Being John Malkovich (1999) 2 x DVD9 Criterion Collection
Story revolves around Craig Schwartz (John Cusack), a puppeteer struggling in a wintry economic climate. His wife Lotte (Cameron Diaz) works as a pet store clerk and brings in most of the household income...as well as a ridiculous number of animals. Their relationship has completely lost its spark, but change comes after Craig gets a job as a file clerk at Lestercorp. Everything about this new job just seems a little off, though: the ceilings are five feet high, co-workers communicate on a different wavelength and his new boss claims to be over 100 years old. More change comes when Craig discovers a small door in his office which leads to the mind of John Horatio Malkovich (John Malkovich). Amazed, he shares his discovery with his wife and his devious coworker, Maxine (Catherine Keener). Maxine hatches the plan to sell admission into John Malkovich's head...and the whole story rushes headlong into absurdity from there.
What are the potential consequences of using Malkovich's mind as an amusement park ride?

2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:53:06 | 7.76 Gb + 5.63 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English (Dolby AC3, 6 ch)
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Director: Spike Jonze
Cast: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, Ned Bellamy, Eric Weinstein, John Malkovich
Country: USA

Extras:
• New, restored digital transfer, supervised by director Spike Jonze
• New selected-scene audio commentary featuring Jonze’s friend and competitor the filmmaker Michel Gondry
• New behind-the-scenes documentary by filmmaker Lance Bangs
• New conversation between actor John Malkovich and humorist John Hodgman
• New interview with Jonze in which he discusses his on-set photos
• Two films within the film: 7 1/2 Floor Orientation and "American Arts & Culture" Presents John Horatio Malkovich: "Dance of Despair and Disillusionment"
• An Intimate Portrait of the Art of Puppeteering, a documentary by Bangs
• Trailer and TV spots

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