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Requiem for a Dream [Unrated] [Director's Cut] [DVD] [2000]

Release Date:08/14/2001
Darren Aronofsky's harrowing tale of drug addiction, Requiem for a Dream comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Supplemental materials include a commentary track featuring the director, a second commentary track by the cinematographer Matthew Libatique, deleted scenes with director commentary, a making-of featurette, production notes, theatrical trailers, television promos, and Ellen Burstyn interviewing Hubert Selby Jr., who co-wrote the screenplay that was adapted from his novel. This is a superb disc for both the film's many fans and DVD collectors.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (49 out of 52)

    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
    • Theatrical 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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