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Parting Glances

Overview

Director Bill Sherwood's taboo-breaking, AIDS-themed tragi-comedy Parting Glances comes to DVD for the first time with this release. Featuring a full-screen transfer that does not preserve the film's original theatrical aspect ratio and an English-language stereo soundtrack, the disc boasts special features that include production notes and cast photos.
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Overview

Director Bill Sherwood's taboo-breaking, AIDS-themed tragi-comedy Parting Glances comes to DVD for the first time with this release. Featuring a full-screen transfer that does not preserve the film's original theatrical aspect ratio and an English-language stereo soundtrack, the disc boasts special features that include production notes and cast photos.
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Special Features

Original production notes; Cast photos; Scene access; Interactive menus
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
A minor classic of both gay and independent cinema, this smart, sad, and funny ensemble piece gave Steve Buscemi his first film role and writer/director Bill Sherwood his only feature credit -- he died of AIDS in 1990. Loopily episodic in structure, Parting Glances nevertheless accumulates emotional gravity and narrative momentum as it drifts from one well-heeled gay Manhattan milieu to another. From chic loft parties that chronicle the remains of New York's hip downtown scene to formal dinners where Bloomsbury marriages receive sly if complicit ridicule, the film gathers a wide cross section of queer hipsters and sophisticates whose lives are all touched, if only glancingly, by the twin specters of AIDS and urban loneliness. Many critics have pointed out that Buscemi's AIDS-afflicted punk makes the most indelible impression, and it's true that he gives the picture its emotional center, but it's the interconnectedness of these characters, from the naïve but cute cashier to the lovers who can't learn to live happily together, that makes Parting Glances such a luminous pleasure.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/11/2000
  • UPC: 720229909204
  • Original Release: 1986
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  • Source: First Run Features
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Stereo
  • Sound: stereo
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 40,666

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Ganoung Michael
John Bolger Robert
Steve Buscemi Nick
Adam Nathan Peter
Patrick Tull Cecil
Cam Brainard Ricky
Theodore Ganger Klaus
Hana Hartowicz Chris' Mother
Sylwia Hartowicz Chris,Little Girl
Daniel Haughey Commendatore, Ghost
Nicholas Hill Cab Driver
Bob Kohrherr Sam
Nada Liselotte
Patrick Ragland Ex-Seminarian
John Siemens Dave
Yolande Bavan Betty
Kathy Kinney Joan
Kristin Moneagle Sarah
Jim Selfe Douglas' Sidekick
Richard Wall Dougles
Technical Credits
Barrett Sherwood Director
Bill Sherwood Director, Editor, Screenwriter
John Franco Jr. Makeup
Daniel Haughey Art Director
Sylvia Heisel Costumes/Costume Designer
Jacek Laskus Cinematographer
John Loggia Production Designer
Yoram Mandel Producer
Anne Mitchell Set Decoration/Design
Arthur Silverman Producer
Mark Sweeney Art Director
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Access
1. Visiting Nick [11:31]
2. Dinner with Cecil and Betty [6:35]
3. A Confession [7:41]
4. Bon Voyage Robert [7:03]
5. Nick's Apartment [10:38]
6. Friends Old and New [8:26]
7. Last Night on the Town [11:15]
8. One True Love [8:48]
9. On the Island [8:00]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play "Parting Glances"
   Production Notes & Cast Photos
   About First Run Features
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