Director: Milos Forman Cast: Colin Firth, Annette Bening, Meg Tilly

DVD (Wide Screen)


Annette Bening stars in director Milos Forman's Valmont. MGM has done an only mediocre job on this 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer. Unfortunately, the picture is not always as sharp as one might hope with colors and black levels usually even though sometimes a tad off. With a fair amount of grain in the image, this transfer could have used a bit more attention while being transferred to DVD. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround in English and French and is about on par with the video transfer -- mediocre at best. While the bulk of this track is free of any excessive hiss or distortion, overall it lacks any true directional effects or dynamic range. Also included on this disc are English, French, and Spanish subtitles. Fans of this period piece will be disappointed to see that the only extra feature included on this disc is a theatrical trailer for the film.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/17/2002
UPC: 0027616879097
Original Release: 1989
Rating: R
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround]
Time: 2:17:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Colin Firth Vicomte de Valmont
Annette Bening Marquise de Merteuil
Meg Tilly Mme. de Tourvel
Fairuza Balk Cecile de Volanges
Sian Phillips Mme. De Volanges
Fabia Drake Mme. de Rosemonde
Jeffrey Jones Mons. Gercourt
Henry Thomas Chevalier Danceny
T.P. McKenna Baron
Isla Blair Baroness
Ian McNeice Azolan
Aleta Mitchell Victoire
Ronald Lacey Jose
Vincent Schiavelli Jean
Sandrine Dumas Martine
Richard de Burnchurch Volanges' Majordomo
Sebastien Floche Priest
Antony Carrick President de Tourvel
Murray Gronwall Flea Market Salesman
Alain Frerot 1st Thug
Daniel Laloux Thug
Christian Bouillette Thug
John Arnold Knight of the Maltese Order
Nils Tavernier Knight of the Maltese Order
Yvette Petit Mother Superior
Ivan Palec Servant
Jose Licenziato Blind Guitar Player

Technical Credits
Milos Forman Director
Jean-Claude Carrière Screenwriter
Xavier Castano Production Manager
Nena Danevic Editor
Pierre Guffroy Production Designer
Michael Hausman Co-producer
Alan Heim Editor
Garth Inns Special Effects
Ann Jacoby Choreography
Paul LeBlanc Makeup
Neville Marriner Musical Direction/Supervision
Loula Morin Art Director
Michel Norman Special Effects
Miroslav Ondrícek Cinematographer
Christopher Palmer Score Composer
Theodor Pistek Costumes/Costume Designer
Albert Rajau Art Director
Paul Rassam Co-producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/Betrothed
2. The Widow
3. Revelation
4. Faithful
5. A Wager
6. Secrets and Lies
7. Performance Art
8. Through the Heart
9. En Garde
10. The Letter
11. Illusions
12. Reclamation
13. The Return
14. The Music Teacher
15. The Heiress
16. A Bientôt/End Credits

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Valmont 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story in itself is very complex and fascinating to be put in plain words and with a single interpretation. The love scenes between Meg Tilly and Colin Firth, particularly Tilly, deserve an ''Oscar''--then and now! Breathtaking...