What Planet Are You From?

Overview

Mike Nichols' comedic sci-fi battle of the sexes comes to DVD with two different transfers. The widescreen anamorphic 1.85:1 image is preferable to the standard full-frame 1.33:1 image. English soundtracks are available in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround. English subtitles may also be accessed. Extra features include a "making of" featurette, theatrical trailers, cast and crew bios, production notes, and an isolated track for the music score. A bit of a disappointment at the box office, the ...
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Overview

Mike Nichols' comedic sci-fi battle of the sexes comes to DVD with two different transfers. The widescreen anamorphic 1.85:1 image is preferable to the standard full-frame 1.33:1 image. English soundtracks are available in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround. English subtitles may also be accessed. Extra features include a "making of" featurette, theatrical trailers, cast and crew bios, production notes, and an isolated track for the music score. A bit of a disappointment at the box office, the film's subtle charms come across better on the small screen.
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Special Features

Anamorphic Widescreen and Full Screen Presentations; Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital) and 2-Channel (Dolby Surround); Subtitles: English; Making-Of Featurette; Isolated Music Score; Theatrical Trailers; Talent Files; Animated Menus; Interactive Menus; Production Notes; Scene Selections
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
The vagaries of human courtship and heterosexual relationships are deftly spoofed in What Planet Are You From? -- a wryly amusing vehicle for standup comic and TV star Garry Shandling. He's whimsically cast as the last hope of a male-dominated alien civilization, dispatched to Earth for mating with a compatible human female, thus propagating his dying species. Despite his supposedly exhaustive indoctrination on dating rituals, Garry strikes out repeatedly before meeting eccentric Annette Bening, who just might be the perfect woman. Or not. Shandling's script relies heavily on shopworn fish-out-of-water gags and comic misinterpretation of slang expressions. And his amorous alien displays the same seeming lack of emotion and general cluelessness that women often attribute to men -- which, of course, is how his otherworldly origin escapes detection. But under the skilled direction of Mike Nichols Primary Colors, Shandling and his talented supporting cast bring a feather-light touch to this delightful comedy of manners.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/18/2000
  • UPC: 043396050624
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan / Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:47:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 35,464

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Garry Shandling Harold Anderson
Annette Bening Susan
Greg Kinnear Perry Gordon
Ben Kingsley Graydon
Linda Fiorentino Helen Gordon
John Goodman Roland Jones
Richard Jenkins Don Fisk
Caroline Aaron Nadine
Judy Greer Rebecca
Nora Dunn Madeline
Ann Cusack Liz
Camryn Manheim Alison
Janeane Garofalo Earth Woman (uncredited)
Technical Credits
Mike Nichols Director, Producer
Michael Ballhaus Cinematographer
Ron Bochar Sound Editor
Bernie Brillstein Executive Producer
Carter Burwell Score Composer
Cheryl Carasik Set Decoration/Design
John Dexter Set Decoration/Design
Thomas A. Duffield Art Director
Brad Grey Executive Producer
Michael Haley Associate Producer, Asst. Director
Sony Pictures Imageworks Special Effects
Michele Imperato Co-producer
Michael Leeson Screenwriter
Ellen Lewis Casting
Neil Machlis Producer
David MacMillan Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Marks Editor
Karyn Rachtman Musical Direction/Supervision
Ann Roth Costumes/Costume Designer
Garry Shandling Producer, Screenwriter
Ed Solomon Screenwriter
Peter Tolan Screenwriter
Robert W. Welch III Production Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- FULL SCREEN
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [2:42]
2. Insertion training [1:40]
3. The chosen one [1:12]
4. Severe turbulence [1:51]
5. Heavy hitter [3:26]
6. "What's that noise?" [1:23]
7. New guy from Seattle? [5:37]
8. Susan Hart [7:18]
9. Helen Gordon [:59]
10. Harold meets Susan [3:41]
11. First date [2:40]
12. No sex 'till marriage [5:35]
13. Harold proposes [4:04]
14. The answer is yes [1:26]
15. Exchanging vows [1:29]
16. Honeymoon in Vegas [3:58]
17. Roland Jones, FAA [4:45]
18. Communication breakdown [5:40]
19. A hummer for Helen [2:56]
20. "We're pregnant!" [8:53]
21. The new VP [6:24]
22. Here comes the son [1:24]
23. "I have to leave." [5:23]
24. Mind pollution [3:42]
25. Stealing the baby [2:54]
26. The truth [2:02]
27. "You cannot hurt me." [3:16]
28. Renewing their vows [8:12]
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [2:42]
2. Insertion training [1:40]
3. The chosen one [1:12]
4. Severe turbulence [1:51]
5. Heavy hitter [3:26]
6. "What's that noise?" [1:23]
7. New guy from Seattle [5:37]
8. Susan Hart [7:18]
9. Helen Gordon [:59]
10. Harold meets Susan [3:41]
11. First date [2:40]
12. No sex 'til marriage [5:35]
13. Harold proposes [4:04]
14. The answer is yes [1:26]
15. Exchanging vows [1:29]
16. Honeymoon in Vegas [3:58]
17. Roland Jones, FAA [4:45]
18. Communication breakdown [5:40]
19. A hummer for Helen [2:56]
20. "We're pregnant!" [8:53]
21. The new VP [6:24]
22. Here comes the son [1:24]
23. "I have to leave" [5:23]
24. Mind pollution [3:42]
25. Stealing the baby [2:54]
26. The truth [2:02]
27. "You cannot hurt me." [3:16]
28. Renewing their vows [8:12]
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Menu

Main
Side #1 -- FULL SCREEN
   Audio Set-up
   Special Features
      Making-of Featurette
      Isolated Music Score
         Isolated Music Score On
         Isolated Music Score Off
      Talent Files
         Garry Shandling
         Annette Bening
         John Goodman
         Greg Kinnear
         Linda Fiorentino
         Ben Kingsley
         Director: Mike Nichols
      Theatrical Trailers
         What Planet Are You From?
         Wolf
         Bugsy
         Men In Black
         As Good As It Gets
      Subtitles
      Play Movie
   Side #2 -- WIDESCREEN
Audio Set-up
Special Features
   Making-of Featurette
   Isolated Music Score
   Talent Files
      Garry Shandling
      Annette Bening
      John Goodman
      Greg Kinnear
      Linda Fiorentino
      Ben Kingsley
      Director: Mike Nichols
Subtitles
Play Movie
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