Insomnia | Collector's Edition | First Pressing

 Product Details

Product Type
DVD

Origin
Japan

UPC/EAN/Barcode
4988132660384

Distributor
Nihon Herald Eiga

Contents
» 2 Discs
» Chapter Index
» Keepcase
» Slipcase

Limitation
First Pressing

Out of Print
Yes

Still in Collection
Yes

Purchased At
www.ebay.co.uk


 Disc 1

Contents
» Insomnia (movie)
» Scene Specific Audio Commentary by actor Hilary Swank, screenwriter Hilary Seitz, director of photography Wally Pfister, production designer Nathan Crawley and editor Dody Dorn
» Cast & Crew Biographies (in Japanese)

Type
DVD, R2, NTSC

Picture
2.35:1 Anamorphic

Audio
English DD 5.1
» English DD 2.0 surround
» Japanese DD 2.0 surround

Subtitles
English, Japanese


 Disc 2

Contents
» 180: A Conversation With Christopher Nolan And Al Pacino (17m 10s)
» Day For Night: The Making Of Insomnia (07m 55s)
» In The Fog
» - Wally Pfister (06m 11s)
» - Nathan Crawley (05m 47s)
» Abridged version of the film (shown in the order that it was shot) with forced Commentary by director Christopher Nolan (01h 48m 11s)
» Eyes Wide Open: The Insomniac's World (07m 28s)
» Additional Scene (optional commentary by Christopher Nolan) (03m 03s)
» Photo Gallery (03m 15s)
» Theatrical Trailer

Type
DVD, R2, NTSC

Subtitles
Japanese (optional)


 Movie Details

Original Title
Insomnia

Year
2002

Director
Christopher Nolan

Cast
Al Pacino, Martin Donovan, Robin Williams, Oliver Zemen, Hilary Swank, Paul Dooley, Nicky Katt, Larry Holden, Jay Brazeau, Lorne Cardinal, James Hutson, Andrew Campbell, Paula Shaw, Crystal Lowe, Tasha Simms

IMDb
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0278504/


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 Video Review

 Discjunkie's Comments

Packaging / Design

I really didn't know what to expect of this thing but it really comes off as a very subtle yet stylish set. The 2 disc are presented in your standard keepcase within a thin white cardboard sleeve.

The slipcase is not very sturdy but still very eyecatching. The surface is a kind of half-glossy design (it's not glossy and it's not matte... it's kind of in between) that appears to be a bit sparkling (even if it's very VERY subtle).

The main title logo is done in a glossy hologram design. There are little dots floating by like snow when you tilt it (but this really doesn't come off that well in photos so I just skipped it), which felt like a really interesting and clever choice.

Secondly I really need to mention the disc art as well. Look closely. Disc 1 and 2 is seemingly identical but the the logo and the imagery is sort of solarized so all the details that are printed on the first disc are not printed on the second and vice verca (I'm sure you'll figure out what I mean if you just look at the picture).

So in conclusion: This set may not look like much but despite being a simple keepcase within a slipcase the designers really went the extra mile to make this a memorable design.


Disc contents / Extras

This set doesn't appear to have any real advantage over the other sets on the market but it's not lacking anything either. The special features are well made and quite interesting as well.

There's no feature length commentary by Christopher Nolan on the first disc but the second disc includes an abridged version of the film shown in the order which the shot it and this comes with a scene specific commentary track by Nolan and pretty much serves as a feature length track so I'm quite satisfied with it (this is also exactly the same as on all the other releases as well so it shouldn't come as to big of a surprise).


Sidenotes

The slipcase was only available for the first pressing.


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