In Dreams

In Dreams

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Director: Neil Jordan

Cast: Annette Bening, Aidan Quinn, Robert Downey Jr.

     
 

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Neil Jordan's psychological thriller In Dreams comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that faithfully reproduces the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles available on this release. Supplemental materials include production notes, a theatrical

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Neil Jordan's psychological thriller In Dreams comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that faithfully reproduces the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles available on this release. Supplemental materials include production notes, a theatrical trailer, and cast and crew biographies. Although this film failed to connect with a mass audience, the picture and sound on this disc might help it find some new fans.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Adam Goldberg
In Dreams is a mildly suspenseful but disjointed thriller by Irish director Neil Jordan (Interview With the Vampire). While the David Lynch-inspired technique helps create a nightmarish atmosphere, the film is held back by bland writing and a muddled narrative. Although Annette Bening gives a skillful performance, her character is so underdeveloped that it's difficult to sympathize with her. The film begins promisingly, but a series of unbelievable coincidences and contrivances devalue the story line. There are still many effective scenes, however, including beautifully shot sequences of an underwater ghost town. Due to the talented cast and crew, viewers may expect an intelligent and innovative thriller, but the formulaic film uses the typical horror movie strategies. There are some truly stunning visuals, but the movie still lacks emotion and mystery thanks to Jordan and Bruce Robinson's bland screenplay. Ultimately, In Dreams is The Exorcist meets A Nightmare on Elm Street, but it simply lacks a new and terrifying take on the dream
eality premise.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/01/1999
UPC:
0667068466522
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
R
Source:
Dreamworks Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:40:00

Special Features

Production notes; Cast & filmmakers' bios; Theatrical trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Annette Bening Claire Cooper
Aidan Quinn Paul Cooper
Robert Downey Vivian Thompson
Paul Guilfoyle Detective Jack Kay
Dennis Boutsikaris Dr. Stevens
Stephen Rea Dr. Silverman
Prudence Wright Holmes Mary
Katie Sagona Rebecca Cooper
Krystal Benn Ruby
Pamela Payton-Wright Ethel
Margo Martindale Nurse Floyd
Wally Dunn Actor
Lonnie Farmer Nurse Rosco

Technical Credits
Neil Jordan Director,Screenwriter
Patrick Clayton Asst. Director
Yves de Bono Special Effects Supervisor
Elliot Goldenthal Score Composer
Janet Hirshenson Casting
Jane Jenkins Casting
Darius Khondji Cinematographer
Jeffrey Kurland Costumes/Costume Designer
Martin Laing Art Director
Tony Lawson Editor
Redmond Morris Co-producer
Nigel Phleps Production Designer
Gretchen Rau Set Decoration/Design
Bruce Robinson Screenwriter
James J. Sabat Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen Woolley Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 -- WIDESCREEN
0. Scene Index
1. A Drowned Ghost Town (Main Titles) [4:38]
2. Just Another Weird Dream [7:20]
3. One Obsession or Another [4:50]
4. She's Gone . . . [4:27]
5. My Daddy Was a Dollar [4:09]
6. The Dream Reader [3:50]
7. Dreaming of You [4:42]
8. A Little Psychosis [6:58]
9. Call Him Red . . . [6:33]
10. He's in My Head [3:49]
11. Room 401 [4:27]
12. His Name is Vivian [6:49]
13. Follow a Dream [7:32]
14. A Dreamer Like Me [7:45]
15. Mommy Was a Song [3:51]
16. Bad Dreams [3:03]
17. Come to Mommy [2:40]
18. When the Apples Fall [3:19]
19. The Fairest of All [4:27]
20. End Titles (In Dreams - Roy Orbison) [4:13]

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In Dreams 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nobody has heard of this movie, but I found it on cable one night. It is a fascinating psychological thriller. Robert Downey, Jr. was awesome; Annette Benning at first exasperated me like she did everyone else she meets in the movie, including her husband; Stephen Rea played a role he alone was meant for. I've been recommending this 4-year-old movie to everyone I meet.