Perfect Murder/Murder by Numbers/Murder in the First

Perfect Murder/Murder by Numbers/Murder in the First

Director: Andrew Davis, Barbet Schroeder, Marc Rocco

Cast: Andrew Davis, Barbet Schroeder, Marc Rocco, Christian Slater

     
 
A Perfect Murder is based on Frederick Knott's play Dial M for Murder, filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1954. Married to commodities trader Stephen Taylor (Michael Douglas), Emily Bradford (Gwyneth Paltrow) is romantically involved with artist David Shaw (Viggo Mortensen). Aware of this affair, Stephen researches David's past, visits his loft studio, and

Overview

A Perfect Murder is based on Frederick Knott's play Dial M for Murder, filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1954. Married to commodities trader Stephen Taylor (Michael Douglas), Emily Bradford (Gwyneth Paltrow) is romantically involved with artist David Shaw (Viggo Mortensen). Aware of this affair, Stephen researches David's past, visits his loft studio, and informs David that he knows about his aliases, jail sentences, and various cons and scams directed at rich women. Then Stephen offers David $500,000 to murder Emily, and David agrees. The plan is calculated to make the murder look like an accident, but events soon go on an unscheduled course. Enter Detective Mohamed Karaman (David Suchet). Knott's original play opened June 1952 in London, followed by a New York run that began October 1952. Several books and sources describe how Hitchcock's film was made in 3-D but neglect to mention that, despite trade screenings in 3-D, Dial M for Murder was originally released in 1954 with ordinary, flat 2-D prints. It was finally shown to audiences in 3-D during the mid-'80s.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/07/2006
UPC:
0012569750586
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
5:52:00
Sales rank:
10,289

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christian Slater James Stamphill
Michael Douglas Steven Taylor
Sandra Bullock Det. Cassie Mayweather
Gwyneth Paltrow Emily Bradford
Kevin Bacon Henri Young
Ryan Gosling Richard Haywood
Gary Oldman Associate Warden Glenn
Michael Pitt Justin Pendleton
Viggo Mortensen David Shaw
Agnes Bruckner Lisa Mills
David Suchet Det. Mohamed Karaman
Embeth Davidtz Mary McCasslin
Chris Penn Ray
Sarita Choudhury Raquel Martinez
William H. Macy William McNeil

Technical Credits
Andrew Davis Director
Barbet Schroeder Director
Marc Rocco Director

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- A Perfect Murder
1. Lofty Liaison [2:11]
2. Stolen Moments [5:55]
3. Chernobyl/Heaven [2:43]
4. Playing With Fire [2:24]
5. His Proposition [6:40]
6. Mine Against Yours [2:32]
7. David's Interests [4:56]
8. The Plan [5:20]
9. Altered Plans [4:22]
10. It's Too Late [1:50]
11. Wish Me Luck [2:28]
12. Time and Place [3:34]
13. Attacked [3:19]
14. Setting the Scene [3:03]
15. Has no Enemies [4:21]
16. Same Language [2:59]
17. News to David [4:40]
18. Waiting Game [2:57]
19. To Emily's Point [3:15]
20. Lucky Guy [1:11]
21. Keys to a Plot [3:45]
22. Time for a Price [3:55]
23. A Perfect Fit [3:32]
24. Her Protection [6:21]
25. Care of Business [2:37]
26. Strangers on a Train [3:52]
27. Welcome Home [3:54]
28. Didn't Plan on That [1:52]
29. Working It Out [1:31]
30. Parting Shots [1:02]
31. The Truth [1:06]
32. End Credits [3:00]
Disc #1, Side B -- Murder in the First
1. A Fugitive Surrenders [3:09]
2. The Alcatraz Rehabilitation Process (Credits) [8:10]
3. Glenn's Job [6:11]
4. Murder at Mealtime [4:31]
5. A Monkey's First Case [2:47]
6. Henri's First Crime [4:20]
7. How's DiMaggio Doing? [3:16]
8. No Breaks [:49]
9. Older Than He Thought [2:15]
10. Stamphill's Deadline [1:22]
11. Three Last Years [1:54]
12. Like a Lost Cause [1:01]
13. Henri on Holiday [3:43]
14. "They Havent Caught all the Killers" [4:51]
15. Alcatraz on Trial [3:21]
16. Cool as a Cucumber [2:19]
17. Playing Hardball [2:16]
18. "I Need a Friend" [1:54]
19. Nobody's Talking [2:26]
20. The Dungeons of Alcatraz [3:27]
21. A New Lawyer on the Case [3:25]
22. Family Matters [3:45]
23. Brother to Brother [3:04]
24. Lured Into an Ambush [1:47]
25. Henri's First Time [3:35]
26. Glenn Takes the Stand [5:10]
27. Bad Timing [2:39]
28. Could've Been Just Like You [2:31]
29. A Cold, Hard Fact About Warden Humson [5:15]
30. Not Worth Going Back There [2:12]
31. Something Worth Fighting For [3:49]
32. "I Want to Stop Being Afraid" [7:35]
33. "They're the Murderers" [2:15]
34. A Verdict and a Petition [2:00]
35. "I Won, Didn't I?" [1:24]
36. The Definition of Victory [1:22]
37. Action/Reaction [2:02]
38. Coda and End Credits [4:14]
Disc #2 -- Murder 8y Num8ers
1. Coastal Credits [2:43]
2. Derange the World [4:45]
3. Crime Scene [4:16]
4. Workmates [5:04]
5. Dealers and Victims [4:52]
6. Nice Detective Work [6:37]
7. The Profile [2:56]
8. Kids Like That [4:49]
9. Way too Involved [6:28]
10. Looking at Justin [5:03]
11. Suspect Named [3:01]
12. Attacked [1:24]
13. What Lisa's Like [4:53]
14. Losing It? [4:23]
15. Trash Hual [2:41]
16. Stick Together [:32]
17. Part of It [2:30]
18. Good Cop's Request [4:02]
19. Dual Inquiry [3:13]
20. Murder Scenario [5:15]
21. Talking Game [7:35]
22. Stand Up and Face It [2:17]
23. Hidden Below [5:20]
24. "Wish I Met You First" [2:43]
25. Suicide Pact [3:25]
26. Over the Edge [3:28]
27. Reaching Out [3:36]
28. Justin's Act [2:01]
29. End Credits [5:28]

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