Alfie [1966]/Alfie [2004] [2 Discs] [DVD]

This two-disc set consists of the original screen version of Alfie with Michael Caine as the title lothario, and the 2004 remake that had Jude Law in the role. Each is presented in the original theatrical aspect ratio. The original film's disc lacks any notable extras, but the remake offers a wealth of supplemental materials including two commentary tracks recorded by members of the crew, a roundtable discussion of the film's production history, deleted scenes with optional director commentary, a handful of still photo galleries, and the original theatrical trailer.
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Overview

Special Features

  • 1966 Alfie:
  • Theatrical trailer
  • 2004 Alfie:
  • Commentary by writer/director Charles Shyer and film editor Padraic McKinley
  • Commentary by writer/director Charles Shyer and writer/producer Elaine Pope
  • "Round Table": An intimate discussion on the film's production, hosted by writer/director Charles Shyer
  • "The World of Alfie"
  • "The Women of Alfie"
  • Alfie: Deconstruction of a Scene
  • Gedde Wantanabe dance footage with optional commentary by Charles Shyer and Elaine Pope
  • Let the Music In
  • Deleted scenes with optional commentary by Charles Shyer and Padraic McKinley
  • Script gallery
  • Production gallery
  • Storyboard gallery

Synopsis

Alfie
This remake of Lewis Gilbert's 1966 film of the same name features Jude Law filling the shoes Michael Caine once wore in the title role of Alfie. As with the original, Law occasionally speaks directly to the camera while his character talks of the opposite sex. Under the direction of Charles Shyer, Alfie follows a charming, if morally lacking, womanizer from one bed to the next. While his actions arise more from nonchalance than malice, Alfie nonetheless faces a moral dilemma when considering that he's impregnated one of his latest girlfriends. Alfie also includes performances from Marisa Tomei, Susan Sarandon, and Nia Long. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

Alfie
Michael Caine's first starring role was a foray into dramatic irony, scripted by Bill Naughton from his novel and play. Alfie (Caine) is a charming, rogueish Cockney who cannot get his fill of women. He uses them without shame or malice, jumping from one promiscuous female's bed to another without much thought or feeling. Of course, Alfie's not as carefree as he would have the audience -- to whom he often speaks directly -- think: he treats his pregnant, common-law wife, Gilda (Julia Foster), quite shabbily, and has an affair with a married woman (Vivien Merchant) that leaves her pregnant, for which Alfie arranges an abortion. In the end, Alfie never finds lasting meaning or pleasure but remains an unrepentant, if low-class, Don Juan. Caine was Oscar-nominated for his performance. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jude Law
    Jude Law - Alfie
  • Marisa Tomei
    Marisa Tomei - Julie
  • Omar Epps
    Omar Epps - Marlon
  • Nia Long
    Nia Long - Lonette
  • Jane Krakowski
    Jane Krakowski - Dorie
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