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Cemetery Club
     

The Cemetery Club

Director: Bill Duke, Ellen Burstyn, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello

Cast: Bill Duke, Ellen Burstyn, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello

 

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This comedy about three older women dealing with life after the death of their husbands gets a streamlined presentation in this release on DVD. The Cemetery Club has been given a letterboxed transfer at the original aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Surround Stereo. The original English language soundtrack has been

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This comedy about three older women dealing with life after the death of their husbands gets a streamlined presentation in this release on DVD. The Cemetery Club has been given a letterboxed transfer at the original aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Surround Stereo. The original English language soundtrack has been included, as well as optional Spanish subtitles and Closed Captioning in English. No bonus material has been included.

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The lives of widowed yentas is unusual subject matter for a film by African-American Bill Duke, who made his name as a character actor specializing in seedy villains, and whose previous directorial efforts (such as A Rage in Harlem) had focused on urban black America. Whatever the logic behind it, The Cemetery Club works pretty well as a romantic dramedy for the older set, with laughs offsetting tears in the usual ways. Its limited appeal to important demographics left the film without much of an audience, but it does gather a handful of the top actresses of their age group (Olympia Dukakis, Diane Ladd, Ellen Burstyn) as well as Danny Aiello playing his usual brusque but goodhearted character. The result is a predictable but reasonably satisfying consideration of whether to remain slavishly devoted to the past or strive for future enjoyment. The sputtering romantic lives of elder women makes for refreshing subject matter; such characters rarely take center stage in mainstream film, and when they do, it's often as cheery fountains of wisdom who seem impervious to their twilight loneliness. Dukakis' and Burstyn's characters initially view the flirtatious Ladd as an undignified embarrassment, making them complicit with society's discomfort about women with wrinkles continuing to pursue a sex life. The characters' varying reactions to their sudden eligibility delineates them as firm and familiar personality types, and gives The Cemetery Club dimension beyond its standard components.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/05/2003
UPC:
0786936209662
Original Release:
1993
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:47:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Spanish subtitles; Dolby Digital Surround Sound; Widescreen (1.85:1)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ellen Burstyn Esther Moskowitz
Olympia Dukakis Doris Silverman
Danny Aiello Ben Katz
Diane Ladd Lucille Rubin
Lainie Kazan Selma
Jeff Howell Paul
Christina Ricci Jessica
Bernie Casey John
Alan Manson Abe Silverman
Sam Schwartz Irving Jacobs
Wallace Shawn Larry
Louis Guss Ed Bonfigliano
Alice Eisner Rene
Hy Anzell Al
Jerry Orbach Actor
Lee Richardson Actor
Roger Serbagi Bill
Stephen Pearlman Rabbi
Ben Tatar Man
Robert Costanzo Morty
Irma St. Paule Theresa
Bingo O'Malley Judge
Sean E. Markland Detective

Technical Credits
Bill Duke Director
Maher Ahmad Production Designer
Jay Presson Allen Screenwriter
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
David Brown Producer
John Carter Editor
Greg W. Elam Stunts
Howard Hurst Executive Producer
Sophie Hurst Producer
Sidney James Musical Direction/Supervision
David Manson Executive Producer
Ivan Menchell Screenwriter
Bonnie Palef Producer
Bonnie Palef-Woolf Producer
Steven Poster Cinematographer
Philip Rose Executive Producer
Hilary M. Rosenfeld Costumes/Costume Designer
Gene Serdena Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits/The Cemetery Club [6:50]
2. A Bummer [7:09]
3. Perpetual Care [11:30]
4. Cavorting [7:45]
5. Two Bumps [9:09]
6. A Date [13:31]
7. Back to Life [11:28]
8. Rough Edges [10:22]
9. More Than Enough [9:54]
10. Through Too Much [10:53]
11. Not Afraid [5:04]
12. End Credits [2:59]

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