Chinatown [videorecording] / a Paramount picture ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski.
Contributor(s): Towne, Robert | Polanski, Roman | Evans, Robert | Nicholson, Jack | Dunaway, Faye | Ladd, Diane | Huston, John | Hillerman, John | Paramount Pictures Corporation | Paramount Home Video (Firm).Material type: Visual materialSeries: Widescreen DVD collection. Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Paramount, c1999Description: 1 videodisc (130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0792156447; 0792159578.Uniform titles: Chinatown (Motion picture) Subject(s): Water rights -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama | Murder -- Drama | Incest -- Drama | Gangsters -- Drama | Feature films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Chinatown (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Drama | Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History -- DramaGenre/Form: Film noir. | Detective and mystery films. | Videocassettes.DDC classification: DVD FIC ON ORDER
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Stereo, Dolby digital, NTSC Region 1.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974.
Includes theatrical trailer and retrospective interviews with Evans, Towne, and Polanski (13 min.).
Director of photography, John A. Alonzo; production design, Richard Sylbert; film editor, Sam O'Steen; music, Jerry Goldsmith.
Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Hillerman, Perry Lopez, Burt Young, Bruce Glover, Joe Mantell, Roy Jenson, Diane Ladd, Dick Bakalyan, John Huston.
Private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California is hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair. Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in Chinatown.
In English (5.1 surround), restored English mono, or French.
Academy Award: Best Screenplay
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