Cleopatra's Second Husband

Cleopatra's Second Husband

Director: Jonathan Reiss

Cast: Jonathan Reiss, Paul Hipp, Boyd Kestner, Bitty Schram

     
 
An erotically charged black comedy of sexual mind-games, Cleopatra's Second Husband arrives on DVD courtesy of First Run Features. Presented with an anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen transfer and featuring an English Dolby Digital Stereo soundtrack, this disc also offers a director's audio commentary track, a photo gallery, a director's bio and a trailer gallery.Jon

Overview

An erotically charged black comedy of sexual mind-games, Cleopatra's Second Husband arrives on DVD courtesy of First Run Features. Presented with an anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen transfer and featuring an English Dolby Digital Stereo soundtrack, this disc also offers a director's audio commentary track, a photo gallery, a director's bio and a trailer gallery.Jon Reiss made his feature directorial debut with this psychological drama. In Los Angeles, Hallie (Bitty Schram) keeps her photographer husband Robert (Paul Hipp) under her thumb, dictating sex on demand. She ignores Robert's weak protests when she allows friends of friends to occupy their house during their upstate New York vacation. Back in L.A., they find the couple let their fish die amid a messy house. Nevertheless, since inconsiderate Zack (Boyd Kestner) and sexy Sophie (Rhada Mitchell) haven't made much of an effort to find a place of their own, Hallie and Robert let them stick around -- despite the couple's crude manners and loud sex sessions. However, when Hallie sees Robert has fallen for Sophie, she explodes and exits. A few minutes later, Sophie also splits. Echoes of Harold Pinter's The Servant (1963) reverb and demented behavior rises to the surface as the two men then struggle for dominance. Reiss claims he found the premise for this script from a real-life incident when he loaned his house to filmmaker Amos Poe and came back some weeks later to find the fish dead. The title, says Reiss, is a reference to Marc Antony's relationship with Cleopatra. Shown at the 1998 L.A. Independent Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/30/2002
UPC:
0720229910125
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
NR
Source:
First Run Features
Presentation:
[Letterbox]
Time:
1:32:00

Special Features

Director audio commentary; Photo gallery; Director bio; Trailer gallery; Letterbox presentation (1.85:1)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Hipp Robert Marrs
Boyd Kestner Zack Taylor
Bitty Schram Hallie Marrs
Radha Mitchell Sophie
Alexis Arquette Alex
Jonathan Penner Jon
Nancye Ferguson Asti

Technical Credits
Jonathan Reiss Director,Producer,Screenwriter
George Bamber Asst. Director
Chris Beckman Co-producer
Cary Berger Score Composer
Claire Best Executive Producer
Lindsay D. Chag Casting
Lindsay Chag Casting
Jacqui de la Fontaine Producer
John Diminico Production Designer
Matt Faw Cinematographer
Scott Freeman Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Getty Executive Producer
Jill Goldman Producer
Mark B. Lasser Co-producer
B.J. Lehn Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Pross Musical Direction/Supervision
David Scott Rubin Producer
Linda Stewart Executive Producer
Thomas Thurnauer Production Designer
Toby Yates Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. A Friend of a Friend [7:09]
2. R&R [6:21]
3. Everything's Great [9:11]
4. Sometimes People Are Allergic to Each Other [9:50]
5. Stay, Don't Go [9:58]
6. We'll Be Better Off Without Her [9:02]
7. That Hurt? [5:08]
8. Back With the Living [7:43]
9. Call the Doctor [9:03]
10. I'm Not a Monster [6:59]
11. Do You Still Love Me [7:07]
12. Roadkill [4:07]

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