Dead Ringers
Starz / Anchor Bay (1988)
Drama, Horror, Thriller
In Collection
Seen ItNo
IMDB   7.3
115 mins Canada / English
DVD  Region 1   R (Restricted)
Jeremy Irons Beverly / Elliot Mantle
Geneviève Bujold Claire Niveau
Heidi von Palleske Cary
Barbara Gordon Danuta
Shirley Douglas Laura
Stephen Lack Anders Wolleck
Nick Nichols Leo
Lynne Cormack Arlene
Damir Andrei Birchall
Miriam Newhouse Mrs. Bookman
David Cronenberg
Producer David Cronenberg
Carol Baum
Marc Boyman
John Board
Writer David Cronenberg
Bari Wood
Jack Geasland
Norman Snider
Cinematography Peter Suschitzky
Musician Howard Shore

Beverly and Elliot Mantle (Jeremy Irons) are twin brothers who share everything; the same job as gynecologists, the same house, and even the same women. Beverly is more confident than his twin in all things. When it comes to women, when he tires of one, he simply passes her off to his less assertive brother without the woman knowing the difference. One day their practice is visited by an alluring actress, Claire Niveau (Genevieve Bujold). As she begins to fall in love, is it with Beverly? Or is it that she loves Elliot? There is no certainty because Beverly and Elliot's mannerisms are so similar. As Elliot begins to fall for Claire, the whole co-dependency on the brothers leads to questions about individual identity. As the twins' relationships with Claire begin to hamper their brotherhood, Elliot and Beverly conspire against each other and begin to devolve into mind games, madness and ultimately murder.
Edition Details
Edition Special Edition
Distributor Criterion
Release Date 10/13/1998
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3, Letterboxed)
Widescreen (1.66:1)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Dolby Digital Surround [English]
Dolby Surround [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

A New Digital Transfer, Approved By Director David Cronenberg & Director Of Photography Peter SuschitzkyOptimal Image Quality: RSDL Dual-Layer EditionAudio Commentary By David Cronenberg, Jeremy Irons, Editor Ron Sanders, Production Designer Carol Spier And Peter SuschitzkyThe Original Designs For The Opening Title SequenceMathematics In Metal &Instruments For Operating On Mutant Women: A Still Gallery Of Drawings And Photographs Of The Sculptures And Medical Instruments Designed For The FilmTwinning Effect/Motion Control FootageThe Electronic Press Kit, Including A Trailer And A FeaturetteCriterion Spine Number: 21