Pacino: An Actor's Vision
Hoo-ha! This four-disc set includes a trio of Pacino films, all inspired by renowned plays. First, Pacino co-directed and stars in "The Local Stigmatic" (1990), an offbeat character study, based on the play by Heathcote Williams, about a pair of nihilistic, working-class Englishmen who debate the finer points of everything from politics to celebrity gossip. Paul Guilfoyle, Joseph Maher also star. Next, playwright Ira Lewis' "Chinese Coffee" (2000) casts Pacino (who also directed) as a struggling novelist whose one shot at success is sabotaged by his so-called best friend (Jerry Orbach). With Susan Floyd. And, "Looking For Richard" (1996) is a unique mix of drama and documentary that follows director/star Pacino and a group of actors (including Alec Baldwin, Aidan Quinn, Winona Ryder, and Kevin Spacey) through rehearsal and filmed scenes for a production of Shakespeare's "Richard III." Includes appearances by John Gielgud and Kenneth Branagh. Also featured is the documentary "Babbleonia," chronicling Pacino's early years as an actor. 5 1/3 hrs. total. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish.
- David F. Wheeler
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Al Pacino, Penelope Allen, Gordon MacDonald, Jerry Orbach, Madison Arnold, Ellen McElduff, Vincent Angell, Susan Floyd, Harris Yulin, Alec Baldwin, Timmy Prairie, London Prairie, Kevin Conway, Larry Bryggman, Kevin Spacey, Estelle Parsons, Winona Ryder, Phil Parolisi, Bruce MacVittie, Paul Guilfoyle II, Richard Cox, Julie Moret, Frederic Kimball, Daniel Von Bargen, James Colby... More