Director: Steven Widi Ho Cast: Wayne Pere, Eliane Chappuis, William Forsythe

DVD (Letterbox)


Steven Widi Ho's thriller Soundman comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include an introduction to the film recorded by the director, outtakes, and a theatrical trailer. This is a decent release from Vanguard that will be of interest primarily to those who look for films made outside the Hollywood mainstream.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/18/2002
UPC: 0658769027334
Original Release: 1998
Rating: R
Source: Vanguard Cinema
Presentation: [Letterbox]
Time: 1:45:00

Special Features

Director's intro; Trailer; Outtakes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Wayne Pere Actor
Eliane Chappuis Actor
William Forsythe Actor
Wes Studi Actor
Nick Stahl Actor
John Koyama Actor
Tamlyn Tomita Actor
Liane Alexandra Curtis Actor
Audie England Actor
Gilbert Trejo Actor
Danny Trejo Actor

Technical Credits
Steven Widi Ho Director,Screenwriter
Vanja Aljinovic Asst. Director
David Aubrey Cinematographer,Editor
Bayard Carey Sound/Sound Designer
Eliane Chappuis Executive Producer
Lanny Cordolla Score Composer
Mark Duran Art Director
Taneia Lednicky Costumes/Costume Designer
John McMahon Co-producer
Vincent G. Newman Co-producer
Rosario Provenza Production Designer
Matt Sorum Score Composer
Michael Sterns Cinematographer
Tucker Tooley Co-producer
Anton Walpole Producer
Franz Wassmer Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [9:12]
2. Voice Lecture [7:38]
3. Gourmet Dinner [7:41]
4. What's Going On? [8:52]
5. "I'll See What I Can Do" [7:11]
6. Gimme Your Wallet! [7:38]
7. I Need Bullets [8:46]
8. I'm Sorry Igby [10:42]
9. I Can't Drive [12:16]
10. We're All Equal [10:03]
11. Phone Calls [8:56]
12. End Credits [5:32]

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Soundman 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A truly fascinating indie made several years ago, Soundman plays like a low-budget Taxi Driver set in Hollywood. Igby is the quintessential oddball loner, a Travis Bickle with headphones, whose infatuation with a woman emboldens him to take risks he¿d normally avoid at all costs. Igby¿s confrontations with arrogant directors and know-nothing producers end predictably ¿ up to a point. That¿s when director Ho unshackles his imagination and turns it loose with darkly hilarious results. This film festival favorite sports an interesting supporting cast that includes Wes Studi, Tamlyn Tomita and Danny Trejo; renters will find the faces familiar even if they can¿t remember their names. While generally low key, Soundman at times is savagely funny and should find a receptive audience among discriminating renters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is probably one of the best true independent films that I have seen in a long while. Wayne Pere (The Soundman) gives a stellar performance that rivals the best of them! Really a gem to find. Directing and music is top notch.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fantastic film that captures the dark side of Hollywood that we normally do not hear about. I am assuming that Danny Trejo's son (Gilbert Trejo) played his actual son in the film. Wayne Pere (The Soundman) gave a performance to die for.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very distrubingly funny film that is not afraid to carry the viewer from one emotion to the opposite with the flip of a switch. Difficult to categorize into a genre, but this is also what makes it so appealing. Quite reminiscent of French cinema. Nick Stahl from ''In the Bedroom'' plays hilariously with Wayne Pere (the ''Soundman'').