Go

Go

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Director: Doug Liman

Cast: Doug Liman, Sarah Polley, Desmond Askew, Katie Holmes

     
 

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Columbia TriStar has given Go, Doug Liman's electrifying second feature, the full treatment on this excellent special edition DVD. It features an interesting feature-length commentary from director Liman and editor Stephen Mirrione, who discuss many of the technical aspects of filming and tell entertaining stories from the production. Several conversationsSee more details below

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Columbia TriStar has given Go, Doug Liman's electrifying second feature, the full treatment on this excellent special edition DVD. It features an interesting feature-length commentary from director Liman and editor Stephen Mirrione, who discuss many of the technical aspects of filming and tell entertaining stories from the production. Several conversations focus on the chaotic style of filmmaking used, which hearkens back to Liman's days working on independent films. This disc also includes 14 deleted scenes that vary from different versions of existing moments to completely new scenes. They are presented in a poor widescreen format that is incomplete and misses some sound effects and dialogue. Contemporary music fans will enjoy the three music videos by No Doubt, Len, and Phillip Stair with Steppenwolf. A less worthwhile addition is a six-minute featurette encapsulating the basic plot of the story in a dull promotional format. Go offers viewers a choice between full-screen and widescreen formats. The 2.35:1 widescreen anamorphic transfer on this disc has vibrant colors throughout, especially in the Las Vegas scenes. But it contains a surprising level of grain that lessens the clarity level of the movie. The full-frame transfer contains a clear picture, but it suffers from the spatial limitations of pan-and-scan versions. The 5.1-channel Dolby Digital soundtrack blares across the sound field with techno beats and the upbeat rock songs from the soundtrack, adding to the energy of the film. The disc also contains 28 chapter cues and the option of English subtitles.

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All Movie Guide
With an intertwining three-story structure similar to Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, Doug Liman has crafted a nutty montage of episodes that's as invigorating as the electronica music that fuels the soundtrack. Go hops in and out of a Christmas rave in Los Angeles, each of its characters connected in some way to three supermarket clerks by day, clubgoers by night, who entertain themselves by doing whippets in the stock room and playing celebrity word games. A truly ensemble piece, in which no character has more than 30 minutes of screen time, Go alternates between funny twist-of-fate happenstance and violent, dark humor, all the while remaining essentially lighthearted. One of the first mainstream films to use the drug Ecstasy as a major plot element, the film's stance embodies the contradictory nature of that drug, both glamorizing the experience and providing a disorienting first-person view of the dangerous sensory overload that follows from popping too many pills. The screenplay by John August includes plot twists as fresh as the hip crew of young actors who populate the film. The standouts are Sarah Polley as the fast-thinking Ronna, who double crosses some pretty nasty characters to try to pay her rent, and Jay Mohr and Scott Wolf as a pair of panicked actors who find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. Desmond Askew's oblivious Vegas romp is also memorable fun.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/24/1999
UPC:
0043396038264
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:42:00

Special Features

Digitally mastered audio and anamorphic video; Widescreen and full-screen formats; Production notes; Languages: English 5.1 [Dolby Digital]; Subtitles: English ; Making-of featurette; Director and editor commentary; 14 deleted scenes; Three music videos; Theatrical trailer; Talent files

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sarah Polley Ronna Martin
Desmond Askew Simon Baines
Katie Holmes Claire Montgomery
Jay Mohr Zack
William Fichtner Burke
Scott Wolf Adam
Breckin Meyer Tiny
Taye Diggs Marcus
Timothy Olyphant Todd Gaines
J.E. Freeman Victor Sr.
Jane Krakowski Irene
James Duval Singh
Nathan Bexton Mannie
Jay Paulson Loop
Jimmy Shubert Victor Jr.
Tane McClure Holly
Rita Bland Dancing Register Woman

Technical Credits
Doug Liman Director,Cinematographer
John August Co-producer,Screenwriter
Tim Bird Asst. Director
BT Score Composer
Paddy Cullen Co-producer
Catherine Doherty Set Decoration/Design
Matthew Freeman Producer
F. Beauchamp Hebb Set Decoration/Design
Julianne Kelley Musical Direction/Supervision
Mickey Liddell Producer
Joseph Middleton Casting
Stephen Mirrione Editor
Paul Rosenberg Producer
Genevieve Tyrrell Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark Weingarten Sound/Sound Designer
Tom Wilkins Production Designer
Rebecca Young Art Director

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections: Widescreen
1. Start [1:47]
2. Ronna [3:33]
3. Pre-Party Favors [2:57]
4. Todd Gaines [3:55]
5. Collateral [:55]
6. No Deal [5:27]
7. "Macarena" [7:41]
8. Placebos [5:17]
9. Hit & Run [3:32]
10. Simon [8:01]
11. Becky & Rebecca [3:57]
12. Stolen Car & Gun [1:39]
13. Noelle & Holly [6:58]
14. Checking Out [2:27]
15. "Magic Carpet Ride" [2:39]
16. Alley Escape [3:57]
17. Adam & Zack [4:27]
18. Burke's Law [4:10]
19. "Open to New Things?" [1:44]
20. Confederated Products [2:46]
21. Cheaters [2:43]
22. Jimmy [:38]
23. Running Into Ronna [1:02]
24. Plus & Minus [3:00]
25. The Right Thing [4:27]
26. Breakfast With Claire [4:13]
27. Justice [2:22]
28. "Where's Mannie?" [5:18]
0. Scene Selections: Full Screen
1. Start [1:47]
2. Ronna [3:33]
3. Pre-Party Favors [2:57]
4. Todd Gaines [3:55]
5. Collateral [:55]
6. No Deal [5:27]
7. "Macarena" [7:41]
8. Placebos [5:17]
9. Hit & Run [3:32]
10. Simon [8:01]
11. Becky & Rebecca [3:57]
12. Stolen Car & Gun [1:39]
13. Noelle & Holly [6:58]
14. Checking Out [2:27]
15. "Magic Carpet Ride" [2:39]
16. Alley Escape [3:57]
17. Adam & Zack [4:27]
18. Burke's Law [4:10]
19. "Open to New Things?" [1:44]
20. Confederated Products [2:46]
21. Cheaters [2:43]
22. Jimmy [:38]
23. Running Into Ronna [1:02]
24. Plus & Minus [3:00]
25. The Right Thing [4:27]
26. Breakfast With Claire [4:13]
27. Justice [2:22]
28. "Where's Mannie?" [5:18]

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