On special today for 20% off:
Order the CLV for $79.96

USA comedy 1992 color 124 min.
Director: Robert Altman
CLV: $99.95 - available
2 discs, catalog # CC1318

The cinema of Robert Altman is infinitely sly, consolidating all of his political and social concerns into a series of ensemble pieces, full of corrosive humor and eccentric characters. His films feel like living organisms that seem to evolve with each viewing. A longtime iconoclast, Altman has never catered to the commercial film industry. Here, on six Director Approved editions, he bypasses the commercial media once again, addressing laserdisc audiences directly on the subjects that drive his work.

"An early contender for this year's best disc ... a primer on what laser technology can do." -Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Studio mogul Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) has two very big problems: a rival agent looking to take his job, and a rejected writer looking to take his life. Director Robert Altman nails with hilarious precision the backbiting politics and crass commercialism of today's Hollywood.

Criterion's special edition features:

  • New widescreen transfer
  • Audio commentary by director Robert Altman, screenwriter Michael Tolkin, and director of photography Jean Lepine
  • Video interviews with Altman, Tolkin, Lepine, and stars Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, and Whoopi Goldberg
  • Interviews with 20 Hollywood screenwriters about their real-life experiences in "the industry"
  • Six deleted scenes
  • "Map of the stars" charting the film's 65 star cameos
  • Annotated photo history of films about Hollywood
  • American and Japanese trailers and TV spots

Clips | In Depth | Index of Films

Buy CLV | View Items | Checkout
Ordering Information | Criterion | Home Vision