Identity
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Identity

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Director: James Mangold

Cast: James Mangold, John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet

     
 

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James Mangold's 2003 psychological thriller Identity comes to DVD for the first time with this impressive release. The film is presented in both a 2.40:1 widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original aspect ratio and a 1.33:1 full-screen transfers that has been formatted to fit a standard television screen. Along with English Dolby Digital 5.1 andSee more details below

Overview

James Mangold's 2003 psychological thriller Identity comes to DVD for the first time with this impressive release. The film is presented in both a 2.40:1 widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original aspect ratio and a 1.33:1 full-screen transfers that has been formatted to fit a standard television screen. Along with English Dolby Digital 5.1 and French Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtracks, English and French subtitles are available. Additionally, the disc includes such bonus features as audio commentary by director Mangold, a "branched" version of the film that boasts an alternate ending and an added scene, deleted scenes with and without the director's commentary, a behind-the-scenes featurette, and the original theatrical trailer.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Matthew Tobey
There's a moment after one of the bigger of Identity's many twists, in which it seems as if the writers have dropped the ball, throwing in a cheap cop-out in lieu of an actual payoff. Luckily, a moment later, one begins to think that the development was more clever than cheap, and simply completely unexpected rather than a cop-out. By the end, after all is said and done, Identity proves itself to be one of the most original and fun thrillers in years. Writers James Mangold and Michael Cooney have crafted a script that is a smart blend of the old-fashioned whodunit and the modern B-slasher film. The execution of the resulting premise of a group of people mysteriously landing at the same motel, finding themselves killed off one-by-one is enough to make the film a winner. But as the story unfolds, it reveals itself to hold even more than meets the eye. As a director, Mangold lends the film an unsettling atmosphere that is half familiarity and half enigma. In addition, the ensemble cast is top-notch, pulling off characters that could have easily come across overly exaggerated and campy if handled incorrectly. Of course not everyone will stick it out past the aforementioned big twist, as some viewers will surely choose to pick apart some of the finer, peripheral details rather than suspend their disbelief a little. But for those who allow themselves to enjoy it for what it is, a refreshingly imaginative film that giddily toys with genres and audience expectations, Identity is sure to please.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/02/2003
UPC:
0043396005396
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
30,967

Special Features

Exclusive branched version of film with alternate ending and additional scene; Director's commentary; Deleted scenes with optional director's commentary; Storyboard comparisons; Starz special: On the Set of Identity; Filmographies; Theatrical trailer; Interactive menus; Scene selections

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Cusack Ed
Ray Liotta Detective Rhodes
Amanda Peet Paris
John Hawkes Larry
Alfred Molina Doctor
Clea Duvall Ginny
John C. McGinley George
William Lee Scott Lou
Jake Busey Robert Maine
Pruitt Taylor Vince Malcolm Rivers
Rebecca de Mornay Caroline Suzanne
Carmen Argenziano Defense Lawyer
Marshall Bell District Attorney
Leila Kenzle Alice York
Matt Letscher Assistant District Attorney
Bret Loehr Timothy York
Holmes Osborne Judge
Stuart M. Besser Frozen Body
Frederick Coffin Detective Varole
Joe Hart Bailiff Jenkins
Terence Bernie Hines Bailiff
Michael Hirsch Naked Businessman

Technical Credits
James Mangold Director
Lisa Beach Casting
Stuart M. Besser Executive Producer
Oana Bogdan Set Decoration/Design
David Brenner Editor
Dixie J. Capp Associate Producer
Cindy Carr Set Decoration/Design
Michael Cooney Screenwriter
Mark Friedberg Production Designer
Jess Gonchor Art Director
Sarah Katzman Casting
Cathy Konrad Producer
Nick Mastandrea Asst. Director
Phedon Papamichael Cinematographer
Arianne Phillips Costumes/Costume Designer
Victoria Ruskin Set Decoration/Design
Alan Silvestri Score Composer
Jim Stuebe Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [:22]
2. "We Had an Accident" [4:14]
3. All Roads Lead to Paris [7:04]
4. Caroline Suzanne, Actress [1:10]
5. Ginny & Lou, Newlyweds [:46]
6. Officer Rhodes [3:09]
7. A Stitch in Time [:02]
8. Robert Maine, Convicted Killer [:21]
9. Canceled TV Star [:03]
10. "We Can't Find the Body" [:21]
11. "I'm Not Pregnant" [:19]
12. Marriage Annulled [:02]
13. Caught [1:27]
14. Larry the Guard [1:29]
15. Awake [4:27]
16. A Burned-Out Ex-Cop [7:41]
17. Maine Chokes at the Plate [4:51]
18. That Run-Down Feeling [2:54]
19. Malcolm's Diary [2:01]
20. An Unbelievable but True Story [1:43]
21. "Ed, She's Dead" [:54]
22. The Bodies Disappear [2:48]
23. The Common Denominator [2:17]
24. The Man in the Mirror [2:28]
25. Conned [:52]
26. Rhodes Warrior [1:29]
27. And Then There Was One [6:00]
28. "I Saw You in an Orange Grove" [2:33]

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