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Patricia Arquette
Director: Rupert Wainwright Cast: Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
, Gabriel Byrne
Gabriel Byrne
, Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce
Rupert Wainwright

DVD (Wide Screen)



Even its biggest fans would probably agree that Rupert Wainwright's Stigmata compares unfavorably with more established entries in the supernatural horror genre, such as The Exorcist. However, as the first mainstream Hollywood film to try to explore in depth the phenomenon of stigmata, it does demand some respect, and MGM's DVD possibly casts the film in a better light than did its theatrical release. Certainly it could not look any better, with a superb anamorphic transfer. The exaggerated contrast between the gray Pittsburgh streets and the frequent use of blood-red in the film is tremendously effective, adding significantly to the atmosphere. The Dolby Digital 5.1 Sound is also good, crisply delivering Billy Corgan's music and the film's many effects. This disc is beautifully packaged and has a fine selection of special features. The eight-page booklet that accompanies the disc is full of interesting information concerning not only the film but also the background and history of stigmata in general. Others features include the original trailer for the film and the promotional video for the Natalie Imbruglia song "Identify," which was written by Corgan and is featured on the soundtrack. There is an audio commentary by Wainwright that is enthusiastic and quite in-depth; it explains how the film acquired its stunning look and many special effects. The feature most of interest is the deleted scenes section. Though some of these scenes (there are six in all) are grainy, most are quite good, particularly the alternate ending, which is completely different and probably better than the dénouement in the finished film. MGM has done a fine job with this disc, and Stigmata emerges from this DVD release a much more likeable and satisfying movie.

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/29/2000
UPC: 0027616745125
Original Release: 1999
Rating: R
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:42:00

Special Features

Director's alternate ending; Audio commentary by the director; Deleted scenes; Music video by Natalie Imbruglia; Collectible 8-page booklet; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Patricia Arquette Frankie Paige
Gabriel Byrne Father Andrew Kiernan
Jonathan Pryce Cardinal Daniel Houseman
Nia Long Donna Chadway
Thomas Kopache Father Durning
Rade Serbedzija Marion Petrocelli
Enrico Colantoni Father Dario
Dick Latessa Father Gianni Delmonico
Portia de Rossi Jennifer Kelliho
Patrick Muldoon Steven
Ann Cusack Dr. Reston

Technical Credits
Rupert Wainwright Director
Budd Carr Musical Direction/Supervision
Elia Cmiral Score Composer
Billy Corgan Score Composer
Kelsee Devoreaux Stunts
Michael J. Duthie Editor
Florence Fellman Set Decoration/Design
Louise Frogley Costumes/Costume Designer
Mike Garson Score Composer
Jim Halty Stunts
Waldemar Kalinowski Production Designer
Jeffrey Kimball Cinematographer
Wendy Kurtzman Casting
Tom Lazarus Original Story,Screenwriter
Frank Mancuso Producer
Mark Mangini Sound Editor
Michael R. Miller Editor
Ve Neill Makeup Special Effects
Charlie Picerni Stunts
Rick Ramage Screenwriter
Benjamin Rosenberg Asst. Director
Tony Stabley Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1
0. Scene Selections
1. Logos/Bleeding Statue [:08]
2. Title & Credits [5:48]
3. A Gift From Afar [2:24]
4. Scientist Or PriestK? [3:34]
5. Disturbed Bather [3:52]
6. Disbelieving Doctor [:17]
7. Gospel Translator [2:38]
8. Fallen Child [3:30]
9. Subway Thrashing [1:44]
10. "Epilepsy?" [:37]
11. An Expected Visitor [3:04]
12. Defining Stigmata [2:55]
13. The Wrath Of God [1:17]
14. Old Interpretations [2:27]
15. Possion [4:19]
16. A Complicated Life [:05]
17. "I'm Dying!" [4:45]
18. "Language Of Jesus" [2:28]
19. Seduction/Levitation [2:41]
20. Praying For Guidance [5:49]
21. Church Dismissal [4:38]
22. The Picture Develops [2:24]
23. Exorcism [3:05]
24. Sins Of The Father [2:36]
25. Lifted From The Fire [2:18]
26. The Bird Of Peace [1:24]
27. The Secret Scroll [6:02]
28. End Credits [:27]

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