Play Misty for Me

Play Misty for Me

Director: Clint Eastwood Cast: Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
, Jessica Walter
Jessica Walter
, Donna Mills
Donna Mills
, John Larch
John Larch
Clint Eastwood
Play Misty for Me

Play Misty for Me

Director: Clint Eastwood Cast: Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
, Jessica Walter
Jessica Walter
, Donna Mills
Donna Mills
, John Larch
John Larch
Clint Eastwood

DVD (Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Mono)

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Overview

"This excellent DVD release of Clint Eastwood's 1971 directorial debut Play Misty for Me will please newcomers and longtime fans alike. Loaded with DVD extras, the movie's print has been cleaned up and returned to its original aspect ratio with a good anamorphic widescreen transfer. Beautifully filmed on-location by master cinematographer Bruce Surtees, the movie also serves as a love letter to the rugged California coastal town of Carmel. The Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono audio track is excellent and the scenes set at the Monterey Jazz Festival are given new sonic life on this disc. There are numerous disc extras to select (though some of them are too slight to be worth mentioning), but by far the best is the hour-long look back at the making of the movie. Entitled ""Play It Again: A Look Back at Play Misty for Me,"" it's full of interviews with Eastwood, female lead Jessica Walter (in an excellent, star-making performance), key producers, writers, and others. This documentary makes plain that Play Misty for Me set the stage for Eastwood's career as a talented, individualistic director who refuses to get sucked into Hollywood power games or pointless power trips. After this film, Eastwood continued to use little or no makeup for actors, naturalistic lighting, real locations over sets, rich jazz scores, and tight budgets. Made for well under a million dollars, Play Misty for Me was a big mainstream hit with general audiences that also earned praise from indie film godfather John Cassavetes. The DVD also features a too short featurette on Eastwood and famed action-suspense director Don Siegel. A mentor and collaborator, Siegel was even amusingly cast as a bartender, mainly so Eastwood could get help from him on the first couple of days of shooting (he ended up not needing any). Besides better-than-average production notes and movie stills, the disc also features a montage of potential poster art that ends with the finished product. As a side note, the disc also makes plain that Eastwood considers Fatal Attraction to be an uncredited remake of Play Misty for Me."

Product Details

Release Date: 09/18/2001
UPC: 0025192142826
Original Release: 1971
Rating: R
Source: STUDIO DISTRIBUTION SERVS LLC
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [monaural, Dolby Digital]
Language: English
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 5,811

Special Features

Play It Again: A Look Back at Play Misty for Me"; The Beguiled, Misty, Don and Clint; Clint Eastwood on DVD; Photograph montage; Clint Eastwood directs and acts; The Evolution of a Poster; Theatrical trailer; Production notes; Cast and filmmakers; DVD-ROM features

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clint Eastwood Dave
Jessica Walter Evelyn
Donna Mills Tobie
John Larch Sergente McCallum
Jack Ging Dr. Frank Dewan
Irene Hervey Madge Brenner
James McEachin Al Monte
Clarice Taylor Birdie
Don Siegel Murphy the Bartender,Murphy
Duke Everts Jay Jay
George Fargo Man
Mervin W. Frates Locksmith
Tim Frawley Deputy Sheriff
Otis Kadani Policeman
Brit Lind Anjelica,Anjelica
Paul E. Lippman 2nd Man
Jack Kosslyn Cab Driver
Ginna Patterson Madalyn
Malcolm Moran Man in Window
Walter Spear Officer
Johnny Otis Himself
Don Hamilton Bar Patron
Dee Barton Composer

Technical Credits
Clint Eastwood Director
Jo Heims Screenwriter
Dean Riesner Screenwriter
Robert Daley Producer
Jennings Lang Producer
Waldon O. Watson Sound Effects,Sound/Sound Designer
Jerry Whittington Sound Effects
Robert Martin Sound/Sound Designer
Robert L. Hoyt Sound/Sound Designer
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