Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon

Director: Milos Forman Cast: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Courtney Love

DVD (Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo)

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Overview

An original celebrity biopic, Milos Forman's Man on the Moon comes to DVD with a great picture and a wealth of information about its subject, Andy Kaufman. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1 and does a fine job with what is a rather flatly shot film. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but both English soundtracks are closed-captioned. The supplemental materials include deleted scenes that for the most part show why they were edited out, but one fascinating scene -- after the wrestling match -- adds a dimension to Kaufman's relationship with his parents that is never established in the film's final cut. A text biography of Kaufman includes live clips of his performances and wrestling matches. REM, which scored the film, includes the music videos for "Man on the Moon" and "The Great Beyond," both of which are worth revisiting. The theatrical trailer, a pedestrian "making of" featurette, and some DVD-ROM features round out this superb package that offers something for Kaufman fans beyond an excellent presentation of the film.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/30/2000
UPC: 0025192072024
Original Release: 1999
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time: 1:59:00
Sales rank: 27,369

Special Features

"Spotlight on Location: The Making of Man on the Moon"; Deleted scenes; R.E.M music videos "Man on the Moon" and "The Great Beyond"; "Andy Kaufman: This Is His Story" featuring live performances; Both Dolby Digital and DTS audio tracks; Theatrical trailer; Special DVD-ROM features

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jim Carrey Andy Kaufman
Danny DeVito George Shapiro
Courtney Love Lynne Margulies
Paul Giamatti Bob Zmuda
Vincent Schiavelli Maynard Smith
Peter Bonerz Ed Weinberger
Jerry Lawler himself
Gerry Becker Stanley Kaufman
Leslie Lyles Janice Kaufman
George Shapiro Club Owner
Judd Hirsch himself
Christopher Lloyd himself
Marilu Henner herself
Carol Kane herself
Jeff Conaway himself
David Letterman himself
Norm MacDonald Michael Richards
Lorne Michaels himself
Mary Lynn Rajskub Friday's Mary
Christina Cabot Meditation Student
Fred Scialla Stand-In (Danny DeVito)

Technical Credits
Milos Forman Director
Pamela Abdy Associate Producer
Scott Alexander Screenwriter
Ron Bochar Sound Editor
Patrizia Von Brandenstein Production Designer
Anita Camarata Musical Direction/Supervision
Danny DeVito Producer
Kathleen Driscoll-Mohler Casting
Scott Ferguson Associate Producer
Michael Hausman Executive Producer
Larry Karaszewski Screenwriter
Lynzee Klingman Editor
Raymond Kluga Art Director
Jeffrey Kurland Costumes/Costume Designer
Francine Maisler Casting
David McGiffert Asst. Director
Anastas Michos Cinematographer
Maria Nay Set Decoration/Design
Chris Newman Sound/Sound Designer
R.E.M. Songwriter
Michael Shamberg Producer
George Shapiro Executive Producer
Stacey Sher Producer
Christopher Tellefsen Editor
James F. Truesdale Art Director
Howard West Executive Producer
Karin Wiesel Set Decoration/Design
Bob Zmuda Executive Producer

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