- DVD COMEDY (CEN, OSH)
Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzmán.
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
Special features: Restored high-definition transfer, supervised by director Paul Thomas Anderson ; Blossoms & blood, a short 2002 piece by Anderson featuring Adam Sandler and Emily Watson, along with music by Jon Brion ; new interview with Brion ; new piece featuring behind-the-scenes footage of a recording session for the film's soundtrack ; new conversation between curators Michael Connor and Lia Gangitano about the art of Jeremy Blake, used in the film ; additional artwork by Blake ; Canne Film Festival press conference from 2002 ; NBC News interview from 2000 with David Phillips, the "pudding guy" ; twelve Scopitones ; deleted scenes ; Mattress Man commercial ; trailers.
Struggling to cope with his erratic temper, novelty-toilet-plunger salesman Barry Egan spends his days collecting frequent-flier-mile coupons and dodging the insults of his seven sisters. The promise of a new life emerges when Barry inadvertently attracts the affections of a mysterious woman named Lena, but their budding relationship is threatened when he falls prey to the swindling operator of a phone sex line and her deranged boss.