May

May

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Director: Lucky McKee

Cast: Angela Bettis, Jeremy Sisto, Anna Faris

     
 

Lucky McKee's May was a little-seen horror film that was greatly admired by genre enthusiasts. The film comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include aSee more details below

Overview

Lucky McKee's May was a little-seen horror film that was greatly admired by genre enthusiasts. The film comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by McKee and members of the cast. They have a very good time sharing their experiences of making the movie, and teasing leading actor Jeremy Sisto (who is not there with them). The director and some of the production crew have recorded a second commentary. They provide more filmmaking insights than the actors, but are occasionally less entertaining. The internet trailer for the film rounds out this solid release from Lion's Gate that should help the film find a wider audience than it did in theaters.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
Though it may not be the high body-count slasher film the trailer made it out to be, the debut feature from director Lucky McGee does, when all is said and done, offer some intriguing psychological horror and an interesting modernization of the Frankenstein mythos. Alternately funny, sad, and disturbing, McGee strikes a commendable tone by means of smart pacing, while offering lead Angela Bettis a chance to shine and never giving viewers quite what they might expect. At times too self-consciously quirky for its own good, the film may have been more effectively horrific had it not been straining so hard to be hip, and some scenes straddle the line of unintentional humor by delving into surreal excess. As previously mentioned, Bettis' portrayal of the troubled titular character is rich and complex, convincingly shifting from somewhat sympathetic loner to menacing misfit, and peppering her descent into total psychosis with just the right amount of detached self-abandonment. Once she realizes that she has crossed the line, all bets are off. Though the final shock could prompt knee-jerk laughter in the hands of a less-talented director, by the time the viewer has followed May down her dark path, it offers a chilling moment viewers aren't soon to forget. While May might not be the best horror film of recent years, as some claim, it does merit a space near the top of the list for its unique tone, and it signals director McGee as a talent to watch for.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/15/2003
UPC:
0031398838920
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:33:00
Sales rank:
28,617

Special Features

Closed Caption; Cast and crew commentary; Production commentary; International trailer; 16 x 9 widescreen; English and Spanish subtitles; 5.1 Dolby Digital

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Angela Bettis May Canady
Jeremy Sisto Adam
Anna Faris Polly
James Duval Blank
Nichole M. Hiltz Ambrosia
Kevin Gage Papa
Merle Kennedy Mama
Chandler Hecht Young May
Nora Zehetner Hoop

Technical Credits
Lucky McKee Director,Screenwriter
Brad Arnold Asst. Director
Marius Balchunas Producer
Jaye Barnes-Luckett Score Composer
James Dehr Sound/Sound Designer
Mariano Diaz Costumes/Costume Designer
Debra Goldfield Editor
Charlie Gonzales Art Director
Lorri Jakubuv Set Decoration/Design
Rian Johnson Editor
Leslie Keel Production Designer
Eric Koskin Executive Producer
Shannon Makhanian Casting
Richard Middleton Co-producer
Marcelo Pequeno Costumes/Costume Designer
Scott Sturgeon Producer
John Veague Executive Producer
Steve Yedlin Cinematographer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Isolated [4:06]
2. Eye Doctor [3:48]
3. New Attitude [4:35]
4. Masochist [2:22]
5. Beautiful Hands [2:14]
6. Intrigued [2:35]
7. The Park [4:49]
8. First Date [2:43]
9. House of Paine [2:54]
10. Cheer Up [5:00]
11. Surprise Visitor [2:55]
12. Farfetched [4:09]
13. Not Right [3:24]
14. Girl's Night [5:07]
15. Cat Lover [4:40]
16. Quiet Place [3:46]
17. Tears of Blood [4:38]
18. Clearer Understanding [4:35]
19. Taking Measurements [3:14]
20. Piece By Piece [4:12]
21. Unexpected [4:23]
22. Finishing Touches [4:27]
23. Personal Sacrifice [3:44]
24. Credits [5:02]

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