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Widescreen version.


Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton, Cara Seymour, Brian Cox, Judy Greer, Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Publication Information

Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, c2003.

Physical Description

1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


This film blends fictional characters and situations with the lives of real people: obsessive orchid hunter, John Laroche, "New Yorker" journalist Susan Orlean, Hollywood screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and his twin brother Donald. As Charlie struggles to adapt a best-selling book, he writes himself into the movie plot. The various stories crash into one another exploding into a wildly imaginative film.


DVD format, Region 1 ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound.

Videodisc release of the 2002 motion picture.

Based on the book "The orchid thief" by Susan Orlean.

Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Rated R for language, sexuality, some drug use and violent images.

In English with optional French language soundtrack ; optional subtitles in English and French.

Special features include: Cast and filmmaker filmographies ; theatrical trailer ; animated menus ; scene selections.

Presented in a widescreen version which preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1.

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