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USA drama 1989 color 101 min.
Director: Steven Soderbergh
CAV: out-of-print collectible
3 discs, catalog # CC1216L

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His breakaway first feature gave Sundance its reputation. Its sexuality, wit, and bravado made it an indie blockbuster. But writer-director Steven Soderbergh doesn't seem to care much about all that. Sitting in a park in Philadelphia, he talked to us about the only thing that seems to matter to him: people making movies.

"Receiving the Golden Palm at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival is one thing. But getting your first feature movie released in a Criterion boxed set ... now that's an honor!" -David Hajdu, Video Review

The wife (Andie McDowell) thinks sex is overrated. The husband (Peter Gallagher) has a hot affair with the wife's sister (Laura San Giacomo). When the friend (James Spader) arrives on the scene with a video camera, secrets come out into the open. This sparkling comedy of marital mendacity was the sleeper hit of 1989. Criterion offers the film in a wonderful widescreen transfer.

The CAV special edition also includes:

  • "Winston," a short student film by writer/director Steven Soderbergh
  • Scene deleted from the original theatrical release
  • Video interview with Soderbergh
  • The complete screenplay, including rough drafts
  • Production diary
  • Soderbergh's original trailer and the Miramax trailer

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