American Beauty: The Awards Edition (1999) (Rated: R)

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... 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 teamed with screenwriter Alan Ball 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

DVD Features...

Scene Access, Audio Commentary, Trailers, Featurettes, Production Notes, DVD-ROM Content, Closed Captioned, Storyboard Presentation with Director Commentary

Easter Eggs...


Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Peter Gallagher, Allison Janney, Chris Cooper, Scott Bakula, Sam Robards, Barry Del Sherman, Ara Celi, John Cho, Fort Atkinson, Sue Casey, Kent Faulcon, Brenda Wehle, Lisa Cloud, Alison Faulk, Krista Goodsitt, Lily Houtkin, Carolina Lancaster, Romana Leah, Chekeshka Van Putten, Emily Zachary, Nancy Anderson, Reshma Gajjar, Stephanie Rizzo, Heather Joy Sher, Chelsea Hertford, Amber Smith, Joel McCrary, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Dennis Anderson, Matthew Kimbrough, Erin Cathryn Strubbe, Elaine Corral Kendall

Directed By...

Sam Mendes

See Also...

American Beauty: The Awards Edition

Technical Details...
Running Time:
122 mins
Release Date:
Picture Format:
Anamorphic Widescreen
Soundtrack Languages:
English: DD 5.1, English: DTS 5.1, English: DD 3, Commentary: DD 2

DreamWorks, Jinks/Cohen Company,
Drama, Comedy,


DVD Features:

Collection no.
not in collection

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