American Beauty: Special Edition

DreamWorks Home Ent.   (1999) / Region 1   4.52   See All Reviews
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Winner Of Five Academy Awards

...look closer at the most talked about film of the year. Intelligent, provocative and wickedly funny, American Beauty has struck a chord with audiences around the world and become a defining achievement in cinematic history.

...look closer at the most honored film of the year. Winner of 5 Academy Awards, American Beauty appeared on over 275 Top 10 lists and was named Best Picture of the Year by over 65 critics. In an extraordinary directorial debut, Sam Mendes (Directors Guild of America Award) teamed with screenwriter Alan Ball (Writers Guild of America Award) to capture unparalleled praise among critics and audiences alike.

...look closer at the most acclaimed cast of the year led by brilliant performances from Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening as the indelible Lester and Carolyn Burnham, a seemingly ordinary couple in an anonymous suburban neighborhood whose marriage -- and lives - are slowly unraveling. From beginning to startling end, American Beauty has been deemed a "flat-out masterpiece" (Rod Dreher, New York Post) that will entertain and challenge audiences to ...look closer for years to come.


  • Length
  • Rating R
  • Released:
  • Added Jul 10 2000
  • Production Year 1999
  • Empire SKU 16861
  • UPC Code 667068538229
  • Studio  DreamWorks Home Ent.
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


American Beauty: Look Closer… A Fascinating Behind-the-Scenes Featurette with Interviews from the Award-Winning Cast and Crew
Insightful Film Commentary with Director Sam Mendes and Writer Alan Ball
Exclusive Storyboard Presentation with Commentary by Sam Mendes and Director of Photography Conrad L. Hall
Digital Screenplay with Corresponding Film Footage and Storyboards (DVD-ROM only)
Cast and Crew Biographies
Two Theatrical Trailers
Production Notes
Plus, Other DVD-ROM Exclusives!


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
    English Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
    English DTS 5.1 [CC]
  • Video
    Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)

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