Man Bites Dog [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1991]

Remy Belvaux's controversial mockumentary Man Bites Dog comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.66:1. The French soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer, an essay from producer Andre Bonzel about the making of the film, a still photo gallery, interviews with the crew, and a short film from the filmmakers. This cult favorite has never looked better on home video, making this disc worthwhile for anyone with adventurous taste.
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Special Features

  • 1993 video interview with the filmmakers
  • "No C4 For Daniel-Daniel" short
  • Stills gallery
  • Theatrical trailer

Synopsis

Man Bites Dog
Man Bites Dog is a Belgian faux-documentary and high-concept satire of media violence which follows the lethal exploits of Benoit Benoit Poelvoorde, an affable, and very talkative, serial killer. He kills for money, and he kills for pleasure, and he talks all the while about philosophy and the proper technique for weighing a corpse down underwater. He is followed through his slaughter-fest by the filmmakers, Rémy and André (the actual filmmakers, Rémy Belvaux and André Bonzel), and the line between reporter and subject becomes blurred pretty quickly. The filmmakers become more and more involved in Benoit's actions, starting with the relatively innocent act of holding a flashlight for him. Eventually, when their funding runs out, Benoit hires them to continue making the film, and soon they are accomplices in a gang rape. While this film has the subtlety of a sledgehammer, its message rings true: the media tend to become part of the stories they report upon as surely as a physicist changes a wave by looking at it. ~ John Voorhees, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Alain Oppezzi - Franco (Sound Man #2)
  • Vincent Tavier
    Vincent Tavier - Vincent (Sound Man #3)
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    Nelly Pappaert - Ben's Grandmother
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    Hector Pappaert - Ben's Grandfather
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    Jenny Drye - Jenny

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