Striptease

Striptease

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Director: Andrew Bergman

Cast: Andrew Bergman, Demi Moore, Armand Assante, Ving Rhames

     
 

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Andrew Bergman's adaptation of Carl Hiaasen's Striptease comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen image preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame transfer. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Subtitles are accessible in both of those languages as well.

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Andrew Bergman's adaptation of Carl Hiaasen's Striptease comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen image preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame transfer. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Subtitles are accessible in both of those languages as well. This disc contains scenes that were cut from the initial theatrical release. This is an acceptable, if run-of-the-mill release from Warner Brothers.

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Critics were eager to label Striptease the same kind of colossal skin-flick failure as Showgirls, in part because both employed the same save-face marketing strategy: call it a lampoon of eroticism, rather than eroticism proper, and try to win a sympathetic ear. But there's legitimate mirth to be found in this first film adaptation of a novel by Carl Hiaasen, whose series of outlandish takes on Florida political corruption have won him a popular following. The corrupt politician du jour is a sex-crazed congressman played by Burt Reynolds, whose daffy breeziness is a dead giveaway of the film's true lighthearted nature. Striptease courted buzz for its promise to show more of Demi Moore than anyone but Bruce Willis had ever seen, and her artfully sculpted and toned flesh is indeed on display. But it's hard to call this film anything but a comedy, what with a politician who fills his cowboy boots with Vaseline prior to speeches, a bodyguard (Ving Rhames) who practices inserting cockroaches into "unopened" yogurt containers as lawsuit fodder, and a drunken ex-husband (played with liberating abandon by Robert Patrick) who stumbles around on dog tranquilizers with a golf club lashed to his broken arm as a makeshift splint. Add Paul Guilfoyle and Armand Assante and the result is an ensemble of humorous personalities who can barely contain themselves from winking at the audience. Striptease may indeed have gone awry as the concept traveled from boardroom to multiplex, but the results are watchable because of the film's surprisingly nutty charm.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/27/1999
UPC:
0053939256925
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
NR
Source:
Turner Home Ent
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:57:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Interactive menus; Scene access; Languages & subtitles: English & Français

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Demi Moore Erin Grant
Armand Assante Al Garcia
Ving Rhames Shad
Robert Patrick Darrel Grant
Burt Reynolds David Dilbeck
Paul Guilfoyle Malcolm Moldovsky
Gary Basaraba Alberto
Siobhan Fallon Rita
Frances Fisher Donna Garcia
Kimberly Flynn Ariel Sharon
Jerry Grayson Orly
William Hill Jerry Killian
Stuart Pankin Alan Mordecai
Rena Riffel Tiffany Glass
Gianni Russo Willy Rojo
Stephanie Schick Urbanna Sprawl
Dina Spybey Monique Jr.
Robert Stanton Erb Crandal
Barbara Alyn Woods Lorelei
José Zuñiga Chris Rojo

Technical Credits
Andrew Bergman Director,Screenwriter
Trevor Albert Producer
Les Bloom Set Decoration/Design
Mel Bourne Production Designer
Henry Bronchtein Asst. Director
Anne V. Coates Editor
Daneen Lagrone Conroy Associate Producer
Stephen Goldblatt Cinematographer
Joseph Hartwick Executive Producer
Elizabeth Lapp Art Director
Michael Lobell Producer
Mike Lobell Producer
John Lyons Casting
Marguerite Pomerhn-Derricks Choreography
James J. Sabat Sound/Sound Designer
Howard Shore Score Composer,Songwriter
Albert Wolsky Costumes/Costume Designer
Carl Hiaasen Source Author

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Standard
1. Lost Custody. [1:28]
2. Now Appearing (Credits). [2:32]
3. Backstage at the Eager Beaver. [3:07]
4. "Money Can't Buy It." [2:33]
5. Rescuing an Angel. [2:05]
6. Tracking Down Darrell. [4:37]
7. "Cold." [2:47]
8. Food Ideas; Worshipper's Promise. [5:51]
9. The Old Dilbeck Charm. [2:39]
10. A Floater; Beach Reunion. [2:28]
11. Putting the Squeeze On. [5:00]
12. Al Questions Erin. [4:18]
13. The Flesh Farm. [3:16]
14. The Angel Rehearses. [3:56]
15. Good and Mediocre News. [3:08]
16. Taking Custody... And a Souvenir. [3:53]
17. Policy Meeting. [1:52]
18. "Little Bird." [3:48]
19. Vaseline and Family Values. [3:12]
20. A Tiff With My Ex. [4:28]
21. "Do You Like Dancing?" [2:25]
22. Whatever It Takes. [2:42]
23. Dilbeck Meets His Angel. [4:07]
24. "If I Was Your Girlfriend." [3:04]
25. A Word of Advice. [2:25]
26. Another Dead Snake. [3:23]
27. News Conference; Wolf Morphine. [2:57]
28. Poison Revealed. [4:39]
29. Stoned but Not Confused. [3:44]
30. Time for a Little Drive. [3:48]
31. "This Girl Is Nuts." [2:27]
32. In for a Treat. [3:10]
33. A Strong Homicidal Urge. [2:28]
34. Black, No Sugar. [3:13]
35. End Credits. [5:02]
Side #2 -- Widescreen
1. Lost Custody. [1:29]
2. Now Appearing (Credits). [2:32]
3. Backstage at the Eager Beaver. [3:07]
4. "Money Can't Buy It." [2:33]
5. Rescuing an Angel. [2:05]
6. Tracking Down Darrell. [4:37]
7. "Cold." [2:47]
8. Food Ideas; Worshipper's Promise. [5:51]
9. The Old Dilbeck Charm. [2:39]
10. A Floater; Beach Reunion. [2:28]
11. Putting the Squeeze On. [5:00]
12. Al Questions Erin. [4:18]
13. The Flesh Farm. [3:16]
14. The Angel Rehearses. [3:56]
15. Good and Mediocre News. [3:08]
16. Taking Custody... And a Souvenir. [3:53]
17. Policy Meeting. [1:52]
18. "Little Bird." [3:48]
19. Vaseline and Family Values. [3:12]
20. A Tiff With My Ex. [4:28]
21. "Do You Like Dancing?" [2:25]
22. Whatever It Takes. [2:42]
23. Dilbeck Meets His Angel. [4:07]
24. "If I Was Your Girlfriend." [3:04]
25. A Word of Advice. [2:25]
26. Another Dead Snake. [3:23]
27. News Conference; Wolf Morphine. [2:57]
28. Poison Revealed. [4:39]
29. Stoned but Not Confused. [3:44]
30. Time for a Little Drive. [3:48]
31. "This Girl Is Nuts." [2:27]
32. In for a Treat. [3:10]
33. A Strong Homicidal Urge. [2:28]
34. Black, No Sugar. [3:13]
35. End Credits. [5:02]

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Striptease 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Demi Moore This is satire, it;s not serious. The dim wit politician, the bad ass bouncer, her deadbeat husband - all satire. Fans watch this to laugh at it, and yes to see Demi's enormous boobs. This is simple, silly, fun.
niafong More than 1 year ago
This feature was just terrible and set Demi Moore's career back at least 10 years. It didn't even have good nudity.