Beautiful Creatures

Overview

Bill Eagles' sexy, comedic thriller Beautiful Creatures comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1. French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials are limited to a theatrical trailer and production notes. This is an acceptable, though unspectacular release from Universal.
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Overview

Bill Eagles' sexy, comedic thriller Beautiful Creatures comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1. French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials are limited to a theatrical trailer and production notes. This is an acceptable, though unspectacular release from Universal.
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Special Features

Theatrical trailer; Production notes; Cast and filmmakers
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Gregory Baird
First-time director Bill Eagles combines violence and black comedy in this neo-noir thriller set in Glasgow, Scotland. Rachel Weisz The Mummy Returns and Susan Lynch portray two young women, Dorothy and Petula, who improvise a ransom plot after Dorothy accidentally kills Petula's abusive boyfriend. The film plays like a hipster version of Thelma and Louise as these partners in crime engage in some sisterly bonding. In scenes of the pair sharing a joint and getting haircuts, one senses their growing liberation, as well as hints of more Sapphic possibilities. While the two female leads invest their roles with real charm, the male characters are considerably less fleshed out. But then, the men in Beautiful Creatures are a pretty vile lot delightful Scottish brogues notwithstanding, and one of the film's central pleasures is seeing them get what's coming to them. Ultimately, Beautiful Creatures covers territory already well plowed by Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie, but it does so with just enough quirkiness to make it seem a touch strange and almost new.
Hollywood Reporter
The central performances are ones to cherish. Mark Adams
San Francisco Chronicle
The women operate at different speeds, contrast well and make a likable duo. Mike LaSalle

The women operate at different speeds, contrast well and make a likable duo. Mike LaSalle
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/2/2001
  • UPC: 025192126222
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / DTS / Dolby 5.1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:29:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 88,504

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rachel Weisz Petula
Susan Lynch Dorothy
Alex Norton Det. Insp. George Hepburn
Iain Glen Tony
Maurice Roeves Ronnie McMinn
Tom Mannion Brian McMinn
Robin Laing Kiosk Guy
Technical Credits
Bill Eagles Director
Trisha Biggar Costumes/Costume Designer
Frances Connell Art Director
Nina Gold Casting
Murray Gold Score Composer
Jon Gregory Editor
Andy Harris Production Designer
Louis Kramer Sound/Sound Designer
Alan J. Wands Producer
James Welland Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Dorothy & Tony (Main Titles) [2:34]
2. On The Run [3:29]
3. Petula [2:11]
5. A Dead Boyfriend [7:07]
6. Dorothy's Plan [:14]
7. Pluto's Present [4:46]
8. The Detective Inspector [:12]
9. The Ransom Demand [5:01]
10. The Fickle Finger [1:02]
11. Ronnie's Threat [2:36]
12. My Boyfriend's Back [4:24]
13. A Cop In Love [3:03]
14. Sleep Tight, Petula [3:50]
15. Two Million Pounds [:55]
16. The Drop [4:13]
17. The Bloody End [2:20]
18. The Bag In The Boot [2:17]
19. End Titles [7:34]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   SCENES
BONUS MATERIALS
   THEATRICAL TRAILER
   PRODUCTION NOTES
   CAST AND FILMMAKERS
   DVD NEWSLETTER
LANGUAGES
   SPOKEN LANGUAGE
      ENGLISH DOLBY DIGITAL
      ENGLISH DTS
   CAPTIONS and SUBTITLES
      CAPTIONED FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED
      SUBTITLES
         ENGLISH
         FRANÇAIS
         NONE
PLAY
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