AMERICAN BEAUTY (LTX,DD,DTS) - DVD
Marking the feature film directorial debut of award-winning theatre director Sam Mendes, this funny, moving and shocking journey through life in suburban America follows the trials and tribulations of Lester (Kevin Spacey) and Carolyn (Annette Bening), an upper-middle class couple whose marriage--and lives--are slowly unraveling. Lester's wife hates him, his daughter Jane regards him with contempt, and his boss is positioning him for the ax. So Lester decides to make a few changes in his life; the freer he gets, the happier he gets, which is even more maddening to his wife and daughter. But Lester is about to learn that the ultimate freedom comes at the ultimate price. Winner of five Academy Awards: Best Picture, Director, Actor, Screenplay and Cinematography.
Special Features Audio Commentary by director Sam Mendes and writer Alan Ball; Making Of; 2 Trailers; Production Info; Storyboards with commentary by Sam Mendes and cinematographer Conrad L. Hall; Cast/Crew Biographies; DVD-ROM: Script-to-screen;
Ken Cranes Price $18.89
Retail Price $26.98
Release Date 10/24/00
Year 1999
Category DRAMA SUSPENSE
Rating R
Actors Annette Bening Chris Cooper Kevin Spacey Mena Suvari Peter Gallagher Thora Birch Wes Bentley
Directed by Sam Mendes
Sound DTS DIGITAL / 5.1 DOLBY DIGITAL
Studio Universal
Run Time 122 Minutes
Color/BW COLOR
Widescreen Format YES
Standard Format NO
Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
Closed Caption YES
Language ENGLISH
THX Certified NO
Multi-Audio YES
Interactive Menus YES
Scene Access YES
Production Notes YES
16:9 Enhanced YES
Movie on one side YES
Title Released YES
Regionally Coded YES

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