Perfect Murder/Murder by Numbers/Murder in the First

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 ...
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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/7/2006
  • UPC: 012569750586
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: English
  • Time: 5:52:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 36,967

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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Menu

Disc #1, Side A -- A Perfect Murder
   Jump to a Scene
   Special Features
      Cast & Crew
         Michael Douglas Steven Taylor
         Gwyneth Paltrow Emily Bradford Taylor
         Viggo Mortenson David Shaw
         David Suchet Mohamed Karaman
         Screenplay by Patrick Smith Kelly
         Based on the Play "Dial M for Murder" by Frederick Knott
         Produced by Arnold Kopelson
         And Anne Kopelson
         Christopher Mankiewicz
         Peter Macgregor-Scott
         Directed by Andrew Davis
      Secrets & Lies
         Alternate Endings
            Commentary by Director Andrew Davis
            Without Commentary
         Audio Commentaries
            Director Andrew Davis, Screenwriter Patrick Smith Kelly and Actor Michael Douglas
            Producer Pete Macgregor-Scott, Director of Photography Dariusz Wolski, Custume Designer Ellen Mirojnick, Set Decorator Debra Schutt and Production Designer Philip Rosenberg
      About the Story
   Select Languages
      Soundtracks: English
      Soundtracks: Français
      Audio Commentaries
         Director Andrew Davis, Screenwriter Patrick Smith Kelly and Actor Michael Douglas
         Producer Pete Macgregor-Scott, Director of Photography Dariusz Wolski, Custume Designer Ellen Mirojnick, Set Decorator Debra Schutt and Production Designer Philip Rosenberg
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Off
   Reel Recommendations
      Actor/Director
      Genre
   Play Movie
Disc #1, Side B -- Murder in the First
   Jump to a Scene
      Start Movie
      End Credits
   Languages
      Soundtracks: English
      Soundtracks: Français
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Off
   Play Movie
Disc #2 -- Murder 8y Num8ers
   Play Movie
   Scenes
      Play Movie
      End Credits
   Features
      Cast
         Sandra Bullock as Cassie Mayweather
         Ben Chaplin as Sam Kennedy
         Ryan Gosling as Richard Haywood
         Michael Pitt as Justin Pendelton
      Crew
         Written by Tony Gayton
         Directed by Barbet Schroeder
      Commentary by Director Barbet Schroeder & Editor Lee Percy
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Français (Dubbed in Quebec)
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: None
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