Spun

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Overview

This special edition of the dark comedy drama Spun has been given a letterboxed transfer at its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The original English-language audio track has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while an alternate sound track dubbed in French is presented in Dolby Digital Surround. The disc is subtitled in English, Spanish, and French, and closed-captioned in English. Bonus material includes a commentary track featuring director Jonas Akerlund and several members of the cast, a collection of ...
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Overview

This special edition of the dark comedy drama Spun has been given a letterboxed transfer at its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The original English-language audio track has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while an alternate sound track dubbed in French is presented in Dolby Digital Surround. The disc is subtitled in English, Spanish, and French, and closed-captioned in English. Bonus material includes a commentary track featuring director Jonas Akerlund and several members of the cast, a collection of deleted scenes, and the film's original theatrical trailer.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Director and writer's commentary; Producer and writer's commentary; Widescreen; Scene selections; Interactive menus; Music video; Deleted scenes; Theatrical trailer; TV spot; SPUN cook trailer
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Hastings
Cult films are born, not made, and director Jonas Akerlund practices a not-so-blissful ignorance of this fact with Spun, a strenuously "extreme" addition to the amoral-hipsters-on-drugs genre. Boasting a cast of young, talented actors desperate to shake their boy- (or girl-) next-door images, Spun works so hard to be flip and arrogant, it doesn't even realize how square and sentimental it really is. Casting perennial nice guy Jason Schwartzman in the lead doesn't help: Though Akerlund ratchets up the "edginess" factor by showing him duct-tape a stripper's eyes and mouth shut, subsequent scenes revolve around his character's trite attempts at reconciliation with his ex-girlfriend, underscored by lots of would-be soulful brooding and Billy Corgan's plaintive acoustic score. Scenes with the ironically cast supporting actors (Debbie Harry, Mickey Rourke, and Eric Roberts among them) play like outtakes, with Akerlund indulging his performers' worst habits in tic-laden, over-edited sequences that last far longer than they should. It's as if the cast of MTV's The Real World was assigned to remake an Andy Warhol movie.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/22/2003
  • UPC: 043396011663
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 1:41:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 22,668

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jason Schwartzman Ross
John Leguizamo Spider Mike
Mena Suvari Cookie
Patrick Fugit Frisbee
Brittany Murphy Nikki
Mickey Rourke The Cook
Peter Stormare Cop #1
Alexis Arquette Cop #2
Deborah Harry The Lesbian Neighbor
Eric Roberts The Man
Chloe Hunter April
Julia Mendoza L. A. Sad Girl
Elisa Bocanegra Giggles
Josh Peck Fat Boy
Larry Drake Dr. K
Charlotte Ayanna Amy
Ron Jeremy Bartender
Tony Kaye Emcee
Rob Halford Porn Shop Clerk
Technical Credits
Jonas Åkerlund Director, Editor
B. Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark Boone Jr. Executive Producer
Eric Broms Cinematographer
David Chamaw Sound/Sound Designer
Billy Corgan Score Composer
Alain de la Mata Co-producer
Nicola Doring Executive Producer
Chris Fisher Associate Producer
Albee Gordon Sound/Sound Designer
Jason Hamilton Art Director
Chris Hanley Producer
David Hillary Co-producer
Thierry Klemeniuk Co-producer
Richard Lassalle Production Designer
Vincent Maraval Co-producer
Clark McCutchen Associate Producer
Kiki Miyake Executive Producer
Mark Mower Executive Producer
John O'Rourke Asst. Director
Leonard Palmestaal Editor
Timothy Wayne Peternel Producer
Will De Los Santos Co-producer, Screenwriter
Bradford L. Schlei Executive Producer
Ash R. Shah Executive Producer
Fernando Sulichin Producer
Eric Thorsell Sound/Sound Designer
Lisa Tong Set Decoration/Design
Creighton Vero Co-producer, Screenwriter
Danny Vinik Producer
Renita Whited Casting
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [18:56]
2. April [3:52]
3. Taco [1:28]
4. Doctor K [2:32]
5. "You Touch Her?" [2:08]
6. Shopping for Ingredients [2:56]
7. Liquor Store Stomp [2:45]
8. Porn in the USA [2:52]
9. Bust [2:48]
10. Star Garden [3:07]
11. The Lesbian Neighbor [1:08]
12. The Cook's Plan [1:21]
13. Playing Tag With Frisbee [1:15]
14. Hanging Up on the Call Girl [2:28]
15. Ross on a Cross [4:01]
16. High Times at Spider Mike's [5:27]
17. Wired for Action [6:50]
18. Busted [1:08]
19. Motel Barbeque [2:47]
20. Perp in a Porn Shop [:34]
21. Spun [5:26]
22. April Has Left the Building [2:15]
23. The Bus to Vegas [3:36]
24. Chillin' in the Back Room [4:27]
25. The Man [4:33]
26. Amy [1:27]
27. Dead Puppies Soliloquy [1:08]
28. "Always" [7:39]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Get Spun
   Audio
      English 5.1 Dolby Digital
      English Dolby Surround
      French 5.1 Dolby Digital
   Subs
      English
      French
      Spanish
      Off
   Scenes
   Trailers
      TV Spot
      Spun Theatrical Trailer
      Cooking Show Trailer
      Auto Focus
      Levity
   More Shit
      Commentaries
         Commentary With Director Jonas Åkerlund and Writer Creighton Vero
         Commentary With Producer Tim Peternel and Writer Will de los Santos
         None
      Credits
      Deleted Scenes
         At the Liquor Store
         Fat Boy
         "I'm Gonna Die"
         Porn Shop
         Trashed
      Music Video
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Spun is rapidly entertaining.

    Wow, I just viewed “Spun” the other night and I thought this movie was outrageous. This is sort of a guilt-pleasure movie but you want to take shower afterwards. “Spun” has an impressive cast of recognized actors. The film is, essentially, about a few days in the lives of a group of drug addicts. There is The Cook (Mickey Rourke, he truly makes this story worth watching), who makes the drug (speed) and sells it to Spider Mike (John Leguizamo), a dealer with a junkie girlfriend, Cookie (Mena Suvari, looking infinitely less attractive than she did in “American Beauty”). One of his clients is Ross (Jason Schwartzman), who does a lot of favours for The Cook and his girlfriend, Nikki (Brittany Murphy). I was surprised at how funny the film was at times. It doesn't drown us in anti-drug messages, nor does it become one of those, equally tedious, drug films where you feel like the sober driver at a drunken party. The humour is dark, certainly, but funny nevertheless. A lot of it comes from a subplot about Frisbee, Patrick Fugit, who is caught by a couple of TV policemen (Peter Stormare and Alexis Arquette) and is told he will be let off if he helps them get Spider-Mike. I will only say of the resulting sequence that he does it with all the subtlety of an undercover policeman with his badge stuck to his forehead. This is a film with a lot of energy, that seems, like its characters, not entirely sure where it is going, but determined to get there, and quickly. Although I am sure it is boring to be surrounded by people on speed when you are sober, this film almost makes you feel like you are on speed too. The director, Jonas Åkerlund, has directed music videos in the past, and it shows in his impatient filming style, as he plays around with animation, speeded-up camerawork and such like. I'm not recommending the film for its style though, although I am sure it is the best way this material could get to the screen. I am recommending it because I liked the main characters, which I think will stick in my head for much longer than the animated sex scenes or the split screens. I can imagine an entire film about The Cook and Nikki, or Spider Mike and Cookie, or even just Ross, who absentmindedly keeps leaving a girl handcuffed to his bed for hours/days. What makes “Spun” better than those hypothetical films is that it puts the characters into their own little community, and we feel as if we are watching their everyday, speeded up, sleepless lives. Simply amazing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hard to call.

    I liked the way this movie was shot, it made the watcher slightly uncomfortable to watch, the potrayal of methanphetamine users was a little far fetched, I have experienced many different people from this lifestyle, and none of which are as on edge as the people in this flick, close, but not quite.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is an excellent movie with great music

    i love this movie, it is so dramatic and emotional. very graphic and very well done, jonas akerlund is incredibly talented and the music is great, most of it if not all of it is done by billy corgan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If i were a vegitable i'd be a spunion

    I thought this movie showed an accurate portail of methanphetamine users, in their pursuit for the only thing that matters to them, more speed. The story was a little more adventurous than real life. Most speed addict I have ever seen don't seem to do much more than carpet farm and play Yahoo Pool. The movie was however very entertaining and the hardcore drug use/full frontal nudity didn't hurt anything. I also liked the dogs name (Taco).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HE'S BACK!

    MICKEY ROURKE, WHO IS ONE OF THE MOST UNDERRATED ACTORS OF ALL-TIME, IS MAKING A HUGE COMEBACK INTO THE MAINSTREAM. AND IT SURE HELPS HIM THAT HE DOES A FANTASTIC JOB IN A FANTASTIC MOVIE. I HOPE THE CRITICS, PRODUCERS, ACTORS AND FANS WOULD WANT TO WORK WITH HIM AND GIVE HIM LEADING PARTS AND OTHER GREAT ROLES. HE' MY FAVORITE ACTOR AND A MIAMI GUY LIKE ME!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Where is the sound track????

    The one and only good thing about this movie was the music. I have been looking EVERYWHERE!! and have come up empty handed. Could you please help me find a copy? Desperate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    True Story!

    This is a great story! It is true, it shows the effects of Crank and a life in drugs.

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    Posted January 7, 2011

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