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Cecil B. Demented
     

Cecil B. Demented

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Director: John Waters

Cast: Melanie Griffith, Stephen Dorff, Alicia Witt

 

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John Waters Hollywood satire Cecil B. Demented comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.77:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a commentary track by the director. As is often

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John Waters Hollywood satire Cecil B. Demented comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.77:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a commentary track by the director. As is often the case, Waters' stories are as entertaining as the film, itself. A making-of special that originally aired on Comedy Central, trailers, production notes, and information on the cast and crew round out this strong release from Artisan.

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Barnes & Noble - Eddy Crouse
A mediocre Hollywood star, Honey Whitlock (Melanie Griffith) is kidnapped at a film premiere by a group of "cinema terrorists." Called the "Sprocket Holes" and led by director Cecil B. Demented (Stephen Dorff), these malcontents bear a faint resemblance to both the SLA (the group that captured Patty Hearst, who of course has a cameo) and the chic radical leftist group the Weathermen. Waters has confessed to loving the antics of these radicals, so it's hardly a shock their fashion sense and taste for blunt statements ("Celibacy for Cinema!") are reflected in Cecil. Fans who fondly remember the desperate fringe days of Waters's early surrealist work (particularly Female Trouble, Multiple Maniacs, Pink Flamingos) may have felt his Pecker too saccharine and cuddly. Thankfully, Cecil B. Demented is a partial throwback to the fragrant, colorful anarchy of those films. The gags are as fast and sloppy as a good kiss, but never less than amusing. From the corny, iconic tattoos on the terrorists' arms (including Fassbinder, Preminger, Spike Lee, Warhol, Fuller, Lynch, and William Castle) to the multiplexes boasting the Patch Adams director's cut, no one gets out of Waters's world alive. Incidentally, this cranky, whirligig satire is also his most political film since the civil rights musical Hairspray.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/23/2001
UPC:
0012236115953
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:28:00
Sales rank:
7,824

Special Features

16:9 widescreen version; 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio; Commentary by John Waters; Comedy Central's "Canned Ham: Cecil B. Demented Behind the Scenes Special"; Theatrical trailers; Cast & crew information; Production notes; Digitally mastered; Scene access; Interactive menus

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Melanie Griffith Honey Whitlock
Stephen Dorff Cecil B. Demented
Alicia Witt Cherish Oh Lordy
Lawrence Gilliard Lewis
Maggie Gyllenhaal Raven
Mike Shannon Petie
Zenzele Uzoma Chardonnay
Erika Lynn Rupli Pam
Harriet "Harry" Dodge Dinah
Adrian Grenier Lyle
Jack Noseworthy Rodney
Mink Stole Mrs. Mallory
Ricki Lake Libby
Patricia Hearst Fidget's Mom
Eric Roberts Honey's Ex-husband
Kevin Nealon Himself
Eric Barry Fidget
Roseanne Herself
Ray Felton Roy Stillings
John Michaelson Charles
Jewel Orem Maid
Bill Grimmett Mayor Adam Fenwick
Jeffrey Wei William, boy in wheelchair
Sloane Brown Newscaster
Billy Green Child
Mia Walker Child
James Klingenberg Child
Ginger Tipton Box Office Lady
Nathan Stolpman Ticket taker
Melanie Gorombol Candy counter girl
Gary Wheeler Theatre manager
Joyce Flick Wendl Pucker
Tyler Mason Buckalew Teen boy
Tara Garwood Charles Theater girl
Marty Lodge Film commissioner
James Byrne Reed Producer
Mark Bernier Studio Executive
Patsy Grady Abrams Family woman
Rhea Feiken Family woman
Shana Gelbard Family woman
Susan Lowe Family lady
Mary Vivian Pearce Family lady
Michael Gabel Film delivery driver
Mark Joy Fidget's dad
Alan J. Wendl Security teamster
Peter Gil Director
Eric Richardson Director of photography Jean Pierre
Marybeth Wise Assistant director
Cynthia Webb-Manley Large lady
Channing Wilroy Shop steward
Dan Morgan Teamster
Delaney Williams Teamster C
Frank Ferera Teamster
Steve Mack Teamster
Michael Willis Teamster
O. Lee Fleming Sniffles
Scott Morgan Groupie
Tim Caggiano Moviegoer
Judith Knight Young Ticket Seller
Tyler Miller Fan a
Geoffrey I. Grissett Boy fan
Brooke Houghton Girl fan
Joshua Billings Drive-in manager
Jeff Perryson Jock
Terry McCrea Evil Jock
Conrad Karlson The Psychiatrist
Rosemary Knower Cecil's mother
Douglas Roberts Cecil's dad
Nat Benchley SWAT cop
Dave Trovato SWAT cop
Billy Tolzman Petie's trick
Jonathan Fiorucci Raven's groupie
Christopher Chase Mayor's Bodyguard
Paul M. Clary Gaffer "Gumped Again"
Jacques Derosena Photographer
Jeff Dignan Movie Premiere Attendee
Brian Donahue Teamster
Melissa Fatto Shucks Oysters
Mimi Fletcher Movie theatre patron
Graham Gordon Heavy Metal Fan #4
Lindsey Jarboe Movie Premiere Attendee
Keith Konecke Heavy Metal Fan #1
Chilembwe M. Mason Movie theater patron
Eddie Page Swat Team Member
Jim Page Waiter in Kitchen
Ryan Slattery Jock
David Stelzer Heavy Metal Fan #2
Tim Sulin Heavy Metal Fan #3
John Waters Reporter
Erika Wickham Actor

Technical Credits
John Waters Director,Screenwriter
Benita Allen-Honess Asst. Director
Rick Angelella Sound/Sound Designer
Kerry Barden Casting
Gina W. Bateman Makeup
Fred Bernstein Executive Producer
J. David Brightbill Asst. Director
Joseph M. Caracciolo Producer
Anthony DeLorenzo Executive Producer
John Fiedler Producer
Elisabeth Fry Makeup
Barbara Haberecht Set Decoration/Design
Billy Hopkins Casting
Dylan Hopkins Asst. Director
Amanda Johnson Makeup
Cheryl "Pickles" Kinion Makeup
Carvin Knowles Songwriter
Moby Grape Songwriter
Pat Moran Associate Producer,Casting
Christophe Myers Stunts
Vincent Peranio Production Designer
Zoe Poledouris Score Composer
Basil Poledouris Score Composer
Rob Simons Art Director
Suzanne Smith Casting
Van Smith Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert M. Stevens Cinematographer
Mark Tarlov Producer
Jeffery Wolf Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. scene index
1. Cecil B. Demented [2:58]
2. Preparing for the Premiere [2:52]
3. The Diva and Her Entourage [3:43]
4. Final Preparations [2:16]
5. The Kidnapping [4:46]
6. The Cast and Crew [4:47]
7. Sprocket Hole Makeover [3:00]
8. Painful Performances [4:36]
9. Patch Adams Director's Cut [4:09]
10. "Celibate for Celluloid" [5:17]
11. Ashamed [3:09]
12. Recovered Memories [1:52]
13. "That's Your Mark" [3:05]
14. The Hollywood of the East [3:11]
15. Family Equals Cencorship [2:14]
16. Action Fans Unite [1:38]
17. Demented Forever [5:50]
18. On the Set of Gump Again [6:15]
19. Cherish on the Big Screen [3:41]
20. The Final Solution [2:47]
21. Arrival of the Parents [3:50]
22. End of Principal Photography [5:31]
23. The End [2:02]
24. End Credits [3:58]

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