Disappearing Acts

Disappearing Acts

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Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Cast: Gina Prince-Bythewood, Wesley Snipes, Sanaa Lathan, Lisa Anderson

     
 

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Gina Prince-Bythewood's adaptation of Terry McMillan's Disappearing Acts comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while a Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials includeSee more details below

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Gina Prince-Bythewood's adaptation of Terry McMillan's Disappearing Acts comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while a Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include biographies of the cast and crew, a making-of featurette, and additional material featuring cast members Wesley Snipes and Sanaa Lathan. This is a fine disc from HBO/Rysher.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Hastings
Bolstered by a knockout performance from the perennially underutilized Wesley Snipes, director Gina Prince-Bythwood's adaptation of the popular Terry McMillan novel avoids "you go, girl" clichés to fashion a richer, more serious look at modern urban romance. If anything, Disappearing Acts is a sort of anti-romantic comedy: Price-Bythwood finds a dark undercurrent of regret and desperation in the material, perfectly complemented by the pensive, cautious performances of her two leads. In what could have been another lecherous-boyfriend role, Snipes gives a riveting, sensuous, and utterly convincing turn as the brutish, non-communicative construction worker whose modest ambitions are consistently undermined by his low self-image. In the cushier role of the educated, upwardly mobile striver, Sanaa Lathan finds ways to suggest romantic emptiness and longing without implying that it's impossible for a young woman to achieve both a successful career and a satisfying love life. Even within the confines of made-for-cable cinema, Prince-Bythwood's work is loose and visually assured; she gives the script's conflicts room to breathe -- or fester, as the case may be -- and Snipes and Lahan respond, imbuing every sigh and pregnant pause with added weight and nuance.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/19/2001
UPC:
0026359177729
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
R
Source:
Hbo Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[stereo, Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:56:00
Sales rank:
1,257

Special Features

Chapter selections; Languages; Subtitles; Featurette; Cast & crew bios; "In character" performances by Wesley Snipes and Sanaa Lathan, from the novel "Diappearing Acts"

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Scene Index

Side #1
0. Chapters
1. Main Title [:08]
2. Introductions [2:55]
3. Getting to Know You [7:29]
4. The First Kiss [:32]
5. Musical Surprise [7:00]
6. "Nobody's Perfect!" [1:19]
7. Let the Truth be Revealed [6:57]
8. A Family Affair [5:25]
9. Deliberation [2:41]
10. Hard on Luck [3:47]
11. The "Ex" Factor [3:54]
12. Birth Day [7:14]
13. Finally a Family? [:58]
14. The End of the Line [2:57]
15. Starting Over [4:33]
16. Distance [5:10]

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