In the Soup

In the Soup

Director: Alexandre Rockwell Cast: Steve Buscemi, Seymour Cassel, Jennifer Beals

DVD (Wide Screen / Black & White)

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An unsure screenwriter befriends a charming con artist in director Alexandre Rockwell's quirky black-and-white comedy -- arriving on DVD from Fantoma Films. Presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen and offering audio rendered in English Dolby Digital 5.1, this release also offers a variety of extra features. Bonus materials include a video interview with star Jennifer Beals, group commentary with Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Bracco, Carol Kane, Jim Jarmusch, Steven Randazzo, and director Rockwell, additional commentary by Seymour Cassel, and a third commentary track with only Rockwell. Also included are a behind-the-scenes home video shot by Buscemi, deleted scenes and outtakes, and a step-by-step guide to dancing the cha-cha.Alexandre Rockwell's quirky autobiographical comedy stars Steve Buscemi as Adolpho Rollo, a would-be screenwriter who is obsessed with getting his 500-page script "Unconditional Surrender" produced. Desperate for money, he places an ad for financial backing, which is answered by con man Joe (Seymour Cassel). The film was shot in color, but was released theatrically in black & white. Both verisions eventually made their way to home video release.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/27/2004
UPC: 0695026704324
Original Release: 1992
Rating: NR
Source: Fantoma
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:36:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; New high-definition transfer (1.78:1) supervised by director Alexandre Rockwell and cinematographer Phil Parmet, and enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs; 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound; New video interview with Jennifer Beals; Three feature-length audio commentaries: Group commentary featuring Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Bracco, Carol Kane, Jim Jarmusch, Steven Randazzo, and director Rockwell; commentary by Seymour Cassel; commentary by director/co-writer Rockwell; Behind-the-scenes home movies shot by Steve Buscemi; A collection of deleted scenes and outtakes; A step-by-step guide to dancing the Cha-Cha-Cha

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steve Buscemi Aldolpho Rollo
Seymour Cassel Joe
Jennifer Beals Angelica
Pat Moya Dang
Will Patton Skippy
Steve Randazzo Louis Bafardi
Jim Jarmusch Monty
Carol Kane Barbara
Stanley Tucci Gregoire
Rockets Redglare Guy
Elizabeth Bracco Jackie
Debi Mazar Actor
Frank Messina Bafardi Brother
Sully Boyar Old Man
Sam Rockwell Pauli
Jaime Sanchez Uncle Teo
Paul Herman Rent-A-Car Clerk
Richard Boes Nietzche
Mike Anderson Little Man
Ruth Maleczech Adolpho's Mom

Technical Credits
Alexandre Rockwell Director,Screenwriter
Rik Armour Set Decoration/Design
Hank Blumenthal Producer
Elizabeth Bracco Costumes/Costume Designer
Dana Congdon Editor
Mark Friedberg Production Designer
Jim Stark Producer
Tim Kissell Screenwriter
Mader Score Composer
Phil Parmet Cinematographer
James Schamus Associate Producer
Junichi Suzuki Producer
Ginger Tougas Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. I'm a Filmmaker
2. Angelica
3. The Naked Truth
4. Joe
5. One of Those Budding Young Things
6. A Night With Skippy
7. You're in Love With Me
8. Unconditional Surrender
9. The Bafardis
10. Santa Joe
11. I Am Gregoire, I Am Your Neighbor
12. Breaking and Entering
13. Bullshit Greencard
14. You're an Angel
15. The Cha Cha Cha
16. I'll Dance My Ass Off
17. Happy New Year
18. Drugs Are So Bad
19. Either Stupid or Dumb
20. Just Make a Movie

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