Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Jim Carrey
Director: Michel Gondry Cast: Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
, Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
, Tom Wilkinson
Tom Wilkinson
Michel Gondry

DVD (Wide Screen / DTS)

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Overview

A surreal and challenging romantic fantasy that only seems to improve on itself with repeat viewings, Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind arrives on DVD with some fascinating and revealing extras courtesy of Universal. Presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, the image sports a mild grain with vibrant colors and little evidence of digital artifacting or edge enhancement. The closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 audio mix is clean and even, and the disc also offers additional English and French Dolby Digital 5.1 mixes with optional French and Spanish subtitles. For those looking to unlock the many mysteries of the elliptical film, an audio commentary track with director Gondry and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman begins slowly but soon finds the creative pair following the film from first pitch to final frame. It's nice to hear Gondry discuss some of the impressive camera tricks he utilizes in the film, and it's obvious that he and Kaufman really connect creatively. A conversation with Jim Carrey and Gondry finds the pair working very harmoniously as well -- with the possible exception of one heated but ultimately benign exchange on set -- and it's great to hear the two discuss the believable backgrounds that they infused the characters with as well as their constant stride to create an original and creative feature. Even if the featurette entitled "A Look Inside Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" is little more than an extended commercial, it does offer some fun and revealing interviews with the cast and crew and truly gets the viewer excited to take another look at the decidedly complex film. While a handful of deleted scenes doesn't necessarily reveal anything new about the film, the scenes do provide a few quiet and hauntingly affecting moments that didn't make it into the final cut; fans of the film will no doubt be excited to have the opportunity to check them out. A semi-creepy Polyphonic Spree music video features footage from the film altered to have characters and inanimate objects from the film singing their tune "Light and Day," and a brief infomercial for Lacuna Inc. rounds out the features in a quirky and upbeat note.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/28/2004
UPC: 0025192395925
Original Release: 2004
Rating: R
Source: Focus Features
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:48:00
Sales rank: 7,217

Special Features

Feature commentary with Michel Gondry and writer Charlie Kaufman; "A Look Inside Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" behind-the-scenes documentary; "A Conversation with Jim Carrey and director Michel Gondry"; deleted scenes; Polyphonic Spree's "Light & Day" music video.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jim Carrey Joel Barish
Kate Winslet Clementine Kruczynski
Tom Wilkinson Dr. Howard Mierzwiak
Mark Ruffalo Stan
Kirsten Dunst Mary
Elijah Wood Patrick
Jane Adams Carrie
David Cross Rob
Deirdre O'Connell Hollis
Debbon Ayer Joel's Mother
Thomas Jay Ryan Frank
Gerry Robert Byrne Train Conductor
Brian Price Young Bully
Amir Ali Said Young Bully
Paul Litowsky Young Bully
Josh Flitter Young Bully
Lola Daehler Young Clementine
Ryan Whitney Young Joel

Technical Credits
Michel Gondry Director,Original Story
Peter Agliata Camera Operator
Danny Aiello Stunts
Billy Anagnos Stunts
Steve Bartek Musical Arrangement
Thomas Belson Sound/Sound Designer
Georges Bermann Executive Producer
Mark Bero Special Effects
Pierre Bismuth Original Story,Screenwriter
Ron Von Blomberg Set Decoration/Design
Anthony Bregman Producer
Jon Brion Score Composer
David L. Bushell Executive Producer
Blythe Cappello Casting
E.J. Evans Stunts
John Favre Stunts
Linda Fields Associate Producer
Stephanie Finochio Stunts
Eugene Gearty Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Golin Producer
Peter Gordon Musical Arrangement
Michael Hausman Asst. Director
James Haygood Editor
Cort Hessler Stunts
Melissa Fields Hill Associate Producer
Michael A. Jackman Associate Producer
Charlie Kaufman Executive Producer,Original Story,Screenwriter
Ellen Kuras Cinematographer
Mlanie Larue Casting
Pierre-Simon Lebrun-Caput Musical Arrangement
Dan Leigh Production Designer
Stéphane Loiselle Casting
Artie Malesci Stunts
Jeanne MCarthy Casting
Jeanne McCarthy Casting
Thomas Nelson Sound Mixer
Chris Norr Camera Operator
Valdís Óskarsdóttir Editor
David Page Costumes/Costume Designer
Peewee Piemonte Stunts
Stephen Pope Stunts
Mike Russo Stunts
Mark Schmidt Camera Operator
Edgardo Simone Musical Arrangement
David Stein Art Director
Melissa Toth Costumes/Costume Designer
Thomas Viviano Special Effects
Noriko Watanabe Makeup
Allen Weisinger Makeup
Glenn Williamson Executive Producer
Paul Zucker Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Valentine's Day [3:41]
2. Clementine [6:47]
3. Two Blue Ruins [2:54]
4. Honeymoon on Ice [4:11]
5. Main Titles [1:57]
6. Erased [5:36]
7. Lacuna Inc. [2:48]
8. Empty Your Life... [7:07]
9. Erasing You [7:57]
10. Blessed Are the Forgetful [6:22]
11. Tangerine [2:44]
12. Wake Me Up [7:10]
13. Baby Joel [3:28]
14. Off the Map [12:56]
15. The Blameless Vestal's Lot [5:37]
16. Remember Me... [2:54]
17. Goodbye, Joel [7:22]
18. The Next Morning [4:07]
19. Change Your Heart... [8:13]
20. End Titles [3:41]

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