In The Cut

In The Cut

Director: Jane Campion Cast: Meg Ryan, Mark Ruffalo, Kevin Bacon
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In The Cut

Jane Campion's controversial drama In the Cut comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The disc does a superb job of capturing Dion Beebe's creatively murky cinematography. The English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Campion and producer Laurie Parker. They admit early on that it is the first commentary tracks either of them had ever recorded, and Campion's very cerebral approach to the material is apparent in her description of what she was attempting to do with the film. Her talk makes clearer some of the more odd passages in the film, making for a truly fascinating track. A run-of-the-mill making-of featurette, a copy of the slang dictionary being worked on by Meg Ryan's character in the film, and trailers round out this solid package from Columbia /TriStar. Collectors should note that a director's cut version of the film featuring material not seen in U.S. theaters is available on a different DVD.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/10/2004
UPC: 0043396006973
Original Release: 2003
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:58:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Director and producer's commentary; Slang dictionary featurette; Making-of featurette; Theatrical trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Meg Ryan Franny Avery
Mark Ruffalo Det. James Malloy
Kevin Bacon John Graham
Jennifer Jason Leigh Pauline
Nick Damici Det. Richard Rodriguez,Singer
Sharrieff Pugh Cornelius Webb
Sunrise Coigney Frannie's Young Mother
Micheal Nuccio Frannie's Young Father
Dominick Aries Attentive Husband
Alison Nega Young Father's Fiance
Susan Gardner Perfect Wife
Heather Litteer Angela Sands
Daniel T. Booth Red Turtle Bartender
Cordell Clyde Informer
Funda Duyal Baby Doll Bartender
James Fiero Detective Halloran
Ami Goodheart Baby Doll Dancer
Frank Harts Frannie's Student
Tim House Baby Doll Bar Customer
Michelle Hurst Teacher At Frannie's School
Yaani King Frannie's Student
Theo Kogan Baby Doll Bartender
Nancy La Scala Baby Doll Dancer
Julius Le Flore Cursing Motorist
Dana Lubotsky Laundry Room Murder Witness
Arthur Nascarella Captain Crosley
Patrice O'Neal Hector, Baby Doll; The Bouncer
Upendran Paniker Taxi Driver
Jacinto Taras Riddick Detective In Precinct
Karen Riggins Baby Doll Dancer
Sharon Riggins Baby Doll Dancer
Hal Sherman Forensic Detective
Sebastian Sozzi Frannie's Student
Vinny Vella Concerned Bystander
Sandy Vital Baby Doll Dancer
Zach Wegner Frannie's Student
Kendra Zimmerman Café Waitress
China Forbes Singer
Árni Hardarson Conductor

Technical Credits
Jane Campion Director,Screenwriter
Ray Angelic Associate Producer
Kerry Barden Casting
Andrew Baseman Set Decoration/Design
Dion Beebe Cinematographer
Mark Bennett Casting
Nils Benson Camera Operator
Tim Bird Asst. Director
David Brisbin Production Designer
Effie Brown Executive Producer
Alexandre de Franceschi Editor
Christopher Goode Production Manager
Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson Score Composer
Billy Hopkins Casting
François Ivernel Executive Producer
Nicole Kidman Producer
Neal Martz Makeup Special Effects
Peter Miller Sound/Sound Designer
Susanna Moore Screenwriter
Laurie Parker Musical Direction/Supervision,Producer
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor Costumes/Costume Designer
Suzanne Smith Casting
David Stein Art Director
Mark Ward Special Effects
Noriko Watanabe Makeup

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [:14]
2. The Avery Sisters [3:42]
3. Cornelius [2:06]
4. An Odd Tattoo [2:15]
5. Frances Avery [2:06]
6. Detective Giovanni Malloy [2:10]
7. Detective Richard Rodriguez [6:40]
8. Pauline Avery [4:59]
9. Drinks with Malloy [6:18]
10. Mugged on W. Broadway [4:46]
11. Disarticulation Defined [1:30]
12. Art of the Chicken Lady [2:53]
13. Missing Charm [5:15]
14. John Graham [6:34]
15. How Father Proposed to Mother [8:00]
16. Another Girl Murdered [3:05]
17. Mug Shots [4:28]
18. Terms of Engagement [5:25]
19. Going Away for a While [:29]
20. "I'm Going to Ask Pauline Out" [4:39]
21. In the Bag [1:22]
22. "Recognize This?" [3:40]
23. Mixed Signals [3:46]
24. An Exhausting Relationship [6:37]
25. Frannie in Control [3:27]
26. "It Was You!" [3:44]
27. Mark of the Devil [3:19]
28. The Long Walk Home [3:39]

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In The Cut 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked this movie. I have a whole new perspective when watching Ryan and Ruffalo act. I usually can guess the ending and view other movies as very predictable, but not this one. Never saw it coming. Loved the seductive scenes between Ryan and Ruffalo. It just makes you want to keep watching!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked this movie. It is one that you really have to pay attention to, but if you do you will be well rewarded. Meg Ryan is fantastic and edgy in a character that is a far departure from her usual sappy roles. Mark Ruffalo is sexual and raw and great in his role as a detective looking for a killer with a distinctive calling card.Their chemistry is explosive. It draws you in and you don't want to let go. Jennifer Jason Leigh is all too real to her role and very believable in her portrayal as a hooker. It is dark and erotic and well directed and I loved it...
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great film. Great cinematography. Great story. Loved the complexity of the characters. I dont recommend this film for people who delight in the meaningless Big Hollywood Blockbusters. This movie has substance. And for those who like to be TOLD the plot (as opposed to shown) and like their characters predictable and one-dimentional, your going to HATE this film. This really gives a good look at relationships from a realistic point of view. There's nothing black and white in this film--in any aspect. Its a beautifully told story, presented on a beautiful canvas. Each frame is visually stunning, with colors, shadows, light, etc. I highly recomend this film for anyone who is looking for a movie made in a truly women's point of view and likes their characters human.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie did not deserve the raves reviewers gave it. The scenes are very dark and seem to have no relevance connecting them to the next scene. Meg Ryan's profession as a teacher in the movie was of no importance whatsoever, and the story line was virtually non-existant. The erotic scenes added nothing to the movie's plot and were just a filler for time. "In the Cut" was not worth the time.