Carnal Knowledge

Carnal Knowledge

Director: Mike Nichols

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Arthur Garfunkel, Candice Bergen

     
 

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Mike Nichols' harsh drama Carnal Knowledge comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame transfer. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials…  See more details below

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Mike Nichols' harsh drama Carnal Knowledge comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame transfer. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a collectible booklet. This is a decent, but not good disc from MGM/UA that will pacify, but not satisfy the film's fans.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
Pushing the limits of the still-young MPAA ratings system, Mike Nichols and Jules Feiffer approached Carnal Knowledge's emphatically adult subject matter with a then-shocking candor that was seen as at once a catharsis for the male filmmakers and an exposé of their generation. There are no happy endings for either idealist Sandy or predator Jonathan, as Nichols and Feiffer implicitly link their sexual values to male greed and solipsism. While critical opinion was split over whether Carnal Knowledge was a mature inquiry into America's dirty secrets or a slick, empty case study of pathology, audiences responded -- whether with cringing recognition or youthful pleasure at their elders' idiocy -- and the film became a hit. Even if its language and sex may no longer seem as controversial, Carnal Knowledge remains an acute dissection of male emotional infancy.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/07/1999
UPC:
0027616785428
Original Release:
1971
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
1:38:00
Sales rank:
4,677

Special Features

Collectible booklet

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Nicholson Jonathan
Art Garfunkel Sandy
Candice Bergen Susan
Ann-Margret Bobbie
Cynthia O'Neal Cindy
Rita Moreno Louise
Carol Kane Jennifer

Technical Credits
Mike Nichols Director,Producer
Jules Feiffer Screenwriter
Joseph E. Levine Executive Producer
Robert Luthardt Art Director
George R. Nelson Set Decoration/Design
Sam O'Steen Editor
Giuseppe Rotunno Cinematographer
Anthea Sylbert Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Sylbert Production Designer
Richard Portman Asst. Director
Clive Reed Associate Producer
Lawrence O. Jost Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Logos/Title/Credits. [2:55]
2. "You like that?." [2:56]
3. "Which one is you?." [2:23]
4. Roommates/3rd date. [3:34]
5. "Are you a virgin?." [2:46]
6. "She did that?." [1:49]
7. Coded conversation. [2:26]
8. Love & literature. [2:06]
9. Political betrayal. [4:18]
10. "Let's do it!." [2:20]
11. Laughing Two-timer. [2:54]
12. "This has to stop!." [2:24]
13. Thoughts on demand. [1:02]
14. Sorrowful good-bye. [4:02]
15. "Not bad, that one!." [5:19]
16. Flirting palm reader. [3:22]
17. Dreamy sex. [3:47]
18. Shower then shack up. [4:17]
19. Hard on women. [2:30]
20. Hungry for something. [5:03]
21. The fixer-upper. [1:25]
22. Tennis date. [2:01]
23. Hot & cold. [4:42]
24. Affection & contempt. [4:31]
25. "Wanna swap?." [4:15]
26. "Sandy won't mind." [3:17]
27. "Very slick!." [1:44]
28. "Ballbusters!." [5:04]
29. "Bad vibrations." [2:37]
30. "Sky's the limit!." [3:08]
31. "A real man!." [1:52]
32. End credits. [:35]
Side #2 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Logos/Title/Credits. [2:55]
2. "You like that?." [2:56]
3. "Which one is you?." [2:23]
4. Roommates/3rd date. [3:34]
5. "Are you a virgin?." [2:46]
6. "She did that?." [1:49]
7. Coded conversation. [2:26]
8. Love & literature. [2:06]
9. Political betrayal. [4:18]
10. "Let's do it!." [2:20]
11. Laughing Two-timer. [2:54]
12. "This has to stop!." [2:24]
13. Thoughts on demand. [1:02]
14. Sorrowful good-bye. [4:02]
15. "Not bad, that one!." [5:19]
16. Flirting palm reader. [3:22]
17. Dreamy sex. [3:47]
18. Shower then shack up. [4:17]
19. Hard on women. [2:30]
20. Hungry for something. [5:03]
21. The fixer-upper. [1:25]
22. Tennis date. [2:01]
23. Hot & cold. [4:42]
24. Affection & contempt. [4:31]
25. "Wanna swap?." [4:15]
26. "Sandy won't mind." [3:17]
27. "Very slick!." [1:44]
28. "Ballbusters!." [5:04]
29. "Bad vibrations." [2:37]
30. "Sky's the limit!." [3:08]
31. "A real man!." [1:52]
32. End credits. [:35]

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