Catwoman

Catwoman

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Director: Pitof

Cast: Halle Berry, Benjamin Bratt, Sharon Stone

     
 

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Patience Philips (Halle Berry) seems destined to spend her life apologizing for taking up space. Despite her artistic ability -- she has a more than respectable career as a graphic designer for Hedare Beauty, a Goliath cosmetics company -- Patience is excruciatingly shy, quick to take blame, and, not surprisingly, more than a little depressed at the end of the day.… See more details below

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Overview

Patience Philips (Halle Berry) seems destined to spend her life apologizing for taking up space. Despite her artistic ability -- she has a more than respectable career as a graphic designer for Hedare Beauty, a Goliath cosmetics company -- Patience is excruciatingly shy, quick to take blame, and, not surprisingly, more than a little depressed at the end of the day. This comes to somewhat of a screeching halt when Patience not only inadvertently lands herself in the middle of a corporate conspiracy of gargantuan proportions, but on the city police force's most wanted list. Newly quipped with a mysterious feline prowess, Patience is a different person come nighttime -- more accurately, a catwoman. Elusive, untamed, powerful, stealthy, and not necessarily prone to erring on the side of good, Patience has gone from doormat to vigilante. Police officer Tom Lone (Benjamin Bratt), who has fallen for shy Patience, is determined to apprehend Catwoman and figure out her role in a recent crime spree, though his fascination with her doesn't cease with the end of his shift and it threatens to lead to the downfall of himself, his investigation, and the woman who was once the timid Patience Philips. ~ Tracie Cooper

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
The sight of Halle Berry in a skin-tight leather costume should be enough to attract most viewers (especially if they're male), but Catwoman has far more to offer. Comic-book movies depend on visuals for a great deal of their effect, and this one is more stylish than most. Chalk that up to director Pitof, who combines the best cinematographic techniques with state-of-the-art computer imagery to give Catwoman a sheen unlike practically any film you've ever seen. Berry plays Patience Phillips, a timid graphic designer working for a ruthless cosmetics magnate (Lambert Wilson) up to his neck in illegal activities. When Patience accidentally stumbles onto one of them, the tycoon has her killed, but the young woman becomes possessed by the spirit of a cat and is resurrected, developing feline speed, reflexes, and eyesight. As Catwoman, she wreaks havoc on the cosmetics company and does battle with the real villain, the magnate's ex-supermodel wife (Sharon Stone in a deliciously campy turn). Berry is obviously enjoying herself in the role; she seems to be emulating -- at least with regard to dialogue delivery -- the great Eartha Kitt, who played an earlier incarnation of the character to purr-fection in the old Batman TV show. Halle's physicality makes her credible as the sexy, sinuous superheroine, although her feats are computer-enhanced for maximum impact. Pitof maintains a delicate balance between high adventure and high camp: Whenever the movie seems poised to tumble into the abyss of absurdity, he reaches out and pulls it back just in time. The climactic martial arts duel between Berry and Stone (and their stunt doubles) is an indisputable high point that, to our mind, anyway, alone justifies buying this DVD.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/18/2005
UPC:
0012569694392
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:44:00
Sales rank:
3,716

Special Features

Closed Caption; Exciting alternate ending and additional scenes; 2 documentaries: The Many Faces of Catwoman profiles the evolution of this legendary character, then go on the prowl as cast and crew lure you Behind the Scenes; DVD-ROM weblink to Catwoman's World; Theatrical trailer; Languages: English & Français (dubbed in Quebec); Subtitles: English, Français & Español

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Halle Berry Patience Philips/Catwoman
Benjamin Bratt Detective Tom Lone
Sharon Stone Laurel Hedare
Lambert Wilson George Hedare
Alex Borstein Sally
Michael Massee Armando
Byron Mann Wesley
Kim Smith Drina
Chris Heyerdahl Rocker
Peter Wingfield Dr. Ivan Slavicky
Frances Conroy Ophelia
Berend McKenzie Lance
Chase Nelson-Murray Kid #1
Manny Petruzzelli Kid #2
Harley Reiner Kid #3
Ona Grauer Sandy
Landy Cannon Randy
Judith Maxie Jeweler
Michael Daingerfield Forensics Cop
Benita Ha Forensics Technician
Jill Krop Newscaster
Dagmar Midcap Television Reporter
Ryan Robbins Bartender
John Cassini Graphologist
Patricia Mayan Salazar housekeeper
Diego Del Mar Barker
Connor Crash Dunn Little Boy
Michael P. Northey Jail Guard
Aaron Douglas Detective #1
Peter Williams Detective #2
John Mann bouncer
Brooke Theiss Ferris Wheel Mom
Michasha Armstrong ferris wheel operator
James Ashcroft Janitor
Herbert Duncanson Security Guard
Ashlea Earl performance dancer
Lori Fung performance dancer
Ursula Haczkiewicz performance dancer
Alisoun Payne performance dancer
Laurence Racine performance dancer
Nito Larioza performance dancer

Technical Credits
Pitof Director
Minerva Adams Stunts
Trevor Addie Stunts
Dave Alexander Stunts
Caila Marie Anderson Special Effects
Anne Fletcher Choreography
Thierry Arbogast Cinematographer
Gracie Atherton Makeup
Chris Atkinson Stunts
Aaron Au Stunts
Klaus Badelt Score Composer
James Bamford Stunts
Shawn Beaton Stunts
Bruce Berman Executive Producer
Guy Bews Stunts
Scott Blackie Costumes/Costume Designer
Lou Bollo Stunts
Curt Bonn Stunts
Claude Bouchard Stunts
Michael Brady Stunts
John Brancato Original Story,Screenwriter
Heike Brandstatter Casting
Bill Brzeski Production Designer
John Burke Set Decoration/Design
Yves Cameron Stunts
Jennifer Caputo Stunts
Mark Chadwick Stunts
Brett Chan Stunts
Doug Chapman Stunts
Lauro Chartrand Stunts
Kimberly Chiang Stunts
Dean Choe Stunts
Joelle Ciona Set Decoration/Design
Janice Clements Set Decoration/Design
John Clothier Camera Operator
Laura Lee Connery Stunts
Cotton Mather Stunts
David Crone Camera Operator
Garvin Cross Stunts
Crystal Dalman Stunts
Steve Danton Asst. Director
Denise Di Novi Producer
Duane Dickinson Stunts
Mike Dobbin Stunts
Andre Dominguez Stunts
Joe Doserro Stunts
Jim Dunn Stunts
Ashlea Earl Stunts
Ernest Jackson Stunts
Michael Ferris Original Story,Screenwriter
Chris Flemmington Special Effects
Michael Fottrell Executive Producer
Corbin Fox Stunts
Kylie Furneaux Stunts
Rikki Gagne Stunts
Dennis Galozo Special Effects
Lani Gelera Stunts
Tim Gilbert Stunts
Douglas A. Girling Set Decoration/Design
Corry Glass Stunts
Alison Greenspan Co-producer
Sam Harris Asst. Director
Dean Hart Stunts
Rob Hayter Stunts
Koreen Heaver Costumes/Costume Designer
Gary Heldrick Special Effects
Dan Hermansen Art Director
Norma Hill-Patton Makeup
Brian Ho Stunts
Dave Hospes Stunts
Tara Howie Stunts
Ruthy Inchaustegui Stunts
Carole Jackson Stunts
David Jacox Stunts
Andre Jette Stunts
Ed Jones Associate Producer
Shawn Kautz Stunts
Alistair King Stunts
Robert Kirby Executive Producer
Ken Kirzinger Stunts
Tony Kochan Special Effects
Larry "Warlock" Lam Stunts
Sylvie Landra Editor
David Lane Stunts
Nick Lawson Special Effects
Paul Lazenby Stunts
Randy Lee Stunts
Terrance Leigh Stunts
Don Lew Stunts
Brad Loree Stunts
Brian Lydiatt Stunts
Deborah Macatumpag Stunts
Don MacAulay Art Director
J.J. Makaro Stunts
Kit Mallet Stunts
Joe May Set Decoration/Design
Coreen Mayrs Casting
Edward L. McDonnell Executive Producer
Benjamin Melniker Executive Producer
Reg Milne Stunts
Gary Minielly Special Effects
Mike Mitchell Stunts
Gaston Morrison Stunts
Stephanie Moseley Stunts
Jennifer Mylrea Stunts
David Mylrea Stunts
Scott Nicholson Stunts
Gerald Paetz Stunts
John Papsidera Casting
Rick Pearce Stunts
Brad Purser Special Effects
Darryl Quon Stunts
Jim Ramsay Set Decoration/Design
Theresa Rebeck Original Story
Rae Reedyk Special Effects
Kimber Lee Renay Stunts
Marc Resteghini Associate Producer
Bridgett "Baby Doll" Riley Stunts
Shawn Robinson Stunts
Robert Wayne Rockhill Special Effects
John Rogers Screenwriter
John Rogers Screenwriter
Michael Roselli Stunts
Ecstasia Sanders Stunts
Angela Sasso Stunts
Chad Sayn Stunts
Tino Schaedler Set Decoration/Design
Jeff Scrutton Stunts
W.A. Andrew Sculthorpe Special Effects
John Sleep Special Effects
Maya Alexandra Smith Costumes/Costume Designer
Grant Smith Stunts
Robert E. Smith Stunts
Rafael Sola Stunts
Dawn Solér Musical Direction/Supervision
Bill Stewart Stunts
Chris Stewart Set Decoration/Design
Shawn Stewart Stunts
Angus Strathie Costumes/Costume Designer
Tai-Monique Stunts
Monte Thompson Stunts
Corie Dean Tornack Special Effects
Scott Treliving Special Effects
Michael E. Uslan Executive Producer
Angela Uyeda Stunts
Michael Vincent Special Effects
Michael Weis Stunts
Steve Woelfle Special Effects
Robert Woodruff Set Decoration/Design
Robert Yeager Special Effects
Rob Young Sound/Sound Designer
Zoe Bell Stunts

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Catwoman
1. Cat Lore Credits [3:32]
2. Impatient With Patience [4:22]
3. Rescue Missions [4:17]
4. Date With the Police [4:04]
5. Get Rid of Her [5:07]
6. Breath of Life [3:41]
7. New Tricks [2:29]
8. Midnight's Owner [2:24]
9. Strange Behavior [3:19]
10. Shooting Hoops [2:56]
11. Animal Attraction [2:43]
12. Party Time [3:05]
13. Feline-ious Assault [4:26]
14. Accepting Catwoman [4:31]
15. Stalking Armando [4:05]
16. Cat Got Your Tongue? [2:44]
17. Similarities [2:30]
18. Impressive Heroics [3:24]
19. Between Us Girls [2:16]
20. Show Stopper [4:12]
21. Complicated [3:54]
22. Getting to Know Her [3:32]
23. Framed [2:55]
24. Same Girl [3:22]
25. Escaping on All Fours [2:22]
26. Delivery Failure [2:06]
27. Laurel's Prey [3:07]
28. Bad Girls Showdown [5:13]
29. Freedom Is Power [1:31]
30. End Credits [5:37]

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