Cecil B. Demented

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Overview

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, ...
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Overview

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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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
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Editorial Reviews

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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/23/2001
  • UPC: 012236115953
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Alternate Wide Screen (1.77:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Time: 1:28:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 35,844

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Melanie Griffith Honey Whitlock
Stephen Dorff Cecil B. Demented
Alicia Witt Cherish Oh Lordy
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. 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
Patsy Grady Abrams Family woman
Eric Barry Fidget
Nat Benchley SWAT cop
Mark Bernier Studio Executive
Joshua Billings Drive-in manager
Sloane Brown Newscaster
Tyler Mason Buckalew Teen boy
Tim Caggiano Moviegoer
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
Rhea Feiken Family woman
Ray Felton Roy Stillings
Frank Ferera Teamster
Jonathan Fiorucci Raven's groupie
O. Lee Fleming Sniffles
Mimi Fletcher Movie theatre patron
Michael Gabel Film delivery driver
Tara Garwood Charles Theater girl
Shana Gelbard Family woman
Peter Gil Director
Graham Gordon Heavy Metal Fan #4
Melanie Gorombol Candy counter girl
Billy Green Child
Bill Grimmett Mayor Adam Fenwick
Geoffrey I. Grissett Boy fan
Brooke Houghton Girl fan
Lindsey Jarboe Movie Premiere Attendee
Mark Joy Fidget's dad
Conrad Karlson The Psychiatrist
James Klingenberg Child
Rosemary Knower Cecil's mother
Keith Konecke Heavy Metal Fan #1
Marty Lodge Film commissioner
Susan Lowe Family lady
Steve Mack Teamster
Chilembwe M. Mason Movie theater patron
Terry McCrea Evil Jock
John Michaelson Charles
Tyler Miller Fan a
Dan Morgan Teamster
Scott Morgan Groupie
Jewel Orem Maid
Eddie Page Swat Team Member
Jim Page Waiter in Kitchen
Mary Vivian Pearce Family lady
Jeff Perryson Jock
James Byrne Reed Producer
Eric Richardson Director of photography Jean Pierre
Douglas Roberts Cecil's dad
Roseanne Herself
Ryan Slattery Jock
David Stelzer Heavy Metal Fan #2
Nathan Stolpman Ticket taker
Tim Sulin Heavy Metal Fan #3
Ginger Tipton Box Office Lady
Billy Tolzman Petie's trick
Dave Trovato SWAT cop
Mia Walker Child
John Waters Reporter
Cynthia Webb-Manley Large lady
Jeffrey Wei William, boy in wheelchair
Alan J. Wendl Security teamster
Joyce Flick Wendl Pucker
Gary Wheeler Theatre manager
Erika Wickham
Delaney Williams Teamster C
Michael Willis Teamster
Channing Wilroy Shop steward
Marybeth Wise Assistant director
Judith Knight Young Ticket Seller
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 Jr. 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
Basil Poledouris Score Composer
Zoe Poledouris Score Composer
Rob Simons Art Director
Van Smith Costumes/Costume Designer
Suzanne Smith Casting
Robert M. Stevens Cinematographer
Mark Tarlov Producer
Jeffery Wolf Editor
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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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Menu

Side #1 --
   play movie
   special features
      Audio Features
         Commentary By Director
         Dolby Digital 5.1
      Trailers & TV Spot
         Theatrical Trailer 1
         Theatrical Trailer 2
         "Critics" TV Spot
      Comedy Central's Canned Ham: Cecil B Demented
      Cast
         Melanie Griffith
            Filmography
         Stephen Dorff
            Filmography
         Alicia Witt
            Filmography
         Adrian Grenier
            Filmography
         Larry Gillard, Jr.
            Filmography
         Maggie Gyllenhaal
            Filmography
         Jack Noseworthy
            Filmography
         Mike Shannon
            Filmography
         Harriet Dodge
            Filmography
         Zenzele Uzoma
            Filmography
         Eric M Barry
            Filmography
         Erika Lynn Rupli
            Filmography
         Mink Stole
            Filmography
         Ricki Lake
            Filmography
         Patricia Hearst
            Filmography
         Kevin Nealon
            Filmography
      Crew
         John Waters
            Filmography
         John Fiedler
            Filmography
         Mark Tarlov
            Filmography
         Joseph Carracciolo, Jr.
            Filmography
         Robert Stevens
            Filmography
         Jeffery Wolf A.C.E.
            Filmography
         Vincent Peranio
            Filmography
         Van Smith
            Filmography
         Pat Moran C.S.A.
            Filmography
         Billy Hopkins
            Filmography
         Suzzane Smith
            Filmography
         Kerry Barden
            Filmography
      Production Notes
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