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Stormy Monday
     

Stormy Monday

Director: Mike Figgis, Melanie Griffith, Tommy Lee Jones, Sting

Cast: Mike Figgis, Melanie Griffith, Tommy Lee Jones, Sting

 
Mike Figgis' stylish Stormy Monday comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable in every way to the standard full-frame image. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are

Overview

Mike Figgis' stylish Stormy Monday comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable in every way to the standard full-frame image. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer. MGM/UA has done a decent job with this release that should satisfy fans of the film.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
Mike Figgis' visually striking first feature is a noir tale on the dangers of seduction. With his flair for imbuing his characters' every glance or gesture with electric portent, Figgis has created an enticingly elliptical cinematic universe powered by an undercurrent of sexual tension. Most of the action here centers on a jazz club owned by Finney (Sting) in the rundown British city of Newcastle, which is located in an area vital to the future plans of American gangster/developer Cosmo (Tommy Lee Jones). These two engage in a fierce battle of wills while Cosmo's escort/arm candy (Melanie Griffith) becomes involved with the club's young factotum (Sean Bean), and the tension level quietly ratchets up. If nothing is finally resolved in the manner of more linear narratives, the final effect is that much more unsettling. Jones is perfectly cast as the swaggering businessman and Sting is impressive as the laconic, tough-minded Brit. Roger Deakins' camera transmutes the crumbling former coal-mining center into a landscape of dark, enigmatic beauty, as the film laments its loss in the inevitable onrush of the global economy.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/17/2002
UPC:
0027616879066
Original Release:
1988
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:35:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original theatrical trailer; English: Stereo Surround; English, French & Spanish language subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Melanie Griffith Kate
Tommy Lee Jones Cosmo
Sting Finney
Sean Bean Brendan
James Cosmo Tony
Prunella Gee Mrs. Finney
Mark Long Patrick
Alison Steadman Mayor
Brian Lewis Jim
Derek Hoxby Bob
Heathcote Williams Peter Reed
Guy Manning Hotel Waiter
Caroline Hutchison Actor
Fiona Sloman Hotel Receptionist
Deborah Brown Actor
Pam Rack Actor
Mary Selway Actor
John Tong Ying Actor
Mick Hamer Pianist
Andrzej Borkowski Andrej
Catherine Chevalier Cosmo's Secretary
Clive Curtis Cosmo's Bodyguard
Roderic Leigh Counciller Perry
Dulice Liecier Carol
Richard Hawley Weegee's Manager
Elizabeth Mason Waitress
Tony Bluto Chef
Keith Edwards Barman
Czeslaw Grocholski Old Polish Man
Al Matthews Radio DJ
Terry Day The Krakow Jazz Emsemble

Technical Credits
Mike Figgis Director,Score Composer,Screenwriter
Charmian Adams Art Director
Deborah Brown Casting
Roger Deakins Cinematographer
Tony Jackson Sound/Sound Designer
Tom Lucy Stunts
Dave Martin Editor
Andrew McAlpine Production Designer
Sandy Powell Costumes/Costume Designer
Pamela Rack Casting
Denise Ryan Stunts
Mary Selway Casting
Jenny Shircore Makeup
Nigel Stafford-Clark Producer
Alan J. Wands Associate Producer
Jonathan Watson Asst. Director
Jason White Stunts

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
1. Main Title/Morning
2. Farewell Blues
3. Mr. Capitalism
4. Workin' It/Kill?
5. Kinda Heavy
6. "I'll Find You"
7. Coffee & Conversation
8. Major Surgery
9. "I Want You"/Shot!
10. In This Together
11. An Understanding
12. "I Mean It"
13. A Smart Girl
14. Set Up!
15. "Andrej!"
16. End Credits
Side #2 -- Standard
1. Main Title/Morning
2. Farewell Blues
3. Mr. Capitalism
4. Workin' It/Kill?
5. Kinda Heavy
6. "I'll Find You"
7. Coffee & Conversation
8. Major Surgery
9. "I Want You"/Shot!
10. In This Together
11. An Understanding
12. "I Mean It"
13. A Smart Girl
14. Set Up!
15. "Andrej!"
16. End Credits

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