Thomas Crown Affair

Thomas Crown Affair

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Director: John McTiernan

Cast: John McTiernan, Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary

     
 

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The glossy remake of The Thomas Crown Affair sports a good look, but little in the way of extras, being a typical MGM/UA DVD release. The dual-sided disc includes both widescreen (2.35:1 letterboxed, non-anamorphic) and full-frame versions of the film. The video portion of the disc is of excellent quality, with a good color balance and good flesh tones. ThereSee more details below

Overview

The glossy remake of The Thomas Crown Affair sports a good look, but little in the way of extras, being a typical MGM/UA DVD release. The dual-sided disc includes both widescreen (2.35:1 letterboxed, non-anamorphic) and full-frame versions of the film. The video portion of the disc is of excellent quality, with a good color balance and good flesh tones. There appears to be little edge enhancement, and blacks are solid, with no indication of compression artifacts. Oddly enough, there are very occasional print blemishes, unexpected for a 1999 release. The movie as a whole does have a low-key look to it, with some scenes appearing almost to have been shot under natural lighting. English and French Dolby 5.1 tracks are provided, along with a director's commentary from John McTiernan. The audio is solid without demonstrating a great deal of flair or innovation, though there are some nice tracking and directional audio effects (especially in the glider sequence). The bass is solid and clean, and those whose systems include subwoofers will benefit. Dialogue is clear throughout and well separated, and there is a very nice music mix that utilizes the soundstage well. The French track sounds a bit unbalanced, but the voice cast is good and the dubbing accurate. The extras on the disc are limited to trailers for the original film and this remake, as well as the McTiernan commentary. The trailers are in excellent shape, both on the video and audio sides. The McTiernan commentary, however, is as dull as dishwater, even though he focuses on the technical aspects of getting the film made -- he's a droner, and it is hard to focus on his voice. Still, this is a good, solid disc, if not overly exciting.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/04/2000
UPC:
0027616745224
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:53:00
Sales rank:
673

Special Features

Feature-length audio commentary by John McTierman; Collectable booklet; Theatrical trailers from 1968 and 1999 films

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Pierce Brosnan Thomas Crown
Rene Russo Catherine Banning
Denis Leary Detective Michael McCann
Ben Gazzara Andrew Wallace
Frankie R. Faison Detective Paretti
Fritz Weaver John Reynolds
Faye Dunaway The Psychiatrist
Charles Keating Golchan
Mark Margolis Knutzhorn

Technical Credits
John McTiernan Director
Dennis Bradford Art Director
Pierce Brosnan Producer
Bill Conti Score Composer
Leslie Dixon Screenwriter
Kate Harrington Costumes/Costume Designer
Pat McCorkle Casting
Bruce G. Moriarty Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Tom Nelson Sound/Sound Designer
Roger Paradiso Co-producer
Tom Priestley Cinematographer
Leslie Rollins Set Decoration/Design
Bruno Rubeo Production Designer
Beau St. Clair Producer
Michael Tadross Executive Producer
Alan R. Trustman Original Story
George Watters Sound Editor
Kurt Wimmer Screenwriter
John Wright Editor

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Scene Index

Side #1- Standard
0. Scene Selections
1. Logo/Main Title [:11]
2. The Trojan Horse [4:41]
3. "Forced To Sell" [3:06]
4. The Break-Out... [1:00]
5. & The Break-In [1:52]
Side #1- Widescreen
0. Scene Selections
1. Logo/Main Title [:11]
2. The Trojan Horse [4:41]
3. "Forced To Sell" [3:06]
4. The Break-Out... [1:00]
5. & The Break-In [1:52]
Checking Out The AC
6. Checking Out The AC [3:21]
New Guards?
7. New Guards? [1:50]
Thomas Trips A Thief
8. Thomas Trips A Thief [2:46]
Take the Monet & Run
9. Take the Monet & Run [1:12]
A Titanium Briefcase
10. A Titanium Briefcase [2:55]
Catherine Banning
11. Catherine Banning [1:59]
"How Hot Did It Get?"
12. "How Hot Did It Get?" [2:11]
Three-Legged Bench
13. Three-Legged Bench [2:18]
Bearing Witness
14. Bearing Witness [1:58]
The Interrogation
15. The Interrogation [1:50]
Sinking For A Splash
16. Sinking For A Splash [3:18]
The Affair Begins
17. The Affair Begins [2:13]
"Worthy Adversary?"
18. "Worthy Adversary?" [2:53]
Unwarranted Entry
19. Unwarranted Entry [1:35]
The First Date
20. The First Date [1:19]
A Key Exchange
21. A Key Exchange [5:21]
Show Me The Monet
22. Show Me The Monet [3:00]
Dogs Playing Cards
23. Dogs Playing Cards [2:54]
Cutting In
24. Cutting In [1:21]
Sleeping With The Enemy
25. Sleeping With The Enemy [3:11]
Flying High
26. Flying High [4:33]
Not Manhattan
27. Not Manhattan [2:03]
"Wanna See It?"
28. "Wanna See It?" [3:21]
"Just A Game"
29. "Just A Game" [3:19]
Playing Or Testing?
30. Playing Or Testing? [1:59]
The Forger Connection
31. The Forger Connection [6:41]
Anna/Leap of Faith
32. Anna/Leap of Faith [6:00]
Bowler Derby
33. Bowler Derby [4:13]
Abracadabra
34. Abracadabra [5:45]
A Parting Gift?
35. A Parting Gift? [4:57]
End Credits
36. End Credits [4:25]
Checking Out The AC
6. Checking Out The AC [3:21]
New Guards?
7. New Guards? [1:50]
Thomas Trips A Thief
8. Thomas Trips A Thief [2:46]
Take the Monet & Run
9. Take the Monet & Run [1:12]
A Titanium Briefcase
10. A Titanium Briefcase [2:55]
Catherine Banning
11. Catherine Banning [1:59]
"How Hot Did It Get?"
12. "How Hot Did It Get?" [2:11]
Three-Legged Bench
13. Three-Legged Bench [2:18]
Bearing Witness
14. Bearing Witness [1:58]
The Interrogation
15. The Interrogation [1:50]
Sinking For A Splash
16. Sinking For A Splash [3:18]
The Affair Begins
17. The Affair Begins [2:13]
"Worthy Adversary?"
18. "Worthy Adversary?" [2:53]
Unwarranted Entry
19. Unwarranted Entry [1:35]
The First Date
20. The First Date [1:19]
A Key Exchange
21. A Key Exchange [5:21]
Show Me The Monet
22. Show Me The Monet [3:00]
Dogs Playing Cards
23. Dogs Playing Cards [2:54]
Cutting In
24. Cutting In [1:21]
Sleeping With The Enemy
25. Sleeping With The Enemy [3:11]
Flying High
26. Flying High [4:33]
Not Manhattan
27. Not Manhattan [2:03]
"Wanna See It?"
28. "Wanna See It?" [3:21]
"Just A Game"
29. "Just A Game" [3:19]
Playing Or Testing?
30. Playing Or Testing? [1:59]
The Forger Connection
31. The Forger Connection [6:41]
Anna/Leap of Faith
32. Anna/Leap of Faith [6:00]
Bowler Derby
33. Bowler Derby [4:13]
Abracadabra
34. Abracadabra [5:45]
A Parting Gift?
35. A Parting Gift? [4:57]
End Credits
36. End Credits [4:25]

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