Reality Bites

Reality Bites

Ben Stiller
 Cast: Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
, Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder
, Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke
, Janeane Garofalo
Janeane Garofalo

DVD (Anniversary Edition / Wide Screen / Subtitled)

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Ben Stiller's directorial debut, the Gen-X romantic comedy Reality Bites, gets the tenth anniversary treatment on this special edition from Universal. The film is presented in a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. A Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Surround. English and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Stiller and screenwriter Helen Childress. At the time of the DVD's release, this was still the only film credit earned by Childress, and she obviously savored her experience creating and working on the film. The pair discusses how the cast came together and how helpful the producers at Jersey Films (this being that entity's second film) were. Deleted scenes, a retrospective featurette, and the theatrical trailer are available. The music video for Lisa Loeb's "Stay," and an interview with the singer/songwriter rounds out this solid disc.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/08/2004
UPC: 0025192382727
Original Release: 1994
Rating: PG-13
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 11,403

Special Features

Closed Caption; Digitally remastered picture with 5.1 surround sound; Deleted scenes with on-camera introduction from Ben Stiller; Feature commentary with Ben Stiller and writer Helen Chlidress; A Retrospective: The stars look back on the making of the movie, what it was like to work together, and how much fun they had; Lisa Loeb interview; "Stay" music video; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Winona Ryder Lelaina Pierce
Ethan Hawke Troy Dyer
Ben Stiller Michael Grates
Janeane Garofalo Vickie Miner
Steve Zahn Sammy Gray
Swoosie Kurtz Charlane McGregor
Joe Don Baker Tom Pierce
John Mahoney Grant Gubler
Kevin Pollak Actor
Harry O'Reilly Wes McGregor
Renée Zellweger Tani
Bill Bolender Truck Driver
John Walsh Player #3
Andy Dick Rock
Keith David Roger
Anne Meara Louise
Amy Stiller Psychic Phone Partner
Afton Smith Janine
Pat Crawford Brown Cashier
Jeff Kahn Stage Manager
Karen Duffy Actress "Elaina"
Evan Dando Actor "Roy"
Jeanne Tripplehorn Fashion Show Host (uncredited)

Technical Credits
Ben Stiller Director
Michael Armani Set Decoration/Design
Eugenie Bafaloukos Costumes/Costume Designer
Helen Childress Screenwriter
Lisa Churgin Editor
Danny DeVito Producer
Jeff Knipp Art Director
Deborah Larsen Makeup
David Larson Asst. Director
Emmanuel Lubezki Cinematographer
Francine Maisler Casting
Maggie Martin Set Decoration/Design
Sharon Seymour Production Designer
Michael Shamberg Producer
Stacey Sher Executive Producer
Lori-Etta Taub Associate Producer
Allan Wertheim Asst. Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Graduation (Main Titles) [4:15]
2. The Graduation Present [4:50]
3. On the Job Stress [5:51]
4. A New Roommate [6:23]
5. Eat Gas [1:20]
6. A Date With Michael [11:25]
7. Depressing Junk [9:10]
8. Job Interviews [4:16]
9. Wienerdude [1:11]
10. Zoning Out [7:34]
11. The Prodigal Roommate [6:54]
12. Discussions of a Sexual Nature [5:03]
13. Reality Bites [9:29]
14. At the Club [10:48]
15. A Death in the Family [4:24]
16. A Michael Grates Creation (End Titles) [5:18]

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