The Mask

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Overview

One of the earliest to make it to market from New Line Home Video's Platinum Series, The Mask offers good mastering work in both the picture and sound departments, with a 1.85:1 non-anamorphic image that has excellent colors, even in the trickier scenes, as well as a sharp, but not overly crisp image with few compression artifacts. The transfer serves the computer-generated special effects fairly well. The soundtrack is fairly straightforward Dolby Surround, clear and uncluttered, though given to the usual ...
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Overview

One of the earliest to make it to market from New Line Home Video's Platinum Series, The Mask offers good mastering work in both the picture and sound departments, with a 1.85:1 non-anamorphic image that has excellent colors, even in the trickier scenes, as well as a sharp, but not overly crisp image with few compression artifacts. The transfer serves the computer-generated special effects fairly well. The soundtrack is fairly straightforward Dolby Surround, clear and uncluttered, though given to the usual "sting" effects. The single-layer, double sided disc includes both widescreen and full-frame versions, as well as the French soundtrack, which is actually quite amusing. The disc also includes two deleted scenes, director's commentary, trailer, and cast biographies. Of the deleted scenes, one is more or less complete, including subtitles and music, while the other is missing effects and various shots; both are far from presentation quality. Russell's commentary is low-key, but more than adequate for taking viewers through the details of making the film; those lending an ear to this track will learn a lot about the film and the decisions made in the course of getting it to the screen.
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Special Features

Deleted scenes; Director's commentary throughout the entire film; Both widescreen and regular full-frame versions of the film; Multiple languages and subtitles; High-quality Dolby Digital multi-channel surround sound; Original theatrical trailer; Background infromation on the stars; Interactive menus
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Jim Carrey's comic schtick is somewhere between Robin Williams' schizophrenic hamming and the ridiculous physical comedy of Jerry Lewis. Though the pure stupidity of his 1994 breakthrough Ace Ventura: Pet Detective proved popular, it was his summer follow-up, The Mask, that began to win over critics. With the release of Dumb and Dumber that December, Carrey had become one of Hollywood's hottest stars -- in one calendar year. Directed by the largely unknown Chuck Russell, The Mask's real stars are the computer effects designed by Industrial Light and Magic. Many compared the eye-popping "masking" of Carrey to Tex Avery's wacky Warner Brothers cartoons. Carrey's reputation as an actor and as a popular icon has continued to grow since the film's release, as has that of co-star Cameron Diaz, who made her impressive big screen debut in this film.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/1997
  • UPC: 794043401121
  • Original Release: 1994
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 1:41:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 36,519

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jim Carrey The Mask/Stanley Ipkiss
Cameron Diaz Tina Carlyle
Peter Riegert Lt. Mitch Kellaway
Peter Greene Dorian Tyrel
Amy Yasbeck Peggy Brandt
Richard Jeni Charlie Schumacher
Orestes Matacena Niko
Timothy Bagley Irv
Nancy Fish Mrs. Peenman
Johnny Williams Burt
Max Milo
Reg E. Cathey Freeze
Jim Doughan Doyle
Denis Forest Sweet Eddy
B.J. Barie Alley Punk #1
Blake Clark Murray
Suzanne Dunn Reporter
Joely Fisher Maggie
Robert Keith Police Officer
Ivory Ocean Mayor Tilton
Robert O'Reilly The Figure
Jeremy Roberts Bobby the Bouncer
Ben Stein Dr. Neuman
Nils Allen Stewart Orlando
Christopher Darga Paramedic #3
Technical Credits
Chuck Russell Director, Executive Producer
Greg Cannon Makeup
Fern Champion Casting
Arthur Coburn Editor
Michael De Luca Executive Producer
Randy Edelman Score Composer
Robert Engelman Producer
Jerry Evans Choreography
Michael Fallon Original Story
Carla Fry Associate Producer
Bonnie Greenberg Musical Direction/Supervision
John R. Leonetti Cinematographer
Mark Hopkins McNabb Musical Direction/Supervision
Randy Moore Art Director
Ha Nguyen Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark Paladini Casting
Ken Ralston Special Effects
Mike Richardson Executive Producer
Charles Russell Producer
Craig Stearns Production Designer
Denis L. Stewart Asst. Director
Ellen Totleben Set Decoration/Design
Mark Verheiden Original Story
Mike Werb Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Fullscreen
0. Jump to a Scene
2. Killer at 3 O'Clock; A New Account [4:44]
4. Rescuing the Mask [2:37]
8. The Next Morning [3:32]
11. Dreaming; Sweet Tooth [3:17]
14. Award Winning [3:10]
18. "This Is a Piece of Wood." [2:53]
20. "Cuban Pete" [3:15]
25. Crashing the Party [2:49]
28. Milo in the Mask [3:10]
Side #2 -- Widescreen
0. Jump to a Scene
2. Killer at 3 O'Clock; A New Account [4:44]
4. Rescuing the Mask [2:37]
8. The Next Morning [3:32]
11. Dreaming; Sweet Tooth [3:17]
14. Award Winning [3:10]
18. "This Is a Piece of Wood." [2:53]
20. "Cuban Pete" [3:15]
25. Crashing the Party [2:49]
28. Milo in the Mask [3:10]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Fullscreen
   Play Movie
   Languages
      Spoken Language
         English
         French
      Subtitled Language
         English
         French
         Spanish
         Off
   Extra Stuff
      Deleted Scenes: Viking Scene
      Deleted Scenes: Death of Peggy
      Director's Commentary by Charles Russell
      Theatrical Trailer
      The Cast
         Jim Carrey
         Cameron Diaz
         Richard Jeni
         Peter Greene
         Peter Riegert
Side #2 -- Widescreen
   Play Movie
   Languages
      Spoken Language
         English
         French
      Subtitled Language
         English
         French
         Spanish
         Off
   Extra Stuff
      Deleted Scenes: Viking Scene
      Deleted Scenes: Death of Peggy
      Director's Commentary by Charles Russell
      Theatrical Trailer
      The Cast
         Jim Carrey
         Cameron Diaz
         Richard Jeni
         Peter Greene
         Peter Riegert
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted September 4, 2011

    Awesome!!!

    A good movie for kids and adult.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    real funny i love it!

    The Mask very very funny puts me in a good mood i laugh its a great movie Jim Carry is awesome as the mask and Stanley Ipkiss who works in the bank and has a mean grumpy lanlord Mrs. Peamon wow this movie is cool i love it and the fuuny quotes i recomend this movie to a true Jim Carry fan!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's smokning!

    the mask is so very funny i laugh everytime i watch it Jim Carrey is hilarous as Stanley Ipkiss and as the mask and Cameron Diaz is beautiful in this movie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hilarious!

    The Mask is one of Jim Carrey's best and funniest movies. It is a cute movie that is absolutely hilarious and a good movie to watch when you are ill or just feeling a little down and you need some laughs to help cheer you up.

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