Circus [WS] [DVD] [2000]

Rob Walker's crime drama Circus comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, and Thai subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by writer David Logan, deleted scenes, trailers, and a making-of featurette. No matter what one thinks of the film, this is a very good disc from Columbia/TriStar.
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Overview

Special Features

  • Digitally mastered audio and anamorphic video
  • Widescreen presentation
  • Audio: English 5.1 [Dolby Digital] and 2-channel [Dolby Surround], French
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
  • Audio commentary from the producer and writer
  • Making-of featurette
  • Deleted scenes
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Talent files
  • Interactive menus

Synopsis

Circus
A confidence man discovers too late that he's on the other end of a dangerous scam in this tense thriller from England. Leo Garfield (John Hannah) is a small-time gambler and con artist who is eager to get out of the business. Bruno (Brian Conley), a brutal underworld leader, wants Leo to manage his gaming operations. While he's in no position to say no, Leo doesn't want to work for the unstable gangster. Hoping to raise enough money so that he and his wife Lily (Famke Janssen) can leave the country, Leo agrees to murder Gloria (Amanda Donohoe), the wife of a mobster named Julius (Peter Stormare). However, Bruno's brother Caspar (Ian Burfield) is convinced that Leo is up to no good, and he hopes to get some information from Lily by passing on unwelcome news -- Elmo (Fred Ward), Lily's former partner in crime, has just been released from prison, and he wants revenge for her betrayal of him after a bungled robbery. Leo goes through with his assignment to kill Gloria, only to discover that he's been set up -- the woman in question was a prostitute hired by Julius, who videotaped her death and is now demanding $500,000 in blackmail from Leo. Circus was the feature film debut for director Rob Walker, who had previously worked in British television. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Image coming soon
    Lucy Akhurst - Helen
  • Christopher Biggins
    Christopher Biggins - Arnie
  • Amanda Donohoe
    Amanda Donohoe - Gloria
  • John Hannah
    John Hannah - Leo Garfield
  • Image coming soon
    Hinda Hicks - Old Tramp
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