Off the Menu: the Last Days of Chasen's

Off the Menu: the Last Days of Chasen's



This acclaimed documentary on the legendary Hollywood restaurant Chasen's gets a tasty presentation for its release on DVD. Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The narration is in English, with no multiple language options included. Among the bonus materials are commentary tracks from directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, as well as Raymond Bilbool, who was a banquet captain at Chasen's. The disc also includes original Chasen's recipes, biographies from the filmmakers, and a collection of coming attractions trailers.For fifty years, Chasen's restaurant and bar was the gathering place for Hollywood's elite, U.S. presidents and royalty. Famed for its paneled ambiance, world-class chili and its legendary Hobo Steak, it was where the rich and powerful were free to orchestrate complex deals, hash out conflicts or simply relax in understated elegance. In 1996, after nearly a decade of slow business due in part to increased diet consciousness, and also to the appearance of newer, trendier eateries, Chasen announced that it would close. Many of Tinseltown's brightest lights past and present appeared for the gala send-off which is chronicled in this documentary feast. In addition to featuring plenty of star-gazing, it also features poignant reminiscences from Chasen's staff, many of whom have worked there for decades.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/30/2004
UPC: 0767685958438
Original Release: 1997
Rating: NR
Source: New Video Group
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:30:00

Special Features

Audio commentary with Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini, and Raymond Bilbool; photo gallery; exclusive Chasen’s recipes; filmmakers' biography.

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
   Scene Selection
      Audio Commentary
         Audio Commentary From Filmmakers Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini and Special Guest Star Raymond Bilbool: On
         Audio Commentary From Filmmakers Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini and Special Guest Star Raymond Bilbool: Off
      Filmmaker Biography
         Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini
      Photo Gallery
      Chasen's Famous Recipes
         Hobo Steak
      About Docurama
         Genghis Blues
         Regret to Inform
         The Brandon Teena Story
         From Mao to Mozart
         Nadja Saleron-Sonnenberg: Spreaking in Strings
         Nadja Saleron-Sonnenberg: Spreaking in Strings - Play Trailer
         Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back
         Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back - Play Trailer
         Paul Taylor: Dancemaker
         Moon Over Broadway
         Pie in the Sky
         Roots of Rhythm
         Original Cast Album: Company
         Paradise Lost 2: Revelations
         Always a Bridesmaid
         The Sweetest Sound
         Sound and Fury
         Sound and Fury - Play Trailer
         The Awful Truth: The Complete Series
         Brother's Keeper
         Brother's Keeper - Play Trailer
         The 11th of September
         Sophie B. Hawkins: The Cream Will Rise
         The Atomic Cafe
         Todd McFarlane: The Devil You Know
         On the Road With Duke Ellington
         WTC: The First 24 Hours
         Naked States
         Go Tigers!
         Go Tigers! - Play Trailer
         Keep the River on Your Right
         Keep the River on Your Right - Play Trailer
         BaadAsssss Cinema
         Children Underground
         Southern Comfort
         The Main Stream
         The Legend of Ron Jeremy
         The Legend of Ron Jeremy - Play Trailer
         Murder on a Sunday Morning
         Full Frame Documentary Shorts
         Maya Lin
         John Lee Hooker: That's My Story
         Silverlake Life: The View From Here
         Lost in La Mancha
         Lost in La Mancha - Play Trailer
         Scared Straight
         See How They Run
         See How They Run - Play Trailer
         Dancing to New Orleans
         Decade Under the Influence
         The Smashing Machine
         The Smashing Machine - Play Trailer
         The True Meaning of Pictures
         Pandemic: Facing AIDS
         The American Nightmare
         Radio Bikini
         My Knees Were Jumping
         Jupiter's Wife
         Be Good, Smile Pretty
         Absolutely Positive
         Death: A Love Story

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