B. Monkey

B. Monkey

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Director: Michael Radford

Cast: Asia Argento, Jared Harris, Rupert Everett

     
 

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Michael Radford's stylish thriller B. Monkey comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles on this release. Supplemental materials include a theatrical trailer. The picture and sound quality are bothSee more details below

Overview

Michael Radford's stylish thriller B. Monkey comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles on this release. Supplemental materials include a theatrical trailer. The picture and sound quality are both excellent. The lack of extras and the high list price make this disc difficult to recommend, but it is of high enough quality that it should not be dismissed.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - John Guida
B. Monkey adopts the attitude of grunge while following the conventions of the romantic crime thriller. Asia Argento (daughter of the Italian cult horror director) stars as London-based thief Beatrice, known as B. Monkey in criminal circles, who decides to give up her life of crime when she falls in love with jazz-loving elementary school teacher (Jared Harris). But, as one might expect, her past complicates matters. That's a good thing here, because her past includes the irresistible Rupert Everett, who plays Paul, Beatrice's friend. His sly delivery and all-around panache nicely balance out the film's more mawkish elements. The swaggering Argento, decked out in platform heels and miniskirt (when she's dressed), smokes and swears throughout most of the film, while Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Velvet Goldmine) brings adrenaline and unsettling danger to his role as another of Beatrice's cohorts. Director Michael Radford (Il Postino) also wrote the script -- a familiar tale given a fresh spin by the talented young cast.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/21/2000
UPC:
0717951004789
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
R
Source:
Miramax
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:32:00

Special Features

Theatrical trailer; 5.1 Surround Sound; Widescreen [1.85:1] - enhanced for 16x9 televisions

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Asia Argento Beatrice
Jared Harris Alan
Rupert Everett Paul
Jonathan Rhys Meyers Bruno
Tim Woodward Frank
Ian Hart Steve
Eddie Marsan Actor

Technical Credits
Michael Radford Director,Screenwriter
Sophie Becher Production Designer
Laurie Borg Co-producer
Valentine Breton de Lois Costumes/Costume Designer
Joëlle Hache Editor
David Hindle Art Director
Carole King Screenwriter
Bob Last Musical Direction/Supervision
Peter Lindsay Sound/Sound Designer
Simon Moseley Asst. Director
Jennie Muskett Score Composer
Nik Powell Executive Producer
Ashley Rowe Cinematographer
Michael Thomas Screenwriter
Colin Vaines Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Stephen Woolley Producer

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