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Of Mice and Men (Widescreen Special Edition) [Import]


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Product Details

  • Actors: John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, Ray Walston, Casey Siemaszko, Sherilyn Fenn
  • Directors: Gary Sinise
  • Writers: Horton Foote, John Steinbeck
  • Producers: Gary Sinise, Alan C. Blomquist, Russell Smith
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Studio: Fox Video (Canada) Limited
  • Release Date: April 1 2003
  • Run Time: 115 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00007KQA4

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A strong argument favors Gary Sinise's 1992 Of Mice and Men over the classic 1939 version that critics have historically preferred. As adapted by the great playwright-screenwriter Horton Foote, John Steinbeck's Depression-era masterpiece comes alive with timeless simplicity, more candid in language and behavior, and therefore more honest in its embrace of Steinbeck's beloved pair of lowly dreamers George (Sinise) and his retarded cousin Lennie (John Malkovich). On the lam, they find work as farmhands, joining a close-knit crew and trying to avoid trouble stirred by the dangerously seductive wife (Sherilyn Fenn) of the boss's sadistic son (Casey Siemaszko). There's not a false note or bad performance in the entire film; as veterans of Chicago's acclaimed Steppenwolf Theater, Malkovich and Sinise possess the compassionate chemistry that makes George and Lennie inseparable until the tragic, inevitable final scene. As director, Sinise serves the material with no-frills fidelity; it's easy to believe that Steinbeck would have approved. --Jeff Shannon

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Clayton on March 19 2004
Format: DVD
Of Mice and Men is a wonderfully done movie that is faithful to the book in every way. Gary Sinise, the director, did a fantastic job transforming the book into the movie. While reading the novel, a movie of images that the book created was played out in my mind. What I saw in my mind while reading the novel was exactly what I saw on the screen of Gary Sinise's film. Sinise took the book word for word and even made several parts into a comedic scene. Sinise as George and John Malkovich as Lenny, make a brilliant on screen duo. Malkovich had a superb performance as mentally retarded Lenny. He fit in perfectly into character and made me believe that he had the mental capacity that Lenny had. Ray Walston, who played the role of candy, portrayed an old man with almost nothing left. He was extremely attached to his dog, which was shot to be put out of his misery. That left him with nothing but the dream of George and Lenny. This was a great movie that was done to perfection and I recommend it to anyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 12 2004
Format: VHS Tape
of mice and men is a great movie and book. its about two guys george and lenny how is locking for a jobb, but lenny is a retard he mess things up all the time.they want to earn money so they can buy a litle place.candy how is a old guy he will help them to buy the place.but lenny killed curlys wife and he ran away in to the wood, george find him first and killed lenny...i think that it was best that george killed him insted of curly because lenny dident now that george killed him, if curly had found him first he would now that he was going to be shoot.....
this story about friendship
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Format: DVD
Fans of this movie version of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" will be happy to find that its Special Edition transfer is quite good, on par with major DVD releases of the most recent films. The picture quality is first-rate: color and contrast are superb, edge halos are rarely visible, and the picture depth gives the video a very film-like appearance. The golden-hued depictions of Central California are really brought to life. The excellent transfer will be greatly appreciated on larger screens. The audio itself is nothing special, owing to its lower budget origins, but it is clear.
The Special Edition was made as a "flipper" disc (presumably DVD-14, which is rarely used these days): one side has the movie, and other side is devoted to special features.
"Of Mice and Men" was mostly overlooked when it was released in 1992, but Gary Sinise made a very capable adaptation (from Horton Foote's screenplay). The highlight is an excellent performance by John Malkovich -- playing against type -- as Lennie. The movie is very straightforward, which allows for Steinbeck's grounded observations on humanity to come to life.
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By A Customer on March 19 2004
Format: DVD
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The Film Of Mice and Men is based on a novel by John Steinbeck. It is a very compelling story about two entirely different men who depend on each other in many ways. The two main characters in the novel are played by Gary Sinise as George, and John Malkovich as Lennie. Sinise who is also the director of the film, does a wonderful job following the novel and showing us a clear illustration of the story. George and Lennie are two farm workers who travel around looking for work. Lennie Small who is a very large man, suffers from a mental disorder, and depends on a much smaller man in George to take care of him. This story truly shows how two men can be the best of friends and worst of enemies at the same time. George sacrifices so much for Lennie, he not only takes care of himself and his own problems, but also those of Lennie. After reading the novel and watching the movie, I would highly recommend this novel and film to anyone who enjoys great stories about friendship and sacrifice.
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By Jonathan Haney on March 19 2004
Format: VHS Tape
Today's films which are mass produced by Hollywood high rollers are filled with high-action expensive stunts that simply aim to bring in a profit. And though there are some touching stories still filtering through the nation's theatres, Of Mice and Men, is a highly entertaining film that challenges ones ideas about friendship and loyalty. It is noticeably made on a low budget, and amazingly it will keep your eyes locked on the screen. I can honestly say that it is the only movie made from a high-school text that was effortless to stay awake during. The controversial ending coupled with the brilliant acting of Gary Sinise, John Malkovich, and Ray Walston, will make this movie endurable for many years to come. After reading the novel, it is clear that Malkovich does the finest job of accurately capturing his character, Linny. He does an unbelievable job of portraying himself as a giant-sized man, with a child-sized brain. If you are considering watching the movie, you should read the book beforehand and then view the film and see how closely related the two are. As for the ending, prepare yourself for an emotional scene that will leave you questioning your own ideas on friendship.
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Format: VHS Tape
As an enthusiastic fan of John Steinbeck, I cannot think of a more perfect package than a Steinbeck novel adapted to film and starring John Malkovich and Gary Sinise, with the added bonus of Gary Sinise directing. This has to be one of Steinbecks most loved tales and the casting of Gary Sinise (George) and John Malkovich (Lennie) is pure genius. No one could possibly have captured the gentle giant, Lennie, any better than John Malkovich. Furthermore, if you love the book, it loses nothing in translation to film. A moving tale of two men travelling for work, Lennie continually gets into trouble purely because of his childlike innocence which is misunderstood by other adults who only see a big man who should know better. George does his best to protect Lennie but unfortunately, all of George's efforts to keep Lennie out of trouble by promising his dream of tending rabbits is just one more job away if he behaves himself come to the tragic finale that makes this such an enchanting tale. Sinise & Malkovich are so convincing as these wonderful characters, it could not fail to touch even the hardest heart. I love John Malkovich - but this, to me, is his best performance ever. Steinbeck movies attract the greats, John Garfield and Spencer Tracy in Tortilla Flat for example, but of all the adaptations I've seen, this is by far the best.
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