Scotland, PA.

Scotland, PA.

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Director: Billy Morrissette, James LeGros, Maura Tierney, Christopher Walken

Cast: Billy Morrissette, James LeGros, Maura Tierney, Christopher Walken

     
 

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Scotland, Pa., an unusual, yet often funny, retelling of William Shakespeare's McBeth, simply goes to prove that even a very small, independent film will make the move to DVD. Image wise, this disc is shown 1.85:1, and while not anamorphic, still looks very nice. Colors are realistic, and the earthy tones look entirely natural. Darker scenes, which

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Scotland, Pa., an unusual, yet often funny, retelling of William Shakespeare's McBeth, simply goes to prove that even a very small, independent film will make the move to DVD. Image wise, this disc is shown 1.85:1, and while not anamorphic, still looks very nice. Colors are realistic, and the earthy tones look entirely natural. Darker scenes, which comprise a good portion of the film, never show any shade imbalance and generally look solid. Grain and scratches are fortunately kept to a minimum. The sound is a bit of a letdown as it's only available in an English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround leaving it centered up front without any surround material. Given the films low budget this really isn't a surprise, but what isn't welcome is the poor mastering of the soundtrack. Dialogue is often recorded too low, while the music (often by Bad Company) is overly loud. As for extra materials, they aren't exactly plentiful. The highlight would be a commentary from first time director Billy Morrissette. He has plenty to talk about which keeps this scene specific track alive. Other than this there is a short (about 5 minutes) recollection from Morrissette about making the film, and a couple of brief spots for the Sundance Channel. Still, even though the disc is a bit uneven, the movie is just odd enough to keep anyone's attention. Of course, maybe odd enough to turn others off.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/01/2005
UPC:
0829567020623
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
R
Source:
Virgil Films
Time:
1:44:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Director interview and commentary; Insider's guide to Scotland, PA; Bonus tracks with snapshots from the Sundance Film Festival; Widescreen format

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James LeGros Joe "Mac" McBeth
Maura Tierney Pat McBeth
Christopher Walken Lt. Ernie McDuff
Kevin Corrigan Anthony "Banko" Banconi
James Rebhorn Norm Duncan
Tom Guiry Malcolm Duncan
Amy Smart Stacy/Hippie
Timothy (Speed) Levitch Hector/Hippie
Andy Dick Jesse/Hippie

Technical Credits
Billy Morrissette Director,Screenwriter
Doug Johnston Sound/Sound Designer
Karen J. Lauder Executive Producer
Adam Lichtenstein Editor
Shelley Nieder Art Director
Wally Pfister Cinematographer
David C. Robinson Costumes/Costume Designer
Anton Sanko Score Composer
Richard Shepard Producer
Jonathan Stern Producer
Jennifer Stewart Production Designer
Marcus Ticotin Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. The Three Hippies [17:19]
3. Norm's Idea [8:45]
4. Yahtzee Party [12:28]
5. The Funeral [5:54]
6. McBeth's [18:01]
7. Mac Goes Hunting [14:39]
8. Goodbye Banko [16:10]
9. Rooftop Dining [5:51]

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Scotland, PA. 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie. I have been wanting to get it for a long time and I am finally going to. Hooray for Scotland Pa!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great Great Movie
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was great. The acting was top notch and the MacBeth based story was well done and fun to watch.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was great! I absolutley loved how Maura Tierney swore every other word, since in all the other movies she's in that never really happens.
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