WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

200 Cigarettes

Reviewed In Issue 35 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Dave Chappelle, Angela Featherstone, Courtney Love, Jay Mohr, Martha Plimpton, Christina Ricci, Paul Rudd

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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Video
(Catalog Number): LV334933-WS
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $29.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 101
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
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(Theatrical Release): 1999
(LD Release Date): 8/99
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Risa Bramon Garcia
(Screenplay/Written By): Shana Larsen
(Story): NA
(Music): Bob Mothersbaugh & Mark Mothersbaugh
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(Production Designer): Ina Mayhew
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Susan Lyall
(Editor): Lisa Zeno Churgin
(Supervising Sound Editors): Terry Rodman, MPSE
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(Executive Producers): Tom Rosenberg, Mike Newell, Alan Greenspan, Ted Tannebaum & Sigurjon Sighvatsson
(Co-Producers): Cecilia Kate Roque, Andre Lamal & Steven L. Bernstein
(Producers): Betsy Beers, David Gale & Van Toffler

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1

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(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): DTS & Dolby Digital
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New Year’s Eve 1981; New York City. That’s the setting for the off-beat comedy “200 Cigarettes.” A terrific ensemble cast shmooze and sleaze their way through the night looking for love and one night stands while one woman waits for them all to show up at her party. Ben Affleck is great as the stuck-on-himself bartender who gets more invitations than he can handle and his real-life brother Casey shines as a wounded sensitive guy. Elvis Costello fans will get big laughs from the “morning after.”

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