Boogie Nights (Blu-Ray)

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on 4/4/2012

Solid cast, Marky Mark is quite the actor, I don't know if all porn directors are as nice and concerned about their "actors" as Burt Reynolds portrays , but it's almost got a warm family feel to it. Of course they portray the down side too, the drug abuse, violence and sloth. But, porn is almost mainstream now, some of the porn stars are making it in popular movies, and have become household names without the stigma. After all, it's a business first and foremost. Enjoy!

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Product Overview


Studio New Line
SKU 213817583
UPC 794043132926
UPC 14 00794043132926
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 7/24/2012
Rating Rating
Essential Cinema
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note It's Los Angeles, 1977, and adult film director Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds) meets Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg), a well-endowed dishwasher in a nightclub. Jack recruits Eddie to be his newest star and Eddie, hungry for fame, quickly agrees, changing his name to Dirk Diggler. Soon Dirk is the hottest star in the porn industry, alongside Rollergirl (Heather Graham), a high school dropout who never removes her roller skates, and Amber Waves (Julianne Moore), the veteran star who pines for the son she's not allowed to visit. On the fringes, Little Bill (William H. Macy) fumes while his wife cheats on him in public, and Buck Swope (Don Cheadle) tries to escape the stigma of being a porn actor. The good times roll, but before long Dirk falls victim to the pressures of stardom and a drug habit that ruins his career while Jack struggles with porn's conversion from film to cheaper videotapes. Director Paul Thomas Anderson's breakthrough film is an exhilarating ride along the underbelly of the 1970s inspired by the films of Altman and Scorsese, featuring colorful camera work, a dynamic soundtrack, and excellent performances from the entire cast, most notably Reynolds in an Oscar-nominated comeback role.
Plot Summary
Summary Director Paul Thomas Anderson's second film is a sprawling, polyphonous drama set in the seedy greater L.A. porn scene during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "I've got a feeling that behind those jeans is something wonderful just waiting to get out."--Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds), upon first meeting Dirk Diggler (Mark Wahlberg)
Quote "Aren't you gonna take your skates off?"--Dirk Diggler to Rollergirl (Heather Graham)|"I never take my skates off."--Rollergirl
Quote "You're not the boss of me, Jack! You're not the king of Dirk! I'm the boss of me! I'm the king of me. I'm Dirk Diggler! I'm the star!"--Dirk Diggler to Jack Horner
Quote "That's not an MP, that's a YP--your problem. Come up with the money or forget about it."--Record producer to Dirk Diggler and Reed Rothchild (John C. Reilly)
Quote "I am a star. I'm a star, I'm a star, I'm a star. I'm a big, bright, shining star."--Dirk Diggler (the last lines of the film)
Entertainment Weekly Ranked #2 in Entertainment Weekly's "10 Favorite Films of the '90s" - "...Bravura....An ecstatic act of filmmaking..." 04/01/2000 p.159,"...[A] wild, virtuosic, ecstatically outrageous epic....Mark Wahlberg comes through with his first full-scale performance: ingenuous, sultry, starmaking..." 09/26/1997 p.52-4
Sight and Sound "...A hilariously engaging and at times bleakly disturbing chronicle..." 01/01/1998 o,36-7
USA Today "...With its ceaseless music, large canvas, shrewd casting, flawless ensemble acting and the dexterity of its whiplashing mood switches, the movie recalls Robert Altman's NASHVILLE..." -- 4 out of 4 stars 10/10/1997 p.1D
Chicago Sun-Times "...The kind of grimy, intense, passionate film we identify more with the 1970s than with today's slick productions..." 09/12/1997 p.43,"...BOOGIE NIGHTS has the quality of many great films, in that it always seems alive..." 10/17/1997 p.35
Paul Thomas Anderson
Mark Wahlberg
Burt Reynolds
Don Cheadle
Julianne Moore
Cast & Crew
Thomas Jane - Star
Jonathan Quint - Star
Ricky Jay - Star
Mark Wahlberg - Star
Nina Hartley - Star
Michael Jace - Star
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Star
Lexi Leigh - Star
Luis Guzmán - Star
Alfred Molina - Star
Joanna Gleason - Star
Tony Tedeschi - Star
Burt Reynolds - Star
John Doe - Star
Philip Baker Hall - Star
Melora Walters - Star
Laurel Holloman - Star
Greg Lauren - Star
Summer Cummings - Star
William H. Macy - Star
Don Cheadle - Star
Robert Ridgely - Star
Julianne Moore - Star
Jack Wallace - Star
Rico Bueno - Star
Skye Blue - Star
John C. Reilly - Star
Veronica Hart - Star
Heather Graham - Star
Joanne Sellar - Producer
Michael Penn - Composer
Robert Elswit - Director of Photography
Robert Downey Sr. - Actor
Paul Thomas Anderson - Screenwriter
Dylan Tichenor - Editor
Mark Bridges - Costume Designer
Bob Ziembicki - Production Designer
Paul Thomas Anderson - Producer
Lloyd Levin - Producer
Paul Thomas Anderson - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1997
UPC 00794043132926
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 155 minutes
Color Color
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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