Skins

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Overview

Chris Eyre's drama about life on an Indian reservation, Skins, arrives on DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Eyre and a making-of featurette. This is a fine release of a little-seen title from First Look.
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Overview

Chris Eyre's drama about life on an Indian reservation, Skins, arrives on DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Eyre and a making-of featurette. This is a fine release of a little-seen title from First Look.
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Special Features

Scene selections; Interactive menus; Previews; Spanish subtitles; Rolling Rez mini-documentary; Director commentary; Featurette
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Director Chris Eyre Smoke Signals explores the painful legacy of the first Americans in this subdued family drama. Set on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, under the ever-present gaze of Mt. Rushmore's carved heads, Skins follows the day-to-day struggles of two brothers: Rudy Yellow Lodge Eric Schweig, a reservation cop, and Mogie Graham Greene, his alcoholic older brother. The film works best as a character study of Mogie, whose chronic drinking is shown unflinchingly, without diminishing his essential dignity. Credit here goes to Greene, who gives perhaps the finest performance of his career. He compassionately probes the anger and pride underlying Mogie's debilitating addiction. Schweig's Rudy is the straight arrow of the family, yet he too has a dark obsession that will ultimately lead to tragic consequences. While injustice at the hands of the white man is a theme in Skins, it serves primarily as a historical backdrop, most poignantly when Mogie recounts the story of the historic massacre at Wounded Knee. The film's focus, though, is on the present day, showing how Indians with wounded souls turn against their own people and against themselves. While Skins proposes no quick fixes to the suffering it portrays, it is imbued with a sense of hope that emerges from the depths of American Indian spirituality and from small acts of contemporary rebellion. The result is a small film with a big heart and a powerful social conscience.
Boston Globe
For all its serious sense of purpose ... [it] finds a way to lay bare the tragedies of its setting with a good deal of warmth and humor. Janice Page
San Francisco Chronicle
Played by Graham Greene ... in one of the year's best performances, [Mogie's] a fully dimensional character. Edward Guthmann

Played by Graham Greene ... in one of the year's best performances, [Mogie's] a fully dimensional character. Edward Guthmann
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/2003
  • UPC: 687797872098
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: Millennium
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:27:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 6,721

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eric Schweig Rudy
Graham Greene Mogie
Gary Farmer Verdell
Noah Watts Herbie
Lois Red Elk Aunt Helen
Michelle Thrush Stella
Nathaniel Arcand Teen Mogie
Chaske Spencer Teen Rudy
Misty Upham
Technical Credits
Chris Eyre Director, Co-producer
Brenda Chambers Associate Producer
Chris Cooney Executive Producer
Jeff Cooney Executive Producer
Gonzalo Cordoba Art Director
Debbie De Villa Production Designer
Rene Haynes Casting
Stephen Kazmierski Cinematographer
Jon Kilik Producer
Ron Leamon Costumes/Costume Designer
Jennifer Lyne Co-producer, Screenwriter
Eugene Mazzola Co-producer
Dave Pomier Executive Producer
Larry Pourier Associate Producer
Chad Rosen Asst. Director
Lisa Scoppa Set Decoration/Design
B.C. Smith Score Composer
Paul Trejo Editor
Tom Varga Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [13:25]
2. Mogie Toss [8:27]
3. Ghost of Murder [8:03]
4. Confession [4:32]
5. White Clay Liquor [5:40]
6. Healing [9:53]
7. American Horse [7:19]
8. Bear Trap [2:41]
9. Payback [9:04]
10. The Spirit World [4:48]
11. Our Ancestors [6:22]
12. Ending Credits [6:04]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Feature
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Trailers
         The Jimmy Show
         Revelation
         Snapshots
      Subtitles
         Spanish Subtitles: On
         Spanish Subtitles: Off
      "On the Set"
      Director's Commentary
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    So So

    Like most Native American Films or Literature, this movie portrays Natives as alcholics and domestic abusers. Although these two issues are common, it's sickening to think that that's all we think about. I never see NA movies spotlighting the good in our cultures. The great things we have achieved and have yet to achieve. However, this movie does a great job adressing history and incorporated it with present.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    About time!

    This is a very good movie showing a better look at Indian Live on the REZ. Graham Green is always good.

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    Posted April 12, 2009

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