Amelie/like Water for Chocolate/Il Postino the Postman/Chocolat

Amelie/like Water for Chocolate/Il Postino the Postman/Chocolat

Director: Alfonso Arau, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Lasse Hallström, Michael Radford

Cast: Alfonso Arau, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Lasse Hallström, Michael Radford

     
 
Miramax Pictures has earned a reputation for distributing some of the best international art films in the United States, and this box set of four of their most acclaimed releases -- Amélie, Like Water for Chocolate, Il Postino, and Chocolat -- shows they also know how to handle their material on DVD. All four films have been given

Overview

Miramax Pictures has earned a reputation for distributing some of the best international art films in the United States, and this box set of four of their most acclaimed releases -- Amélie, Like Water for Chocolate, Il Postino, and Chocolat -- shows they also know how to handle their material on DVD. All four films have been given letterboxed transfers to disc; Amélie has been transferred at the aspect ratio of 2.35:1, and has been enhanced for 16 x 9 playback on anamorphic monitors. Amélie's French-language audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1, with optional subtitles in French and Spanish. Bonus material includes trailers and television spots, interviews with the cast and crew, audition reels, storyboards and production art, and more. Chocolat is letterboxed at 1.85:1, and has also been enhanced for widescreen televisions. The original English-language audio is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a dubbed French track is in Dolby Digital Stereo. The disc also features subtitles in Spanish, and closed captions in English. Bonus materials include a commentary track from director Lasse Hallström and his producers, deleted scenes, a look at the film's costume and set designs, and a documentary on the making of the film. Il Postino is letterboxed at 1.66:1, and features both Italian and French-language soundtracks in Dolby Digital Surround, as well as English subtitles. Bonus material includes a commentary track from director Michael Radford, trailers and TV spots for the film, and a documentary on the poetry of Pablo Neruda. And finally, Like Water for Chocolate gets a relatively simple presentation; the image is letterboxed at 1.85:1, both audio tracks (the original Spanish and a dubbed English version) are in Dolby Digital Stereo, and English-language subtitles are available, with no additional bonus material.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/02/2003
UPC:
0786936229547
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
7:37:00

Special Features

Amelie: bonus features include audition footage; Q&As with director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and cast; "Home Movies" behind-the-scenes featurette; "Fantasies of Audrey Tautou" featurette; U.S. and french theatrical trailers and TV spots; Cast and crew filmographies; An Amélie scrapbook, and more!; Chocolat: bonus features include "The Making of Chocolat"; "The Costumes of Chocolat"; Production design featurette; Deleted scenes; Il Postino the Postman: bonus features include TV featurette "Poetry, Passion, The Postman - The Return of Pablo Neruda"; Soundtrack featurette; TV commercials and theatrical trailer; All DVDs contain widescreen version of the film, and dolby audio

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Audrey Tautou Amélie
Juliette Binoche Vianne Rocher
Lumi Cavazos Tita de la Garza
Massimo Troisi Mario Ruoppolo
Lena Olin Josephine Muscat
Marco Leonardi Pedro Muzquiz
Mathieu Kassovitz Nino Quincampoix
Philippe Noiret Pablo Neruda
Johnny Depp Roux
Maria Grazia Cucinotta Beatrice Russo
Regina Torne Mama Elena
Rufus Raphael Poulain (Amélie's father)
Judi Dench Armande Voizin
Linda Moretti Donna Rosa
M. Martinez John Brown
Yolande Moreau Madeleine Wallace
Ada Carrasco Nacha
Alfred Molina Comte de Reynaud
Artus de Penguern Hipolito (the writer)
Renato Scarpa Telegrapher
Urbain Cancelier Collignon (the grocer)
Dominique Pinon Joseph

Technical Credits
Alfonso Arau Director
Jean-Pierre Jeunet Director
Lasse Hallström Director
Michael Radford Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Amelie, Disc 1
1. Opening Credits; Amélie's Childhood [9:04]
2. Montmartre [5:09]
3. The Memory Box [7:15]
4. Looking For Bredoteau [9:09]
5. Amélie, Guardian Angel [8:18]
6. Soul Mates [8:35]
7. Amélie Strikes Again [9:44]
8. Grumpy Collignon [7:43]
9. Amélie Looks For Nino [6:17]
10. Games [1:31]
11. New Strategies [1:58]
12. The Mystery Man Unveiled [2:28]
13. "When and Where?" [8:07]
14. Rendezvous At the Photo Booth [7:05]
15. "Absence Makes..." [6:24]
16. Seizing An Opportunity [6:11]
17. End Credits [6:28]
Disc #3 -- Like Water For Chocolate
1. Opening Credits [2:16]
2. Pedro Declares His Love [2:16]
3. Chabelah Wedding Cake [4:07]
4. Quail In Rose Petal Sauce [12:51]
5. Gertrudis' Arousal [6:45]
6. Turkey Mole [1:28]
7. Bad News From Texas [10:04]
8. Matches Inside Us [6:51]
9. Magic Beef Broth [6:16]
10. Marriage Proposal [2:31]
11. Just Like Mama Elena [2:02]
12. Apparition [2:11]
13. Sister Talk [7:47]
14. Lover's Quarrel [7:08]
15. A Talk Long Overdue [8:44]
16. Esperanza and Alex Wed [3:04]
17. Chili Peppers With Love [9:38]
18. Like Water For Chocolate [2:03]
19. End Credits [1:29]
Disc #4 -- The Postman (Il Postino)
1. Program Start [:15]
2. Opening Credits [:15]
3. Not a Kid Anymore [2:28]
4. Wanted: Postman [2:28]
5. A Postman's Trick [4:58]
6. "Regards, Pablo Neruda" [2:53]
7. Talk Of Metaphors [6:48]
8. On Becoming a Poet [3:41]
9. The Sea [4:09]
10. Early Morning Favor [3:25]
11. Good News [7:08]
12. The Danger Of Words [7:34]
13. "Naked..." [8:30]
14. A Widow's Fury [3:12]
15. The Reception [2:12]
16. Departure [13:53]
17. Not Mentioned [4:03]
18. The Bird That's Eaten [6:58]
19. Wonders Of the Island [5:27]
20. Return Of a Poet [8:02]
21. Poem For Neruda [3:00]
22. End Credits [3:07]
Disc #5 -- Chocolat
1. Opening Credits: A Tranquil Village and The North Wind [:15]
2. "Where Are You From?" [3:42]
3. To Lead By Example [3:42]
4. The Radical Atheist [1:02]
5. Waking the Passion [2:12]
6. Fasting and Favorites [3:33]
7. "One's Enemy" [:10]
8. "People Talk" [4:08]
9. Hidden Thoughts and Yearnings [2:13]
10. The Chocolate Crusade [3:53]
11. A Guaranteed Problem [2:46]
12. "Boycott Immorality" [7:05]
13. Chocolate, Worms, and Sin [5:49]
14. Planning a Party [:28]
15. Exquisite Indulgences [3:17]
16. Riverboat Disaster [4:01]
17. Saying Goodbye [3:07]
18. Banishment From the Village [3:50]
19. "Don't Worry, Mama" [3:22]
20. Comte and His Confections [4:05]
21. Freedom From Tranquility [7:06]
22. End Credits [1:22]

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