Dead Ringers Film Still

Dead Ringers

David Cronenberg

 
Dead Ringers (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Out of Print
  • United States
  • 1988
  • 115 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • English
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  • Spine #21

In Dead Ringers, David Cronenberg tells the chilling story of identical twin gynecologists—suave Elliot and sensitive Beverly, bipolar sides of one personality—who share the same practice, the same apartment, the same women. When a new patient, glamorous actress Claire Niveau, challenges their eerie bond, they descend into a whirlpool of sexual confusion, drugs, and madness. Jeremy Irons’ s tour-de-force performance—as both twins—raises disturbing questions about the nature of personal identity.

Cast

Beverly Mantle/Elliot MantleJeremy Irons
Claire NiveauGeneviève Bujold
CaryHeidi von Palleske
DanutaBarbara Gordon
LauraShirley Douglas
Anders WolleckStephen Lack

Credits

DirectorDavid Cronenberg
ProducerDavid Cronenberg and Marc Boyman
ScreenplayDavid Cronenberg and Norman Snider
Based on the book "Twins" byBari Wood and Jack Geasland
Executive producerSylvio Tabet and Carol Baum
Associate producerJohn Board
Costume designDenise Cronenberg
CinematographyPeter Suschitzky
MusicHoward Shore
Production designCarol Spier
EditingRonald Sanders

Disc Features

  • A new digital transfer, approved by director David Cronenberg and director of photography Peter Suschitzky
  • Audio commentary by Cronenberg, Jeremy Irons, editor Ron Sanders, production designer Carol Spier, and Suschitzky
  • The original designs for the opening title sequence
  • “Mathematics in Metal” & “Instruments for Operating on Mutant Women”: A still gallery of drawings and photographs of the sculptures and medical instruments designed for the film
  • Twinning effect/motion control footage
  • The electronic press kit, including a trailer and a featurette
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    Cover based on a theatrical poster

Film Essays

Dead Ringers

By Chris RodleyOctober 12, 1998

“When was the last time a gynecologist was in a movie, even as a figure of fun? There’s . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

Dead Ringers

By Chris RodleyOctober 12, 1998

“When was the last time a gynecologist was in a movie, even as a figure of fun? There’s . . . Read more »