Dr. T & The Women

Dr. T & The Women

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Director: Robert Altman, Richard Gere, Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett

Cast: Robert Altman, Richard Gere, Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett

     
 

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Richard Gere stars as a man drowning in a sea of women in director Robert Altman's Dr. T & the Women. Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, this transfer looks very clean with only a few slight imperfections to be found. Aside of a few instances of edge enhancement and shimmer, this is a very vivid looking transfer with solid colors and dark black levels.

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Richard Gere stars as a man drowning in a sea of women in director Robert Altman's Dr. T & the Women. Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, this transfer looks very clean with only a few slight imperfections to be found. Aside of a few instances of edge enhancement and shimmer, this is a very vivid looking transfer with solid colors and dark black levels. The audio is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 in English. This is a nice surround soundtrack that mainly utilizes directional effects with ambient noise and background effects. The bulk of the dialogue is very crisp and clear of any hiss or distortion. No subtitles are included on this disc. This edition of Dr. T & the Women includes a few extra features that should please, starting with a commentary track by director Robert Altman, writer Anne Rapp, and actors Richard Gere, Shelley Long, Farrah Fawcett, Janine Turner, Tara Reid, Laura Dern, Matt Malloy, Andy Richter, Robert Hays, and Wren Arthur. With so many participants, there is bound to be a lot of information stored up in this commentary track, and on that end it doesn't disappoint. Also included on this disc is a short, standard making-of featurette, a collection of five TV spots, a theatrical trailer for the film, some extensive cast and crew files, some thin production notes, and an insightful though all-too-brief interview with director Robert Altman. All in all, this is a very nice DVD edition of this romantically challenged film.

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Barnes & Noble - Kryssa Schemmerling
Leave it to Robert Altman, American cinema's great iconoclast, to make a comedy about a gynecologist, and a surprisingly charming one at that. Working from a screenplay by Anne Rapp (Cookie's Fortune), Altman, in his typically idiosyncratic manner, chronicles one man's attempt to understand the dizzying array of women in his life. Richard Gere, in his best role since Internal Affairs, gives an appealingly mellow performance as the titular Dr. Travis, better known as Dr. T., a handsome, good-natured gynecologist who caters to Dallas's well-heeled (and high-heeled) female population. Done up in flashy designer suits, with hair and hats the size of Texas, each of these ladies-who-lunch loves Dr. T. because he treats her like a queen, just as he does his pampered wife, Kate (Farrah Fawcett). Kate's hospitalization after a mental collapse -- the diagnosis: too much love -- leaves a bewildered Dr. T. vulnerable to the attentions of a no-nonsense golf pro (Helen Hunt). No one can can direct an ensemble like Altman, and the director uses his signature layered dialogue tracks to wonderful effect here, conveying the daily maelstrom of Dr. T's waiting room as the ladies vie for their turn in the stirrups. Although some of the performers, such as Liv Tyler as a mysterious maid of honor, get lost in the confusion of crisscrossing subplots, there are terrific turns by Kate Hudson as Dr. T's cheerleader daughter, Shelley Long as his harried head nurse, and Laura Dern, hilariously perfect as his alcoholic, about-to-be-divorced sister-in-law. Filled with wonderful Altmanesque touches -- the image of an exhausted Mexican maid nipping from a glass of champagne in the midst of a chaotic wedding shower -- Dr. T and the Women, while not a great Altman film, is still a rare pleasure.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/20/2001
UPC:
0012236115885
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
2:02:00
Sales rank:
4,457

Special Features

16:9 widescreen version; 5.1 Dolby Digital audio; Commentary with the cast and crew; Featurette; Interview with Robert Altman; Trailers and TV spots; Cast and crew information; Production notes; Digitally mastered; Scene access; Interactive menus

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Gere Dr Sullivan Travis
Helen Hunt Bree
Farrah Fawcett Kate
Laura Dern Peggy
Shelley Long Carolyn
Tara Reid Connie
Kate Hudson Dee Dee
Liv Tyler Marilyn
Robert Hays Harlan
Matt Malloy Bill
Lee Grant Dr Harper
Janine Turner Dorothy
Andy Richter Eli

Technical Credits
Robert Altman Director,Producer
Stephen Altman Production Designer
Cindy Cowan Executive Producer
Hallie D'Amore Makeup
Pam Dixon Casting
Dona Granata Costumes/Costume Designer
Jan Kiesser Cinematographer
David Levy Co-producer
Lyle Lovett Score Composer
James Mclindon Producer
Geraldine Peroni Editor
Anne Rapp Screenwriter
Tommy Thompson Asst. Director,Co-producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Index
1. Dr. T & the Women [5:47]
2. "Never Take a Good Woman for Granted" [2:05]
3. Shopping for the Perfect Wedding [2:40]
4. A Little Absent-Minded [2:29]
5. Caught in a Downpour [2:10]
6. The New Golf Pro [2:54]
7. A Romp Through the Fountain [3:30]
8. "It's Not Nice" [2:44]
9. Kate's Condition [1:48]
10. Beauty and Fairness for Dallas [3:11]
11. The Hestia Complex Explained [6:00]
12. The New Cheerleader [3:00]
13. A Specimen of Health [2:01]
14. Golf Partners [2:19]
15. Cell Phone Emergency [1:49]
16. Family Support [2:49]
17. The Dynamics of Twins [1:56]
18. No Two Alike [2:38]
19. Bridal Shower [2:58]
20. Testing Out the New Driver [3:07]
21. Dinner Date [6:06]
22. Duck Hunting [3:50]
23. Visiting Kate [2:47]
24. Bridesmaid Fittings [2:57]
25. Family Visit at the Office [5:01]
26. A Rough Day [5:00]
27. New Patient [3:12]
28. Making a Move [5:17]
29. Missed Opportunity [5:18]
30. A Fall Wedding [1:58]
31. "Run Away With Me" [6:31]
32. Escape [3:19]
33. A Boy [3:29]
34. End Credits [3:58]

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Dr. T & The Women 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I rented this movie with hopes that is would be a great movie since it had a great cast. Boy! I sure was wrong. This movie had no plot, it was hard to follow all of the characters and the ending was stupid. I would say this is the worst movie I have ever seen. With such a great cast, it should have been much better. -Brandi, Destin, Fl