American Beauty
Sapphire Series
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1999
Director: Sam Mendes
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 097360-748048
Running time: 2:02 (122 Min.)
Casetype: HD Slim, Slip Cover
Format: 2.40:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: September 21, 2010
Collection type: Owned (#1294)
Status: Available
Purchase date: January 11, 2012
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
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...and experience American Beauty as never before, with the pristine picture and sound quality of Blu-ray. In his directorial debut, Academy Award®-winner Sam Mendes creates, with Oscar®-winning screenwriter Alan Ball, a dark, intelligent, and truthful portrayal of suburbia. Names Best Picture of the Year by over 65 critics and honored with five Academy Award®*, including Best Picture, American Beauty stars Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening as Lester and Carolyn Burnham, a seemingly ordinary couple whose unraveling marriage sparks a storm of change in their seemingly perfect neighborhood. Also featuring an acclaimed ensemble supporting cast, American Beauty has been hailed as a "flat-out masterpiece" (Rod Dreher, New York Post).

*Best Picture (Producers Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks); Best Director (Sam Mendes); Best Actor in a Leading Role (Kevin Spacey); Best Cinematography (Conrad L. Hall); Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Alan Ball), 1999.
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Genres
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • DreamWorks Pictures
 • Jinks/Cohen Company
Media Companies:
 • Paramount Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish  Dolby Digital 5.1
Portuguese  Dolby Digital 5.1
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
French
Portuguese
Spanish
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Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Storyboard Comparisons
Crew
Direction
Sam Mendes....Director
Writing
Alan Ball....Writer
Production
Bruce Cohen....Producer
Dan Jinks....Producer
Cinematography
Conrad L. Hall....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Tariq Anwar....Film Editor
Christopher Greenbury....Film Editor
Music
Thomas Newman....Composer
Sound
Scott Martin Gershin....Supervising Sound Editor
Scott Millan....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Bob Beemer....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Richard Van Dyke....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Naomi Shohan....Production Designer
Julie Weiss....Costume Designer
David S. Lazan....Art Director
Tania McComas....Make-up Artist
Christine M. Steele....Make-up Artist
Julie Hewett....Make-up Artist
Cast
Kevin Spacey....Lester Burnham
Annette Bening....Carolyn Burnham
Thora Birch....Jane Burnham
Wes Bentley....Ricky Fitts
Mena Suvari....Angela Hayes
Peter Gallagher....Buddy Kane
Allison Janney....Barbara Fitts
Chris Cooper....Colonel Fitts
Scott Bakula....Jim Olmeyer
Sam Robards....Jim Berkley
Barry Del Sherman....Brad
Ara Celi....Sale House Woman #1
John Cho....Sale House Man #1
Fort Atkinson....Sale House Man #2
Sue Casey....Sale House Woman #2
Kent Faulcon....Sale House Man #3
Sale House Women #4
Brenda Wehle
Lisa Cloud
Alison Faulk....Spartanette #1
Krista Goodsitt....Spartanette #2
Lily Houtkin....Spartanette #3
Carolina Lancaster....Spartanette #4
Romana Leah....Spartanette #5
Chekesa Van Putten....Spartanette #6
Emily Zachary....Spartanette #7
Nancy Anderson....Spartanette #8
Reshma Gajjar....Spartanette #9
Stephanie Rizzo....Spartanette #10
Heather Joy Sher....Playground Girl #1
Chelsea Hertford....Playground Girl #2
Amber Smith....Christy Kane
Joel McCrary....Catering Boss
Marissa Jaret Winokur....Mr. Smiley's Counter Girl (Janine)
Dennis Anderson....Mr. Smiley's Manager
Matthew Kimbrough....Firing Range Attendant
Erin Cathryn Strubbe....Young Jane
Elaine Corral Kendall....Newscaster (uncredited)