The work of two great American artists merge in Short Cuts, maverick director Robert Altman’s kaleidoscopic adaptation of the stories of renowned author Raymond Carver. Epic in scale yet meticulously observed, the film interweaves the stories of twenty-two characters struggling to find solace and meaning in contemporary Los Angeles. The extraordinary ensemble cast includes Tim Robbins, Julianne Moore, Robert Downey, Jr., Jack Lemmon, and Jennifer Jason Leigh—all giving fearless performances in one of Altman’s most compassionate creations.
Theatrical Release: October 1st, 1993 - USA (New York City)
DVD Review: Criterion (2 disc) - Region 1- NTSC
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|Distribution||Criterion Collection - Spine # 265 - Region 1 - NTSC|
Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.46 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s
NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.
|Audio||English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Dolby), English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Dolby)|
SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET FEATURES:
There are some very vibrant colors in this 'director approved' Criterion DVD. Although they appear extravagant at times I suspect it was as theatrically shown. This may not be as crisp as other Criterion offerings but it comes in a stupendous 2-disc package with a host of extra features. The erratic image quality is absolutely a function of Altman's shooting methods. Contrast is good, aspect ratio is maintained, subtitles are perfect - nothing for Altman fans to complain about. Another gem from Criterion - out of .