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- Format: Blu-ray
- SKU: MVD2932BR
- UPC: 760137293286
- Street Date: 12/17/19
- PreBook Date: 11/12/19
- Label: MVD Marquee Collection »
- Genre: Drama
- Run Time: 100 mins
- Number of Discs: 1
- Audio: 5.1 SURROUND
- Year of Production: 2006
- Region Code: 0
- Box Lot: 30
- Territory: NORTH AMERICA
- Language: English
Cast & Crew
- Robert Downey Jr.
- Shia LaBeouf
- Dianne Wiest
- Channing Tatum
- Director: Dito Montiel
- Producer: Charlie Corwin
- Producer: Clara Markowicz
- Producer: Trudie Styler
- Producer: Travis Swords
- Director: Dito Montiel
- Producers: Charlie Corwin, Clara Markowicz, Trudie Styler, Travis Swords
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
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A coming-of-age drama about writer/director Dito Montiel's (Fighting) youth, the film captures the mid-1980's in the toughest neighborhood of Astoria, Queens. Dito (Academy Award Nominee* Robert Downey Jr., Avengers: Endgame) called home after 15 years because his father (Academy Award Nominee** Chazz Palminteri, Bullets Over Broadway) is ill, encounters old friends - the ones he lost, the ones he left behind, the ones he can't help but remember. These are Dito's saints. An honest account of a bittersweet return to a neighborhood where relationships can never be what they once were, Dito's story is about to come to terms with a father's rage and a father's love.
Featuring an all-star cast that includes Academy Award Winner*** Dianne Wiest (The Birdcage), Shia LaBeouf (Transformers), Channing Tatum (Magic Mike), Rosario Dawson (Unstoppable), Melonie Diaz (Fruitvale Station) and Academy Award Nominee*** * Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight)in this "fresh and intense" (Los Angeles Times) Sundance Film Festival Award Winning (Best Ensemble, Best Director) film.
*1992: Best Actor, Chaplin, **1994: Best Supporting Actor, Bullets Over Broadway, ***1994: Best Supporting Actress, Bullets Over Broadway, ****1985: Best Supporting Actor, Runaway Train
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the main feature in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio
- English 5.1 Surround
- Subtitles: English and Spanish
- Audio Commentary by Director Dito Montiel and Editor Jake Pushinsky
- Shooting Saints: The Making of A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints featurette (SD, 20:10)
- 11 Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Director Dito Montiel (SD, 19:19)
- 1 Alternative Opening & 4 Alternative Endings with optional commentary by Director Dito Montiel (SD, 13:30)
- Sundance Labs: Rooftop Scene with optional commentary by Director Dito Montiel (SD, 6:02)
- Young Laurie audition played by Diane Carcando (SD, 1:52)
- Full Monty (Montiel's father) interview (SD, 1:31)
- Original Theatrical Trailer (SD)
- Rotten Tomatoes CERTIFIED FRESH!
- 2006 Limited Theatrical Release. Over $2,000,000 worldwide box office.
- Produced by rock legend Sting, Trudie Styler and Robert Downey, Jr.
- 2006 Sundance Film Festival Award Winner (Director Award, Special Jury Prize).
- From writer / director Dito Montiel (Fighting, The Son of No One) based on his 2001 memoir of the same name.
- Also stars Chazz Palminteri (A Bronx Tale), Dianne Wiest (Sisters), Channing Tatum (Magic Mike), Rosario Dawson (Zombieland: Double Tap), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight) and Melonie Diaz (The First Purge).
- All-star cast headed by Robert Downey Jr. (Avengers: Endgame) and Shia LaBeouf (Transformers)
- First time ever Blu-ray release for this star filled, critically acclaimed movie!
It positively crackles with energy, featuring startlingly raw performances from a cast that also includes Shia LaBeouf as the young Dito. And if it looks ragged around the edges, that's as it should be.
—Stella Papamichael, BBC.com
A memoir to remember.
—Ben Walters, Time Out