Doppelganger

Doppelganger

Director: Avi Nesher

Cast: Avi Nesher, Drew Barrymore, Luana Anders, Carl Bressler

     
 

Drew Barrymore stars in this stylish thriller, which has been given a streamlined presentation for its release on DVD. Doppelganger has been given a full-frame transfer to disc in the aspect ratio of 1.33:1, while the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The dialogue is in English with no multiple-language options, though closed captioning has beenSee more details below

Overview

Drew Barrymore stars in this stylish thriller, which has been given a streamlined presentation for its release on DVD. Doppelganger has been given a full-frame transfer to disc in the aspect ratio of 1.33:1, while the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The dialogue is in English with no multiple-language options, though closed captioning has been included. A gallery of production photos has been included as a bonus.This confusing but enjoyably weird film stars Drew Barrymore (still toying with her good girl/bad girl image) as Holly Gooding, a young woman who apparently stabs her mother to death in New York then shows up on the doorstep of young L.A. screenwriter Patrick (George Newbern), in response to his ad for a prospective roommate. Despite his attraction to her, Patrick is increasingly bewildered by the appearance of Holly's apparent double, whose existence she neither confirms nor denies. At the same time, Holly is tormented by recurring visions of her mother's death and the persistent snooping of an FBI agent. When Patrick becomes convinced that Holly is being pursued by her own evil twin, he learns from ex-nun and phone-sex operator Sister Jan (Sally Kellerman) that the deadly double is Holly's "doppleganger," a supernatural creature which haunts a human being after assuming that person's shape. One plot twist follows another before unraveling completely in a ridiculously contrived double-surprise climax. This film does boast good performances and manages to avoid most standard low-budget horror conventions -- that is, until the last five minutes, wherein its cleverness is derailed by plot holes large enough to fly a zeppelin through.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/17/2002
UPC:
0012236133728
Original Release:
1993
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:44:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; 4:3 full-screen version; 2.0 Dolby Digital Stereo; Scene index; Interactive menus; Digitally mastered; Photo gallery

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Drew Barrymore Holly Gooding
Luana Anders Actor
Carl Bressler Larry
Dennis Christopher Dr. Heller
Peter Dobson Rob
Leslie Hope Elizabeth
Sally Kellerman Sister Jan
George Maharis Wallace
George Newbern Patrick Highsmith
Dan Shor Stanley White
Sean Whalen Gas Man

Technical Credits
Avi Nesher Director,Screenwriter
Donald P. Borchers Producer
Ivo Cristante Production Designer
K.N.B. EFX Group Special Effects
Sven Kirsten Cinematographer
Ken M. Larson Art Director
Lisa Monti Set Decoration/Design
Tatiana S. Riegel Editor
Kimberly A. Tillman Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Angel's Court [12:10]
2. Vision at Victor's [8:07]
3. Exorcism Diet [6:57]
4. She's My Doppelganger [8:05]
5. Hollywood Party [6:04]
6. Fred [3:37]
7. Prime Suspect [6:46]
8. Night Visit [7:39]
9. Faith Over Fear [13:01]
10. Intimate Strangers [9:30]
11. Mansion on the Hill [13:56]
12. Music Box/End Credits [9:19]

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