Requiem for a Dream [DVD] [2000]

The R-rated cut of Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, even though this is not the version of the film that was seen in theaters. The English soundtrack is impressively rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include trailers, television promotional materials, production notes, and information on the cast and crew. This is a fine disc, but those with an interest in the film are encouraged to seek out the unrated edition.
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Overall Customer Rating:
Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars.
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (29 out of 31)

Special Features

  • Commentary by director Darren Aronofsky
  • Commentary by director of photography Matthew Libatique
  • 16:9 widescreen version
  • 5.1 Dolby Digital audio
  • "The Making of Requiem for a Dream" documentary
  • Deleted scenes with optional director commentary
  • Memories, dreams, and addictions: Ellen Burstyn interviews Hubert Selby Jr.
  • The anatomy of a scene
  • Theatical trailers and tv spots
  • Cast and crew information
  • Production notes
  • Digitally mastered
  • Scene access
  • Interactive menus


Requiem for a Dream
Based on the novel by Hubert Selby Jr., this gritty drama concerns four people trapped by their addictions. Harry (Jared Leto), and his best friend Tyrone (Marlon Wayans) are impoverished heroin addicts living in Coney Island, NY, while Harry's girlfriend Marion (Jennifer Connelly) is a fellow addict trying to distance herself from her wealthy father. Harry dreams of scoring a pound of smack, from which he could make enough money to open a clothing boutique with Marion, but so far he and his friends can barely scrape by supporting their own habits. Meanwhile, Harry's mother Sara (Ellen Burstyn), who spends her days watching television, is told she has the opportunity to appear on her favorite game show; wanting to lose enough weight to fit into her favorite red dress, she visits a sleazy doctor who gives her a prescription for amphetamines. Soon Sara has a drug habit of her own that is spiraling out of control. Requiem for a Dream was directed by Darren Aronofsky, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Selby; it was Aronofsky's second feature, following his acclaimed independent film Pi. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Ellen Burstyn
    Ellen Burstyn - Sara Goldfarb
  • Jared Leto
    Jared Leto - Harry Goldfarb
  • Jennifer Connelly
    Jennifer Connelly - Marion Silver
  • Marlon Wayans
    Marlon Wayans - Tyrone C. Love
  • Christopher McDonald
    Christopher McDonald - Tappy tibbons

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