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A perfect murder

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 1998
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A Perfect Murder is based on Frederick Knott's play Dial M for Murder, filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1954. Married to commodities trader Stephen Taylor (Michael Douglas), Emily Bradford (Gwyneth Paltrow) is romantically involved with artist David Shaw (Viggo Mortensen). Aware of this affair, Stephen researches David's past, visits his loft studio, and informs David that he knows about his aliases, jail sentences, and various cons and scams directed at rich women. Then Stephen offers David $500,000 to murder Emily, and David agrees. The plan is calculated to make the murder look like an accident, but events soon go on an unscheduled course. Enter Detective Mohamed Karaman (David Suchet). Knott's original play opened June 1952 in London, followed by a New York run that began October 1952. Several books and sources describe how Hitchcock's film was made in 3-D but neglect to mention that, despite trade screenings in 3-D, Dial M for Murder was originally released in 1954 with ordinary, flat 2-D prints. It was finally shown to audiences in 3-D during the mid-'80s. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Murder -- Drama.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Burbank, CA :Warner Home Video,1998
Edition Special ed.; widescreen or standard format.
Contributors Douglas, Michael, 1944-
Paltrow, Gwyneth, 1972-
Mortensen, Viggo, 1958-
Suchet, David.
Choudhury, Sarita.
Davis, Andrew, 1946-
Kopelson, Arnold.
Kelly, Patrick Smith.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Warner Bros. Pictures.
Participants/Performers Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, David Suchet, Sarita Choudhury.
Other Contributors Music by James Newton Howard ; edited by Dennis Virkler and Dov Hoenig ; director of photography, Dariusz Wolski.
Audience MPAA rating: R.
Language English
Soundtrack in English or French; subtitles in English or French.
Notes Two-sided: widescreen on one side, standard on the other.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1998.
Special features: Audio commentary 1 (director Andrew Davis, screenwriter Patrick Smith Kelly, and actor Michael Douglas); Audio commentary 2 (producer Peter Macgregor-Scott, costume designer Ellen Mirojnick, set decorator Debra Schullt, and production designer Phillip Rosenberg); Cast & crew; Secrets & lies; About the story.
System Details DVD; 5.1 surround in English; Dolby surround in French; region 1.
Description 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0790738414
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