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<I>Matchstick Men</I> Set to Strike

20 Nov, 2003 By: Holly J. Wagner

Matchstick Men, the crime comedy from Academy Award-nominated director Ridley Scott, will hustle its way to home video Feb. 24 (prebook Jan. 20) in three formats: DVD, VHS and a special DVD/CD set that includes a CD of the movie's soundtrack.

Warner Home Video's Matchstick Men stars Oscar winner Nicolas Cage (Adaptation, Leaving Las Vegas), Sam Rockwell (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Charlie's Angels) and Alison Lohman (White Oleander) in the story of two con men whose lives and livelihoods are suddenly disrupted when one must get to know the 14-year-old daughter he didn't know he had. If that wasn't enough, he's agoraphobic and obsessive-compulsive.

The title will be available on DVD (separate full-screen or widescreen editions) for $27.95 ($19.95 MAP) and on VHS $19.96 ($13.95 MAP), or in a limited edition DVD/CD soundtrack set at $39.98. The soundtrack features a score by Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer (Gladiator, The Lion King), as well as a compilation of songs from the film, including “The Good Life” (Bobby Darin), “Tijuana Taxi” (Herb Alpert), “Swedish Rhapsody” (Mantovani), “The Lonely Bull” (Herb Alpert) and “Leaning on a Lamp Post” (George Formby).

Bonus features on the DVD will include the making-of feature Tricks of the Trade split into three parts -- Part I: Pre-Production, Part II: Production and Part III: Post-Production -- audio commentary by director/producer Ridley Scott, writer Nicholas Griffin and writer/producer Ted Griffin; and the theatrical trailer.

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