Steve Martin
Director: David Atkins Cast: Steve Martin
Steve Martin
, Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
, Laura Dern
Laura Dern
David Atkins

DVD (Wide Screen)



Steve Martin stars in the funny film noir dental thriller Novocaine. Artisan has put forth considerable effort on this 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer. Featuring bright colors and even black levels, this transfer looks very well rendered with only the slightest amount of edge enhancement marring the image. The audio is featured in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround in English. This is an excellent soundtrack sporting lots of directional effects and some funky music by Danny Elfman and Steve Bartek. Also included on this disc are subtitles in English and French. This is a very nice edition of Novocaine that includes a vast array of special features, starting with a commentary track by director David Atkins. Atkins has a working knowledge of the production and story and throws out many entertaining anecdotes about the film. Two features -- "Getting the Shot" and "Bitten" -- give the viewer a working knowledge of both the film's production and dental forensics. "Bitten" is an especially neat featurette that includes interviews with dental forensic specialists discussing how to snatch dental records off of a mutilated corpse. "Getting the Shot" is a by-the-numbers eight-miunte promo spot for the film. Finally there are five rather uninteresting deleted scenes, two theatrical trailers for the film, "The Music of Novocaine" music sampler, some thin production notes, bonus trailers for Artisan movies, and some information on the film's cast and crew.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/23/2002
UPC: 0012236123507
Original Release: 2001
Rating: R
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 65,713

Special Features

Closed Caption; "Getting the Shot" - the making of "Novocaine"; "Bitten" - an exploration into forensic dentistry; Deleted scenes; Director's commentary; Music of "Novocaine"; 16:9 widescreen; 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround audio; 2.0 Dolby Digital Surround audio; English subtitles; Spanish subtitles; Trailers; Trailer gallery; Production notes; Cast and crew bios; Digitally mastered; Interactive menus; Scene index

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steve Martin Dr. Frank Sangster
Helena Bonham Carter Actor
Laura Dern Jean Noble
Scott Caan Duane
Keith David Detective Lunt
Lynne Thigpen Pat
Elias Koteas Harlan Sangster
Kevin Bacon Hip movie star [uncredited]
Mindy Suzanne Bell Trooper Bunch
Jobe Cerny Pharmacist Wayne Ponze
Roy Hytower & Motif Skinny Sheriff
Rich Komenich Detective
George Lugg Liquor Store Owner
Rom Milanovich "Blue Sands" Bartender
Lucina Paquet Mrs. Langston
Chelcie Ross Mike
Quincy Wong Chinese Husband
Preston Maybank Gelding
Polly Augusta Noonan Sally
Eddie "Bo" Smith Motel Security Guard
Eric Lane Officer Chuck Smith
Yasen Peyankov "Sunshine Lounge" Bartender
Teri Cotruzzola Attractive Complaining Patient
Sally Kao Chinese Wife
Tyler Rostenkowski Billy
Karol Kent Detective Lily Pons
Mary Ann Childers Anchorwoman
James Chisem Harris
Joe Kasala Officer Peter Reilly
Kwame Amoaku Visiting Room Guard
Len Bajenski Trooper Jarvis
Roderick Peeples Storch
Christian Stolte Court guard
Roy Gabiv Conductor

Technical Credits
David Atkins Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Jane Alderman Casting
Steve Bartek Score Composer
Mary Colquhoun Casting
Tobiasz Dasziewiez Stunts
Danny Elfman Score Composer
Paul Felopulos Original Story
James Fierro Stunts
Vilko Filac Cinematographer
James Giovannetti Asst. Director
Frank Griffin Makeup
Dustin Hudson Consultant/advisor
Craig Jackson Art Director
Don Julien Asst. Director
Melody London Editor
Tom Lowell Stunts
Dan Maldonado Stunts
Jon Mallard Asst. Director
Jim Mammoser Stunts
Rom Milanovich Stunts
Paul Mones Producer
Chris Nolte Stunts
David Obermeyer Sound Mixer
Linda Perlin Stunts
John J. Rigden Special Effects
Manilo Rocchetti Makeup Special Effects
Manlio Rochetti Makeup Special Effects
Daniel M. Rosenberg Producer
Sharon Seymour Production Designer
Jeff Tufano Camera Operator
Michele Weisler Executive Producer
Rich Wilke Stunts
Denise Wingate Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [5:19]
2. New Patient [5:31]
3. My Brother Harlan [5:27]
4. Break the Rules [6:44]
5. We Have a Problem [13:46]
6. Stay Away From My Sister [6:04]
7. Blood, Sweat, and Tears [5:40]
8. Little Sins [6:26]
9. How Did You Meet Him? [7:01]
10. Chopper [7:11]
11. We Have a Thing [8:36]
12. I Know My Brother [5:08]
13. Novocaine [4:12]
14. Just Rewards [3:07]
15. End Credits [4:15]

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