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City Of Lost Children
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (1995)
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(11/29/2005 )

John Wood
USA  /  English

Genevieve Brunet
Marc Caro
Jean-Claude Dreyfus
Daniel Emilfork
Ron Perlman
Dominique Pinon
Judith Vittet
Joseph Lucien
Mireille Mosse
Jean-Louis Trintignant
Douglas Blackwell (voice)
John Bull (voice)
Michael Burrell (voice)
Jonell Elliott (voice)
Adam Johnstone (voice)
Ève Karpf (voice) (as Eva Karpe)
Colin McFarlane (voice) (as Colin MacFarlane)
Nicolette McKenzie (voice) (as Nicoletta McKenzie)
Jesse Vogel (voice)
Keith Wickham (voice)

Director Marc Caro; Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Producer Claudie Ossard
Writer Gilles Adrien; Marc Caro; Jean-Pierre Jeunet

The fantastic visions of Belgian filmmakers Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet find full fruition in this fairy tale for adults. Evoking utopias and dystopias from Brazil to Peter Pan, Caro and Jeunet create a vivid but menacing fantasy city in a perpetually twilight world. In this rough port town lives circus strongman One (Ron Perlman), who wanders the alleys and waterfront dives looking for his baby brother, snatched from him by a mysterious gang preying upon the children of the town. Rising from the harbor is an enigmatic castle where lives the evil scientist Krank (Daniel Emilfork), who has lost the ability to dream and robs the nocturnal visions of the children he kidnaps, but receives only mad nightmares from the lonely cherubs. Other wild characters include the Fagin-like Octopus--Siamese twin sisters who control a small gang of runaways-turned-thieves--Krank's six cloned henchmen (all played by the memorable Dominique Pinon from Delicatessen), and a giant brain floating in an aquarium (voiced by Jean-Louis Trintignant). Caro and Jeunet are kindred souls to Terry Gilliam (who is a vocal fan), creating imaginative flights of fancy built of equal parts delight and dread, which seem to be painted on the screen in rich, dreamy colors. --Sean Axmaker

Edition Details
Edition Special Edition
Barcode 043396400191
Region Region 1
Chapters 28
Release Date 10/19/1999
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Dual Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

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