American beauty [videorecording] / Dreamworks Pictures presents ; directed by Sam Mendes ; written by Alan Ball ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks ; a Jinks/Cohen Company production.
Contributor(s): Mendes, Sam | Ball, Alan | Cohen, Bruce | Jinks, Dan | Spacey, Kevin | Bening, Annette | Birch, Thora | Suvari, Mena | Bentley, Wes | Cooper, Chris | Dreamworks Pictures | DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm).Material type: FilmPublisher: Universal City, CA : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, c2000Edition: Awards ed.Description: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0783241232; 9780783241234.Uniform titles: American beauty (Motion picture) Subject(s): Midlife crisis -- Drama | Suburban life -- Drama | Video recordings for the hearing impaired
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DVD, widescreen format (aspect ratio: 2.35:1).
English language soundtrack (DTS 5.1 surround, Dolby surround or Dolby digital 5.1 surround) ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Peter Gallagher, Chris Cooper, Allison Janney, Scott Bakula, Sam Robards.
Director of photography, Conrad L. Hall ; costume design, Julie Weiss ; production designer, Naomi Shohan ; editors, Tariq Anwar, Christopher Greenbury ; music, Thomas Newman ; co-producers, Alan Ball, Stan Wlodkowski.
Originally released as motion picture in 1999.
MPAA rating: R.
An emotionally & spiritually comatose suburban man decides "to hell with it all" and reverts to living as he did when he was happiest--as a carefree teenager. His desperately uptight wife and sullen daughter can only look on as he quits his corporate job to become a burger flipper, starts getting high with a strange new neighbor (whose parents are even stranger) and lusts after a pouty blonde teenager--his daughter's best friend.
Academy Awards: Best actor (Spacey), Best picture, Best director, Best cinematography, Best original screenplay.
Bonus features: American beauty: look closer ... a behind the scenes featurette ; film commentary with director Sam Mendes and writer Alan Ball ; storyboard presentation with commentary by Sam Mendes and director of photography, Conrad L. Hall ; cast and crew biographies ; two theatrical trailers ; production notes ; plus additional DVD-ROM features.
Bonus features: Behind the scenes featurette ; audio commentary with director Sam Mendes and writer Alan Ball ; storyboard presentation with commentary by Sam Mendes and director of photography, Conrad L. Hall ; two theatrical trailers.
10/2010 12.99 (.65)