About Schmidt

About Schmidt

Jack Nicholson
Director: Alexander Payne Cast: Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
, Hope Davis
Hope Davis
, Dermot Mulroney
Dermot Mulroney
Alexander Payne

DVD (Wide Screen / DTS)

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One of the most highly regarded films of 2002, About Schmidt gets the shaft on DVD, and only New Line or director Alexander Payne knows exactly why. Supplements are minimal and only include a few deleted scenes with a text introduction from Payne; an amusing version of the opening shots of the Woodmen Building, again with a text introduction; and the theatrical trailer. One can only wonder why Final Destination 2 receives the "Platinum Series" treatment, but not this film. As for the image, it's far better. The 1.85:1 transfer is anamorphic and shows off the beautiful Midwestern sky as well as the not so glamorous downtown of Omaha, NE. The detail is strong, as is the color, which comes through at the right time, although, for the most part, it's rather muted. Also on the plus side, both 5.1 Dolby Digital and DTS tracks are offered. While the soundtracks are centered up front with no significant surround presence, they are still clear and distortion free. There are pluses and minuses to this release, which gives a distinct impression that a more comprehensive version will be released at a future date.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/03/2003
UPC: 0794043631924
Original Release: 2002
Rating: R
Source: New Line Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:04:00
Sales rank: 10,794

Special Features

Nine deleted scenes; DVD-ROM content; original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Nicholson Warren Schmidt
Hope Davis Jeannie
Dermot Mulroney Randall Hertzel
Kathy Bates Roberta Hertzel
Len Cariou Ray
Howard Hesseman Larry
June Squibb Helen Schmidt
Cheryl Hamada Saundra

Technical Credits
Alexander Payne Director,Screenwriter
Bill Badalato Executive Producer
Lisa Beach Casting
Michael Besman Producer
Wendy Chuck Costumes/Costume Designer
Frank Gaeta Set Decoration/Design
Harry Gittes Producer
James Glennon Cinematographer
Rachel Horovitz Executive Producer
John Jackson Casting
Sarah Katzman Casting
Rolfe Kent Score Composer
George Parra Asst. Director
Art Rochester Sound/Sound Designer
Jane Ann Stewart Production Designer
Jim Taylor Screenwriter
Kevin Tent Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. A Very Rich Man [7:20]
2. A Call From Jeannie [2:15]
3. A Whole New Chapter
4. Keeping Busy
5. Dear Ndugu
6. Dilly-Dallying
7. A Very Special Lady
8. Randall's Proposition
9. Heart to Heart
10. Mortality Rates
11. Under New Management
12. Hitting the Road
13. Retracing His Footsteps
14. Ahoy There!
15. I've Done a Bad Thing
16. A Sign From Above
17. A Drink With Roberta
18. Warren's New Family
19. In Randall's Room
20. More Soup?
21. The Rehearsal
22. Squid Attack!
23. Let No Man Tear Asunder
24. A Little Foggy
25. Back to Omaha
26. A Letter From Afar

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