Being John Malkovich [1999] [Criterion] (BLU)

Spike Jonze

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Synopsis

Have you ever wanted to be someone else? Or, more specifically, have you ever wanted to crawl through a portal hidden in an anonymous office building and thereby enter the cerebral cortex of John Malkovich for fifteen minutes, before being spat out on the side of the New Jersey Turnpike? Then director Spike Jonze and writer Charlie Kaufman have the movie for you. Melancholy marionettes, office drudgery, a frizzy-haired Cameron Diaz—but that’s not all! Surrealism, possession, John Cusack, a domesticated primate, Freud, Catherine Keener, non sequiturs, and absolutely no romance! But wait: get your Being John Malkovich now and we’ll throw in emasculation, slapstick, Abelard and Heloise, and extra Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich!

Product Details

  • Starring: John Cusack, John Malkovich, Orson Bean, Catherine Keener, Mary Kay Place, Cameron Diaz
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85.1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: R
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Release Date: 05/15/2012
  • Run Time: 113 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 2142

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary Featuring Jonze's Friend and Competitor The Filmmaker Michel Gondry
  • Behind The Scenes Documentary By Filmmaker Lance Bangs
  • New Conversation Between Actor John Malkovich and Humorist John Hodgman
  • New Conversation Between John Malkovich and Humorist John Hodgman
  • New Interview With Jonze In which He Discusses His On-Set Photos
  • Two Films Within The Film: 7 1/2 Floor
  • Orientation and American Arts & Culture Presents Dance Of Despair And Disillusionment An Intimate Portrait Of The Art of Puppeteering, A Documentary by Bangs
  • A Booklet Featuring A Conversation Between Jonze and Pop-Culture Critic Perkus Tooth
  • Trailer and TV Spots
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