Swimming with Sharks [Special Edition]

Swimming with Sharks [Special Edition]

Director: George Huang Cast: Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
, Frank Whaley
Frank Whaley
, Michelle Forbes
Michelle Forbes
, Benicio Del Toro
Benicio Del Toro
George Huang
Swimming with Sharks [Special Edition]

Swimming with Sharks [Special Edition]

Director: George Huang Cast: Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
, Frank Whaley
Frank Whaley
, Michelle Forbes
Michelle Forbes
, Benicio Del Toro
Benicio Del Toro
George Huang

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Overview

Swimming With Sharks graduates to special edition status with this stellar DVD from Lions Gate Home Entertainment. Packed with bonus features that delve straight into the heart of this loved indie pic, the disc goes a long way to give the film its own legacy, which given its sparse theatrical distribution and eventual success on home video and cable, was long overdue. The film is presented with an anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen picture, while the sound has been upgraded to both Dolby and DTS 5.1 tracks, along with a single 2.0 stereo track as well. In addition, the disc comes with three separate audio commentaries -- the first with Kevin Spacey, the second with writer/director George Huang and the third featuring Huang and co-star Frank Whaley. Par usual, Spacey's commentary is dry and excruciatingly bland, contrary to the director's, which is light, fun, and goes a long way in discussing the trials of working in Hollywood and headlining a first feature in the indie world. The director's track with Whaley is also a spirited track that's packed with quips about the star's hairdo and further stories of the production. The special features continue with a well-made 24-minute making-of, which finds the cast and crew looking back on the film ten years later. Combined with the candid ten-minute "Life as a Hollywood Assistant" and the "Let's Do Lunch: A Conversation With Colleagues" clips, the disc hilariously presents the hell that is working in Hollywood and what making a movie like this does to the town that you're blatantly exposing. Further bonus features include a bevy of deleted scenes (with optional director's commentary), the original theatrical trailer, and a Lion's Gate trailer gallery that includes peeks at Haute Tension, Beyond the Sea, and The Devil's Rejects, among others.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/07/2005
UPC: 0031398174981
Original Release: 1994
Rating: R
Source: LIONSGATE - 600000-AEC LGE
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Language: English
Time: 1:41:00
Sales rank: 51,854

Special Features

Commentary with actor Kevin Spacey; Commentary with director George Huang; Commentary with director George Huang and actor Frank Whaley; "Back to the Tank: Swimming 10 Years Later"; "Shark Tales: Life as a Hollywood Assistant"; "Let's Do Lunch: A Conversation With Colleagues"; Deleted scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kevin Spacey Buddy Ackerman
Frank Whaley Guy
Michelle Forbes Dawn Lockard
Benicio Del Toro Rex
Jerry Levine Jack
T.E. Russell Foster Kane
Roy Dotrice Cyrus Miles
Matthew Flynt Manny
Patrick Fischler Moe
Patrick Fisher Moe
Tom Hiel Composer
Tom Heil Composer

Technical Credits
George Huang Director,Screenwriter
Steve Alexander Producer,Producer
Joanne Moore Producer
Jay Cohen Executive Producer,Producer
Stephen Israel Executive Producer,Producer
Dennis Dion Special Effects
Martin Mercer Special Effects
Andrea Stone Guttfreund Casting
Laurel Smith Casting
Mike Kirton Stunts
Louis Nader Producer
Buzz Hays Producer
Kevin Spacey Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [7:03]
2. A Little Crazy [2:52]
3. Day One [4:48]
4. Meeting Mitzi [2:39]
5. Detail Oriented [2:32]
6. Business of Show [1:48]
7. Unreachable [4:27]
8. On the Same Side [4:01]
9. You Don't Matter [3:35]
10. Character Assassination [3:33]
11. Destroy Every Copy [4:14]
12. Prove Yourself [1:11]
13. Payback [4:17]
14. Just an Assistant [3:29]
15. Valuable Lessons [2:52]
16. Seven Years Bad Luck [3:41]
17. Water Torture [6:59]
18. I Know What's Fair [3:38]
19. I Paid My Dues [7:36]
20. Talk to Me [3:00]
21. Fed Up [1:19]
22. Social Climber [5:45]
23. This Town is a Jungle [4:11]
24. End Credits [3:32]
1. "Buddy Owes Me a Call" [2:08]
2. "Decaf - What's the Point?" [2:02]
3. "We Wait, You Suffer" [1:34]
4. Guy's 1st Cigarette [1:50]
5. "You Really Can Work a Room" [1:47]
6. "Rot in Hell" [1:16]
7. Chairman's Advice [:01]
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