Special features include audio commentary with actor Ben Kingsley, director Vadim Perelman, and novelist Andre Dubus III; five deleted scenes with optional director commentary; a 16-minute behind-the-scenes featurette; a powerful six-minute audition clip that landed Shohreh Aghdashloo her part; a photo gallery available in a slide show with audio or as selectable stills; cast and filmmaker biographies; and production notes.
DVD General Information
DreamWorks Home Entertainment
Some violence/disturbing images, language and a scene of sexuality
After the Ayatollahs destroyed his country, Colonel Behrani (Kingsley) finds himself living and working in California and trying to put on the pretense of an accomplished man. When a seized property comes up for auction, Behrani purchases the small bungalow and moves his wife Nadi (Aghdashloo) and son Esmail (Ahdout) into the home, much to his wife
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture, beautifully photographed by Roger Deakins, is quite terrific. Images are sharp and intricately detailed at times, with excellent contrast and shadow delineation. Colors are richly saturated, with accurate fleshtones, bold hues, and deep, endless blacks. The picture is quite solid, with no distracting pixelization, though finicky viewers may notice some edge enhancement at times. Only a few flecks of dirt are noticed in the source element. (Suzanne Hodges)
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