptation of Jim Thompson's stylish noir novel, which centers on the complex lives of three con artists. Shady Roy Dillon (John Cusack), a low-level Los Angeles con man and petty thief, and Roy's sexy, amoral girlfriend Myra (Annette Bening), a con artist who is down on her luck and willing to do whatever it takes to get back on top of her game; are the focal point of the action. Rounding out the trio is Roy's mother, Lilly (Angelica Huston), a veteran con artist who shares little with Roy other than a bizarre oedipal attraction. The seedy underbelly of LA life is played out in evocative tableaux, as Myra and Lilly compete for Roy's attention until they ultimately drive him away.
Region 1 Keep Case Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 - English Additional Release Material: Trailers Audio Commentary: Stephen Frears - Director, Donald Westlake - Screenwriter, John Cusack - Star, Angelica Huston - Star Making Of: THE MAKING OF THE GRIFTERS Interactive Features: Scene Access Interactive Menus Text/Photo Galleries: Slide Show: 1. THE GRIFTERS Scrapbook Additional Text: The Jim Thompson Story