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DVD

Requiem for a dream

Call Number

  • DVD DRAMA (EAS)

Edition

Director's cut ; Widescreen version.

Languages

English dialogue; Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.

Performers

Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans.

Publication Information

Santa Monica, Calif. : Artisan Home Entertainment, [2001]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

Audience

MPAA rating: Not rated ("This film is unrated but contains very explicit sexual material").

Summary

Harry and his best friend, Tyrone, are impoverished heroin addicts living in Coney Island, NY. Harry's girlfriend, Marion, is a fellow addict trying to distance herself from her wealthy father. Harry's mother, Sara, spends her days watching television and wants to lose weight to go on a game show. She visits a sleazy doctor who prescribes her amphetamines and soon Sara has a drug habit of her own.

Notes

Based on the novel: Requiem for a dream / by Hubert Selby, Jr.

"Director's cut."--Container.

Originally released as motion picture in 2000.

Special features: commentary by director Darren Aronofsky ; commentary by director of photography Matthew Libatique; scene analysis; deleted scenes with optional director commentary; documentary, The making of Requiem for a dream; Memories, dreams and addictions : Ellen Burstyn interviews Hubert Selby Jr.; cast and crew information; production notes; theatrical trailers and TV spots.

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