William Eadie
Director: Lynne Ramsay Cast: William Eadie
William Eadie
, Tommy Flanagan
Tommy Flanagan
, Mandy Matthews
Mandy Matthews
Lynne Ramsay

DVD (Wide Screen / Stereo)

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A new addition to the coveted Criterion collection is the import Ratcatcher. The film is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and sports a very passable image. While there are a few imperfections to be found on this transfer -- including some grain and a small amount of edge enhancement -- overall Criterion has done a fine job of making sure the colors and black levels are all even and well saturated. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo in English. Certainly this isn't the most overwhelming sound mix ever produced, though in actuality it serves the film well with crystal-clear dialogue, music, and effects. Also included on this disc are English subtitles. Fans of the film will be delighted to see a few extra features added onto this edition of Ratcatcher -- starting off this disc is a fascinating 22-minute interview with director Lynne Ramsay recounting her days as a director and how the film came into being. Fans won't want to miss Ramsay's insights into making movies and what it takes to work in the medium of celluloid. Three short films (Kill the Day, Small Deaths, and Gasman) offer a unique look into the director's past efforts and feature rough, interesting stories backed by very low budgets. Finally, there is a photo gallery and a theatrical trailer for the film.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/10/2002
UPC: 0037429171820
Original Release: 1998
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [stereo, Dolby Surround]
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 9,055

Special Features

New digital transfer, enhanced for 16x9 televisions and approved by Lynne Ramsay; Video interview with Lynne Ramsay; Three award-winning short films by Lynne Ramsay: Small Deaths (1995), Kill the Day (1996), Gasman (1997); Stills gallery; Original theatrical trailer; Optional English Subtitles; Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Eadie James
Tommy Flanagan Da
Mandy Matthews Ma
Michelle Stewart Ellen
Lynne Ramsay Anne Marie
Leanne Mullen Margaret Anne
John Miller Kenny
Jackie Quinn Mrs. Quinn

Technical Credits
Lynne Ramsay Director,Screenwriter
Gillian Berrie Casting
Andrea Calderwood Executive Producer
Bertrand Faivre Co-producer
Richard Flynn Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Gallagher Associate Producer
Alwin Küchler Cinematographer
Nick McCarthy Asst. Director
Rachel Portman Score Composer
Sarah Radclyffe Executive Producer
Lucia Zucchetti Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Ryan Quinn [5:09]
2. Accident [1:44]
3. Mourning [2:48]
4. Mousetrap [2:46]
5. Grey Paint [2:16]
6. Sisters [1:39]
7. Can of Beer [3:17]
8. Glasses [3:10]
9. New Shoes [4:42]
10. Kenny [2:10]
11. Rent [1:16]
12. Boys [3:46]
13. Bus Trip [3:47]
14. Fields [4:15]
15. Pussycat [1:23]
16. Lice [2:57]
17. Snowball [6:26]
18. Bath [7:28]
19. Housing Council [3:33]
20. Hero [6:06]
21. Fight [3:11]
22. Comfort [3:53]
23. Rubbish [3:04]
24. Running Away [2:03]
25. Guilty [5:08]
26. New House [5:36]
27. Color Bars [:00]

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