Perfume [videorecording] : the story of a murderer / DreamWorks Pictures and Constantin Film present a Constantin Film and VIP Medienfonds 4 production ; in co-production with Nouvelles Éditions de Films and Castelao Productions
DVDs | DreamWorks Home Entertainment | 2007 | Widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD P DRAMA)
Universal City, Calif. : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, .
1 videodisc (147 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 surround.
In English, with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish.
Ben Whishaw, Alan Rickman, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Dustin Hoffman, John Hurt.
Producers, Bernd Eichinger, Gigi Oeri ; screenplay, Andrew Birkin & Bernd Eichinger & Tom Tykwer ; director, Tom Tykwer ; director of photography, Frank Griebe ; editor, Alexander Berner ; music, Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Based on the novel "Das parfum," by Patrick Süskind.
MPAA rating: R; for aberrant behavior involving nudity, violence, sexuality, and disturbing images.
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born under his mother's table at the fish market, onto a pile of muddy fish guts, establishing from the beginning his repulsion for putrid scents. A childhood of neglect and, later, a job at a tannery, encourage Jean-Baptiste to develop his olfactory sense rather than his verbal skills. An opportunity to prove his worth to Parisian perfumist Giuseppe Baldini results in his immediate hire into a promising new career. His successes in perfume mixing are negated by a blinding obsession for capturing the sublime beauty of the human soul, which in his twisted logic requires the killing of young women to reduce their body fats to essential oils for the ultimate perfume.
Special features: The story of Perfume.
MW, 7-07; 8-07(add); 9-09(add)
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