Light Sleeper

Overview

Paul Schrader's moody drama Light Sleeper comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence. This is a disappointingly thin disc from Artisan. Schrader's film deserves better than this.
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Overview

Paul Schrader's moody drama Light Sleeper comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence. This is a disappointingly thin disc from Artisan. Schrader's film deserves better than this.
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Special Features

2.0 Dolby Surround; Digitally mastered; Scene access; Interactive menus; Full-screen version
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
Of the many dark morality plays written and/or directed by Paul Schrader, Light Sleeper is one of the best plotted and acted. From Susan Sarandon's breezy, ballsy businesswoman to Willem Dafoe's conflicted dealer and Dana Delany's mournful ex-addict, the cast fires on all cylinders. The same goes for supporting players Jane Adams, David Spade, and Mary Beth Hurt (the wife of Paul Schrader). None of these actors would be able to shine, though, if it weren't for the director's tight, moody script and direction. Schrader and cinematographer Edward Lachman paint a Manhattan composed entirely of greys, both visual and moral. Full of well-heeled, anesthetized sufferers, the New York of Light Sleeper is a place of restless nights and spiritual ache -- the perfect backdrop for the mute but visually acute suffering that plays across the taut faces of Delany and Dafoe. The only distraction from all of this meditative sorrow is the execrable musical accompaniment of Michael Been, whose ponderous lyrics too explicitly explain emotions that are already apparent in the script and performances. Despite this single pervasive flaw, the compelling Light Sleeper should unite fans of gritty true-crime fare and visceral drama.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/2002
  • UPC: 012236125273
  • Original Release: 1992
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:43:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 40,639

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Willem Dafoe John LeTour
Susan Sarandon Ann
Dana Delany Marianne
David Clennon Robert
Mary Beth Hurt Teresa Aranow
Victor Garber Tis
Jane Adams Randi
Francesca Bonicoli 1st Model
Vinnie Capone Young Cuban
Robert Cicchini Guidone
Damien Corrente Baseball Card Fan
Heather Rose Dominic Crackhead
Esteban Fernandez Concierge
Jennifer Fowler Woman at Bar
Tatiana Von Furstenberg French Girl
Joe Gironda Funeral Home Employee
Paul Jabara Eddie
Brian Judge Thomas
Bernadette Jurkowski French Girl
Ken Ladd Carlos
Peter Macklin Baseball Card Fan
Arcoiris Medina Woman at Laundromat
Raymond Normandeau Chef
Christopher Todd Northrup Retro Yuppie
Billy Joe Novinski Baseball Card Fan
Steven Posen Hasid
Rene Rivera Manuel
Sam Rockwell Jealous
James Saxenmeyer Bar Patron
Paul Stockman Smith Radio Announcer
David Spade Theological Cokehead
Timothy Stickney Young Dominican
Paul Stocker Maitre D'
Gabrielle Stubbert Woman at Bar
Harry Sukman Baseball Card Fan
David Sukoff Baseball Card Fan
Ronald Sylvers Prison Guard
Jeff Telvi Male Model
Elena Vannucci 2nd Model
Carolyn L.A. Walker Police Woman
Technical Credits
Paul Schrader Director, Screenwriter
Michael Been Score Composer
Kristina Boden Editor
G. Mac Brown Producer
Marilyn Carbone Makeup
James C. Feng Production Designer
Richard Hornung Costumes/Costume Designer, Production Designer
Mario Kassar Executive Producer
Steve Kirshoff Special Effects
Edward Lachman Cinematographer
Jessica Lanier Set Decoration/Design
Diana Pokorny Production Manager
Linda Reisman Producer
Glen Trotiner Asst. Director
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Scene Index

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0. Scene Index
1. Main Title/Dealing [4:21]
2. Discussing Business [2:51]
3. Pensive Pen Pusher [:49]
4. Warning From Jealous [2:09]
5. Cosmos and Cosmetology [3:51]
6. My Dealer, My Therapist [2:57]
7. A Face From the Past [3:38]
8. Psychic Therapy [2:27]
9. An Unexpected Invitation [2:40]
10. Tis's Troubles [1:27]
11. An Awkward Reunion [1:55]
12. Conflicting Memories [4:14]
13. A Routine Evening [3:44]
14. Lunch With the Lady [4:41]
15. A Reconciliatory Two Hours [6:55]
16. Ann Lays Down the Law [1:48]
17. Has Tis Been a Bad Boy? [2:20]
18. Memento of Marianne [2:08]
19. Cops Are Cracking Down [2:40]
20. Fight at the Funeral [3:55]
21. Getting a Client Clean [3:19]
22. The One He Couldn't Save [6:58]
23. Clueing In the Law [3:51]
24. If You Want It Done Right... [3:28]
25. "Bad Luck" [3:23]
26. John's Bad Vibe [7:04]
27. The Deal Goes Awry [6:09]
28. Jailhouse Talk [3:28]
29. End Credits [3:30]
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