In the Soup [DVD] [1992]

An unsure screenwriter befriends a charming con artist in director Alexandre Rockwell's quirky black-and-white comedy -- arriving on DVD from Fantoma Films. Presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen and offering audio rendered in English Dolby Digital 5.1, this release also offers a variety of extra features. Bonus materials include a video interview with star Jennifer Beals, group commentary with Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Bracco, Carol Kane, Jim Jarmusch, Steven Randazzo, and director Rockwell, additional commentary by Seymour Cassel, and a third commentary track with only Rockwell. Also included are a behind-the-scenes home video shot by Buscemi, deleted scenes and outtakes, and a step-by-step guide to dancing the cha-cha.
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Overview

Special Features

  • New high-definition transfer (1.78:1) supervised by director Alexandre Rockwell and cinematographer Phil Parmet, and enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs
  • 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound
  • New video interview with Jennifer Beals
  • Three feature-length audio commentaries: Group commentary featuring Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Bracco, Carol Kane, Jim Jarmusch, Steven Randazzo, and director Rockwell; commentary by Seymour Cassel; commentary by director/co-writer Rockwell
  • Behind-the-scenes home movies shot by Steve Buscemi
  • A collection of deleted scenes and outtakes
  • A step-by-step guide to dancing the Cha-Cha-Cha
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

In the Soup
Alexandre Rockwell's quirky autobiographical comedy stars Steve Buscemi as Adolpho Rollo, a would-be screenwriter who is obsessed with getting his 500-page script "Unconditional Surrender" produced. Desperate for money, he places an ad for financial backing, which is answered by con man Joe (Seymour Cassel). The film was shot in color, but was released theatrically in black & white. Both verisions eventually made their way to home video release. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Steve Buscemi
    Steve Buscemi - Aldolpho Rollo
  • Seymour Cassel
    Seymour Cassel - Joe
  • Jennifer Beals
    Jennifer Beals - Angelica
  • Image coming soon
    Pat Moya - Dang
  • Will Patton
    Will Patton - Skippy
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