American Psycho

Bale, Christian

SKU: 031398203469

UPC 031398203469
Release Date 2007-02-06
Studio Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Discs 1
Length 102
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis A cunning indictment of the materialism of the 1980s, AMERICAN PSYCHO is Mary Harron's (I SHOT ANDY WARHOL) and Guinevere Turner's (GO FISH) deft interpretation of the dark and violent Brett Easton Ellis novel of the same name. Christian Bale (VELVET GOLDMINE) plays Patrick Bateman, the personification of the me culture of Ronald Reagan's 1980s. Imprisoned in an inane corporate existence fueled by status symbols, small talk, and gossip, Bateman begins a bloody reign of terror on nearly all that cross his path. The film's gray and navy mise-en-scene is filled with chilly, vacant streets, hard-edged skyscrapers and cold interiors flecked with the latest technological gadgets and designer flourishes. Mary Harron's camera glides through these spaces with the undisturbed detachment of a shark. Bale is a razor sharp Bateman whose cool, predatory grace is only matched by the equally indifferent corporate world in which he lives. Even during its most hideous scene, when a naked, chain-saw-toting Bateman goes on a screaming rampage, AMERICAN PSYCHO manages to project a cold indifference that has terrifying undertones. Harron's film is a frightening denunciation of a consumer culture gone amuck with greed, materialism and a lack of nearly any charity whatsoever....Dead-on, kitsch-free period detail and a wonderfully agitated performance by Bale... -- 3 out of 5 stars - A Satisfying Rental...A satire of conspicuous consumption...Released theatrically April 14, 2000 Filmed in New York City and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Leonardo DiCaprio, an early consideration for the role of Patrick Bateman, decided to star in THE BEACH instead. To clean the movie up and acheive a relatively mild R-rating, the producers excised approximately eighteen seconds of footage from a menage-a-trois scene featuring an emotionally detached Patrick Bateman and two women (one of whom was co-writer Guinevere Turner). The song Walking on Sunshine by Katrina & The Waves, which runs during the establishing shots of New York City and Wall Street, makes an ironic reference to Michael J. Fox's THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS, which also features the song. While working out, Patrick Bateman watches Tobe Hooper's TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. Several scenes later he pursues a victim with a chainsaw. Huey Lewis, objecting to the violence of AMERICAN PSYCHO, insisted producers remove his song Hip To Be Square from the official soundtrack album....A mordantly funny and agreeably blatant satire with genuinely subversive bite......An ingenious adaptation....Excellent direction and a set of self-effacing performances......AMERICAN PSYCHO is really brilliant in the way it takes the viewer inside Bateman's world... -- 4 out of 5 stars[D]irector Mary Harron impressively mines the dark social comedy from this scathing satire of the 1980s.
Cast William Sage (Star)
Mary Harron (Director)
Matt Ross (Star)
Gideon Ponte (Production Designer)
Joshua Lucas (Star)
Reese Witherspoon (Star)
Samantha Mathis (Star)
Bret Easton Ellis (Source Writer)
Christian Halsey Solomon (Producer)
John Cale (Composer)
Ron Rotholz (Producer)
Chris Hanley (Producer)
Jared Leto (Star)
Guinevere Turner (Screenwriter)
Christian Bale (Star)
Andrzej Sekula (Director of Photography)
Andrew Marcus (Editor)
Chloë Sevigny (Star)
Edward R. Pressman (Producer)
Mary Harron (Screenwriter)
Willem Dafoe (Star)
Guinevere Turner (Star)
Isis Mussenden (Costume Designer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Keep Case Package Note: Blue BD Case Unedited Full Frame - 1.33 Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital Surround Sound 5.1 EX - English DTS HD High Resolution ES - English Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional Additional Release Material: Featuretes: 1. The 80s: Downtown Audio Commentary: 1. Mary Harron - Director, Guinevere Turner - Writer 2. Deleted Scenes with Original Director Commentary Interactive Features: Interactive Menus
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.50000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute SensorMatic,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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