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Employing a novel premise and utilizing the comic skills of Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy, Bowfinger remains one of Hollywood's wittiest and most enjoyable attempts at self-satire. Universal's DVD edition is a superb realization of the film's strengths, delivering excellent sound and picture quality and a host of worthy extra features. Director Frank Oz is not known for his visual flamboyance, but the Tinseltown settings do look appropriately glossy on this anamorphic disc. The sound quality is equally high and features both Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS Surround Sound audio tracks. It is the special features on this disc that make it unusually impressive, and they can be accessed from a clever and likeable menu screen. The "Spotlight on Location" featurette is a useful background to the movie, lasting around 24 minutes. Other basic features include the original theatrical trailer, production notes, and some very thorough cast and filmmaker information. Although they total only eight minutes between them, the two best additions are the deleted scenes and outtakes footage. The deleted scenes include an entirely different version of the cast and crew meeting which takes place early on in the film, as well as a funny revelation as to how Martin's character gets the address of Murphy's reclusive movie star. The outtakes include some amusing mishaps on set and some brilliant ad-libbing from the two stars. Director Oz provides the feature commentary, and surprisingly, he concentrates on the technical side of moviemaking, revealing several tricks of the trade when it comes to filming comedy. All in all, this amounts to an exceptional DVD, one that should further enhance Bowfinger's reputation as a first-class comedy.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/18/2000
UPC: 0025192057625
Original Release: 1999
Rating: PG-13
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 11,882

Special Features

Closed Caption; Spotlight on Location; Feature commentary with director Frank Oz; Dolby Digital and DTS audio tracks; Deleted scenes; Outtakes; Theatrical trailer; Universal Showcase; Production notes; Cast and filmmakers; Special DVD-ROM features

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steve Martin Bobby Bowfinger
Eddie Murphy Jiff Ramsey,Kit Ramsey
Heather Graham Daisy
Christine Baranski Carol
Jamie Kennedy Dave
Robert Downey Jerry Renfro
Terence Stamp Terry Stricter
Adam Alexi-Malle Afrim
Barry Newman Kit's Agent
Kohl Sudduth Slater
Marisol Nichols Actor

Technical Credits
Frank Oz Director
Joseph G. Aulisi Costumes/Costume Designer
Martin Raymond Bolger Sound/Sound Designer
Kathleen Courtney Associate Producer
Jackson de Govia Production Designer
K.C. Fox Set Decoration/Design
Les Gobruegge Set Decoration/Design
Brian Grazer Producer
Karen Kehela Executive Producer
Steve Martin Screenwriter
Karl J. Martin Set Decoration/Design
Pilar McCurry Musical Direction/Supervision
David Newman Score Composer
Michele Panelli-Venetis Asst. Director
Richard Pearson Editor
Tom Reta Art Director
Margery Simkin Casting
Dawn Snyder Set Decoration/Design
Ueli Steiger Cinematographer
Bernie Williams Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Perfect Script
2. A Power Lunch
3. The Action Star
4. He Said Yes!
5. The Ingenue
6. The Best Crew
7. The First Shot
8. The Restaurant Scene
9. The Parking Lot Scene
10. Inhaled Gonads
11. The Lookalike
12. The Freeway Scene
13. Aliens From Wyoming
14. The Big Ending
15. Kit Ramsey Exposed
16. The Big Premiere
17. We're Going To Taiwan!
18. End Titles

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Bowfinger 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Best movie Eddie Murphy or Steve Martin have made in the last 10 or more years! Heather Graham gives her best comic performace ever! Christine Baranskie should be in every comedic movie made from now on she is the funniest actress since Carole Lombard and she is the funniest red head that has appeared on Television ( she co-starred in ('Sybil' and I beleve she won an emmy I know she was at least nominated) Since Carol Burnett The Only reason that this movie is not getting five stars is because it just not Equal to epic movies like the the Godfather , West Side Story, Star Wars, Empire Strike Back, A fish called Wanda , and pretty much all of the Peter sellers Pink Panther Movies and Goodfellas are all five star movies.
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