sex, lies, and videotape sex, lies, and videotape

sex, lies, and videotape

Steven Soderbergh

 
sex, lies, and videotape (Criterion Blu-Ray)

17 Jul 2018

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • United States
  • 1989
  • 100 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  •  
  • Spine #938

With his provocative feature debut, twenty-six-year-old Steven Soderbergh trained his focus on the complexities of human intimacy and deception in the modern age. Housewife Ann (Andie MacDowell) feels distant from her lawyer husband, John (Peter Gallagher), who is sleeping with her sister (Laura San Giacomo). When John’s old friend Graham (a magnetic, Cannes-award-winning James Spader) comes to town, Ann is drawn to the soft-spoken outsider, eventually uncovering his startling private obsession: videotaping women as they confess their deepest desires. A piercingly intelligent and flawlessly performed chamber piece, in which the video camera becomes a charged metaphor for the characters’ isolation, the Palme d’Or–winning sex, lies, and videotape changed the landscape of American film, helping pave the way for the thriving independent scene of the 1990s.

Credits

DirectorSteven Soderbergh
WriterSteven Soderbergh
ProducersRobert Newmyer and John Hardy
Executive producersNancy Tenenbaum, Nick Wechsler and Morgan Mason
CinematographerWalt Lloyd
Music byCliff Martinez
Casting byDeborah Aquila
EditorSteven Soderbergh
Sound editing, rerecording, and music recordingLarry Blake

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director Steven Soderbergh, with 5.1 surround DTS‑HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 1998 featuring director Steven Soderbergh in conversation with filmmaker Neil LaBute
  • New program by Soderbergh, featuring responses to questions sent in by fans
  • Interviews with Soderbergh from 1990 and 1992
  • New documentary about the making of the film featuring actors Peter Gallagher, Andie MacDowell, and Laura San Giacomo
  • New conversation with composer Cliff Martinez and supervising sound editor Larry Blake
  • Deleted scene with commentary by Soderbergh
  • Trailers
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Amy Taubin and, in the Blu-ray release, excerpts from Soderbergh’s diaries written at the time of the film’s production

Other Editions

sex, lies, and videotape (Criterion DVD)

17 Jul 2018

DVD

2 Discs

SRP: $29.95

Criterion Store price:$23.96

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