Kansas City by Robert Altman |Jennifer Jason Leigh, Miranda Richardson, Harry Belafonte | 794043769924 | DVD | Barnes & Noble
Kansas City

Kansas City

Director: Robert Altman

Cast: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Miranda Richardson, Harry Belafonte

     
 

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Robert Altman's uneven but atmospheric look at Kansas City, the city where he grew up when it was a haven for both organized crime and classic jazz, gets a digital upgrade in this release from New Line Home Entertainment. Kansas City has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in its original widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1; the image has also been enhanced

Overview

Robert Altman's uneven but atmospheric look at Kansas City, the city where he grew up when it was a haven for both organized crime and classic jazz, gets a digital upgrade in this release from New Line Home Entertainment. Kansas City has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in its original widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1; the image has also been enhanced for anamorphic play on 16 x 9 monitors. The film's audio appears in three formats -- Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, and DTS Surround. The dialogue is in English, with optional subtitles in both English and Spanish. Kansas City's original theatrical trailer is included, as well as previews of other New Line DVD releases, but the most notable bonus feature is a full-length commentary from Altman himself. Throughout the film, Altman free associates about the Kansas City he knew as a boy, his philosophies about film as a medium, working with his actors (particularly Harry Belafonte and Jennifer Jason Leigh), the challenges of this project, the all-star jazz ensemble that appears in the picture, and the future of cinema. If it's not Altman's strongest commentary track, it reveals a significant amount about the man and the artist, and it certainly prompts a greater appreciation of one of his less appreciated efforts.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/2005
UPC:
0794043769924
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
R
Source:
New Line Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:56:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by Robert Altman; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jennifer Jason Leigh Blondie O'Hara
Miranda Richardson Carolyn Stilton
Harry Belafonte Seldom Seen
Michael Murphy Henry Stilton
Dermot Mulroney Johnny O'Hara
Steve Buscemi Johnny Flynn
Brooke Smith Babe Flynn
Jane Adams Nettie Bolt
David Newman Actor

Technical Credits
Robert Altman Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Mike Adams Stunts
Stephen Altman Production Designer
Frank Barhydt Screenwriter
Dawn Brown-Manser Set Decoration/Design
Scott Bushnell Executive Producer
Stephen P. Dunn Asst. Director
Susan J. Emshwiller Set Decoration/Design
Dona Granata Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard L. Johnson Art Director
Elisabeth Leustig Casting
James Mclindon Associate Producer
Geraldine Peroni Editor
John Pritchett Sound/Sound Designer
Matthew Seig Co-producer
Oliver Stapleton Cinematographer
Thomas R. Stiller Set Decoration/Design
David C. Thomas Co-producer
Greg Walker Stunts
Grady Walker Stunts
Hal Willner Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [11:25]
2. Amos and Andy [5:32]
3. The Setup [2:38]
4. A Sack or a Box [4:20]
5. Invasion of Privacy [5:17]
6. Guts Are Cheap [4:25]
7. A Telegram [3:12]
8. A Wife for Insurance [5:01]
9. Consumed With Greed [4:43]
10. Not Going Far [5:18]
11. A Favor [5:29]
12. Dueling Sax [5:32]
13. Early Morning [7:55]
14. Election Day [3:32]
15. A Sister's Help [5:17]
16. Life's Knocks [6:09]
17. The Same Ways [5:27]
18. End of the Line [4:48]
19. Bad Timing [5:54]
20. Blonde and Red [9:27]
21. End Credits [3:53]

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