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A dark view into the tortured psyche of a comic duo whose hatred for one another only fuels their popularity among the masses, Alex de la Iglesia's Dying of Laughter arrives on DVD from Lolafilms Home Entertainment. Presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, the image offers bright colors and little evidence of distortion or digital artifacting - the only drawbacks being that it does appear slightly "soft" throughout and skin tones are slightly reddened. Both the Castilian Dolby Digital 5.1 and Spanish Dolby ...
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A dark view into the tortured psyche of a comic duo whose hatred for one another only fuels their popularity among the masses, Alex de la Iglesia's Dying of Laughter arrives on DVD from Lolafilms Home Entertainment. Presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, the image offers bright colors and little evidence of distortion or digital artifacting - the only drawbacks being that it does appear slightly "soft" throughout and skin tones are slightly reddened. Both the Castilian Dolby Digital 5.1 and Spanish Dolby Digital Stereo soundtracks are clean and free of distortion, and English subtitles appear in a bold, outlined font that is easy to read. Luckily for stateside de la Iglesia fans, Lolafilms has also included some amusing and informative bonus materials in addition to the feature presentation. At a little over 20 minutes, the making-of featurette offers solid interviews with the director as well as his talented cast. Information on de la Iglesia can be fairly hard to come by for English-speaking fans, so it's nice to hear the director discuss his unique approach to filmmaking in his own terms. Likewise, a separate six-minute interview segment finds the director and actors discussing their experiences making the film in addition to offering further insight into the characters ideas that drive the feature. A fun music video finds the stars getting along notably better than they do in the film, and a handful of trailers and teasers offer a peek at such other Spanish films as Girl of Your Dreams and de la Iglesia's Common Wealth.
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Special Features

Anamorphic widscreen (1.85:1); Castilian Dolby Digital 5.1; Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0; English subtitles; Making-of featurette; Trailers and teasers; Music video
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
Gleefully playing off of the stereotypically perceived obsessive dark sides lurking just beneath the jovial humor of comics and comedic actors, Alex de la Iglesia takes the concept of the disturbed comedian to new levels in the hilariously bleak Dying of Laughter. Committing itself to the dark side of humor inhabited by such cinematic characters as Rupert Pupkin and Shakes the Clown, with a twist of the dysfunctional perceptions of such comic teams as Lewis and Martin, de la Iglesia serves up a hatred so fatalistic that at the black-hearted core, all we can do is to laugh at the pain. Nino and Bruno (Santiago Segura and El Gran Wyoming) shoot to comic stardom as the perfect comedic pairing of the suave ladies' man and the fat clown who gets slapped -- literally. As the resentment, rage, and jealousy between the comedic duo builds to a fever pitch (Nino wants Bruno's mojo, while Bruno pines over Nino's impeccable natural comic abilities), viewers receive a biting crash course in how to fracture a fragile showbiz ego and the fine art of bitterly spiteful revenge. The tables are constantly turned as murder, sabotage, humiliation, and the sadistic satisfaction of watching one suffer while the other thrives drives the film -- and Nino and Bruno -- to a shootout on live television. Spitting venom with their spiteful last breaths as the studio audience nearly explodes with laughter and approval, de la Iglesia turns a distorted mirror on the naïvety of humor extracted from suffering. Thought not as strikingly visual or kinetic as de la Iglesia's earlier films, it still bears the distinct mark of his unique vision by delivering on it's all too telling, humorously gaudy period re-creation as it follows the ill-fated duo from its infancy in the 1970s to the present. Creative and surreal touches such as the viewer bearing witness as Nino and Bruno literally rot from the inside as they merrily sign autographs for children are a powerful testament to de La Iglesia's use of special effects as a means of communication rather than a display of technical merit, and are used refreshingly sparingly, signaling the directors confidence in his audience as well as his own abilities.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/13/2004
  • UPC: 634991177825
  • Original Release: 1999
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  • Source: Lolafilms Home Ent
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: Español
  • Time: 1:53:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Santiago Segura Nino
El Gran Wyoming Bruno
Alex Angulo Julian
Carla Hidalgo Laura
Eduardo Gomez El Pobre Tino
Technical Credits
Álex de la Iglesia Director, Screenwriter
Biaffra y Arri Art Director
Roque Banos Score Composer
Teresa Font Editor
Andrés Vicente Gómez Producer
Jorge Guerricaechevarría Screenwriter
Flavio M. LaBiano Cinematographer
Antonio Rodriguez Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Initial Credits [1:38]
2. The Last Act [6:11]
3. The Beginnings [4:58]
4. The Fairy Godmother [16:28]
5. Spending the Day Partying [17:00]
6. In Direct [4:13]
7. Bruno's Revenge [:28]
8. Coup [15:59]
9. Reencounter [6:57]
10. Tino [7:13]
11. Nino's Revenge [8:04]
12. Credits [13:22]
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Menu

Side #1 --
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   Scene Selection
   Audio/Subtitles
      Castilian Dolby Digital 5.1
      Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0
      English Subtitles: On/Off
   Bonus Features
      Making Of
      Trailers
         Dying of Laughter
         Dying of Laughter Teaser
         Girl of Your Dreams
         Masterpiece
         Commonwealth
         Torrente 2
      Music Video
      Interviews
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