Requiem for a Dream/Pi [2 Discs] [DVD]

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Special Features

  • Requiem for a Dream:
  • Commentary by director Darren Aronofsky
  • Commentary by director of photography Matthew Libatique
  • 16x9 widescreen (1.85:1 ratio)
  • 5.1 Dolby Digital audio
  • The anatomy of a scene
  • "The Making of Requiem for a Dream" documentary
  • Deleted scenes with optional commentary
  • Memories, Dreams and Addictions: Ellen Burstyn interviews Hubert Selby Jr.
  • Theatrical trailers and tv spots
  • Pi:
  • 16X9 widescreen (1.66:1 ratio)
  • 2.0 Dolby Surround audio
  • Commentary with director
  • Commentary with actors
  • Behind-the-scenes montage
  • Lost scenes
  • Music video
  • Cast and crew information
  • Production notes
  • Theatrical trailers

Synopsis

Pi
Darren Aronofsky scripted and made his directorial debut with this experimental feature with mathematical plot threads hinting at science-fictional elements. In NYC's Chinatown, recluse math genius Max (Sean Gullette) believes "everything can be understood in terms of numbers," and he looks for a pattern in the system as he suffers headaches, plays Go with former teacher Sol Robeson (Mark Margolis), and fools around with an advanced computer system he's built in his apartment. Both a Wall Street company and a Hasidic sect take an interest in his work, but he's distracted by blackout attacks, hallucinations, and paranoid delusions. Filmed in 16mm black-and-white, the Kafkaesque film features music by Clint Mansell (of the UK's Pop Will Eat Itself band). Shown at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival where Aronofsky won the drama directing award. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

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

  • Sean Gullette
    Sean Gullette - Max Cohen
  • Mark Margolis
    Mark Margolis - Sol Robeson
  • Ben Shenkman
    Ben Shenkman - Lenny Meyer
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    Pamela Hart - Marcy Dawson
  • Stephen Pearlman
    Stephen Pearlman - Rabbi Cohen

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