Boogie Nights

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Product Overview

An outrageous epic that throws the covers back on california's adult entertainment industry in the swinging seventies. It's a touching and often humorous portrait of a most unusual family of filmmakers, brought to dazzling life by an all-star cast and sizzling seventies soundtrack.

Specifications

Studio New Line
SKU 204408374
UPC 794043109614
UPC 14 00794043109614
Format DVD
Release Date 1/8/2008
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1
Actors
Name Wahlberg,Mark
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Cast & Crew
Burt Reynolds - Actor
Don Cheadle - Actor
Dylan Tichenor - Editor
Heather Graham - Actor
John C. Reilly - Actor
Julianne Moore - Actor
Lawrence Gordon - Executive Producer
Mark Wahlberg - Actor
Michael Penn - Original Music By
Paul Thomas Anderson - Producer
Paul Thomas Anderson - Director
Paul Thomas Anderson - Writer
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Actor
Robert Elswit - Cinematographer
Ted Berner - Art Director
William H. Macy - Actor
Awards
Winner (1998) Golden Globe, Burt Reynolds, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture,MTV Award, Heather Graham, Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominee (1998) Golden Globe, Julianne Moore, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture,MTV Award, Mark Wahlberg, et. al., Best Dance Sequence,Oscar, Burt Reynolds, Best Actor in a Supporting Role,Oscar, Julianne Moore, Best Actress in a Supporting Role,Oscar, Paul Thomas Anderson, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen,Screen Actors Guild, Mark Wahlberg, et. al., Outstanding Performance by a Cast
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review In his new film, Boogie Nights, writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson takes us back to the disco era, and, by following a small group of characters, recreates the rise and fall of "artistic porn" and those who participated in it...With Boogie Nights, Anderson has realized the potential he showed in his previous feature, Hard 8 (which featured John C. Reilly and Philip Baker Hall, two members of this movie's ensemble cast). Boogie Nights is a dramatically rich and visually arresting motion picture that has earned (and is deserving of) comparisons to the films of Robert Altman. Anderson takes risks with this movie, few of which fall short. (One of these is the pointed and sure-to-be controversial final shot -- a perfectly conceived and framed statement about the de-humanizing effects of the porn industry.) The result is a memorably penetrating motion picture.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Reel.com
Review Boogie Nights is not only an amusing and moving film about a group of actors, producers, and directors making pornography in the '70s and early '80s, it's also a sublime and intelligent microcosmic representation of the changes that took place during that time...Though Anderson doesn't directly refer to any of these factors in his film, Boogie Nights superbly conveys how these inevitable societal shifts play out for his characters. Though the young director (he made the film when he was 27) has a fondness for going over the top with the tragic moments (a significant flaw of his subsequent film, Magnolia), the film's flair and knowingness more than make up for this small weakness...One of Anderson's greatest gifts is how well he works with his actors. Every single performance is excellent, almost as if each performer were inspired by the caliber of the others to reach for something even greater. If there has ever been a finer filmic ensemble, I am hard-pressed to remember it.
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Reviewer Rod Armstrong
ReviewRating 10
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Wahlberg,Mark
Label Turner Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Desson Howe, Washingtopn Post A stunning and powerful film.
Jack Matthews, NewsDay Four stars!
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal ...shockingly funny and thrillingly original...
Rogert Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times ...a sprawling masterpiece of a movie.
Shlomo Schwartzberg, Box Ofice Magazine ...well crafted, well acted...

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