Requiem for a Dream
What was considered to be one of the most controversial films of 2000
has continued to generate controversy with its release to home video
in 2001. The film was submitted to the MPAA prior to its theatrical
release and was very quickly given an NC-17. When asked to recut the
film for an R, Aronofsky refused, a decision which immediately limited
the amount of exposure the film would get nationally. For the home video
release, the film was trimmed and resubmitted so as to receive an R
rating. Both the rated and unrated cuts are available, though the rated
cut was done completely without Aronofsky's participation.
Movie-a review of the film itself
Video--comments on the visual style of the film and the quality of the
Audio--the role of sound and the DVDs 5.1 audio track
Extras--comments on the supplements and other items of interest.