Simple Men

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This typically off-kilter satiric comedy from filmmaker Hal Hartley has been given a simple, but effective, presentation for its release on DVD. Simple Men has been given a letterboxed transfer in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Viewers have a choice of two audio formats: Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1. The dialogue is in English, with optional English subtitles. As a bonus, this edition also includes the film's original trailer and a short documentary on the making of the...
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Overview

This typically off-kilter satiric comedy from filmmaker Hal Hartley has been given a simple, but effective, presentation for its release on DVD. Simple Men has been given a letterboxed transfer in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Viewers have a choice of two audio formats: Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1. The dialogue is in English, with optional English subtitles. As a bonus, this edition also includes the film's original trailer and a short documentary on the making of the movie.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Behind-the-scenes featurette; Theatrical trailer
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
One of Hal Hartley's weaker efforts, it still has some amusingly surreal bits that no one else could have produced. In his earlier, highly stylized deadpan comedies, the director had explored the effect of suburban vacuity on characters whose alienation was often droll, and occasionally hilarious. Here, Hartley has dropped his postmodern characters into an emptier, more "universal" locale with less fortunate results. While, the director clearly insists on the artifice of his narrative and characters, the parody of melodramatic plot devices and ironically clichéd dialogue quickly become tiresome -- an attempt to make a Godard film without Godard's cataract of ideas. Still, there are things to like here, including an escaped nun who's desperate for a drag on a cigarette, an extended discussion of the role of Madonna in a capitalist economy, and what may be the most hilariously lethargic dance sequence in film history. As with Kubrick, the unique demands of Hartley's films lead one to assume he's gotten the effects he wanted from his cast, but the gifted Karen Sillas, who raises any scene in which she appears, seems hemmed in by this style of uninflected acting. As is often the case with Hartley, the film's mise-en-scéne is its most expressive and consistently rewarding feature.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/27/2004
  • UPC: 014381195729
  • Original Release: 1992
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  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:45:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert John Burke Bill McCabe
Bill Sage Dennis McCabe
Karen Sillas Kate
Elina Löwensohn Elina
Mark Chandler Bailey Mike
Martin Donovan Martin
Chris Cooke Vic
John A. MacKay Dad-William McCabe, Sr.
Jeffrey Howard Ned Rifle
Holly Marie Combs Kim
Joe Stevens Jack
Damian Young Sheriff
Marietta Marich Mom (Meg)
Bethany Wright Mary
Richard Reyes Security Guard
James Prince Frank
Vivian Lanko Nun
Alissa Alban Waitress
Jo Perkins Nurse Otto
Mary McKenzie Vera
Matt Malloy Boyish Cop
Ed Geldart Cop at Desk
Margaret Bowman Nurse Louise
Technical Credits
Hal Hartley Director, Editor, Producer, Screenwriter
Jerome Brownstein Producer
Therese DePrez Art Director
Steve Hamilton Editor
Hartmann Set Decoration/Design
Ted Hope Producer
Daniel Ouellette Production Designer
Ned Rifle Score Composer
Michael Spiller Cinematographer
Bruce Weiss Producer
Alexandra Welker Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Titles [1:41]
2. The Radical Shortstop [9:56]
3. Sagaponack, Long Island [5:25]
4. In Pain [5:18]
5. There's Nothing but Trouble and Desire [4:25]
6. Team Mulligan [12:20]
7. Parlez-Vous Français? [3:32]
8. Making Friends [8:15]
9. Loquacious Lawman [5:39]
10. Enigmatic Elina [8:03]
11. I Can't Stand the Quiet! [5:19]
12. Waiting for Bill [8:34]
13. A Boat Named Tara [7:49]
14. Anarchy [15:22]
15. End Credits [3:21]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Start Feature
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Theatrical Trailer
      Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
      Also Available on DVD: Sunset Grill
      Also Available on DVD: Bodies, Rest & Motion
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